Ohio EPA Awards 2014 Scholarships

Seven environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

The scholarship program is designed to encourage students to consider environmental science or engineering and to reward outstanding undergraduate students based on merit.

Students in four-year programs who will receive a $2,250 scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year include:

  • Maura Brett-Eiger, Hiram College (Environmental Studies), Shaker Heights, OH;
  • Gabriella Patarini, Ohio Northern University (Civil Engineering), Elyria, OH;
  • Sara Jane Starr, Bowling Green State University (Environmental Science), Perrysburg, OH;
  • Janelle Horstman, Bowling Green State University (Environmental Science), Cloverdale, OH;
  • Daniel Johnson, The University of Toledo (Civil Engineering), Bowling Green, OH; and
  • Casey White, Urbana University (Math and Science Education), Bellefontaine, OH.

Receiving a $1,250 scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year in a two-year
program is:

  • Michael Yearms, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (Environmental Engineering), West Chester, OH.

In 2013, a total of $33,750 was awarded. The scholarship program is administered by the Ohio Academy of Science.

The next application deadline for scholarships is May 1, 2014. Additional information about the scholarship program is available by calling Ohio EPA’s Office of Environmental Education at (614) 644-2873 or visiting www.epa.ohio.gov/oee. To learn more about the Ohio Academy of Science, call (614) 488-2228 or visit www.OHIOSCI.org.


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.

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