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BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State's Young Scholars Program honored

On Nov. 12, the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) named The Ohio State University’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) the winner of the 2013 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award. Founded in 1988, YSP identifies candidates in sixth grade from low-income families in Ohio’s nine largest urban school districts: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, and Youngstown. Once selected, YSP engages, mentors and supports those students while working with local school superintendents, principals and counselors to improve student performance and district graduation rates. YSP has prepared nearly 3,000 Ohio students for college success, and has made it