The All-Ohio Academic Team program provides statewide recognition and scholarships to outstanding students at Ohio’s 23 community colleges. Since the program began in 1997, more than $200,000 in scholarships has been awarded to hundreds of outstanding two-year college students. The All-Ohio Academic Team program is co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two-year colleges, and its Ohio Region. Funding has been made possible through the generous support of donors like Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
To be eligible for the All-Ohio Academic Team, students must be nominated by their college president. Nominees must be eligible to graduate during the current academic year and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25. The rankings for the All-Ohio Academic Team are determined by the scores nominees receive in the All-USA Academic Team judging. Winners are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstration of leadership, and community service involvement. Ten First Team members and ten Second Team members and Third Team members receive cash scholarships, as well as, Medallions, certificates, and pins.
Each year during Community College Month, members of the All-Ohio Academic Team are honored at a ceremony in Columbus. The 15th Annual All-Ohio Academic Team Recognition Luncheon will be held at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium on April 28, 2011.
In addition to the All-Ohio Academic Team program, the Ohio Association of Community Colleges is partnering with Phi Theta Kappa to develop additional scholarship opportunities for Ohio two-year college students at senior institutions. The Ohio Scholarship Progress Report provides information on the progress made since launching the effort in 2003.