Ottawa University announced Daidrien Aho, Jonathan Fox, Eli Owings and Luke Richards are the recipients of the Franklin County High Achiever Scholarships awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Aho is the son of Calvin and Honey Aho and is a student at Ottawa High School. Fox is the son of Michael and Lori Fox and is a student at Central Heights High School. Owings is the son of Jayson and Kari Owings and is also a student at Wellsville High School. Richards is the son of Barry Richards and Deirdre Fitch and is also a Wellsville High School student.


The Franklin County High Achiever Scholarship is a competitive scholarship awarded to select graduates from a Franklin County high school who demonstrate academic achievement and community services. Scholarship recipients receive a full tuition scholarship, as well as other benefits and honors, during their four-year educational tenure at OU – a value of at least $120,000.


To be eligible for the scholarship competition, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and a cumulate ACT score of 21 or higher. Competitors had to submit a portfolio that included an official high school transcript, a single-page outline of extracurricular activities, one letter of recommendation, and a maximum of three samples of creative work that efficiently displays intellectual range and depth.


Franklin County High Achievers are expected to continue their leadership while at Ottawa University and encouraged to get involved in interests both on campus and in the community.