COLUMBUS — State Senator Bob Peterson today announced that Cody Harper, a senior at Miami Trace High School, and Cody Graham, a senior at Wellston High School, have been awarded college scholarships through the Legislative Scholarship Program. Harper will use his $36,758 award to study computer information systems, while Graham was awarded $42,326 to pursue electronic engineering. Both will attend DeVry University at its campus in Columbus.
“These scholarships will help ensure that these young men are able to continue their studies and receive the training they need to compete in today’s economy,” Peterson said. “Many jobs now require continued training to keep pace with ever-changing technology, and Ohio’s career colleges and schools are a great way for workers to obtain and enhance their skills.”
Peterson nominated Harper and Graham for the scholarship program, which is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools in cooperation with 52 participating colleges and the Ohio General Assembly. More than $1.6 million in scholarships was offered by career colleges and schools to help prepare graduating seniors for jobs in growing fields such as home health care, engineering and computer systems. Roughly seven out of 10 career college graduates are placed in jobs within 90 days of graduation.