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Ohio State University Awards Two Students With President Prize

The Ohio State University is awarding two of its exceptional graduate students with President’s Prize for their visionary outlook of bringing change in the society.

Fisher College of Business seniors Zac Graber and Christian McGhee will receive a living stipend of $50,000 and startup funding of up to $50,000 as a part of the prize.

“Zac and Christian are outstanding young scholars, and I look forward to the many ways that their projects will benefit our Columbus community and beyond,” said Ohio State President Michael V. Drake. “Their dedication to this work embodies our land-grant mission and the spirit of Buckeye Nation.”

While working under the guidance of faculty mentors, McGhee will work on the creating transition center for children who are either homeless or involved in the justice system. Garber will work on the project to reduce the amount of waste sent by Central Ohio people to the local landfills.

“I am determined to be a voice for the voiceless,” said McGhee. “I cannot stand to watch kids’ futures be squandered because of the absence of help. I will work as hard as I can to empower them to live a life they never thought they could have as part of a vibrant community here in Columbus.”

The prize funded by donations was constituted three years ago to honor and further the values of the university to address the important and challenging issues faced by society.

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