OHM Advisors Announces 2019 Diversity Scholarship Winners
Nine students in schools across five states receive funds for college
OHM Advisors is proud to announce the winners of its second annual Diversity Scholarship awarding up to $1,200 each to qualified women and minorities who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a STEM program or any other firm-related practice area. Built around the goal of attracting and retaining a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals, the scholarship award recognizes promising students who are passionate about contributing to the world through their future work in the AEC industry.
The 2019 winners include:
- Oluwatoyin Akintoroye (Returning Winner), Wayne State University
- Eddie Cargor (Returning Winner), North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
- KeAnna Dakwa, Tennessee State University
- Kenneth Ferrell (Returning Winner), Eastern Michigan University
- Anne Grimm, Ohio State University
- Amber Johnson, Cornerstone Health & Technology High School, Detroit, MI
- Christopher McCrary, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Deidra Thompson, Cleveland State University
- London Voss, Cleveland State University
“We are thrilled that our Diversity Scholarship gained so much traction and attracted ten times the amount of talented student applicants in just its second year,” said Kelly Jackson, OHM Advisors Human Resources Director. “The winners embody our firm’s passion for Advancing Communities, and we’re confident that these students will continue that passion after college in promising careers.”
The student winners are being recognized locally in OHM Advisors offices across Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. In addition to receiving monetary awards, the students may be presented with an opportunity for an available internship with OHM Advisors. Four of this year’s 9 winners currently intern with the firm in addition to pursuing their academic studies.
“From the highest levels of our firm’s leadership, we believe that diversity drives innovation,” said OHM Advisors President John Hiltz. “With this scholarship and other firm initiatives, we encourage and support interest in the AEC industry in diverse students as young as high school age. We’re investing in the future, because we know that teams of people with a broader perspective of ideas, backgrounds and experiences create powerful and unique solutions to the world’s many challenges.”