Canfield Students Awarded ‘Believe in Ohio’ Scholarships

DUBLIN, Ohio – Four Canfield students were among 73 students across the state to share in $315,000 in scholarships through The Ohio Academy of Science’s Believe in Ohio program.

Awarded at an event held April 29 at the Kent State University Design and Innovation Hub, the students were recognized for their ability to apply STEM and demonstrate commercial feasibility for new products, services and problem-based solutions.

Crescenzo Scheetz, a Canfield High School senior, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for a plan titled Effect of Probiotic Application Post-Surgical Scrubbing.

Canfield High School seniors Elisabeth Facemyer, Alexa Schmidt and Megan Stitt joined together to create a plan for Biodegradable Heat Sink Phone Case. For that project, they received $5,000 scholarships.

The scholarship money is for post-secondary educations at any Ohio college, university or technical center. At the event, students participated in a live pitch competition and toured the Kent State campus.

“This was such a great opportunity for students to grow as innovators, and the scholarships provide the pathways to Ohio’s colleges, universities and technical centers,” said Michael Woytek, executive director for The Ohio Academy of Science. “This experiential process provides students with a better understanding of entrepreneurial mindset and allows them to pursue post-secondary education and career development with a greater sense of purpose.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.