Senior Alexia Ochtere is one of 10 high school females who have been awarded scholarships through the YWCA's Mamie Earl Sells Scholars program.
The scholarship program recognizes female African American senior high school students for academic achievements and qualities of leadership, extracurricular involvement and community service. It places significant weight on the ability to be successful despite having to overcome significant adversity.
Alexia and six other students were named Honorable Mentions, and each received $500 scholarships to be used for post-secondary education costs. Two Runners-Up received $1,000 each, and the Top Scholarship Recipient received $3,000.
Earlier this year, Alexia was selected as a Darwin T. Turner Scholar at the University of Cincinnati. One of Cincinnati's most prestigious scholarships, this offer recognizes her achievements and outstanding commitment to diversity. Alexia will receive a renewable university scholarship covering in-state tuition, plus a stipend for up to eight full-time, in class semesters. She has also been accepted to the Medical Sciences major at UC.
Country Day delivers a balanced, whole-child experience that fosters students' academic and personal growth – because the person they become is as important at the knowledge that they gain.Runners-Up received $1,000 each, and the Top Scholarship Recipient received a $3,000 scholarship.