Each spring, the Honda-Ohio State Partnership offers $3,000 scholarships to 30 high school seniors who received the Honda-Ohio State STEM award.
The STEM award recipients from central, western and southwestern Ohio high schools (in the Honda hiring area) form a pool of applicants for the annual Honda scholarship which supports students in undergraduate STEM majors.
The scholarship was introduced in 2005 with the first class of central Ohio Math Medal winners. From the five engineering scholarships awarded to the inaugural Class of 2005, this scholarship grew to award 20 scholarships annually to incoming freshman in the OSU College of Engineering.
In 2018, the Honda scholarship added 10 new awards focused on STEM majors in business and arts and sciences, bringing the total number of annual scholarships awarded to 30.
A total of 223 high school seniors have received the Honda scholarship over the past 14 years, with 10 classes of engineering scholars graduated.
Currently, the 66 Honda scholarship recipients at OSU have the opportunity to develop relationships with Honda staff, apply for internships and co-ops and get involved with innovation and research at Honda and Ohio State.