The MetroHealth Career Readiness Scholars are off to college across Ohio
They’ve gotten their acceptance letters, so now it’s official: They’re on to their next steps, chasing their dreams at great colleges and universities across the state. Who are they? They’re five Parma High School seniors and this year’s MetroHealth Career Readiness Scholarship winners.
Now in its second year, the MetroHealth Career Readiness Scholarship program is part of our partnership with Parma City School District and CBS Connects. The goals of the awards are to help kids discover career paths they want to follow and to help get them ready to do that. Each winner will receive $1,000 in scholarship funding. This program is open to any interested senior at Parma High School. Students who want to be considered must complete an eight-step pre-application process. All applicants must have applied to college, taken a career assessment, built a resume and participated in a community service project. Additionally, interested students take part in work-based learning in the field they want to join. The unique requirements make sure that all applicants explore careers, learn to set goals, prepare for interviews, gain real-world experience and give back to their community before they’ve even left for college.
This year’s winners are perfect examples of these goals. Here are the five winners, where they’ll be studying and which career track they’re on:Dakota Adam, The Ohio State University, pre-medMaria Bobrowski-Artola, University of Cincinnati, international affairs and pre-medBrandon Davidson, Ashland University, chemistry and financeBrianna Senz, Cuyahoga Community College, educationAbbey Zarlinga, The Ohio State University, neuroscience and pre-physician assistant