For more than a quarter century, The Columbus Dispatch has produced the Scholar Athlete Awards, a scholarship program that recognizes the accomplishments of some of central Ohio's top student athletes. The awards commend a male and female scholar athlete each at more than 100 high schools in The Dispatch Sports section's coverage area, and honor 19 students with college scholarships.

In the 2013-14 school year, The Dispatch is pleased to welcome back The Motorists Insurance Group as the presenting sponsor of the program. A total of 19 scholarships will be given by The Motorists Insurance Group and Wolfe Associates, the philanthropic arm of The Columbus Dispatch. A scholarship, honoring Capt. Warren B. Sneed, is presented by The Sneed Family Foundation.

The awards are overseen by the Sports department of The Dispatch.