On June 1, The Columbus Dispatch Scholar Athlete Awards Event presented by The Motorists Insurance Group, in partnership with Atlas Butler, OhioHealth and Wendy's High School Heisman, recognized outstanding scholar-athletes from 111 Central Ohio high schools. More than 200 student athlete finalists were recognized for their achievements, both on and off the field of play during 2015-16 school year, and 22 students were awarded $96,500 in college scholarships at the awards event.

Click here to see the full list of finalists.

Why Our Sponsors Are Involved

The Motorists Insurance Group – The Motorists Insurance Group is proud to support and foster leadership in our community through the Scholar Athlete Awards. The Dispatch Scholar Athletes are engaged students, stewards of their community and committed athletes.

“These young people have shown leadership on the field, in the classroom and most importantly in our communities,” said Dave Kaufman. “It’s a great honor to recognize their commitment and to support their education as they help shape our community.”

Motorists has been a proud sponsor of the Scholar Athlete Awards since 2007. Since then, we’ve donated more than $300,000 in scholarships and transformed many young lives.

OhioHealth – OhioHealth is proud to be a supporting sponsor of the 2016 Dispatch Scholar Athletes Awards.

OhioHealth Sports Medicine has a long history of caring for student athletes and helping them perform their best on the field and in the classroom. We currently provide over 100 athletic trainers and physicians to 45 area high schools, 7 colleges and universities, professional sports teams including the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Columbus Crew SC and a number of youth sports.

OhioHealth would like to congratulate all of this year’s Dispatch Scholar Athlete nominees and winners.

Wendy's High School Heisman – Created in 1994 by Wendy’s® and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s Heisman Award® annually recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership.

Since then, Wendy’s has awarded more than $1.8 million to schools across the country while honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors.

Our central Ohio franchisees are proud to celebrate Wendy’s hometown and support the great schools and scholar-athletes through The Columbus Dispatch Scholar Athlete Awards. The partnership shines the spotlight on some incredible student-athletes for their accomplishments, outstanding character and leadership.

About the Scholar Athlete Awards:

The Columbus Dispatch and 10TV, in conjunction with The Motorists Insurance Group, is honored to present Scholar Athlete Awards recognizing the accomplishments of some of central Ohio's top student athletes. The awards honor the top male and female scholar athletes from more than 100 central Ohio high schools. In existence for more than 25 years, the criteria for choosing award winners mirror the criteria for nominations: involvement in high school varsity sports teams, leadership and/or exemplary performance in team athletics and in the classroom, community involvement/service, grades and/or college admission scores, and financial need.

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