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Beaumont Senior Emma Rubadue is a Ohio University Cutler Scholar

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS Emma Rubadue ’17, a Senior at Beaumont School, has been selected as a Cutler Scholarship recipient and will attend Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, this fall. Rubadue was awarded, and has accepted, a full-year academic scholarship and stipend for enrichment. The scholarship is renewable for all four years of her collegiate studies.

Rubadue was one of 15 applicants selected for the highly-competitive and prestigious scholarship, and she was chosen from a field of 350 applicants.

“The selection committee members were impressed by Emma’s intellectual curiosity and community engagement,” said Beaumont Director of College Counseling Mary Grimaldi. “They also said they saw her as a leader for change and an advocate for social justice.”

“Throughout Emma’s participation in my classes (Computer Science Principles and Introduction to Programming/Robotics) along with her participation on Beaumont’s winning team of the CLE Teen Hack Coding competition, Emma has demonstrated excellence in coding, computer science, and interdisciplinary team projects,” said Beaumont Instructor Sister Ann Wojnar.

“Emma was one of 7 students awarded First Place in CLE Teen Hack Coding for Community competition in May 2016. As a part of this competition, Emma learned coding skills in HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, and JavaScript to design the VoteNow and Ballot portions of an app (CLETeenVote) in anticipation of the general election last November. She was an integral part of the team, both in the creation of the App and in the excellent presentation of it to a panel of judges,” Sister Ann said.

The Cutler Scholars Program is Ohio University’s premier scholarship program. The program recruits high school seniors and selects its students based on their intellectual curiosity, leadership, service and character. The program elements are designed to reinforce a leadership philosophy emphasizing civic responsibility.


Emma Rubadue News Release

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During the four-year scholarship program, Cutler Scholars live together, participate in a weekly colloquium, and take part in four enrichment experiences. The enrichment experiences are comprised of outdoor leadership, public service, international travel, and internships. In addition, students receive a significant scholarship and a stipend for enrichment experiences.

Cutler Scholars’ curiosity about the world and how to make it better helps define their ambitions. They are distinguished by their motivation to pursue their academic interests outside the university.

The Cutler Scholars Program began in the mid-1990s as a discussion between alumnus Wilfred R. Konneker and Jack G. Ellis, the University’s then vice president for development, about awarding scholarship and encouraging students to attend Ohio University. Soon after, then-Ohio University President Charles J. Ping joined their discussions, which progressed into the creation of the Cutler Scholars Program, named for the Rev. Manasseh Cutler, co-founder of Ohio University. Students received the first Cutler Scholar awards in the 1996-97 academic year.

Emma is the daughter of James and Laura Rubadue of University Heights.

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An International Baccalaureate School, Beaumont is a Catholic school in the Ursuline tradition that has been educating women for life, leadership and service, since 1850. Sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, Beaumont is dedicated to a Catholic, college preparatory liberal arts education for young women in a multicultural setting.

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