The OSAA Program
Ohio's STEM Ability Alliance is focused on increasing the quality and quantity of students with disabilities that earn post-secondary degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). OSAA is funded by a grant through the National Science Foundation to an alliance of Ohio institutions, including Wright State University, The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, and Sinclair Community College. OSAA also partners with regional public schools, STEM industries, and government partners who work together to meet OSAA goals.
The Columbus QUAD is based at The Ohio State University and includes Columbus State Community College, regional high schools including Metro High School and the Ohio State School for the Blind, and business partners including Battelle, Nationwide, American Electric Power and IDEAL Group.
OSAA has scholarships available for students with disabilities who are majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who are participating in student learning communities, mentoring, ability advising programs and internship opportunities. For more information, please download and review the OSAA Choose Ohio First Scholarship Application.
A guide is available for entities interested in implementing programs similar to OSAA for college students with disabilities who are pursuing STEM degrees. Please visit the OSAA Columbus Quad Replication Guide folder on Google Drive.
This is an archived project that was funded from December 1, 2008 to November 30, 2014.