Westlake High School senior Tommy Bowles was awarded the John and Annie Glenn Undergraduate Scholarship for demonstrating a commitment to public service.
Tommy will receive $55,300 over four years to attend The Ohio State University, where he will major in Public Affairs. Tommy was selected from among seven finalists based on his academic credentials and the content of his application materials. The seven students came to campus for an interview during a visitation day program on April 1.
Tommy accepted the scholarship in late April during the Glenn College Board of Advisor’s meeting, home of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Tommy and his family met Sen. John Glenn and Annie Glenn, as well as their daughter Lynn Glenn.
“We know he will be an exceptional Glenn College student and look forward to his many contributions to our community and Glenn family,” said Whitney Abraham, OSU Glenn College Development Director.
Tommy is a four-year member of both the Varsity track and wrestling teams. He also is involved in student council, SADD, Leadership Challenge and Company D Show Choir. While he intends to be involved in running for public office at some point in his career, he intends to continue his studies in graduate school in as yet-to-be-determined subject.