Eminence Fellows Program Names Tenth Anniversary Class of 2026

The Eminence Fellows Program at The Ohio State University has named 19 Fellows for the entering Class of 2026. 

The Class of 2026 was selected from an applicant pool of 650, representing 16 states, 32 Ohio cities, and 62 different high schools. Among this accomplished group are student and community leaders, researchers, tutors, mentors, publication editors, non-profit leaders, dedicated employees, and talented musicians and artists. They have all given of their time and talents to their high schools and their communities. 

The 19 Fellows were a part of a group of 75 finalists that participated in individual, virtual interviews with program staff and university faculty. They also took part in a variety of virtual gatherings to offer opportunities to meet current, enrolled Fellows, faculty, and Honors Program staff.  

The Class of 2026 is the tenth class of Eminence Fellows and will usher in the tenth anniversary year for the Eminence Fellows Program. This program brings exceptional students to The Ohio State University based on academic potential, character, leadership, cultural competency, and community service impact.  The Eminence Program encourages and supports students in these areas and provides many opportunities along the way.  The Eminence Scholarship is a full cost of attendance award that includes tuition and fees, room and board, enrichment activities, and additional expenses.   

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Congratulations to the Eminence Class of 2026! 

Name 

City 

ST 

Proposed Major 

Stephanie Boyd 

Bowie 

MD 

International Studies 

Aysha Chaudhry 

Dayton 

OH 

Computer Science and Engineering 

Arnav Chinchankar 

Edison 

NJ 

Public Affairs 

Paige Consolo 

Alpharetta 

GA 

Pre-Nursing 

Samuel Cortes 

Tallmadge 

OH 

Biomedical Sciences 

Aditya Desai 

Copley 

OH 

Data Analytics 

Rya Fitch 

Cleveland 

OH 

Biochemistry 

Katherine Freytag 

Waterville 

OH 

Biology 

Nora Igelnik 

Cleveland 

OH 

Journalism 

Kiah Kapoor 

Columbus 

OH 

Biomedical Sciences 

Allison Lewis 

Bellbrook 

OH 

Chemical Engineering 

Nathan Mark 

Columbus 

OH 

Integrated Business Engineering 

Anna-Kate Miedler 

Lexington 

KY 

Biomedical Engineering 

Alyson Murphy 

Greenfield 

OH 

Political Science 

Leah Salomone 

Canal Fulton 

OH 

Integrated Business Engineering 

Cordelia Vanderveer 

Toledo 

OH 

Public Affairs 

Xavier Vesco 

Akron 

OH 

Public Health 

Marleigh Winterbottom 

Liberty Township 

OH 

Speech & Hearing Science 

Jaden Zelidon 

O’Fallon 

MO 

Neuroscience