Clyde Meets With Kent State's Choose Ohio First Scholars

State Representative Kathleen Clyde, who represents Central and Southern Portage County in Ohio’s 75th District, met with 30 of Kent State University’s Choose Ohio First scholarship students on Friday (February 13) in the Kent Student Center to discuss a wide range of issues.

After a brief presentation focused on the need for more State support for affordable higher education, more clean energy jobs, and the need for young people to vote and testify in the Statehouse, she took several questions from students. 

Student questions ranged from sustainability, renewable energy standards and green initiatives to the cost of textbooks, legalization of marijuana, and gay marriage as well as a variety of economic issues.  

About Representative Clyde

Clyde, who’s in her third term in the Ohio House of Representatives, recently announced that she will be ranking member on Government Accountability and Oversight and will serve on several committees, including Finance and Appropriations Committee, Public Utilities, and Finance and Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation.

She was born and raised in Garrettsville, Ohio, in northeast Portage County and now lives and works in Kent, Ohio. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. To learn more, visit:

About Choose Ohio First

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program provides scholarship support to Ohio residents who wish to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medicine (STEMM).  The state of Ohio, recognizing that a workforce trained in these areas is essential for strengthening our economy, has created this program to provide tuition support to Ohio residents pursuing STEMM degrees.

For Ohio residents applying to Kent State University or already enrolled full-time, there are several academic areas eligible for support.

Learn more about Choose Ohio First

POSTED: Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:02 AM
UPDATED: Thursday, December 08, 2022 10:45 AM
Jim Maxwell