In April 2019, senior dance major Mia Williams was announced as one of of Ohio State's 150 Sesquicentennial Scholars — 32 of which are in the Arts and Sciences. The Sesquicentennial Student Leader Scholarship program aims to increase access and affordability, as well as recognize students’ academic and non-academic accomplishments and diverse interests.
Why did you choose your major?
Dance has been a part of my life since the age of 3, and I could not imagine going through the rest of life without it.
What does being a Sesquicentennial Scholar mean to you?
Being a Sesquicentennial Scholar is a huge honor. I am very interested in analyzing different leadership styles and methods and how they can influence my own, so being able to attend workshops and seminars to help with my personal and professional development is a great opportunity. I also love serving as an ambassador for our university because I am very passionate about what we have to offer and am thrilled to share more about it to others every day. I am so appreciative that I was chosen to help share, and write, the story of our university.
Explain what you love about being in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State.
I love being in the College of Arts and Science at Ohio State because it is such a diverse group of people. Although all of our fields are different, we use them to make a collective impact on the world around us.
How do you hope to inspire the next generation?
I hope to inspire the next generation by reminding them to always choose to be kind and supportive, and to share their light with others in every chance they get. We can only get so far as individuals, but if we band together as a community, we can change the world.