Precious Tate honored by
Ohio State Board of Trustees
Precious Tate, a fourth-year Young Scholar, was presented with the Student Recognition Award by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees on Friday, June 8, where she was recognized for her outstanding academic achievements and service to campus and the community. Precious spoke to the board about her experiences as a student and the important role that YSP played in her attending Ohio State and the challenges she’s faced on campus as a first-generation African American student.
Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Precious was selected for the Young Scholars Program in sixth grade. Currently a senior in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Precious is majoring in Public Affairs (pre-law) and has a cumulative GPA of 3.6 with multiple semesters on the Dean’s list. An amazing young woman who is active on campus and in the Columbus community, Precious always makes time serve others. Her strong student leadership, community service, and civic engagement, along with her academic and professional achievements, were just a few of the reasons Precious was selected for this prestigious award.
Precious has volunteered for the Ohio Legal Aid Society, Columbus Urban League and served as a fellow for the YWCA’s Columbus Leadership for Social Change Fellowship Program. On campus, she is president of the student chapter of the NAACP, secretary for the Undergraduate Black Law Student Association, a mentor for Ladies of Leadership, a scholar ambassador for the Young Scholars Program, and a mentor for YSP’s younger high school students. She also served as a research assistant for Moritz School of Law Professors Creola Johnson and Devin Fergus and just completed positions as a senior legislative page for the Ohio House of Representatives and an intern with the Ohio Public Defender’s Office. Precious is currently doing a summer internship at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and this autumn, she will be participating the very competitive Washington Academic Internship Program.