Students may complete a printed application or submit their application online at Students are required to provide the name of a teacher, counselor or school administrator who will endorse their application. 

Once accepted, students are asked to pay a commitment fee of $449 to help defray the remaining cost of meals, housing and materials at the program.  Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. 

The total cost for meals, housing and materials for the week is $949. Each student attends OBW thanks to a $500 scholarship donated from a local business, civic organization or foundation. OBW plans to provide scholarships for more than 140 students from all over Ohio this summer.