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Nov.12, 2008

Contact:  Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671

Media Alert: Ohio State Lima’s Gift of Education brings students together with scholarship donors

The Ohio State University at Lima will hold its second annual Gift of Education event at 6:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 12, at the Shawnee Country Club. The Gift of Education brings scholarship donors together with students who benefit from the scholarships. More than 100 people are scheduled to attend.

“Ohio State Lima is thrilled to be able to connect both the donors and recipients of their generosity,” said Amanda L. Miller, Director of Development. “As we continue to work toward building a more holistic learning environment for our students, we recognize that the need for more scholarships will grow as our student population grows and changes.”

Ohio State Lima awards nearly $275,000 per year in scholarship aid. A large portion of that aid comes from private donations. In the 2007-2008 academic year, 66 percent of the student population received some form of financial aid.

 The speaker will be Lawrence Matthews, a national leader in Financial Aid and Economic Access. Lawrence is an active member of the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and most recently served as the Director of Financial Aid at Bluffton University. The program will begin at 6:50 p.m.

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