The Ohio State University at Lima


2017 Spring for Scholarships

The Ohio State University at Lima proudly hosted our Thirteenth Annual Spring for Scholarships event, with special guest speakers OSU Wrestling Coach Tom Ryan and OSU student wrestler and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Snyder. We transformed the Cook Hall Gym into a beautiful stage to celebrate and raise money for our Ohio State Lima student scholarships. Spring for Scholarships showcases the students who have benefited from scholarship aid in the past as we honor the tradition of being a Buckeye and paying it forward for the students of the future.

Through the support of sponsors, advocates and guests, this year's event helped to raise $35,000 for our student scholarships!


Meet our Special Guest Speakers

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OSU Wrestling Coach Tom Ryan OSU Student Wrestler and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Snyder

Tom Ryan, head coach, Ohio State University Wrestling

Kyle Snyder, junior, Ohio State University Wrestling, Big Ten and NCAA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist


Event Partners

Thank you to all our partners, your support enhances the educational experiences our students are able to have here at Ohio State Lima.

Scarlet Sponsor: Kewpee Hamburgers

Gray Sponsors:

First Federal Bank Mr. and Mrs. George M. Brooks
HCF Management, Inc. Potash Corp.
Webb Insurance Agency, Inc. St. Rita's Medical Center
Husky Energy Lima Refinery The Powell Co. & Your Hometown Lima Stations
Dr. and Mrs. Earl J. Recker Spherion of Lima
Lima Memorial Health System

Would you like to sponsor Spring for Scholarships next year? Call Lesley Fry at 419-995-8671 for additional information.


Guest experience

Ohio State Lima's a capella group Carmony performed, a variety of auctions and raffles loaded with awesome "OSU experience" packages were available for bidding, and delicious, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a sweets table provided for guests' tasting pleasure. Our Student Ambassadors and scholarship recipients were available throughout the event to give a first-hand testimony of how funds raised during the Spring for Scholarships event has impacted their academic experience.

To date, the Spring for Scholarships program has raised over $385,000 for Ohio State Lima students. Here are a few testimonials which share how these funds impact our students' lives. We thank all those who helped to make this achievement possible and look forward to continuing to build and grow our fund to provide students access to an outstanding education.

Take a peek at our 2017 Spring for Scholarships event gallery.

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