The impact of your gifts
Students at The Ohio State University at Lima reflect on what the generosity of our donors has meant to them on their higher education journey.
Tom and Jean Francis Scholarship
My dream is to one day be a sports broadcaster and Ohio State has paved the way for me to turn my dream into a reality. Being awarded the Tom and Jean Francis Scholarship has meant more to me than I can describe. I know the legend that Tom was to sports broadcasting and his legacy inspires and motivates me to pursue my goals.
Junior, Criminal Justice major with Business minor
The DREAM scholarship has not only given me the means to go to school, but has also given me the motivation to stay in school. I am grateful for this kind of support and encouragement. Just as the DREAM Scholarship supports local students who have faced challenges, I intend to carry on this spirit of generosity and someday establish my own scholarship in memory of my late father so that I may help at-risk teens balance school and work.
Senior, Business Management major
Ross McCain Scholarship, Linda Stelzer Scholarship and Mary & Ezra Place Scholarship
My experience at Ohio State would have been drastically different had I not received scholarships. I will graduate debt free this May. With a lighter financial burden, I was able to work less and take more time to get involved on campus, complete challenging internships and make memories that will last a lifetime. I intend to pay it forward when I graduate.