A celebration of scholarship impact

For some Buckeyes, receiving a scholarship means the ability to accept a valuable internship instead of taking on a full-time job. For others, it makes it possible to complete a degree that was once on hold, or gain enriching experiences while getting involved in the greater Lima community. These stories inspire us to continue creating pathways to an affordable, accessible education so students can pursue their passions and reach their full potential.

Phyllis and Rachel Neff
Rachel Neff (right) donated a scholarship for social work students at Ohio State Lima in memory of her mother, Phyllis Neff (left).

Social work scholarship carries on mother's legacy

Phyllis Neff's daughters pay tribute to the long-time Crime Victims Service advocate in the form of a scholarship for social work students... Read more

Leading up to and on May 3, our caring community is wrapping our Buckeyes with support by raising critical funds and doubling dollars for scholarships. Consider being part of something BIG when alumni and friends of Ohio State from near and far join together to create pathways to an affordable, accessible education for all students. 

Kurtis Bowersock

Kurtis Bowersock: Determined to push forward

After a life-altering stroke his senior year of high school, Kurtis Bowersock’s scholarship meant he could stay close to home while still earning a high-quality education that would allow him to realize some big dreams... Read more

Britt Schleeter

Britt Schleeter: Saying yes to every opportunity

The scholarships Brittany Schleeter received made it possible to say “yes” to all the possibilities that come with being a college student. Those chances sent her on an archeology dig that put her back on track to her childhood dream of working in pathology and opened the door to graduate school... Read more

Paige Miller

Paige Miller: A promising future

Paige Miller’s scholarships meant she has been able to push forward on a path in early childhood education and special education intervention, while still focusing on the person who inspired her to choose her educational path in the first place... Read more