Student David Adjei on campus at Ohio State Lima

At Ohio State Lima, David Adjei has found the perfect place to thrive. While originally from Columbus, this first-gen business major chose Lima for its size and feel. 

“I just love being here and how quiet it is, the peace, the bliss, tranquility. It is just very easy to get things done here, just in and out,” Adjei said. “I like the energy here and the culture. I love the traditions here, too. That is what drew me to Ohio State.”

Adjei has a scholarship thanks to another first-generation student who came to Ohio State Lima in search of an education and a different life. David Rolsten took all the opportunities he found here and ran with them to become a successful dentist. He knows the challenges and joys that going to college can bring and wants to make it easier for students following in his footsteps. 

The David Rolsten First-Generation Endowed Fund at Ohio State Lima that he created in 2020 has already helped a variety of students navigate their first years as Buckeyes. 

Today, Rolsten has made another investment in the future of Ohio State Lima students. His most recent gift has been matched through the Scarlet and Gray Advantage program, allowing the endowment to nearly double. This new infusion gives Ohio State Lima the flexibility to renew the scholarship for students who are the first in their family to work toward a college degree and the benefits that brings for them and their families. 

Having a Rolsten scholarship has helped Adjei focus on his business coursework. He is planning his future with what he is learning in the classroom about economics and investment. 

“Having a scholarship definitely makes me more serious in the classroom and makes my studying better,” Adjei said. “I am always motivated to do something great. I have aspirations and visions I want to achieve.”




David Rolsten began his Ohio State career at Ohio State Lima. He graduated from Ohio State with a BS in Biology in 1977 and a DDS in 1981. David Adjei is a second year business student with plans to help others build generational wealth. 


Learn more about scholarships and financial aid opportunities at Ohio State Lima.