Scholarship

OSU OC has offered scholarships to Orange County’s top students for several years. These scholarships are awarded based on both merit and need, and help offset the cost of attending The Ohio State University as an out-of-state student. This is one of the most important ways we, as a club, pay it forward.

DONATE

The Scholarship Fund of Orange County, California would not be possible without donations from alumni, friends and family of the University. Please consider donating, even if it is a small amount. Remember, your charitable gift applies towards your sustaining membership ($75 for football ticket eligibility), your membership to the Orange County Club, and some employers offer matching gift programs. There are two ways to donate to our endowed scholarship fund:

  • Online 
    Visit giveto.osu.edu
  • By phone
    Call (614) 292-2141 and mention account #605513

You will receive a 501c3 receipt directly from The Ohio State University Alumni Association (OSUAA) for your scholarship donation.

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship applications are distributed by email each February to high school seniors in Orange County who have applied to attend The Ohio State University. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to serve on our scholarship selection committee, please contact the Scholarship Chair, Mary Dee Foft, at a1fpmd@cox.net.

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Orange County Scholarship fund has been established through the hard work of our club members, the generosity of our donors and the many Buckeye fans and alumni. Our club is proud to provide scholarships to students in the club area, accepted at Ohio State and are committed to attend. Students from the club area may be awarded scholarship money based on the following criteria:

Preferably be admitted to the University.
Record of participation in school, community, extracurricular activities, and academic merit.

Quality of answers to several essay questions.
Personal interview with our local Scholarship Committee.

ScholarshipUniverse simplifies the process of finding and applying for internal and external scholarships at Ohio State. This platform hosts all alumni club scholarships. Apply and/or update your profile each year by The Ohio State University priority date for maximum aid consideration.

Log in to ScholarshipUniverse using your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password. Need instructions for activating your username? Contact Buckeye Link, 614-292-OHIO, for assistance.

Further information on scholarships and Financial Aid at Ohio State can be found here. For questions, contact Leslie Smith, Smith.6863@osu.edu, 614-292-6576 at the Alumni Association.

To donate to the club fund, click here to DONATE.