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Young Alumni Academy

Members of the Young Alumni Academy

Young Alumni Academy

Young Alumni Academy (YAA) is a program for Ohio State alumni 30 and under interested in personal development and deepening their connection with Ohio State and their community as advocates.

YAA empowers young alumni to continue their support of Ohio State as stronger Buckeye leaders and advocates while providing them with the skills they need to be successful — in the workplace and in life. Participants will hear from experts about leadership, advocating for your passion, effective networking and communication, diversity and inclusion.

Completion of the program

Participants should plan to commit three hours per month to this program and are expected to:

  • attend all virtual monthly sessions
  • participate in at least one networking opportunity
  • complete required community service

More information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

Participation in YAA requires a one-time $125 payment. Applying as one of the first 10 people will lower the payment to $100 as an early application discount. Financial assistance is available for those with need.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be invited to join an emeriti group to stay connected with The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Young Alumni Academy tuition

How to apply

The YAA application process has closed.

Applicants accepted to YAA were notified via email on February 5, 2024.

Application includes contact, education and demographic information, bio, essay question and professional resume.

  • Brief bio (max 200 words)
  • If you had access to unlimited time, funds or resources, how would you see yourself paying forward in your community? (2,500-character limit)


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