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As one of four regional campuses in The Ohio State University system, Ohio State Marion extends the Ohio State educational experience to North Central Ohio. At Marion, students enjoy small classes in an intimate college setting, while getting a world-class education. Students have the flexibility to choose what works for them—whether that means attending classes full-time, part-time, during the day, or in the evenings—while completing coursework toward one of Ohio State’s 170 bachelor degree programs. In addition, six bachelor’s degree programs and one master’s degree program can be completed entirely at Ohio State Marion. The campus boasts a talented faculty committed to teaching, research, and service and dedicated to providing an unmatched academic experience. All permanent faculty on campus hold terminal degrees in their respective disciplines and the student/teacher ratio is approximately 20 to 1. Student activities are varied and include student government, clubs, sports, organizations, and publication committees. Marion students can also find a number of services, programs, and opportunities that will transform their university experience from being exclusively a place of academic learning to a laboratory for life.

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The Marion Campus Science Building Fund

Fund Number: 311747

Supplements funds for a new science building to replace outdated laboratory facilities and expand opportunities in the arts.

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Lowe Family-Marion County GoBuck$ Challenge Fund

Fund Number: 644347

Established February 1, 2013 with gifts from Ann and Arthur Lowe; used to support an incentive program that provides tuition vouchers for students attending the Marion County District Schools, excluding Marion City Schools, who meet attendance and/or achievement goals.

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The Ohio State University at Marion Education Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 315138

Supports education majors at OSU Marion. May be turned into endowment through planned gift.

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Jeannette White Endowed Memorial Fund

Fund Number: 647669

Established November 7, 2014, with an estate gift from her mother, Berneice White; used to provide scholarship support for students attending The Ohio State University at Marion with preference given to candidates who are majoring in psychology and extra consideration to candidates who demonstrate great need.

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Edwin U. Wolfinger Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 607747

Established June 7, 1984, from his estate. Income provides scholarships for Marion County students attending the Marion campus.

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The Ohio State Fund for the Marion Campus

Fund Number: 306681

Supports a wide variety of activities including the Five Nights on Campus series, Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery, WOSB, and Learning Enrichment Institute.

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Ralph T. Lewis Marion Branch Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 604178

Established July 23, 1963, by Mr. Lewis. Income provides a scholarship at the Marion campus.

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Larry Prude Memorial Minority Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 604487

Established December 14, 1984, by the University Marion Campus Minority Advisory Committee. Income provides scholarships for deserving minorities of merit entering the Marion campus.

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The Margaret A. and Theodore A. Hendricks Study/Travel Endowed Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 603114

Established October 3, 1997, by the Hendrickses. Eighty percent of income provides study/travel scholarships to Marion Campus students with preference to sophomores and above studying humanities, social sciences, education, public service, or business at Marion Campus. Criteria includes an overall minimum 2.8 GPA, two quarters study in world history, geography, political science or an honors option with "B" or better grades and one of the course professors' recommendations, an interview, and an agreement to present three travel programs. Travel should be outside of Ohio, preferably to foreign countries or areas of the U.S. representing American Indian or non-native cultures. Remaining and unused income are reinvested to principal.

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Marion Campus Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 301151

Supports scholarships at Marion campus.

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Prairie Development Fund

Fund Number: 302102

Supports the costs of education, management, and research at the OSU Marion Prairie Nature Center, including the purchase of books, computer equipment, natural arti- facts/specimen and educational programs.

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Howard Honors Development Fund

Fund Number: 301845

Supports Honors Program activities such as student recognition programs, awards, research, group study tours and public lectures.

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Marion Campus Minority Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 307546

Supports scholarship awards for minority students, including first quarter freshmen students, first time students, and continuing adult students from the seven county service area.

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Marion Campus Student Educational Travel Fund

Fund Number: 311864

Supports organized student travel opportunities to broaden, expand and en rich the education experience. Frequent travel desitinations are France, Chile, England, Chicago and Washington D.C.

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Babich Honors Fund

Fund Number: 605411

Established February 7, 1986 with gifts from Ted B. Babich and Beth E. Babich in honor of their parents Robert and Marilyn B. Babich; used to support activities and services at the OSU Marion Campus directed toward the honors program and such activities that cultivate and nurture scholarly achievement. Revised June 6, 2008.

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C. Jane Bull Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 600943

Established November 5, 1993, with gifts from Jack O. and Glada L. Bull of Marion, Ohio, in memory of their daughter Jane; used to provide a scholarship to a student attending The Ohio State University at Marion who demonstrates strong academic potential. Revised August 28, 2015.

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Donald E. and Lillian Sims Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 606634

Established September 5, 2003, by Mr. Sims and funds from the Marion Campus Enrichment Fund. Income provides undergraduate merit scholarships preferably to Marion County students attending either the main or Marion campus.

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Dorothy and George H. Alber Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 600046

Established December 6, 1985, by George H. Alber. Eighty percent of income provides scholarships to qualified students at the Marion campus demonstrating need, a high degree of academic potential or scholastic ability. Remaining income is reinvested to principal.

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Evelyn E. Walter Endowment Fund

Fund Number: 647548

Established February 1, 2002, by the Evelyn E. Walter Foundation through The Foundation. Income provides scholarships for undergraduates and graduates at the Marion campus with preference to second-year and non-traditional students with need due to unique life circumstances, and secondly, to undergraduates with a permanent Marion County address.

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Friends of Delaware Center Endowment Fund

Fund Number: 602327

Established December 6, 2007 with gifts from the Marion Campus Delaware Center Fund; used to provide unrestricted support for scholarships, initiatives and emerging priorities for students, faculty, and staff at the Delaware Center, a program of The Ohio State University at Marion.

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The But for Ohio State campaign is a $2.5 billion fundraising endeavor that invites those who believe in Ohio State to invest in our students, our faculty, and our potential.

*Gifts through April 30, 2016


—Suyash Khanuilkar, Class of 2013