Scarlet & Gray Advantage
The Ohio State University is creating the Scarlet & Gray Advantage program with a bold goal: to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree, debt-free. This program, which will be brought to scale over the next decade, will empower Buckeyes to control their own financial futures and prepare for success after graduation. To achieve this ambitious and meaningful goal for our Buckeyes, we welcome support from generous donors and friends who will help turn students’ dreams into realities and inspire others to do the same.
A matching program like no other
Ohio State will raise at least $800 million over the next decade to expand undergraduate scholarships.
To kick off this effort, the university and lead donors have created a matching program that will double up to $50 million in private donations (of $100,000 or more) that establish new endowments or support existing ones for scholarships. The university will also provide grant assistance.
Contact Jenny Kirby at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can get involved.
When you support scholarships, you are helping more than just one person. You are helping an entire community. - Jasdeep Kang
My family is from India, where they grew up on a farm before moving to America. My dad was actually the first person in my family to go to college. I was raised in Canton and always knew that Ohio State would give me a great student experience, no matter what I decided to study.
Right after I was accepted for admission, my financial aid package got updated. Literally right after! I was so thrilled around my house and told everyone in my family. It made me so confident that I made the right decision to come here and be a Buckeye.
I've always been fascinated by the brain, which is why I’m studying neuroscience. I definitely plan on going to medical school, and the more I learn about neurology, psychology and surgery, the more I discover that Ohio State has created incredible pathways to discover what I am most interested in.
Being a recipient of The Jody Victor Family Endowed Scholarship Fund has given me the opportunity to focus on my passion for helping others. This is so important to me. I volunteer all my time: I’m a mentor, a resident advisor, and I help students with disabilities.
Without this support, I would not be able to serve in all these roles and spend over 200 hours volunteering for the suicide prevention hotline. It makes me think of all the people I would not be able to help if I didn’t have the opportunities given to me by these donors. Scholarships help people beyond the recipient because they allow students like me to further our work in different fields, to go deeper and really be immersed in our studies. When you support scholarships, you are helping more than just one person. You are helping an entire community.
I am so grateful for this scholarship and the donors who have made all this possible. Thank you!
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Ohio State will raise at least $800 million over the next decade to expand undergraduate scholarships. The university and lead donors have created a matching program that will double up to $50 million in private donations (of $100,000 or more) that establish new endowments or support existing ones for scholarships.
Contact Jenny Kirby at email@example.com for more information >
Scholarships open up a world of opportunities. Financial assistance is crucial to students’ success, empowering them to focus on their studies, pursue internships and volunteer in our communities to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Estate and Gift Planning
Your generosity can make a big difference to Ohio State. Whether you want to see your impact firsthand or ensure support after your lifetime, we can help devise a plan.