Take a look at what we accomplished together.
In 2018, your generosity and commitment were felt in all corners of the university and everywhere in between.
Alumni clubs, societies and special scholarships helped more than 620 current students with over $1,295,000 in scholarships.
Scholarships enabled Buckeye student-athletes to become better versions of themselves through sport, personal growth and leadership, continuing Ohio State's long tradition of athletic excellence.
BuckeyeThon supported Nationwide Children's Hospital through fellowships, research, clinical trials, the recruitment of two genomics experts, and programming for therapy, survivorship and leadership.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Orton Hall welcomed Cryolophosaurus ellioti, a 24-foot cast fossil of the carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Antarctica by Ohio State geology professor David Elliot. It has already increased interest in earth sciences and fostered STEM outreach to communities and schools.
FISHER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Internship opportunities were provided to 205 students at 138 companies in nine cities within eight countries. Students were equipped with hands-on learning, strategic international understanding and cross-cultural experience.
COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY
Through the Give Kids A Smile program, dental students provided free care to school-age children who might not have had the means or accessibility to oral health care. A total of 248 children received more than $77,000 in dental care just this year.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN ECOLOGY
The Tsukuba Summer Institute Study Abroad Scholarship allowed eight students in physical education and sport sciences to attend an international mentorship program at the University of Tsukuba in Japan.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Students worked with counterparts from Tanzania's University of Dodoma to bring clean water and improved health to people in the remote Tanzanian village of Marwa.
COLLEGE OF FOOD, AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
A team of students and researchers in the Department of Entomology developed a promising vaccine to treat the Zika virus.
JOHN GLENN COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Undergraduates from several colleges had their housing costs covered for a semester in Washington DC, enabling them to take part in the Washington Academic Internship program.
MORITZ COLLEGE OF LAW
The Program on Law and Leadership taught 90 percent of law students how to succeed in their careers and serve their communities by deepening their understanding of leadership theory, practice and development.
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Medicine and the Arts programs provided a more humanistic environment for teaching, research and care, fostering better mental health and wellness for students.
COLLEGE OF NURSING
The Nurse Athlete program provided the opportunity for students to examine their goals and values in relation to their spiritual, mental, emotional and physical development.
COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
Through the Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers program, 29 students from ethnically underrepresented minority communities took part in a residential program to learn more about optometry as a profession.
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
Five students were able to attend and present their research at the American Pharmacists Association national conference.
COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Twenty students traveled to the nation's capital for public health policy immersion. From meeting with the surgeon general to touring the Department of Justice, students walked away with a new sense of enthusiasm for public health advocacy.
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK
The college provided scholarship awards of around $250,000 to more than 70 students. This was an investment not only in future professionals, but in the impacts to individuals, families and communities receiving critical support.
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
The Outreach Medicine and Surgery Program allowed students to conduct more than 1,000 appointments to provide preventive veterinary care to dogs and cats belonging to vulnerable populations of people with pets in Franklin County.
OHIO STATE LIMA
The Perry Webb Student Life Building finished construction and opened in 2018, and students received a subsidized membership to its new fitness center.
OHIO STATE MANSFIELD
The Student Emergency Fund provided much-needed assistance to students facing homelessness, hunger and other potential barriers to realizing their educational goals.
OHIO STATE MARION
The GoBuck$ Program provided tuition vouchers for good attendance and scholarship to K-12 students in Marion County Schools. More than 250 students have come to Ohio State Marion utilizing their GoBuck$ awards.
OHIO STATE NEWARK
The Buckeye Generation Learning Community (BGLC) — created to improve student success, retention rates and graduation outcomes for first-generation students attending Ohio State Newark — saw an enrollment increase from the previous limit of 80 students to 120 this academic year.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary and raising more than $27 million in 2018, Pelotonia is helping to end cancer and shape the future of cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. Funds raised support student fellowships, idea grants for faculty scientists, strategic research investments, research for newly recruited scientists, the acquisition of the latest technology and statewide initiatives involving community hospitals.
OSUCCC - JAMES
Our researchers contributed to clinical trials that led to FDA approval of an immunotherapy drug that targets a certain genetic biomarker when found in patients with any type of cancer. This is the first FDA drug approval for treating a biomarker independent of tumor type — just one example of how support leads to advancements in cancer care.
More than 8,200 students were awarded scholarships in 2018, enabling the pursuit of educational goals and other opportunities for development and leadership.
Buck-I-SERV provided students with challenging and engaging opportunities to lead and learn through direct service experiences. The student initiative has grown to provide more than 80 trips per year to over 16 states and five countries.
More than $2 million worth of primary source materials — from 13th century manuscripts to John Glenn’s 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom — provided a window into the past for Ohio State students.
WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Wexner Center for the Arts' suite of programs known as Art on the Brain helped participants recover from brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and other traumas by fostering healing, resilience and social reintegration.
WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER
Surgeons from the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital performed the hospital's 500th heart transplant.
WOSU PUBLIC MEDIA
Through the 2nd Replay! instrument drive, more than 225 musical instruments were donated to Columbus City Schools' band programs.