Our donors have a tremendous impact on the quality of our programs, teaching and facilities. The campus has a history of community and alumni support, which has been a great factor in its growth and development. Our students are our greatest assets and your gifts enable the campus to improve the quality of our students’ experience. We have highlighted a few of our priority funds here. For a complete listing of funds available and to make a gift online, please see below.
The Ohio State University at Newark Alumni Scholarship  **Established May 8, 2009, by Ohio State Newark alumni to provide direct scholarship support to current Ohio State Newark students.
Newark Campus Scholarship Endowment Fund **Established December 14, 1967. Income provides scholarships to Newark campus students with preference to those demonstrating scholastic ability.
Buckeye Generation Learning Community  **Established 2017. Supports the Buckeye Generation Learning Community at the Newark campus which works to improve success and retention for first-generation students by providing academic and social supports.
The Ohio State University at Newark Appalachian Scholarship  **Established March 27, 2009, by staff of the Ohio State Newark Admissions and Advising Office. Provides scholarships for students attending Ohio State Newark from the following counties: Coshocton, Knox, Muskingum and Perry. Award granted based on financial need, academic success and volunteerism.
The Ohio State University at Newark Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund  **Established February 1, 2006, by faculty and staff at the Newark campus. Distribution provides Ohio State Newark scholarships for partners, children and grandchildren of Ohio State Newark permanent tenured or tenure track faculty, staff and cost-shared staff.
In addition to scholarship support, donors may contribute to Ohio State Newark programming through the following funds:
Newark Campus Support Fund  **Discretionary expenditures as specified by the dean/director of The Ohio State University at Newark.
Newark Earthworks Center Fund  **Established April 6, 2007. Provides support for programming and staff at the Newark Earthworks Center of The Ohio State University at Newark.
OSU Newark Faculty Research Fund  **Established February 4, 2002. Provides funding to be used to support faculty research as allocated by the Ohio State Faculty Standards Committee.
Approximately $1.25 million in scholarships is available to students at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark. COTC President Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., and Ohio State Newark Dean/Director William L. MacDonald, Ph.D., announced reaching the new milestone during the annual scholarship breakfast Nov. 3, 2016
“Scholarship money is a statement of the donor’s belief to a student. It is someone believing in you,” said MacDonald. “Donors and students are changing the world together. It’s great to bring you all here today to see how you are doing that.”
The breakfast was held in the Melissa Warner Bow Grand Hall in the John Gilbert Reese Center. It gives scholarship recipients the opportunity to meet their donors and thank the people whose generosity has changed their lives. Scholarship recipients from COTC and Ohio State Newark spoke at the event to tell their inspirational stories.
“I’m an eighth grade dropout,” said Jason Eicher, a social work major at Ohio State Newark. Eicher is the recipient of The John J. & Elizabeth O’Neill Scholarship. “I went to work for my father at his construction company. I eventually got my GED, but I dreamed of going to college. I had a lot of hurdles to overcome to get here. I want to thank the donors so much for making it so the financial aspect of this was not another hurdle. Thank you for putting wings to my dreams.”
The average scholarship award given to students at both COTC and Ohio State Newark is $2,000. The number of students at Ohio State Newark who received academic scholarships was 340.
The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected. Thank you for helping the distinguished teaching, research and service traditions of The Ohio State University flourish at the university’s Newark campus.
Scholarship Breakfast 2016