Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: February 11, 2022

February 11, 2022


Scholarship Committee Volunteers Needed!

OSUDC offers at least three merit-based scholarship awards each year. Through a competitive application process, applicants are evaluated based on academic, work, and extracurricular performance. The Scholarships are one-time, non-renewable awards that are applied to the student’s freshman year tuition at Ohio State.

Last August, we were thrilled to present five students from around the Washington, DC metropolitan area with scholarships at our Annual Meeting. 

Thanks to donations from OSUDC Buckeyes, this year’s scholarships for DMV high school seniors starting at Ohio State in Autumn 2022 total $4,000.

If you would like to volunteer your time as a scholarship application reader, please email Richard Felty at scholarships@osudc.org. The OSUDC Scholarship Committee will read applications in February-March.


7th Annual Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP) Crowdfunding Campaign

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs has offered an exciting opportunity for Ohio State students to study and work in the nation’s capital for 22 years! The Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP) selects outstanding undergraduates from any major to spend a semester in Washington, D.C. as John Glenn Fellows. Join alumni and friends in supporting scholarships to offset the cost of housing in order to make the program more accessible. All donations count toward your alumni giving profile with the Oho State Alumni Association. Donate here.

OSUDC Wizards Outing

Come join your fellow Ohio State alumni and friends watch the Washington Wizards take on the New York Knicks on Friday, April 8. All ticket purchasers through this link will be able to take a post-game photo on the floor with the rest of the Buckeyes in attendance.

Please note that proof of vaccination is required for indoor events in the District of Columbia.

Please reach out to Grant Mintz at gmintz@monumentalsports.com with any questions.

Save the date!

Please mark your calendar for the 16th annual Scarlet and Gray Congressional Breakfast and Scholarship Fundraiser honoring the Ohio delegation, hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Wednesday, April 27
7 to 9 a.m. EST

101 Constitution Roof Terrace
101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

We hope you will join us in recognizing our congressional delegation while supporting our dedicated Ohio State students. A formal invitation will arrive by mail in the coming weeks. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Keely Black at black.551@osu.edu.

Ohio State alumni app

Ohio State alumni app

Ohio State is always in your heart. Now you can put it in your pocket.

On the app, you’ll find news from campus, stories about your fellow alumni, game watch locations around the globe, ways to join clubs and societies, and a spirit section that includes stickers, ringtones and more to help you cheer on our Buckeyes.

OSUDC is Club of the Year!

We are thrilled to share that The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC was recognized as The Ohio State University Alumni Association’s 2021 Club of the Year! Thank you to all of the Buckeye alumni and friends who joined us for virtual event programming throughout the 2020-2021 year.

Our Virtual Beer Tasting event in partnership with Great Lakes Brewing Company was also awarded Innovative Program of the Year!

We can’t wait to see you at an OSUDC event soon. And stay tuned for more videos from our recent and future virtual events to be posted to our YouTube channel.


The OSUDC membership year runs on the calendar year from January 1 – December 31. For $25, you are a member of OSUDC; for $75+, you are a member of OSUDC and a sustaining member of OSUAA, which makes you eligible for OSUAA benefits such as football tickets. Membership dues are tax deductible contributions to our OSUAA current use fund that makes programming available to area alumni. Dues can be paid at one time, or you can set up recurring payments.

We offer two ways to become a member:

Option 1) Yearly Membership to Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

If you simply want to join the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. you can do so for a modest donation of $25 per year. This option is open to both Ohio State alumni and Ohio State fans.

Option 2) Yearly sustaining membership to OSUAA + Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

Becoming a sustaining member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association requires a yearly donation of $75 (which makes alumni eligible for football tickets and other great benefits). By allocating a yearly donation of $75 or more to the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., you will get access to OSUAA benefits and Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. incentives. If you have any questions, please contact our membership chair, Alex Temple, at membership@osudc.org, or our treasurer, Melissa Harto, at treasurer@osudc.org.

They’re Back! Explaining Cicadas with Provost Bruce McPheron” and “Becoming a More Informed Citizen” Now on YouTube!

Thank you to everyone who has joined us live for our virtual events! Our Cicada event from Thursday, June 24, 2021 and our second event of the series on racial equity from Wednesday, September 15, 2021 can now be viewed on our YouTube channel. (While you’re there, please subscribe! Once we have 100 subscribers, we can use our custom URL to make the channel easier to find.) 

Upcoming Events Calendar
Keep up with all of our upcoming events on our website! You can easily export the events you’re interested in attending to iCal or Google Calendar.

Countdown to Ohio State Vs. Michigan

Upcoming Events

May 30 6:00pm

OSUDC Student/Alumni Networking Event

Join OSUDC in welcoming current Ohio State students to D.C. for the summer! Connect and network with fellow professionals, students, and friends at Blackfinn DC on Thursday, …

Jun 04 6:00pm

An Evening with President Carter

Join fellow Buckeyes from the greater Washington, DC area at a fireside chat led by the alumni association CEO, Molly Ranz Calhoun, with President Ted…

Jun 09 12:00pm

DC B1G Alumni at Capital Pride

The DC-area Big Ten Alumni Clubs will be at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, June 9! …

Jun 15 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway June 2024

OSUDC has service events in Fairfax County for Adopt-A-Highway throughout the year! We meet at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and Old Keene …