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The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Washington, D.C. focuses not only on recruiting students to
attend Ohio State, but also raising funds for scholarships to award to high performing students from the
Washington, D.C. metro area.

The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program (ASP) is intended to provide recognition and
financial assistance to outstanding incoming freshmen. The Ohio State University Alumni Association
coordinates the program, with the support of the local alumni club, the offices of Admissions and
Financial Aid, and the Office of University Development.

Throughout the year, events are held in order to raise funds for our Spearman Scholarship Fund. We
also appreciate your direct assistance to our fund. Any donations provided to our fund contribute
towards the $75 needed for Sustaining Membership and entry to the football ticket lottery.

OSUDC offers three $2,500 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.

The Process

Names of local high school seniors are made known to the Club by the Alumni Association after they
are accepted to the University. The Club then contacts students to give them the opportunity to apply
for a Club Scholarship. Applications are reviewed by alumni volunteers, with all volunteers scoring and
selecting the top candidates.

If a student is accepted and wants to apply for the scholarship before January, please download the OSUDC Alumni Scholars Program Application.

The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program Information for Counselors

The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program Information for Students


  • Mid-January: Emails will be sent to accepted students.
  • February 15: Applications are due.
  • End of March/Early April: Winners will be notified toward the end of March.
  • Mid-April: If acceptance fees are not paid or the scholarship winner does not intend to enroll, the
    next runner-up will be awarded the scholarship.
  • June: Scholarship winners will be recognized and formally presented with their scholarship
    during the OSUDC Annual Meeting & Spring Reception.

For more information about the application timeline, process, or how to join the committee, please contact us at


2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients:

  • Lila Schandler, South Lakes High School, Reston, VA
  • Emma Owen, Magruder High School, Rockville, MD
  • Claire Carmi, Langley High School, McLean, VA
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How to Give

You may make a direct donation to our club’s endowed scholarship fund:

  •  icon-laptop Online  
    Visit the Ohio State Giving page to make your gift online.
    Alumni Club of Washington, DC Spearman Scholarship Fund #604938



  • icon-stamp By Mail
    University Development
    The Ohio State University Foundation
    1480 West Lane Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43221

Complete the giving form and indicate designation to the Alumni Club of Washington, DC Spearman Scholarship Fund #604938 (listed under “Other”). If paying by check, please make your check payable to “The Ohio State University Foundation.”


Other funds that our club and members donate to include:


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Mar 19 6:00pm - 8:00pm

March 2019 Happy Hour

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Mar 20 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Big Ten March Madness Happy Hour

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Apr 03 7:00am - 9:00am

2019 Scarlet and Gray Congressional Breakfast and Scholarship Fundraiser

With great Buckeye pride, The Ohio State University Alumni Association will host our 15th annual Scarlet and Gray Congressional Breakfast and Scholarship Fundraiser. This gathering…

Jun 29 9:00am - 12:00pm

Service Event: DC Central Kitchen – June 2019

Join OSUDC and John Glenn College of Public Affairs WAIP students for our monthly service event at DC Central Kitchen on Saturday, June 29! Must…