The Ohio State University at Marion

Marion Alumni Club

Apply for the Ohio State Alumni Club of Marion County Scholarship

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Marion County Scholarship fund has been established through the hard work of our club members, the generosity of our donors and the many Buckeye fans and alumni. Our club is proud to provide scholarships to freshman students in Marion County, accepted at Ohio State and are committed to attend. The Marion Alumni Club will award scholarships worth $1,200.00 each to freshman students. Students who apply will be based on the following criteria:

  • Preferably be admitted to the university
  • Record of participation in school, community, extracurricular activities, and academic merit
  • Quality of answer to several essay questions
  • A personal interview with our local scholarship committee

Click here ( to find the Alumni Club of Marion County scholarship listing. This application link will be open until February 1, 2020.

If you should be applying after February 1, 2020, contact your guidance counselor for an application to qualify for the Marion County Alumni Scholarship. Applications will be open until March 1, 2020. Applications will be closed at that time. A letter will be sent to notify you of your status from the Scholarship Chair. Russ McBride, the Marion Campus Chair may be contacted through the following email if you have questions:

Information from the Marion campus may be obtained through the following website:

2019-20 Scholarships Awarded

We are pleased to announce the scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 school year. Russ McBride (Chairman of the Scholarship Committee) reported we received 23 scholarship applications. Eighteen (18) were chosen. As normal, our fall Big Ten Buckeye Bash makes these scholarships possible. The XXII edition (October 4, 2018) of our Bash profited just shy of $10,000. Along with those monies, our profits were generously matched with a gift from the Raymond and Charlotte Baldauf Foundation, thanks to the work of Ron Cramer, a long-time club member. Each of the following eighteen (18) students will receive $1,200.00 for the upcoming school year. Students are attending Ohio State Columbus campus and the local Marion campus. Congratulations to these fine students and the hard-working membership of our club for a record-breaking scholarship year.

2019-20 Scholarship Recipients

Maisie Beary - Marion Harding
Catherine Beavers - Pleasant
Korey Bosart - Elgin
Taylor Boyd - Ridgedale
Krosbi Clark – Elgin
Zavier Clark – Elgin
Elijah Collier – Marion Harding
Jacob Fohl – River Valley
Kyler Goebbel – Pleasant
Kevin Lei – River Valey
Kerrington Nelson – Pleasant
Emma Phillips – Marion Harding
Erin Pickett – Elgin
Margaret Pitts – Marion Harding
Michael Smith – Non Traditional
Jacob Studer – Elgin
Case Swartz -Elgin
Austin Taylor – Marion Harding

Upcoming Club Events & Initiatives

Volunteer Opportunities

The following activities are planned for the Marion County Alumni Club of Marion County.

Week of March 3-5 - Food For Thought - The alumni club will serve vegetable soup to staff and students from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Alber Student Center. If you would like to help serve, call Marlene Temple at 740-387-2744 or email at to let her know.

April 2, 2020 - Attend the International Festival on the Marion campus in the Alber Student Center This event allows members to enjoy food, entertainment, and a chance to experience different cultures from around the world. Staff and students from the campus provide the experience for the campus.

April 20-23 - Food For Thought - The club will be serving staff and students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The club will serve on one of these days, TBA. The Food For Thought program allows local alumni to interact with staff and students during their "De-Stress" weeks prior to finals. Please call or email Marlene Temple if you would like to serve.

Five Nights on Campus

The alumni club continues to serve refreshments for each of the following dates in coordination with the Marion campus. The performances are held from 7:30 - 9 p.m. at Morrill Hall. If you would like to serve, let Marlene Temple know.

Visit >>> Five Nights on Campus online for more details.

March 12, 2020 - Bettman & Halpin (Folk, American, and Bluegrass compositions)
April 9, 2020 - American's Sweethearts ( female harmony group)
May 14, 2020 - Helen Welch ( singer)

Spring Meeting 2020

Spring Meeting TBA - This annual event features the introduction of our scholarship winners and their families. A speaker has not been secured yet. More information to be sent.

Food Pantry

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Marion County continues to provide canned goods and non perishable items for the food pantry set up in the Alber Student Center. We piloted this program at the spring meeting in May, 2019 and have continued too replenish items through our various functions throughout the year. Please continue to provide items individually if you are able. The club will also take donations at the spring meeting this year. We are committed to continue to be a part of this program.

Find us on Facebook!

Did you know our Marion club has a Facebook page? Click here to visit it. Please feel free to post pictures & information of Ohio State related news on the group page.

Club Officers

President: Ted Temple
Vice President: Mark Osborne
Treasurer: Judy Osborne
Secretary: Marlene Temple
Scholarship: Russ McBride

Board Members

Henry Antone
Laurabel Bollenbacher
Bill Cones
Peggy Cooperider
Judy Daum
Jean Freshour
John Freshour
Marilyn Harty
Peggy King
Julie McGillivray
Ruth Oehler
Ginny Somerlot
Ann Wickersham