The Ohio State University at Marion


What does a legacy look like?

George H. Alber leaves a legacy of education with $16 million gift to Ohio State Marion

In Marion, Ohio, it looks like one Ohio State education multiplying into many more.
In a sepia-toned photograph, a 20-year old Ohio State student and Buckeye football player George H. Alber posed outside a brand new Ohio Stadium. His hair is neatly combed, brow furrowed. The young George Alber meant business. When he graduated with a business degree in 1929, Alber went to work making fertilizer in his home town. Plant Life Fertilizer, the company he founded in Marion, became the largest privately-held fertilizer company in the country. When Alber passed away on Thanksgiving Day in 1997, he left half of his $32 million estate to be invested on behalf of The Ohio State University at Marion to provide scholarships for Marion County students.

$415,365 in Alber Scholarships awarded
to Ohio State Marion students in 2017-18.


2017-18 Alber Scholarship Recipients (updated 11-20-2017)

Elgin High School Recipients

Amerson, Savannah Faye

Anderson, Kori Jacquelyn

Carr, Zackary James

Criswell, Ceri

Deal, Nathan Michael

Demmitt, Haley Lynn

Dyer, Syler Benjamin

Fuller, Hannah Marie

Maniaci, Christina

Presley, Sarah K

Pryor, Kassandra Jeannette

Rankin, Alyssa Marie

Runda, Makenzee Rae

Studer, Audra Jean

Williams IV, Raymond Absalom


Marion Catholic High School Recipients

Waddell, Nathan Ralph Thomas


Marion Harding High School Recipients

Allen, Alyssa Ann

Alvarez, Angela Yunnuen

Baird, Parker

Balliet, Bryanna Marie

Barber, Marysa Lynn

Bautista Estrada,Thalya

Borders, Nettie Lynn

Brady, Caden Christopher

Brown, Mikayla

Candela-Pruitt, Raymond Thomas

Collins, Morgan Ashley

Cox, Cory Joseph

Creighton, Elizabeth Grace

Cunningham, Keily Renae

Davis II, Michael Allen

Diaz, Christopher Ryan

Draper-Miller, Gabrielle A

Duke, Mary Louise

Dye, Cody Michael

Elson, Dylan Shaye

Flewellen, Jurell Isaiah James

Marion Harding High School Recipients cont'd

Fulk, Hannah Jean

Garver, Kaylene Suzanne

Gifford, Amanda Nicole

Gross, Logan Richelle

Haas, Mallory Kate

Hale,Tanner Wade

Harless, Casey

Hendricks, Logan Daniel

Hendricks, Mitchel Thomas

Hill, Cynthia Anne

Horner, Steven Christopher

Hughes, Abigail Grace

Ison, Jordynn

Jankowski, Eric David

Lee, Shiloh David

Lopez, Vilma

Manley, Angel Elizabeth

Mayer, Brooke Ashley

McBride, Grey Joseph

McHargue, Mason

McMillin, Karlynn C

Merchant, Hunter Gretchen

Messenger, Jacob Emmett

Moodley, Alyssa Nicole

Milliron, Alison Renee

Montgomery, Paige Nicole

Moodie, William Ernest

Moore, Kara Rochelle

Price, Donovan Noel

Profitt, Heather Jane

Ramsey, Trent Solomon

Riddle, Nathaniel Joseph

Romero, Julio Cesar

Sayre, Ryan Joseph

Schirtzinger Jr., Daniel Herbert

Shuster, Jaida Paige

Simon, Beth Ann

Smith, Gracie Noelle

Smith, Sierra Nicole

Stewart, Neil Edward

Snowden, Andrew Michael

Marion Harding High School Recipients cont'd

Summers, Blake Erin

Swisher, Trent Easton

Thrasher, Taylor Nicole

Tinnerello, Joseph Vito

Vandyke, Kayla Marie

Troiano, Kayla Rena

Wallace, Joshua Charles

Wallin, Justina M'ree

White, Andrew John-Richard

White, Victoria Shante'

Williams, Brynn Mara

Withrow, Jace Benton

Young, Samantha Louise


Pleasant High School Recipients

Albert, Kaitlyn Noelle

Cox, Chloe Madison

Frazier, Casey

Friend, Brandon

Gable, Hannah Renee

Irvin, Hollie Lynn

Kantzer, John Rhett

Lee, James Patrick

Lindsay, Alexis M

McQuistion, BriAnna Sally

McQuistion, Hannah Pearl

Newell, Mika Summer Rae

Owings, Mallory Renee

Queen, Kendell Noelle

Reed, Caleb Jordan

Roth, Madalyn Elizabeth

Simmons, Hailey Mariah Lynn

Stacy, Georgie Rae

Verity, Nicole L

Walker, Marlee Jewel

Winniestaffer, Zachary Aaron

Zuspan, Alexis


Ridgedale High School Recipients

Beard, Brooklynn

Alise Brown,Tyler Hamilton

Burton, Preston Steven

Hensel, Alexis

Ridgedale High School Recipients cont'd

Renee Jolliff, Jason

Paul Jones, Terria Marie

McPherson, Matthew Thomas

Metzger, Gavin

Joseph Pauly, Kerry

Elizabeth Ross, Jon Caleb

Saylor,Shannon Tylar

Swihart, Elizabeth

Kay Vassel, Corey Ray

Williams, Sierrah Caitlynn


River Valley High School Recipients

Acuna, Valeria Viviana

Baker, Elisabeth Grace

Beers, Bayley Ruth

Bender, Trevor Wallace

Berg, Aaron Jacob

Buchanan Sr., Cayla Dawn

Crabtree, Abigail Jo

DeVore, Hannah Nicole

Douglas, Ethan Shamare

Eddauod, Ryad Haza

Edler, Del James

Flesher, Madeline Claire

Gibson, Collin Alexander

Higgins, Benjamin

Klingel, Cort Douglas

Makowski, Brandon Michael

Mitchell, Zachary Matthew

Smith, Benjamin Joseph

Starrs, Matthew Bernard

Stuckman, Kendall Lee

Tuttle, Jarod Ryan

Westler, Hannah Elizabeth

Wood, Caitlynn Paige

Young, Jessica Marie


Rushmore Academy Recipients

Casto, Melanie


Treca Digital Academy Recipients

Allen, Andrew James

Shepherd, Tiffney Nicole Kay

Stanford, Adriana