The Ohio State University at Marion


Giving Changes Lives

Students and Donors Share Gratitude and the Impact of Giving

Scholarships make a huge difference to the success of our students in the classroom. Supporting student scholarships will help turn Buckeye dreams into a reality! Thank you for your scholarship gift that keeps education accessible and affordable for Buckeyes, today and tomorrow. Check out inspirational personal impact of scholarships in the lives of our students and donors below.

QUOTES FROM STUDENTS

“Receiving this scholarship has allowed me to pursue what I am most passionate about. I am so grateful for the donors. Their financial support does not go unnoticed and is much appreciated. Learning about the history of the scholarship makes the funds more real and personal.”

- Anonymous


“To have the opportunity to receive this scholarship means a lot. Coming from a low income family, the payment for college is my responsibility. Receiving money I will not have to pay back helps a lot. I couldn’t afford college without them.”

- Alexis Rehm


“It means to give an opportunity to those who need it. It feels good to be helped and to one day be able to help.”

- Anonymous




“Receiving this scholarship has enabled me to finish college strong. It has prepared me for the working world. Receiving this scholarship, has inspired me to be more generous toward others as the donors have done.”
- Anonymous


“To receive this scholarship means people caring about my future in hopes of success. I am so thankful for the opportunity to receive scholarships, as the help me to achieve my goals and better my future.”

- Anonymous


“It has meant less stress, being able to slow down at work, and take a larger class load due to the financial support of these scholarships.”

- Anonymous


“It means that I can achieve my dreams and support my family! This gives me the power and drive to want a better future for me and other generations to come!”

- Anonymous


“It has allowed me to pursue a lifelong career of social work. I’ve always wanted to help the people in my community, and now I am getting the chance to do that. Thank you!” - Anonymous


“It allowed me to leave college loan-free.”

- Anonymous


“Helps take the burden and stress of finding the funds from semester to semester.”

- Anonymous


“It means the world to me that I was able to receive this scholarship. I am the first person in my family that is going to graduate with a college degree. This scholarship is getting me one step further to my end goal, and it feels amazing. I can’t thank the donor enough for this opportunity.”

- Andrew Coy


“Receiving a scholarship is like having the relief of knowing that others care about your future.”

- Anonymous




“It is so humbling to know that there are others out here, especially in this area, who give so generously to help further college students’ education and widen their opportunities. I hope that someday I can help others the same way that so many have helped me.”
- Anonymous


“Receiving such a generous scholarship award has enabled me to not worry so much about how I’m going to support my family after graduating with a huge student loan over my head. I will be forever grateful for receiving it.”

- Anonymous


“To receive a financial gift means opportunity. I am paying my own way to put myself through college, and any help means a lot. I was raised to appreciate what I have, and having someone reward me for my hard work makes the gift that much more special.”

- Anonymous


“The award I have received means I am able to continue my work towards being the first in my family to achieve a college education. This means I can continue to pursue my own interests, aspirations, and goals. This donation has made my American dream an achievable possibility. To all donors, not just my specific donor, thank you for your generosity. Thank you for your kind hearts.”- Anonymous


“It’s nice to see people using their money to help others better their lives, rather than only for themselves.”

- Anonymous


“To receive a scholarship is very heart-warming for me. I am thankful that there are people out there who care about students’ futures and success. I hope to someday give back, just as they have done for me.”

- Anonymous


“This scholarship significantly helps me afford my education. I truly thank all those involved.”

- Anonymous


“We all strive for our own personal greatness, but we can’t transform the world with our own individual greatness. This luncheon could be the spark of representation of how greatness can come together to establish a movement to change the world. Together.”

- Korey Bosart


“To receive a scholarship is a great honor. I will forever be grateful of the generous gift. When people ask me how this scholarship will affect me, I will say it allowed me the opportunity to strive to get to where I want to be.”
- Anonymous


“To receive a gift make me feel gracious and humble. I am grateful that someone is willing to help me. At times, it can be hard to ask for help, but when you do it, it is nice to know people are willing to help.”

- Anonymous


“Receiving a scholarship was a great feeling. It removed a lot of the stress that I had about being able to afford college.”

- Anonymous


“Scholarships are an investment into the community and into the future. Regardless of where the student benefactor ends up, their lives will have been better for the generous gesture. Go Bucks!”

- Anonymous


“Receiving a scholarship means enabling my education, my future realized. It also means impacting those around me when I have the means to do so, and give as I have received.”

- Anonymous


“Those who have given and continue to give enabled me to pursue my dreams. Although they have paid my price, their help was truly priceless to me. I cannot thank you enough.”

- Hannah M. Hylton


“To receive a donation/scholarship means access to more opportunities. It means giving great minds the means to make the world a better place. Unlocking more advancements is because, in part, of generous people like you.” - Nikita L.


“This generous gift allows me the opportunity to learn and grow among a delightful community. I am honored to have been chosen to receive such a blessing. Thank you.”

- Charity Goffried


“Thank you. Your generosity has helped me and all those around me to afford to spend more time learning and reaching our goals. Thanks to this scholarship, I have been able to join clubs and work on a research project on campus, and try my best in classes without taking on giant student loans.

- Anonymous

QUOTES FROM STUDENTS

“To receive a scholarship such as this helps people like myself to fulfill their dream, and to help make the world a better place.”
- Anonymous


“It makes me feel as if all of my hard work and efforts have paid off. Someone other than myself has seen how hard I have worked to get where I am now, and wanted to reward me for it. It is truly a special thing to receive this scholarship."

- Caroline Coburn


“Someone generously giving money to another who is in need leaves a lasting and life-altering affect....”
- Anonymous

“By being given this scholarship has taken some of the stresses of money off of my mind. I am very grateful for this gift.”

- Anonymous


“I received a great education at Ohio State. I use and enjoy the knowledge I obtained every week, if not every day. I also had a great time. I want others to have what I received. By giving to the Marion campus I also support my home town.”

- Anonymous


“Getting a scholarship means the opportunity to pursue my dreams and continue to learn along the way. Without donations like these I would be unable to afford college and would not have the opportunity to network and discover the opportunities that are now available to me.” - Anonymous


“Receiving not only monetary awards, but also recognition of hard work and scholarly integrity is both encouraging as well as meaningful. It encourages me to do my best with my studies and provides meaning to what I study. In return, a multitude of factors follow.”

- Anonymous


“This gift meant I did not have to take out a loan to go to school this year.”

- Caroline A.


“Receiving scholarships allows me to continue to attend college and follow my dreams of being a social worker and “being the change”.

- Hunter



“Receiving scholarship allows me to be a more involved citizen and student by enabling me to work part-time and pursue my education full-time. I appreciate the generosity of those who choose to give and hope to do the same in my future. Thank you for your giving spirit. - Kayleigh N. Seiber


“Being a student and receiving scholarships that make my strengths and growing strengths recognized keep me optimistic about the path I’m creating for myself and my future, academically and in the communities I’ll live in.”

- Anonymous


“I am grateful for those who give scholarships to students. Allowing those students to be able to pay it forward in the future.”

- Anonymous


“I wish to thank you for your giving these scholarships to us, the students. Without the help I would not have succeeded in my academic journey. From my depths I thank you again, and Go Bucks!”

- Charles


“It is the generosity of our donors that allows this area to thrive long after they are gone. This is not a selfish investment. They are planting trees knowing they will never sit in the shade. I hope to one day be successful enough to emulate this practice.” - Chris


“I am beyond thrilled and grateful to be receiving scholarship funds. It is a tremendous help and I plan on becoming a donor in the future. I cannot be thankful enough. Thank you very much.”

- Andrew J. Allen



“It means a great deal. This scholarship has allowed me to finish my degree in business management. I am eternally grateful. It is my hope to one day give back the gift I have so graciously received.”

- Anonymous



“It means a great deal to be able to receive scholarship as a non-traditional student. Not having the financial burden of thousands of dollars of debt upon graduation is a relief. Words cannot express how grateful I am.”

- Anonymous





“Receiving this scholarship is more than just an eased burden for some of us. For some, it is the gift of unlocking a new pathway that previously was unfathomable. It is a key to not only knowledge, but remarkable experiences.”

- Anonymous


“This gift means a lot because it has allowed me to use the time that I would have been working, to study and to get internships. It has allowed me to gain more work experience and enjoy what college life has to offer. Thank you.”

- Anonymous


QUOTES FROM DONORS

"I am inspired and humbled by the stories of first generation college students who might not otherwise afford to attend. I challenge each to hold onto this feeling and to inspire to help another student when they are someday able."
– Doug Brown


Giving is a way that the future generations can receive support to reach their goals, wishes and hope. It is a wonderful to help future generations reach their goal and support future generations.

- Anonymous


Glad and rewarding to help Ohio State students obtain degrees. I’m a former Ohio State Marion and Ohio State Columbus student. 2 and a half years at Ohio State Marion and one and a half Columbus.

- Anonymous


As a donor it gives me great pleasure to attend this luncheon and meet my recipient. Ohio State Marion is a special place and I am proud to be involved!

- Anonymous



It is exciting to help students reach their goals – very fulfilling.

- Anonymous


"Our future always rides on the shoulders of our youth. Providing opportunities for bright, talented students is the purpose of the fund. Providing scholarships in memory of a loved one makes it even more meaningful."

- Anonymous


"Thomas Jefferson wrote that a democracy depends on an educated populace, so we must offer opportunities for all to be educated beyond high school."

- Anonymous


"As a donor, we hope this makes a difference to a student to become greater and can be a contribution for all things they do in life."

- Anonymous


"Being able to give and help to continue education means helping to provide better people for the world. I hope they remember this and give back to others as well. Go Bucks!"
- Anonymous