(Posted Dec. 31, 2021)
Ohio State University is looking to award one or more scholarships for the 2022-23 school year to leaders in student organizations among its Madison County undergraduates.
“We want to recognize the efforts of student leaders who help maintain important outside-the-classroom learning opportunities for fellow students in the university’s student organizations and service clubs, like Ohio Staters Inc. and Student Alumni Council, Greek houses, college councils, and clubs associated with one’s academic major if they have a service component to their program” said Lynda Heyl and Lester Barnhart, scholarship donors.
These are merit-based scholarships and open to OSU undergrads who are residents of Madison County, without regard to their financial need. Interested students can apply for the scholarship by referencing #243179 listed in the “Special Scholarships” category of the OSU’ s Student Financial Aid application. The deadline is mid-January of each year for students returning the following school year.
Since transfer students and freshmen will not have had the opportunity to establish themselves in leadership positions on OSU’s main campus, it is expected that sophomores, juniors and seniors will be most competitive for these awards.
Heyl and Barnhart hope this financial support will enable the recipients to spend more time developing their leadership skills than if they had to work more hours to earn a similar amount for their college expenses.
Established as an endowed fund on June 1, 2007, with gifts from Lynda J. Heyl and Lester E. Barnhart of London, Ohio, the fund’s annual distributed income provides financial aid and recognition to one or more worthy full-time students on the Columbus campus without regard to financial need who are residents of Madison County and who demonstrate exemplary commitment to leadership and service to the campus community though its student organizations.