Each year, thousands of Ohio State students graduate with overwhelming student-loan debt.
Many people are unaware that in order for a student to cover the cost of tuition, room and board, and living expenses they would have to work 63 hours a week at a minimum-wage job. Nearly two-thirds of college students worry about having enough money to pay for school! More than half of Ohio State's students take out loans.
We need you to support scholarships that empower and enable students like Maryan – starting from their first day on campus.
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“My name is Maryan Liban. I am a first-generation student, the youngest member in my family of six, and three of my siblings also attend Ohio State. I plan to major in sociology and then go to dental school to become a dentist.
Coming from a big family, affording college has always been a worry for us. Thanks to the Judith Ramseyer Sockman Scholarship, I was able to focus fully on my studies without stressing over loans. I am proud that I earned a 3.7 GPA during my first semester.
My academic success would not have been possible without scholarships. As an undergraduate student with graduate school ambitions, I understand and appreciate scholarship support that will help me pursue a higher degree with less debt and more confidence.”
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