Empower First-Generation Newark Students
Support first-generation students today

First-generation college students who struggle with the transition to university life may abandon their education.


More than one-third of incoming students at the Newark campus are first-generation students, and everything we do revolves around their success. 


The Buckeye Generation Learning Community (BGLC) was created in 2012 to improve the academic performance, retention rates and graduation outcomes for first-generation students. The program—which accepts 80 first-year, first-generation students annually—addresses four main areas: academic support, social engagement, peer coaching and financial support. 


Give today to empower and inspire first-generation students at Ohio State Newark through the Buckeye Generation Learning Community fund.


Are you staff or faculty? You can make your gift via payroll deduction.

Support first-generation Newark Students
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, gifts made to the Buckeye Generation Learning Community fund during the Day of Giving will be matched up to a total of $500. Make your gift and double your impact in support of first-generation students at the Newark Campus!
Early Bird Match
Grab your coffee, it's time to kick off the Day of Giving with the Early Bird Match! A gift to the cause, college, or unit of your choice between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Lunchtime Challenge
All gifts made in the next hour (noon to 1 p.m. ET) will be doubled up to a total of $2,000! Make your gift now!
$2,000 MATCHED
Happy Hour Challenge
The work day is over, let's have some fun! The cause, college or unit that receives the most gifts today between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET will receive an additional $1,000 towards their cause or effort.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Animals 36
2 Community 21
3 Environment 14
4 Food Insecurity 12
5 Ensure Student Success 10
6 Alumni Clubs 10
7 Diversity & Inclusion 10
8 Arts 7
9 Global Initiatives 0
Home Stretch Match
We have 3 hours left until this year's Day of Giving ends. If you still haven't made a gift, now is the time! All gifts made between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $1,000. Don't wait to make your gift!
$1,000 MATCHED
Top Causes: By Gifts
Which area has the most gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Community 209
2 Ensure Student Success 202
3 Animals 194
4 Environment 125
5 Food Insecurity 119
6 Arts 113
7 Global Initiatives 30
Top Causes: By Dollars
Which area has raised the most money so far?
Rank Department Raised
1 Ensure Student Success $89,503.11
2 Community $17,240.00
3 Animals $10,186.00
4 Arts $7,624.00
5 Environment $7,122.00
6 Food Insecurity $4,996.00
7 Global Initiatives $1,597.50
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Or you can contact us at giving@osu.edu.