Franklin County
Help local students become Buckeyes for Life!

Central Ohio’s best and brightest high school students are offered scholarships to go to out-of-state universities. We want to keep that homegrown talent right here by helping them afford to go to Ohio State. Some of our recent recipients would not be able to afford Ohio State, if not for our scholarships.


Volunteers manage our scholarship fund, so every penny you donate goes directly to help a local high school senior begin their first year as a Buckeye. It doesn’t matter how much you contribute, it all adds up. We have awarded over $20,000 to Franklin County students in just the past 5 years!


Please donate now to the Franklin County Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund to keep our talented young people where they can have a positive impact on the Columbus community!


Want to make your gift before the Day of Giving? Make your gift today.


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

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
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