The Ohio State Alumni Club of Southwest Florida Scholarship fund has been established through the hard work of our club members, the generosity of our donors and the many Buckeye fans and alumni. Our club is proud to provide scholarships to students in the club area, accepted at Ohio State and are committed to attend.

Students from the club area may be awarded scholarship money based on the following criteria:

  • Admittance to the University
  • Record of participation in school, community, extracurricular activities, and academic merit
  • Quality of answers to several essay questions
  • Potential interview with one or more of our Scholarship Committee members

Apply for a scholarship

Click here to find the Southwest Florida scholarship listing.  Application links are open annually from November 1 until February 1.

Additional information on scholarships and financial aid at Ohio State can be found online at

For questions, contact Leslie Smith,, 614-292-6576 at the Alumni Association.

To donate to the club fund, visit our online giving page to make a gift.

This year’s winner

For the 2020-2021 scholarship year, we’re excited to award an $5,000 scholarship to Yamarie Ruiz. Yamarie, a sesquicentennial scholar, is majoring in animal science and plans to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.

High School College Fairs

Members of our club serve as representatives for the University at local college fairs. The fairs give high school students and their parents the opportunity to gather information on a number of colleges and universities.