Ohio State Launches Ohio Scholarship Challenge
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The Ohio State University has begun a new fund-raising campaign to support students from all 88 Ohio counties. The "Ohio Scholarship Challenge" seeks to raise $100 million in general undergraduate scholarship funds for Ohio State students at all campuses. This Challenge is also part of the university’s larger effort to raise $500 million in private funds for student financial aid and scholarships. The Ohio Scholarship Challenge honorary co-chairs are Ohio State head football Coach Urban Meyer and men’s basketball Coach Thad Matta.
The Challenge will create a full-tuition endowed scholarship in each county and raise current use scholarship dollars. Unlike many other scholarships, those funded by the Challenge are transferrable between majors and portable between campuses. This enables a recipient to keep the scholarship regardless of major or campus attended. Scholarships are also renewable for up to four years as long as the student remains in good standing at Ohio State.
Through the Challenge, the university seeks individuals, organizations and groups to donate and/or raise undergraduate scholarship funds for students from their area. Gifts may be given as current-use or endowed scholarships. As an incentive through the But for Ohio State campaign, the university will match the new endowment payout for four years for donors who accept the Challenge. Donors can determine the scholarship name, designate a scholarship to benefit students based on need or merit or both, and designate a scholarship to benefit a geographic area (e.g. high school, county, city, or region).
Anyone can make a tax-deductible contribution in any amount by visiting www.giveto.osu.edu/challenge.
More information is also available via the Ohio State Office of Academic Affairs development team at 614-247-6600. Jodi Bopp is the senior director of philanthropy (email@example.com). You can also contact Erin Holmes Wingfield, director of development for the Ohio State University Foundation, OSU Extension – 4-H youth development, in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Most non-livestock projects were judged at pre-fair judging, held on June 30 at West Union High School. Members enrolled in these projects brought their completed project books and an exhibit or display to the pre-fair judging and participated in a face-to-face interview with a judge.
Many of the members who earned first place for their work (and some of the second place participants) will represent Adams County in similar judgings and events at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, July 23-August 3.
There will be several opportunities to attend a Farm Bill Meeting in the coming months. For the most part these meetings will be after the first of the year in January through March of 2015. However the Dairy portion will need to be taken care of before that. Dairy decisions will need to be made in November.
The 2014 Adams County Fairbook is now available at several locations around the county, including OSU Extension Adams County. Click on the link below for a pdf version of the Junior Fair portion of the book.
Announcing Ohio 4-H Project Central! Interested in getting a close look at a project book? Want to rate your experience with last year’s project? Members and project helpers can preview project books AND share feedback about their project experiences on a new website called Ohio 4-H Project Central. Check out the website now at www.ohio4h.org/projectcentral for easy instructions and a direct link.
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio. An exotic, invasive insect that kills maples and other trees, ALB was found in Bethel, Clermont County, in southwest Ohio.