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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 (email@example.com).
The annual Kids College for 4-H'ers enrolled in non-livestock projects is set for Saturday, March 29, at the OVCTC in West Union. Those enrolled in related projects will learn about project requirements, pre-fair judging, and Ohio State Fair expectations. Each course will provide hands-on learning opportunities, and members will complete one or more activities from their project books. Youth will leave each course with a product, kit, and/or new information.
Click below for a list of the major rule changes for the 2014 Adams County Junior Fair. You need to read and review these prior to enrolling in projects, purchasing animals, or ordering chicks, ducks, and poults. Significant changes include the addition of a dairy goat wether division to the Market Goat Show; the addition of a dairy feeder division to the Feeder Calf Show; and a new sale rule, which states, in part, "Youth may sell only one unit, unless they exhibit multiple qualifying grand or reserve, OME, or production champions. A unit may be a hog, steer, feeder calf, lamb, goat, pound of butter, pen of rabbits, pen of meat chickens, turkey, duck, baked good, or crop. Sale of Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, and Outstanding Feeder Calf Exhibitor entries is optional as it has been in the past. No dairy exhibitor will be required to sell butter, regardless of class placing or award. Grand and reserve champion baked goods must be sold."
OSU will host a Junior Swine Day on Saturday, March 22, on campus. Registration is just $10 per person, with a March 14 registration deadline. The program will feature sessions on Live Animal Evaluation, Carcass Evaluation, Swine Health and Biosecurity, Nutrition and Weight Management for Show Pigs, and Preparing for Show Day and Swine Showmanship. Youth will also receive their 2014 Quality Assurance certification.
Click below for the 2014 Adams County 4-H Calendar. Use this to plan your 4-H year, but remember to confirm dates, times, and locations prior to an event. It looks to be another productive and active year in 4-H here in Adams County!
The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) has initiated a referendum to increase Ohio’s Beef Checkoff from $1 to $2 per head. Voting by mail ballot is underway with in-person voting set for March 18, 19, and 20 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture and county Extension offices.
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