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Scholarships and Funds


Thanks to its many generous donors, the Newark Campus Development Fund maintains numerous scholarships and funds which support both The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.


 

Scholarships benefiting students attending either Ohio State Newark or COTC:

  • The John W. Alford Scholarship

    The John W. Alford Scholarship was established in 1993. Mr. Alford's lifelong mission was to improve the quality of life in his community. In 1966, he led Park National Bank in funding the first building on the Newark campus. Since forming this valuable relationship between Park National Bank and the Newark campus nearly 50 years ago, the partnership between the two has continued to flourish.

    Mr. Alford continues to be widely respected as one of the most generous and dedicated leaders in Licking County's history, whose commitment to the community has been absolutely instrumental to the success of the Newark campus.

  • The American Electric Power Foundation Scholarship

    The American Electric Power Foundation Scholarship was established in 2012 to support students of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.

    Headquartered in Columbus and founded in 1906, AEP serves over five million customers in 11 states. The AEP Foundation was created in 2005 in order to improve the quality of life for members of the communities in which AEP operates. Among the Foundation's diverse areas of interest is its commitment to improving lives through its support of various educational programs at every level.

  • The American Legion Post #65 Scholarship

    The American Legion Post #65 Scholarship was established in 2011 to support Coshocton veterans and their family members who wish to study medicine at The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College.

    The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization. Since then, the Legion has attracted over 2.4 million members and has influenced considerable social change in America, enacted numerous benefits for veterans, and established many important programs for children and youth.

  • The Melissa Warner Bow Family Scholarship

    The Melissa Warner Bow Family Scholarship was established in 2013 to support students of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. Melissa Warner Bow is a life-long resident of Licking County. Through her personal charitable contributions and those from the Lindorf Family Foundation which was established in 1999 by her parents John L. and Christine Warner, she has made Licking County a wonderful place to live, learn and raise a family.

    Melissa has supported several student scholarships and capital projects at Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark. She has also supported other community organizations, including The Works, the Licking County Foundation, and the Licking County Library. She is active in Licking County’s P.E.O. chapter. Melissa has one son, two grandsons and two poodles.

  • The Elliot and Marjorie Davidoff Scholarship

    The Elliot and Marjorie Davidoff Scholarship was created in 2015 to support Licking County residents attending The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College.

  • The Norman K. Drake Scholarship

    The Norman K. Drake Scholarship was established in 2012 by Jeannette K. Drake, in loving memory of her husband. Jeannette “Janie” Krieg Drake was born in Newark, Ohio and met and married Norman Drake of Waco, Texas while they were both living in New York City.

    Mr. Drake was drafted into the Army Signal Corp and the family were stationed in various parts of the country for two years before he was sent to the Philippines. After the war, Mr. Drake became established in the textbook industry and was offered a job with Charles E. Merrill Publishing of Columbus, Ohio, to be their national sales manager. Mr. Drake held many positions with Merrill Publishing and retired as vice president of the high school division. Together, they raised three children: Barbara, Lawrence and Robert. They were married until Mr. Drake’s passing in 1978.

  • The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation Scholarship

    The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation Scholarship was created in 2012 to benefit students of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. The Energy Cooperative is an electric, natural gas and propane cooperative serving more than 65,500 members in the central Ohio area. In 2005, The Energy Cooperative’s Board of Directors adopted a community service program called Operation Round Up. The program “rounds up” a member’s bill to the nearest dollar and that amount is donated to local charities in the organization’s service area. These funds stay within the community to benefit members of The Energy Cooperative.

    A separate foundation was then created to oversee the program, The Operation Round Up Foundation is a funding source for all eligible parties and has distributed funds to fire departments, senior citizen centers, school programs, agencies for the disabled, youth programs, and in some cases, to individuals with special needs. Since 2012, the Energy Cooperative has generously donated a portion of these funds toward Ohio State Newark and COTC students in order to make higher education more financially attainable.

  • The Englefield Family Scholarship

    The Englefield Family Scholarship was established in 2013 with gifts from the Englefield Family Foundation to benefit employees of Englefield Oil Company who wish to attend The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College.

    The Englefield family has played a critical role in the development of Licking County since F.W. Englefield III founded Englefield Oil Co. in 1961. Headquartered in Heath, Englefield Oil now operates Ohio's largest family-owned chain of convenience stores.

  • The Thomas J. Evans Foundation Scholarship

    The Thomas J. Evans Foundation Scholarship was established in 2012 to support Licking County residents attending The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. The Thomas J. Evans Foundation was established in 1965 by Thomas J. Evans and J. Gilbert Reese in order to enhance local educational, cultural, and recreational programs and activities.

    Thomas J. Evans was born in 1874 in Lansford, Pennsylvania. He left home at the age of 13 and later graduated from Ohio Normal University (now Ohio Northern University). Mr. Evans moved to Newark in 1894 and began work as a pharmacist. He remained incredibly dedicated to the community throughout his life, serving in leadership positions for Licking Memorial Hospital, Park National Bank, First Federal, and the Newark Telephone Company.

  • The First-Knox National Bank Scholarship honoring Gordy Yance

    The First-Knox National Bank Scholarship honoring Gordy Yance is awarded to residents of Knox County attending The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College. The bank was first established in 1847 in Knox County. First-Knox was acquired by Newark-based Park National Bank in 1997 and assumed that name in 2020.

    A resident of Mount Vernon, Gordon “Gordy” Yance retired in 2011 after working thirty-three years for First-Knox National Bank. He was CFO from 1978 – 2002 and served as president from 2002 – 2011. After his retirement, he served as chairman of the board. Mr. Yance has served the Knox County community in a variety of volunteer roles. He and his wife, Fran, have two adult children who also reside in Knox County.

  • The Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority STEM Scholarship

    The Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority STEM Scholarship was established in October 2021 in celebration of the Port Authority's 25th anniversary. Eligible students include those employed or a family member of those employed at businesses located on the Port Authority’s Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center campus. Licking County residents pursuing a degree in a STEM-related discipline are also eligible. 

    With a 20-year promise from the Port Authority's Board to contribute a total $1 million in STEM scholarships to students attending The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College, the funding is a significant recognition of the importance of STEM skills in fulfilling the Port Authority's job opportunities-focused mission. The scholarship idea was initiated by Dr. Bob Klingensmith, Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority Board member since its inception. The Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority was created in 1995 by the cities of Newark and Heath and the Licking County Commissioners to take ownership and retain the economic impact of the former Newark Air Force Base. Ownership was taken out of a crisis to preserve job opportunities and successfully implement the nation’s first-ever privatization in place. It has been called a national model for a public-private partnership. Science, technology, engineering, and math skills are critical to retain the defense and aerospace industry as well as diversify industrial development in Licking County. The Port Authority considers STEM learning advocacy a significant part of its mission.

  • The John F. and Mary J. Hinderer Scholarship

    The John F. and Mary J. Hinderer Scholarship was established in 2012 to benefit students from Licking County. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hinderer are successful local business owners with a passion for giving back. A graduate of COTC, Mrs. Hinderer has owned and operated Fitness Dynamics in Mount Vernon for over 20 years. In 1991, Mr. Hinderer purchased a small Honda dealership in Heath and worked to develop it into the successful business that it is today. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and served on COTC’s Board of Trustees for 13 years, spending four years as the board chair.

    Mr. and Mrs. Hinderer have demonstrated their dedication to the community through their involvement with the Newark Rotary Club, Susan G. Komen For the Cure, United Way of Licking County, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, among numerous other charitable organizations. The Hinderers attribute much of their success to their wonderful experiences with higher education and hope to pay it forward by supporting the educational aspirations of local students through this scholarship fund. 

  • The KBW Scholarship

    The KBW Scholarship was established in 2012 with gifts from Ariel Corporation and the Ariel Foundation, in support of Knox County residents attending The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College. Headquartered in Mount Vernon, Ariel Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of gas compressors for the production of clean, affordable and abundant natural gas, and sets the industry standard for quality, reliability, and customer service. The company was founded in 1966 by Jim Buchwald, who passed Ariel along to his daughter, Karen Buchwald Wright, when he retired in 1998. The company has grown nearly tenfold from that time, and after over four decades at Ariel, Ms. Wright has passed the company on to her four sons, three of whom are actively leading Ariel Corporation into the future.

    The Ariel Foundation was established in 2009 by Mr. Buchwald’s daughter and successor, Karen Buchwald Wright. The Foundation supports organizations and projects that aim to improve the quality of life in the Mount Vernon area, focusing especially on the arts, education, and parks. For Ms. Buchwald Wright, establishing the Ariel Foundation was a natural step in her mission to honor her family’s heritage and to leave the community a better place.

  • The George E. King Memorial Scholarship

    The George E. King Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 to benefit students of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College in the health care and business fields. A graduate of Potomac State College of West Virginia University and the Goodyear Aircraft Squadron, Mr. King worked for State Farm Insurance for 38 years, retiring in 1992 as an Agency Director. He demonstrated his sincere commitment to improving the quality of life in our community through his involvement with the Newark City Council and the Newark Planning Commission. Mr. King's dedication to the development of the Newark campus has been instrumental in its success.

  • The LeFevre Foundation Scholarship

    The LeFevre Foundation Scholarship was established by The LeFevre Foundation in 2011 to benefit students of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College graduating from a Licking County high school.

    The LeFevre Foundation was formed by Howard LeFevre in 1985 to support art, history, technology education, community health, youth programs, and community projects that benefit Licking County and its residents. Howard LeFevre graduated from The Ohio State University in 1929 with a degree in architectural engineering. In 1946, he founded B&L Motor Freight which was later renamed Truck One. As an active member of the Newark Chamber of Commerce, Mr. LeFevre was instrumental in helping to establish Ohio State’s first regional campus in 1957. He saw the importance of a local university campus for the betterment of individuals and for the betterment of Licking County.

    Mr. LeFevre also supported Central Ohio Technical College, serving on its Board of Trustees for 38 years. He was instrumental in the creation of the Newark Campus Development Fund. LeFevre Hall permanently recognizes his years of commitment to this campus. Ohio State Newark’s LeFevre Fellows program, which is funded by the LeFevre Foundation, provides students a scholarship and the opportunity to participate in a service-learning course. Considered one of the most influential men in the history of Licking County, Howard LeFevre’s legacy plays an integral role in the success of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.

  • The Licking County Senior Levy Scholarship

    In 1985, Licking County voters approved a tax levy in order to maintain and enhance important services and facilities for local residents over the age of 60. In 2012, a portion of these funds was allocated to the Licking County Senior Levy Scholarship in order to alleviate the financial challenges confronting Licking County senior citizens who wish to pursue higher education at The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.

  • The Licking Memorial Health Systems Scholarship

    The Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) Scholarship was created in 2012 to support the educational aspirations of LMHS employees. LMHS is a not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to the mission of improving the health of the community. Under the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors, LMHS consists of Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH), a multi-specialty physician corporation called the Licking Memorial Health Professionals and the Licking Memorial Health Foundation. LMHS is the largest employer in Licking County, proudly serving the community with a staff of highly trained and compassionate individuals.

    LMHS has remained at the forefront of patient safety by implementing state-of-the-art technology to provide the highest quality care in order to fulfill the organizational mission. In addition to high quality care, LMHS improves family life in Licking County by supporting many social service organizations. Through partnerships with other organizations, LMHS hosts and participates in events and health fairs in order to raise awareness about healthy lifestyle choices.

  • The Grant Lyons Scholarship

    The Grant Lyons Scholarship was established in 2022 by Marc and Kelly Lyons in honor of Grant Lyons' retirement from the Knox County Sherriff's Office. The scholarship supports students at Central Ohio Technical College and Ohio State Newark that are pursuing a degree or certificate in criminal justice or law enforcement, with preference given to veterans and/or Knox County residents.

  • The Douglas B. Marston Scholarship*

  • The Edgar W. and Phyllis L. McCauley Scholarship

    The Edgar W. and Phyllis L. McCauley Scholarship was established in 2011 to benefit students from Licking County attending The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College. Mr. and Mrs. McCauley met while he was serving in the US Air Force and wed in 1955. A graduate of Marietta College, Mr. McCauley founded Reliance Energy in Newark in 1959. A gifted musician, Mrs. McCauley graduated from the Sherwood School of Music and taught piano for many years to countless children. From humble beginnings, Mr. and Mrs. McCauley established this fund to support the educational aspirations of local students and hope that recipients of their scholarship continue their legacy by supporting students in the future.

  • The Al Milliken Scholarship

    The Al Milliken Scholarship was established in 2012 to support students pursuing a certificate or degree in business attending Central Ohio Technical College or Ohio State Newark.

    In 1986, the Newark Campus Development Fund and local business leaders solicited donations from friends and colleagues to establish The Al Milliken Fund, an endowment to honor Mr. Milliken’s great contributions to the Newark campus. Best known for leading the local Chamber of Commerce for 34 years, he played a pivotal role in the growth of business and education in Licking County, including fostering the establishment of the Newark campus, Licking County Joint Vocational School, the Licking County airport and others.

    In addition to the scholarship, The Al Milliken Fund supports a Newark campus Photography Exhibit to honor Al Milliken's talent in photography – especially of nature – and provides a cash prize to an outstanding Central Ohio Technical College business graduate.

  • The Drexel A. and Josie Montanaro Scholarship

    Mr. Josie Montanaro, long-time Newark resident and businessman, established The Drexel A. and Josie Montanaro Scholarship in 1996 in loving memory of his late wife, Drexel. Mrs. Montanaro was a graduate of Newark High School. She went on to earn a degree in Business and strongly believed in the value of a quality education. Mr. and Mrs. Montanaro's steadfast commitment to helping those less fortunate, particularly in respect to obtaining an education, will continue to assist Licking County residents in attending the Newark campus well into the future, regardless of financial ability.

  • The William S. Moore, III Scholarship

    The William S. Moore, III Scholarship was established in 2012 by Sue O. Moore in loving memory of her husband. Mr. Moore was a graduate of Granville High School, Williams College, and Indiana University. He worked for the family-owned Moore's Stores for 20 years, and was a 2nd Lieutenant with the US Air Force before serving the City of Newark as Service Director from 1977 to 1983, and as Mayor from 1983 to 1991. After retiring as Mayor, Mr. Moore completed six years of volunteer work in Eastern Europe through the International Executive Service Corps (IESC). A longtime member of the Newark Rotary Club, Mr. Moore was honored with Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award for his work with the IESC.

    Along with traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family, Mr. Moore was passionate about serving his community and hoped this scholarship would give its recipients the opportunity to serve their communities in the future.

  • The Pat and Herb Murphy Scholarship*

  • The Erin S. Kennedy Newark Rotary Scholarship

    The Erin S. Kennedy Newark Rotary Club Scholarship was established by the club in 2012 to support Newark-based high school graduates or home-schooled residents of Newark attending The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College. Erin S. Kennedy served as the 100th President of the Newark Rotary Club. Mrs. Kennedy passed away halfway through her term in 2016 after battling cancer for the second time. She worked as the Executive Director of Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Newark. Despite her illness, Mrs. Kennedy remained dedicated to Rotary until she died and lived by the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self."

  • The Next Generation Challenge Cost-Shared Scholarship

    The Next Generation Challenge Scholarship is a product of a community-based scholarship campaign that was established by J. Gilbert and Louella H. Reese to promote higher education in Licking County and Central Ohio and build the scholarship endowment for COTC and Ohio State Newark students. With a generous $10 million match from the Reeses, the Next Generation Challenge achieved profound success, raising $21 million for student scholarships between April 2010 – June 2012.

    The Next Generation Challenge elicited 1,345 gifts from 885 unique community members, businesses, organizations and foundations, and the two-year fundraising campaign yielded 56 new scholarship funds to benefit students attending COTC and Ohio State Newark

  • The Richard T. and Dorothy J. Oberfield Scholarship

    The Richard T. and Dorothy J. Oberfield Scholarship was established in 2003 to benefit business and finance majors at The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. Mr. Oberfield was a graduate of The Graduate School of Banking at The University of Wisconsin, The Ohio School of Banking at Ohio University, The American Institute of Banking, and The Ohio State University. After an impressive 42-year career with Park National Bank, he retired as Senior Vice President and Director. Mr. Oberfield served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was involved with numerous local civic organizations. The Oberfields are lifelong residents of Newark and created this fund as a way to give back to the community that has supported them so kindly over the years.

  • The John J. O'Neill Scholarship

    The John J. O’Neill Scholarship was established in 2011 to support The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College students who have demonstrated academic success. John “Jack” O’Neill and his wife Betsy were enthusiastic supporters of education, and were especially committed to the residents and interests of Licking County. Jack, a real estate developer, recognized an important need for returning WWII veterans to find homes and jobs in Licking County, resulting in his development of the Southgate area in Heath and subsequently the 600-acre Newark Ohio Industrial Park in Hebron. Having attended college on the GI Bill, he believed strongly that helping others afford education could in turn enable them to reach their own goals.

    He was instrumental in the founding of both Ohio State Newark and COTC and demonstrated his steadfast commitment to the local educational community through his membership on the Granville Board of Education. Betsy, a Granville native and Jack, a Connecticut native, often said their best decision was raising their five children in the Newark area and they were so thankful to be part of the Newark community.

  • The Robert O'Neill and Alexa Robinson O'Neill Family Scholarship

    The Robert O’Neill and Alexa Robinson O’Neill Family Scholarship was established in 2012 to benefit financially independent students over the age of 30 who are pursuing a degree after a period of non-attendance. Mr. O’Neill has served as a trustee of the Newark Campus Development Fund since 2005. He is President and a principal of the Southgate Corporation, a comprehensive real estate development firm specializing in industrial and commercial properties. Mrs. Robinson-O’Neill is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in private practice. Both are graduates of The Ohio State University and volunteer their time to the local community by serving with several civic organizations.

  • The Park National Bank and Associates' Scholarship honoring William T. and Jane Cook McConnell

    The Park National Bank and Associates' Next Generation Challenge Scholarship honoring William T. and Jane Cook McConnell was established in 2013 to benefit students from counties where Park National Bank operates who wish to attend the Newark campus. Park National Bank was established over a century ago, and continues to provide quality banking support throughout Ohio. 

    Since graduating from Denison University in 1964, Mr. and Mrs. McConnell have generously provided their leadership and financial support to local educational programs at every level. Mr. McConnell is a founding member of the Newark Campus Development Fund, and has held leadership positions in numerous community organizations and businesses. Mrs. McConnell co-founded A Call to College in 1991, an organization dedicated to ensuring that graduates of Newark City Schools are able to receive a college education regardless of financial ability. With a strong belief that a community which provides for the future of its young people is sure to prosper, Mr. and Mrs. McConnell have truly advanced the cause of community college in Central Ohio and beyond.

  • The Everett D. Reese Scholarship

    The Everett D. Reese Scholarship was established to benefit The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College students from Licking County. Mr. Reese continues to be recognized as one of the most influential community leaders in the history of Licking County, whose determination and passion for helping others led him to establish the Licking County Foundation in 1956. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Mr. Reese established The Ohio State University President's Club in 1983. He was active within the local banking community for over 70 years, and is often credited with shaping Park National Bank's outstanding commitment to community service.

  • The J. Gilbert Reese Scholarship for Single Parents

    The J. Gilbert Reese Scholarship for Single Parents was established in 2018 with memorial gifts from community members in celebration of the legacy of J. Gilbert Reese. The scholarship is available to single parents attending Central Ohio Technical College or Ohio State Newark.

    Born in Newark, Mr. Reese graduated from Phillips Academy (1943) and then served 32 months in the United States Army Medical Corps in World War II before receiving his Bachelor of Arts (1949) and Juris Doctor (1952) from The Ohio State University. He then returned to Newark to begin his practice of law and was a founding partner of Reese Pyle Meyer PLL.

    Mr. Reese’s lifetime of service and philanthropy was extensive. He had longtime business associations with The Park National Bank, Newark, Park National Corporation, First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Newark (Board Chair), Freight Service, Inc. and United Carriers Corporation. He served as the Board Chairman of the National Council OSU College of Law (1972-78), the Thomas J. Evans Foundation (1965-2009), Central Ohio Technical College (1973-77), the Licking County Foundation (1980-82 and 1989-90), Newark Campus Development Fund (1983-2009) and Licking Memorial Health Systems (1989-1998). Mr. Reese also served as a trustee for numerous boards throughout central Ohio. He and his friend, Howard LeFevre, were the forces behind the establishment of The Ohio State University Newark Campus as well as Central Ohio Technical College. He was also instrumental in building over 40 miles of community bike trails, numerous parks throughout Licking County and for providing places for the operation of countless non-profit organizations in Licking County, through his work with the Thomas J. Evans Foundation.

    Mr. Reese was married to Louella Hodges Reese for more than 67 years and raised two sons, Gilbert Hodges (Randa) Reese, Lucius Everett Reese, and three daughters, Martha Grace (Cyrus White) Reese, Sarah Reese (John) Wallace and Megan Reese (Eric) Edwards. He was a proud grandfather of twelve.

  • The J. Gilbert and Louella H. Reese Scholarship

    The J. Gilbert Reese and Louella H. Reese Scholarship was established in 2010 to support Licking County residents attending Central Ohio Technical College or The Ohio State University at Newark. This scholarship was the basis for The Next Generation Challenge, a community-based scholarship campaign to promote higher education in Licking County and central Ohio and build the scholarship endowment for COTC and Ohio State Newark students. With a generous $10 million match from Mr. and Mrs. Reese, the Next Generation Challenge achieved profound success, raising $21 million for student scholarships between April 2010 and June 2012.

    The success of the Next Generation Challenge, as well as countless other community endeavors, would not have been possible without Mr. and Mrs. Reese’s foresight and unwavering commitment to the community. Mr. and Mrs. Reese are well known as great community leaders who have been instrumental in the establishment of many contributions to Licking County. They have been key in the founding and development of the Newark campus. Through their leadership of The Gilbert Reese Family Foundation and The Thomas J. Evans Foundation, they have been a major philanthropic force in Newark and Licking County, supporting local parks and recreation, public art, community and social services, and area schools.

  • The Reese, Pyle, Drake, and Meyer Scholarship

    The Reese, Pyle, Drake, and Meyer Scholarship was established in 2011 to benefit students from Licking County attending The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College. Reese Pyle Meyer PLL is the largest law firm in Licking County, with an impressive history dating back to the late 19th century. Many members of the firm have offered their services in support of the establishment of the Newark campus and have served in various leadership positions with The Ohio State University at Newark, Central Ohio Technical College, and the Newark Campus Development Fund.

    With an extremely positive professional reputation and a strong record of community service, the attorneys at Reese Pyle Meyer PLL aim to follow the Golden Rule in all of their endeavors and hope that recipients of this scholarship do the same by supporting the educational aspirations of local students in the future.

  • The Barry M. Riley Scholarship*

  • The Rotary Club of Granville Scholarship

    The Rotary Club of Granville Scholarship was created in 2013 to benefit Granville students who wish to attend The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College. The Granville Rotary was chartered in 1949 and strives to observe Rotary's motto “Service Above Self” in our local community by donating its time and resources to numerous altruistic programs and projects in Granville and beyond.

    To ensure that their projects and commitments have a positive lasting impact, members of Rotary International base their decisions on truthfulness, fairness, goodwill and benefit to the community at-large. The Rotary Club of Granville encourages its scholarship recipients to keep these ideals in mind as they encounter new opportunities to support the needs of their fellow community members.

  • The Karen L. Schuman Memorial Scholarship

    The Karen L. Schuman Memorial Fund was established in 2012 to benefit children of Park National Bank employees who wish to attend The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College. The scholarship was established by Mrs. Schuman’s husband, David, after she lost her battle against breast cancer. He recalled her love for the Newark campus as she juggled school and family life while studying to become a Newark school teacher. Mr. Schuman was fortunate to reside in Granville and Newark for almost 35 years. After graduating from The Ohio State University, he was employed by Kaiser Aluminum for a short period before spending more than 33 years at Park National Bank

  • The State Farm Scholarship honoring Calvin E. Roebuck

    The State Farm Scholarship honoring Calvin E. Roebuck was established in 2011 to benefit students of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. An avid Buckeye fan, Calvin E. Roebuck was deeply committed to the local educational community, often asserting that “No matter the question, the answer is education.” After a 39-year career with State Farm, Mr. Roebuck retired in 2000 as the Regional Vice President for the Ohio Region. He then embarked on a similarly impressive seven-year career at the Newark Campus, serving both The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. In establishing and maintaining this scholarship fund, State Farm Insurance Companies wishes to honor Mr. Roebuck and his dedication to improving higher education for local students.

  • The Jerry and Mary Stenner Family Scholarship

    The Jerry and Mary Stenner Family Scholarship was established in 2013 to support graduates of Coshocton High School attending The Ohio State University at Newark or Central Ohio Technical College. Jerry and Mary Stenner were married September 27, 1969 at the St. Thomas More Newman Center on The Ohio State University campus after attending an OSU football game earlier in the day in which the Buckeyes beat Texas Christian University 62-0. The Coshocton natives and OSU alums are long-time season ticket holders. Mr. and Mrs. Stenner raised three children; Kirk, Kyle, and Kristin. Mr. Stenner retired as Safety-Service Director for the City of Coshocton, and Mrs. Stenner had a career in education in which she served as principal at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Coshocton.

  • The Christine and John Warner Family Scholarship

    The Christine and John Warner Scholarship was established in 2013 with gifts from the Lindorf Family Foundation in honor of Christine and John Warner's steadfast commitment to the Newark campus, most notably through their funding of the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center. Passionate about giving back to the Licking County community that had been so good to them over the years, Mr. and Mrs. Warner were inspired to develop this space after having seen students studying in their cars and on the floors in the hallways. As a result of their generosity, the Library and Student Center quickly became a popular destination for students to study, collaborate, and socialize. 

    Created in 1999, The Lindorf Family Foundation aims to support community organizations and projects that address the needs of Licking County residents. In order to extend its legacy as an outstanding philanthropic organization, The Lindorf Family Foundation encourages its scholarship recipients to support the educational aspirations of prospective students in the future.

 

Scholarships benefiting Central Ohio Technical College:

  • The John and Mary Alford Scholarship

    The John and Mary Alford Scholarship was established in 1986 in support of Licking County students attending The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. Mr. and Mrs. Alford shared a lifelong mission of improving the quality of life in their community. In 1966, Mr. Alford led Park National Bank in funding the first building on the Newark campus. Since forming this valuable partnership between Park National Bank and the Newark campus nearly 50 years ago, the collaboration between the two has continued to flourish.

    Mr. and Mrs. Alford continue to be widely respected as two of the most generous and dedicated leaders in Licking County's history, whose commitment to the community has been absolutely instrumental to the success of the Newark campus.

  • The Anonymous Scholarship

    The Anonymous Scholarship was established in 2012 by a generous anonymous donor in order to benefit COTC students with demonstrated financial need.

  • The Joseph Bernat Memorial Scholarship

    The Joseph Bernat Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 in loving memory of Joseph J. Bernat. Mr. Bernat was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and a veteran of the Korean War U.S. Navy. He went on to become Vice President of Kaiser Aluminum, and played an active and positive role in the Newark community on the Board of COTC and through his involvement with the First United Methodist Church, Newark Rotary, and Aladdin Temple Columbus. This memorial scholarship was made possible by an outpouring of generosity from Joe's loved ones throughout the Newark area and across the country.

  • The C.F.I. Scholarship

    The C.F.I. Scholarship was established in 2012 by a generous anonymous donor to support prospective Central Ohio Technical College students.

  • The Ann and Dick Fryman Scholarship

    The Ann and Dick Fryman Scholarship was established by Ann and Dick Fryman in 2011 to support students attending Central Ohio Technical College.

    Mr. and Mrs. Fryman both attended Ohio Wesleyan University (1957, 1958) and married in 1959. They made their first home and started their education careers in New Philadelphia. They have three children: Dave (Kathy) Fryman of Nashport, Amy (Michael) Grim of Chillicothe, and Libby (Luis) Aguirre of Lewis Center and three grandchildren: David Grim, Elizabeth (Grim) Read, and Cristian Aguirre.

    Mr. Fryman spent the bulk of his career in Upper Arlington, first as a biology teacher and later serving as Athletic Director. He was the head tennis coach for twenty years, leading the team to an incredible 18 state championships. Mr. Fryman also led the wrestling team to a state runner-up title during his seven years as head coach and served as an assistant football coach for five years.

    While her children were young, Mrs. Fryman enjoyed teaching about quilting and doing decoupage classes. She is a long-time member of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Granville since 2008, and has served on the boards of The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology; Truck One; and The LeFevre Foundation, established by her father Howard LeFevre in 1985.

  • The Jill H. and Paul D. Griesse Scholarship

    The Jill H. and Paul D. Griesse Scholarship was established by Jill and Paul Griesse in 2012, and lives on as a beautiful tribute to Mrs. Griesse's dedication to the community. A passionate and determined leader, Mrs. Griesse served on the Johnstown Board of Education and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Robbins Hunter Museum, Kendal at Granville, COTC, Hospice of Central Ohio, and the Great Lakes Chapter of the Rhododendron Society. She also founded and coached the Pau Hana Swim Club in Newark after completing a successful swim career and serving for 18 years on the Olympic Swimming Committee. She was also elected to the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1994. Mrs. Griesse's unique ability to inspire those around her to reach their full potential has certainly left a positive lasting impression on this community.

  • The Hankinson Family Scholarship

    The Hankinson Family Scholarship was established in 2012 by John E. and Betty F. Hankinson to support graduates of the Northridge School District attending Central Ohio Technical College.

  • The Heritage Scholarship

    The Heritage Scholarship was established in 2005 by a generous anonymous donor in order to benefit COTC students with a demonstrated financial need.

  • The Jane Cook McConnell Scholarship

    The Jane Cook McConnell Scholarship was created in 2005 in loving memory of Jane Cook McConnell, whose vision of improving college accessibility will continue to inspire local fundraising efforts and educational programs well into the future. Mrs. McConnell came to Ohio as a Denison University student in 1952, and soon dedicated her life to supporting the educational ambitions of young students throughout Licking County. In 1991, Jane co-founded A Call to College, an organization dedicated to ensuring that graduates of Newark High School are able to receive a college education regardless of financial ability.

    Mrs. McConnell was a member of the Newark Board of Education and the Denison University Board of Trustees, and she was involved with the Moundbuilders Guidance Center, LEADS, and Camp O'Bannon, as well as numerous other charitable organizations throughout the area. She was recognized by the YWCA as part of their Women of Achievement program and was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Licking Memorial Health Systems, the Service Above Self Award from the Granville Rotary Club, and the Maureen C. Grady Award for Special Achievement from the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.

  • The Montgomery Foundation Scholarship

    The Montgomery Foundation Scholarship was established in 2012 to benefit COTC students from Coshocton County. Edward Montgomery was instrumental in the establishment of the COTC Coshocton Campus, and Montgomery Hall was named in honor of his support for education through The Montgomery Foundation.

    In 1933, Mr. Montgomery began experimenting with enhancing the durability of cotton gloves by coating them with latex in his garage. He later founded the Edmont Montgomery Company in an abandoned foundry in Coshocton and quickly emerged as the world’s largest producer of coated gloves. When Mr. Montgomery sold the company after his retirement, he used the proceeds of the sale to restore Roscoe Village in Coshocton. Edward had spent his childhood in Coshocton and experienced the destruction of its canal system with the flood of 1913 firsthand. Along with his wife, Frances, Mr. Montgomery was able to fund the restoration of the Roscoe Village area, which today serves as a destination for educational, cultural and entertaining activities. Through The Montgomery Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery’s ambitious vision for the future of our local community lives on.

  • The COTC Next Generation Challenge Scholarship

    The Next Generation Challenge Scholarship is a product of a community-based scholarship campaign that was established by J. Gilbert and Louella H. Reese to promote higher education in Licking County and Central Ohio and build the scholarship endowment for COTC and Ohio State Newark students. With a generous $10 million match from the Reeses, the Next Generation Challenge achieved profound success, raising $21 million for student scholarships between April 2010 – June 2012.

    The Next Generation Challenge elicited 1,345 gifts from 885 unique community members, businesses, organizations and foundations, and the two-year fundraising campaign yielded 56 new scholarship funds to benefit students attending COTC and Ohio State Newark.

  • The Calvin E. Roebuck Scholarship

    The Calvin E. Roebuck Scholarship was established to celebrate the legacy of an extraordinary man who gave of his time, talents, and treasures to improve every community he had the opportunity to serve. After a 39-year career with State Farm, Mr. Roebuck retired in 2000 as the Regional Vice President for the Ohio Region. He then embarked on a similarly impressive seven-year career at the Newark campus. Initially recruited as an Interim Dean of Faculty and later as Assistant to the President, Mr. Roebuck’s business savvy and reputation throughout the state opened doors and introduced an entrepreneurial spirit into the strategic planning of the college. 

    Mr. Roebuck’s long-term impact is immeasurable and reaches all corners of the community having served in leadership positions on numerous community volunteer boards. He was a member of the Missouri United Methodist Church, served on the Truman State University Foundation Board of Directors and was honored as Truman’s Alumnus of the Year in 2003.

  • The Robert E. Simpson Scholarship

    The Robert E. Simpson Scholarship was established in 2012 by Juanita Simpson in honor of her beloved husband. The scholarship benefits Central Ohio Technical College students from Coshocton and Knox Counties who have demonstrated academic success. Robert “Bob” Simpson, a veteran of WWII and graduate of the University of Illinois, was a local business owner and founder of MFM Building Products in Coshocton. Throughout his life, Mr. Simpson remained dedicated to our community through his support of several charitable organizations throughout Licking County. He was especially passionate about supporting the educational needs of local students and was instrumental in the establishment of the COTC Coshocton campus. In 2003, Simpson founded The Simpson Family Foundation to improve the quality and accessibility of education in and around Coshocton.

 

Scholarships benefiting The Ohio State University at Newark

  • The Jeff and Jane Cox Family Scholarship

    The Jeff and Jane Cox Family Endowed Scholarship was established by Jeff and Jane Cox in 2016 to support Licking County residents attending The Ohio State University at Newark. Jeff and Jane Cox are generous supporters of the local community and proud graduates of Ohio State. Jane is a 1985 graduate of the College of Nursing. She spent her nursing career in a variety of backgrounds including hospital, private medical practice and schools. She keeps busy in retirement with their grandchildren, three adult children, family, community and church activities.

    Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State in 1983 and an MBA from Wright State University in 1985. He worked in Licking County as a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones for 33 years before retiring in 2020. In addition to his role on The Ohio State University at Newark Advisory Board, he serves the community through his involvement with St Francis de Sales Church, the Licking County YMCA Foundation Board, the Newark Catholic Foundation Board and the Licking County Foundation Finance and Audit Committees.

  • The Carolyn and Lowell Graham Scholarship

    The Carolyn and Lowell Graham Scholarship was established in 2003 as a symbol of gratitude for the scholarships that their sons received during their college careers and to commemorate the teaching career of their son, Dr. Philip Graham, which spanned over 20 years at The Ohio State University at Newark. 

    Both from Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Graham were passionate about the importance of higher education but were unfortunately unable to complete their own degrees due to a lack of financial resources. With the help of generous scholarships like this one, their sons were able to graduate from college and continue on to graduate school. Dr. Graham has continued to honor his parent’s legacy and passion for education through the maintenance of this fund.  He hopes this scholarship will motivate its recipients to persevere in their pursuit of an education, and encourages them to someday pay it forward.

  • The William T. and Jane C. McConnell Scholarship

    The William T. and Jane C. McConnell Scholarship was established in 2011 to benefit students from Licking County who wish to attend Ohio State Newark and possess a track record of academic success and a demonstrated financial need.

    Since graduating from Denison University in 1964, Mr. and Mrs. McConnell have generously provided their leadership and financial support to local educational programs at every level. Mr. McConnell is a founding member of the Newark Campus Development Fund, and has held leadership positions in numerous community organizations and businesses. Mrs. McConnell co-founded A Call to College in 1991, an organization dedicated to ensuring that graduates of Newark City Schools are able to receive a college education regardless of financial ability. With a strong belief that a community which provides for the future of its young people is sure to prosper, Mr. and Mrs. McConnell have truly advanced the cause of community college in Central Ohio and beyond.

  • The Louis A. Mitchell Scholarship honoring Woody Hayes, James R. Hull 1939, and Everett D. Reese 1919

    The Louis A. Mitchell Scholarships honoring Woody Hayes, James R. Hull, 1939, and Everett D. Reese, 1919 was established in 2011 to benefit Ohio State students enrolled on the Newark campus. Mr. Mitchell was a tireless businessman, a skilled athlete, and generous philanthropist who supported numerous worthy causes, especially in his hometown of Newark.

    Woodrow “Woody” Hayes was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Denison University, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and The Ohio State University, compiling a career lifetime record of 238 wins, 72 losses, and 10 ties. During his stay with the Buckeyes, Hayes twice won National Coach of the Year honors.

    James R. Hull, M.D., was an American basketball forward who led The Ohio State Buckeyes to the championship game in the first-ever NCAA Basketball Tournament in 1939. Hull was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes. As a senior and captain of the 1938–1939 team, he was the leading scorer in the Big Ten Conference, was a consensus All-America selection, and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the first NCAA tournament.

    Everett D. Reese was an American banker and philanthropist who earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio State in 1919. He was a founding member of The Presidents Club in 1963 and served as chair of its executive committee for 15 years. A farsighted civic leader, Mr. Reese left a lasting mark within all communities he was involved. The Everett D. Reese Medal, The Ohio State University's highest honor in recognition of exceptional service in private philanthropy, is named in his honor.

  • The Douglas F. and Joan D. Mock Scholarship

    The Douglas F. and Joan D. Mock Scholarship was established in 2012 to support students from Licking County who wish to attend The Ohio State University at Newark. Mr. and Mrs. Mock have been residents of Licking County for over 35 years.  They were both first- generation college graduates and have developed a deep appreciation for the benefits higher education has brought to their lives. Mrs. Mock received a BS in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and an MBA from The Ohio State University. She is a CPA with work experience in public accounting and private industry. Mr. Mock received a BS in Marketing from Ohio Northern University and an MBA from Miami University. He spent most of his career as owner and manager of Mock Woodworking Co. They enjoy spending time with their two adult children and grandchildren.

    Mr. Mock has been a trustee and officer with national and regional non-profit and for-profit boards serving higher education, financial institutions, and trade organizations. He currently serves on the Newark Campus Development Fund Board of Trustees. Mrs. Mock has served as a volunteer with Granville Schools, Granville Education Foundation, A Call to College, and St. Edward Church.

  • The Ohio State Newark Next Generation Challenge Scholarship

    The Next Generation Challenge Scholarship is a product of a community-based scholarship campaign that was established by J. Gilbert and Louella H. Reese to promote higher education in Licking County and Central Ohio and build the scholarship endowment for COTC and Ohio State Newark students. With a generous $10 million match from the Reeses, the Next Generation Challenge achieved profound success, raising $21 million for student scholarships between April 2010 – June 2012.

    The Next Generation Challenge elicited 1,345 gifts from 885 unique community members, businesses, organizations and foundations, and the two-year fundraising campaign yielded 56 new scholarship funds to benefit students attending COTC and Ohio State Newark.

  • The Ohio State University Newark Trustees Scholarship

    The Ohio State University at Newark Trustees’ Fund was established in 1989, and is funded by past, present, and future members of the Ohio State Newark Citizens Council. Each academic year, the Dean or Director of Ohio State Newark selects a deserving recipient at his or her own discretion.

  • The Stuart N. and Marcia Graves Parsons Scholarship

    The Stuart N. and Marcia Graves Parsons Scholarship was established in 2012 to support children of Park National Bank employees attending The Ohio State University at Newark. A graduate of OSU, Mr. Parsons has been a trustee of the Newark Campus Development Fund since 2006. He retired as the Senior Vice President and Trust Officer of Park National Bank after an impressive 38-year career. Mr. Parsons has demonstrated his steadfast dedication to the Licking County community through his extensive involvement with numerous community organizations in Newark, Johnstown and the greater Licking County community.

    Marcia Graves Parsons is also a graduate of OSU, where she majored in English and Education. A retired English teacher and tutor, Mrs. Parsons has devoted her life to educating others, including her family and students at Newark High School where she volunteered with the A Call to College program. Mr. and Mrs. Parsons met on the OSU campus and have always been strong supporters of the Buckeyes. They have lived in Newark since 1968, and raised a family of two sons.

  • The Alethea E. Sleight Scholarship

    The Alethea Sleight Scholarship was established in 2005 by Norman Sleight, in loving memory of his wife, Alethea. The scholarship, a symbol of Mr. and Mrs. Sleight's dedication to expanding the reach of education to our community, benefits students from the Newark area who are attending The Ohio State University at Newark and have demonstrated high academic achievement while remaining actively involved in their communities.

 

Scholarships benefiting Newark City School's A Call to College Program:

  • The Ankele Family Scholarship

    The Ankele Family Scholarship was established in 2011 to award funds to A Call to College, an educational access program benefiting Newark City Schools graduates, to provide last dollar grants for students attending The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. Mr. Ankele was born and raised in Newark by his mother, a Newark City Schools teacher, and his father, a banker at Park National Bank. Because of Park’s commitment to local businesses, helping farmers, and supporting local schools, Mr. Ankele said, “Everything was about engagement and loyalty to the community. Those were the values we grew up with and I’ve always felt very grateful for the education I received and for the skilled, caring teachers in our public school system.”

    Mr. and Mrs. Ankele met while attending Denison University. After graduation, they moved to New York where Mrs. Ankele received a social work degree from Adelphi University and Mr. Ankele received a Master of Divinity degree at Union Theological Seminary. After living in Kenya in the 1970’s with their two children, Danica and Jesse, they returned to New York City. Mr. Ankele continues to work in media production, producing educational films dealing with social ethics and public policy. Mrs. Ankele is a painter of large canvas paintings in the style of the abstract expressionists, exhibiting in galleries in New York and Washington, DC.

  • The First Federal Savings of Newark Scholarship

    The First Federal Savings of Newark Scholarship was established in 2012 to award funds to A Call to College, an educational access program benefiting Newark City Schools graduates, to provide last dollar grants for students attending The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.

    First Federal Savings has been rooted in our community since its opening in 1934. As an agile, yet prominent leader in regional banking with a bold beginning in the heart of the Great Depression, First Federal established a safe place for people to deposit their money and provided families with access to the home loans needed to begin rebuilding their lives and community. More than eight decades later, First Federal is going strong with over $240 millionSave & Close in assets and a commitment to serving the community to drive its growth and success.

  • The John J. O'Neill Scholarship

    The John J. O’Neill Scholarship was established in 2012 to award funds to A Call to College, an educational access program benefiting Newark City Schools graduates, to provide last dollar grants for students attending The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.

    John “Jack” O’Neill and his wife Betsy were enthusiastic supporters of education, and were especially committed to the residents and interests of Licking County. Jack, a real estate developer, recognized an important need for returning WWII veterans to find homes and jobs in Licking County, resulting in his development of the Southgate area in Heath and subsequently the 600-acre Newark Ohio Industrial Park in Hebron. Having attended college on the GI Bill, he believed strongly that helping others afford education could in turn enable them to reach their own goals.

    He was instrumental in the founding of both Ohio State Newark and COTC and demonstrated his steadfast commitment to the local educational community through his membership on the Granville Board of Education. Betsy, a Granville native and Jack, a Connecticut native, often said their best decision was raising their five children in the Newark area and they were so thankful to be part of the Newark community.

 

Funds to Recognize Outstanding Performance:

  • The Julius S. and Joette Greenstein Award

    The Greenstein Fund was established in 1988 by Dr. and Mrs. Greenstein to help strengthen and maintain the good working relationship between Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark. Income from the fund annually supports the Greenstein Award to a member of the faculty or staff who has made a significant contribution toward the perpetuation of the genuine spirit of mutual respect and cooperation between these two institutions that share the same campus. Upon retirement of Dr. Greenstein as Dean and Director of Ohio State Newark and President of COTC in 1994, friends and colleagues of Dr. and Mrs. Greenstein generously contributed additional resources to the fund in honor of their 14 years of service to the Newark campus, the community and higher education.

  • The Al Milliken Graduate Award

 

Funds supporting Unrestricted Needs for the Newark campus:

  • The Constance Corkwell Baldwin Fund

 

Funds supporting Capital Needs for the Newark campus:

  • The Howard E. and Catherine B. LeFevre Fund

    The Howard E. and Catherine B. LeFevre Fund was established by Howard E. and Catherine Bonner LeFevre in 1966. Mr. LeFevre left a lasting impression on the Licking County community through his philanthropy and advocacy for higher education. He was a founder of The Ohio State University at Newark campus in 1957, and continued to support higher education in Licking County through his passionate leadership and generous donations. A 1929 graduate of OSU, Mr. LeFevre was recognized with an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 2002. Throughout his career, he served on the board of Park National Corporation in addition to numerous charitable organizations. Mr. LeFevre was also instrumental in the establishment of The Works, a museum in Newark dedicated to Licking County history, art and education.

  • The Reese Family Fund

  • The John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center Fund

 

*Funds established through planned gifts.

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