Since 2004, OSUSD has offered scholarships to San Diego’s top students. These scholarships are awarded based on both merit and need, and help offset the cost of attending The Ohio State University as an out-of-state student. This is one of the most important ways we, as a Club, pay it forward.


The Gary M. Rectenwald Scholarship Fund of San Diego, California would not be possible without donations from alumni, friends and family of the University. Please consider donating, even if it is a small amount. Remember, your charitable gift applies towards your sustaining membership ($75 for football ticket eligibility) and some employers offer matching gift programs. There are two ways to donate to our endowed scholarship fund:

  • Online
  • By phone
    Call (614) 292-2141 and mention account #605983

You will receive a 501c3 receipt directly from The Ohio State University Alumni Association (OSUAA) for your scholarship donation.

2017-2018 Recipients

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients for this academic year:

  • Kendall Jordan, Serra High School
  • Ben Ehrlich, Torrey Pines High School

Additionally, OSUSD continues to support students who have maintained or exceeded a 3.0 GPA. We have renewed the scholarships for the following upperclassmen:


Scholarship applications are distributed by mail each February to high school seniors in San Diego County who have applied to attend The Ohio State University. If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Scholarships, Karen Curtis, at

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Upcoming Events

May 26 7:00am - 11:59pm

Family Fun Day at Disneyland

Join alumni and friends from San Diego, Orange County, and LA for a fun, affordable day at “The Happiest Place on Earth!” Tickets include morning…

Jun 02 5:40pm - 9:00pm

Padres vs. Reds

Join fellow Ohioans as the Padres take on the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park. Your tickets will grant you access to the Pacifico Porch, which…

Jun 03 4:45am - 10:15am

Big Ten Water Station at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

For the past nine years, Big Ten Alumni Clubs have worked together to staff a water station during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. The event…

Jun 03 3:10pm - 6:30pm

Padres vs. Reds Day Game

It’s baseball season! Bring your kids to this family-friendly outing of the Padres vs. Reds with alumni from Ohio colleges and universities. Purchase your tickets…