2018-19 Scholarships


Sarasota-Manatee Ohio State Alumni Club Scholarships- with the exception of three of the following students denoted by a * who are athletes the club is presenting $4,000.00 this year to each student toward their education. We are extremely proud to be able to do this and thank all club members who pay their yearly dues, contribute to our game-watches and participate in our golf tournament in raising the $24,000.00 needed to fund this endowment.

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Effective this fall for the 2018-19 school year our club will have the following students attending OSU from our area.


  1. Mackenzie Cambell.  Kenzie is a Riverview High School IB program in Sarasota FL. Received the National Buckeye Merit Scholarship. Accepted into the Pre-Veterinary Medicine program as her dream has been to pursue a career in Veterinary medicine and, with such an outstanding science program and renowned Veterinary Medicine program, Ohio State would be the absolutely perfect place to give her the ability to attain that dream.


  1. Taylor Burke Melaragno, Charlotte Hs
  2. Jessica Stich, Gymnast graduated from School: Pine View High School
  3. Alexa Dietrich, Out-Door-Academy (Off due to a Medical issue – Treatment at Moffit) Update Blog

Sophmore: The club welcomes the five new entering freshmen to our great university.

  1. Katie Schaefer, Riverview HS


  1. Johnny Stipancich, Booker High School

The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, College of Engineering

Booker High School, AICE/Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program
(Theatre), Sarasota, FL
(Graduation Date May 17, 2018)

  • Ranked 5 th of 244; GPA 4.5 (weighted); GPA 3.8 (unweighted)
  • Academic Honors; AICE Program participant
  • Booker High School Senior Ambassador: Town Hall Lecture Series Scholarship Participant
  • Candidate for National Honor Society

We are very proud of all of you and wish you the very best in the upcoming 2018-19 school year.