Scholarship Opportunities:

Southwest Florida Scholarship Fund

The Alumni Club of Southwest Florida is excited to have the opportunity to assist local area high school graduates with Ohio State University tuition through the Southwest Florida Scholarship Fund. The Fund was established in 1996 with a gift to The Ohio State University Development Fund from the Alumni Club of Southwest Florida, alumni, and friends.

All gifts are to be invested in the University’s Permanent Endowment Fund, under the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University, with the right to invest and reinvest as occasion dictates.

The annual income shall be used to provide academic merit scholarships to students graduating from area high schools with preference for students qualified under the criteria of the Alumni Scholars Program, interviewed, ranked, and recommended by the Alumni Club of Southwest Florida. Final selection will be made by the University Committee on Student Financial Aid.

To donate directly to the club scholarship fund you can send a check directly to the club, donate at a game day gathering, or simply follow the link below:

Donate to the scholarship fund of the SWFL Alumni Club

The National Buckeye Scholarship

The Ohio State University is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student population. The National Buckeye Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to non-Ohio students required to pay the out-of-state surcharge who are admitted to the Columbus campus for autumn quarter.

More information can be found online.

Current Scholarship Awards (2017-18 school year)

For the current school year, we did not award any students a scholarship from Southwest Florida.  However, due to the generosity from our club members the scholarship fund continues to grow.  For the upcoming year (2018-19) we will be looking for qualified students from Southwest Florida in order to award this scholarship.  Up to $5,000 will be available.

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Southwest Florida has contributed over $35,000 in scholarship money over the past five years. Thank you to all of our great members and contributors to our scholarship fund.

High School College Fairs

Members of our Club will serve as representatives for the University at two upcoming college fairs. The fairs give high school students and their parents the opportunity to gather information on a number of colleges and universities. We attend annual college fair events at Bishop Verot Catholic High School and Lee County.

Club Contact Information

If you know anyone considering studies at The Ohio State University, please contact Mike Collier at for scholarship information. Thank you to our members who support the scholarship program that allows local students become Buckeyes.