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A college degree in engineering lifted my father and grandparents from near poverty. They knew the meaning of sacrifice, and my grandmother, all of five feet tall, would not take no for an answer when she chose a college for my father and said he was going to Ohio Northern. For my father, it would become a life-long passion for education and a loyalty to the college which so greatly benefited him, and later, those of his children.My father’s “home version” of a scholarship started with the education of his three children. As each of his grandchildren was born, their college funds were created. It was considered one of the most important parts of their inheritance from Grandpa. None dared to question if college was an option for them.My father was a loyal giver to his college, as well as my mother’s (the same as mine), and my sister’s. He helped to establish a scholarship fund for minorities at my brother’s alma mater. By the time he passed away, he had established scholarships at three different universities.Larry and I can do no less than carry on that legacy of giving by establishing a scholarship at Ohio Christian University. Through the years we have understood the tremendous advantage of a college degree, and we wholly support Christian education that teaches with a Christ-centered worldview.In a time when truth is treated as optional, or nonexistent, the need for a Christian education becomes more urgent.Sadly, the need for tuition resources becomes an obstacle for some students, and that is where we can all help. Establishing a student scholarship can make the difference in the lives of so many students who may not be able to apply or stay in school until their degree is completed. These fine young men and women need to see first-hand the faithfulness of giving from those who have already been blessed.

Articles of Interest

31st Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament A Success

Published: May 27, 2022

Ohio Christian University’s (OCU) 31st  Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament occurred on Monday, May 16th at Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City, Ohio. Twenty-four four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf raising over $50,000 to fund scholarships for current students. These OCU Scholarships are awarded to current campus students each spring at the Annual Scholarship Banquet. "The golf tournament is one of our major fund-raising events for student scholarships," explained OCU President Dr. Jon Kulaga. "The engagement and generosity of each of the golfers is critical to our ability to assist
Ohio Christian University’s (OCU) 31st  Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament occurred on Monday, May 16th at Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City, Ohio. Twenty-four four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf raising over $50,000 to fund scholarships for current students. These OCU Scholarships are awarded to current campus students each spring at the Annual Scholarship Banquet. "The golf tournament
Ohio Christian University’s (OCU) 31st  Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament occurred on Monday, May 16th at Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City, Ohio. Twenty-four four-person teams enjoyed a round of
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30th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Raises Over $40,000 for Students

OCU Staff with Sponsorship Thank-You Banner

Published: July 1, 2021

Ohio Christian University's 30th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 19th, at the Pickaway Country Club Golf Course. Four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf, raising over $40,000 to fund scholarships for current students. These OCU Scholarships are awarded to current campus students each year at the Annual Scholarship Banquet. "The annual OCU golf tournament is one of our major fundraising events for student scholarships – and is also a great way to connect with donors who love golf and love our students", explained OCU President Dr. Jon Kulaga. "With over
Ohio Christian University's 30th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 19th, at the Pickaway Country Club Golf Course. Four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf, raising over $40,000 to fund scholarships for current students. These OCU Scholarships are awarded to current campus students each year at the Annual Scholarship Banquet. "The annual OCU golf tournament is
Ohio Christian University's 30th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 19th, at the Pickaway Country Club Golf Course. Four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf, raising

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Scholars Day 2020 Has Big Winners!

Scholars Day 2020 Has Big Winners! image

Published: March 27, 2020

Ohio Christian University’s 3rd annual Scholar’s Day Competition took place on Saturday, Feb. 29th and brought in 36 qualifying participants to compete for our $50,000 scholarships and full-tuition Distinguished Trailblazer Scholarship.  Ohio Christian awards six $50,000 scholarships, which include paid internship opportunities on campus. These scholarships, named the Creative Communities, Homeschool Excellence, and Ohio’s Future Scholarships, focus on three different areas: small population high school students, homeschool students, and students of diversity. The Distinguished
Ohio Christian University’s 3rd annual Scholar’s Day Competition took place on Saturday, Feb. 29th and brought in 36 qualifying participants to compete for our $50,000 scholarships and full-tuition Distinguished Trailblazer Scholarship.  Ohio Christian awards six $50,000 scholarships, which include paid internship opportunities on campus. These scholarships, named the Creative Communities,
Ohio Christian University’s 3rd annual Scholar’s Day Competition took place on Saturday, Feb. 29th and brought in 36 qualifying participants to compete for our $50,000 scholarships and full-tuition
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Audition Day for Performing Arts Scholarships

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Published: January 28, 2020

The Ohio Christian University Department of Music is holding a Performing Arts Audition Day following Scholars Day on February 29th to allow prospective students to audition for a Performing Arts Scholarship. High school seniors and juniors and incoming transfer students planning to major in one of the Music programs or those who just plan to participate in Band, Orchestra, Choir and/or Theater are all invited to audition. “We are proud to offer significant scholarships to music and worship leadership majors, and to any student who participates in our performing arts activities,” said
The Ohio Christian University Department of Music is holding a Performing Arts Audition Day following Scholars Day on February 29th to allow prospective students to audition for a Performing Arts Scholarship. High school seniors and juniors and incoming transfer students planning to major in one of the Music programs or those who just plan to participate in Band, Orchestra, Choir and/or
The Ohio Christian University Department of Music is holding a Performing Arts Audition Day following Scholars Day on February 29th to allow prospective students to audition for a Performing Arts
Hannah Pratt - Previous Scholar's Day Winner

Incoming Students to Compete for Top Scholarships during Scholars Day

Hannah Pratt - Previous Scholar's Day Winner

Published: January 17, 2020

Ohio Christian University’s Scholars Day is an annual competition for incoming students to the Campus Undergraduate Program. The university will be awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships to the academic competitors this day. All the scholarships are based on the following criteria: Academics: Minimum qualification of 22 ACT (or SAT equivalent) and 3.3 GPA Character, service and leadership activities including a recommendation letter Interview with the scholarship committee Only available for new students enrolling in the Undergraduate Campus Program for the Fall 2020 Semester
Ohio Christian University’s Scholars Day is an annual competition for incoming students to the Campus Undergraduate Program. The university will be awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships to the academic competitors this day. All the scholarships are based on the following criteria: Academics: Minimum qualification of 22 ACT (or SAT equivalent) and 3.3 GPA Character, service and
Ohio Christian University’s Scholars Day is an annual competition for incoming students to the Campus Undergraduate Program. The university will be awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships to
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Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success

Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success image

Published: March 28, 2019

Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000 in scholarships from 68 separate donors were awarded to students in attendance. Parents of recipients were encouraged to attend the banquet and meet the donors supporting their children’s education. Students Hannah Reager (’20), Davi Da Silva (’19), and Marissa McCrary (’20) all shared with those in attendance the impact that the donors had on them individually. Each student at Ohio Christian
Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000 in scholarships from 68 separate donors were awarded to students in attendance. Parents of recipients were encouraged to attend the banquet and meet the donors supporting their children’s education
Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000
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OCU Scholars Day 2019 Has Big Winners!

OCU Scholars Day 2019 Has Big Winners! image

Published: March 22, 2019

Each year Ohio Christian University conducts a Scholars Day where applicants compete for over $300,000 worth of scholarships. Scholars Day provides an opportunity to compete for the Creative Communities Scholarship, the Ohio's Future Scholarship and the Homeschool Excellence Scholarship, which are each worth $50,000 and guarantee a coveted internship position. Also awarded is OCU’s highest scholarship, the Distinguished Trailblazer Scholarship, which covers all tuition costs for a four year degree. During Scholars Day, students compete for the full-ride tuition scholarship to OCU
Each year Ohio Christian University conducts a Scholars Day where applicants compete for over $300,000 worth of scholarships. Scholars Day provides an opportunity to compete for the Creative Communities Scholarship, the Ohio's Future Scholarship and the Homeschool Excellence Scholarship, which are each worth $50,000 and guarantee a coveted internship position. Also awarded is OCU’s highest
Each year Ohio Christian University conducts a Scholars Day where applicants compete for over $300,000 worth of scholarships. Scholars Day provides an opportunity to compete for the Creative