The Central Florida Alumni Scholarship Fund was established February 5, 1999, by the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University with gifts to The Ohio State University Development Fund from The Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida Orlando, its members, and friends. The annual income is used to provide academic scholarships to students graduating from high schools of Central Florida with a preference for students qualified under the Alumni Scholars Program criteria, ranked and recommended by the Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida. Scholarship recipients will be selected in consultation with the University Committee on Student Financial Aid. It is the desire of the donors that this fund should benefit the University in perpetuity.


The Ohio State Alumni Scholars Program provides recognition and financial assistance to outstanding incoming freshman. Our Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida sponsors this Alumni Scholars Program (ASP) for local incoming freshmen to attend any of The Ohio State University campuses. It is coordinated by The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. and The Ohio State University Office of Financial Aid.

  • Each alumni scholarship award is based on merit only.
  • The scholarship money may be used to attend any of The Ohio State University’s campuses.
  • The process involves screening, interviewing and selecting a recipient(s) for this merit-based award. Students interested should check with their guidance office or contact our Alumni Scholarship Director indicated below:

Visit for admissions information.

Who is eligible?

The Office of Student Financial Aid selects a recipient(s) based on club recommendations. To receive the ASP award, the student must:

  • Be admitted to The Ohio State University
  • Rank in the top 25 percent of his or her high school class (preferably the top 10 percent)
  • Be recommended by school principals, counselors, and/or teachers based on scholastic ability and character
  • Have a record of performance in activities both in school and in the community
  • Impress the club’s scholarship committee during the personal interview by demonstrating a sound interest and positive attitude toward college
  • Be a resident or attend high school in the county/area in which the participating alumni club’s membership is based (Orange, Seminole, & Osceola)

If you are interested, please contact Kathleen Stemley for more information.   

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida fund has been established through the hard work of our club members, the generosity of our donors and the many Buckeye fans and alumni. Our club is proud to provide scholarships to students in the club area, accepted at Ohio State and are committed to attend. Students from the Orlando area may be awarded scholarship money based on the following criteria:

Preferably be admitted to the University.
Record of participation in school, community, extracurricular activities, and academic merit.

Quality of answers to several essay questions.
And possibly, a personal interview with our local Scholarship Committee.

ScholarshipUniverse simplifies the process of finding and applying for internal and external scholarships at Ohio State. This platform hosts all alumni club scholarships. Apply and/or update your profile each year by The Ohio State University priority date for maximum aid consideration.

Log in to ScholarshipUniverse using your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password. Need instructions for activating your username? Contact Buckeye Link, 614-292-OHIO, for assistance.

Further information on scholarships and Financial Aid at Ohio State can be found here. For questions, contact Leslie Smith,, 614-292-6576 at the Alumni Association.

To donate to Central Florida Alumni Scholarship Fund visit our online giving page to make a gift.