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Alumni & Giving

Scholarship Funds


The Alumni Society Executive Committee established an endowed scholarship on September 6, 1985, upon raising more than $10,000 through alumni gifts. Thanks to the continued support of alumni and friends and fundraising events the endowment has reached nearly $140,000.

The Alumni Scholarship has supported more than 40 students since its inception. However, due to the continuous rise of tuition costs, student tuition assistance is needed more today than ever. Individuals seeking a career in social work need our support to lessen the financial burden of earning a BSSW, MSW and/or PhD. Interest generated annually by this endowment is awarded in the form of scholarships to deserving doctorate, master’s and/or bachelor’s candidates.

Gifts are tax-deductible and can be made online to the Alumni Scholarship Fund (Fund #600043), or by mailing a check payable to:

The Ohio State University Foundation

1480 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43221

Make a Secure Gift Online


Thanks to the generosity of College Traditions rebate program, 15% of purchases logged under the Social Work Alumni Society code number AL9575 will be redirected to the Social Work Alumni Scholarship Fund, endowment # 600043. Here’s how the program works. When you make purchases on-line, by phone or at a College Traditions store tell them you are a part of the Social Work Alumni Society. Be sure to give this code number AL9575 and 15% of your purchase will be rebated to the Alumni Society Scholarship Fund. Rebate savings are totaled for the calendar year under the Society’s code number, and the Alumni Society will then receive a check for the Social Work Alumni Scholarship Fund. Purchases can be made in person at 286 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201, via Traditions toll-free # 1-800-628-4678, or at