The 2015 Three Rivers Buckeye Scholarship season has come to an end. This year, we received 52 applications from high school seniors from the Pittsburgh area who are interested in attending The Ohio State University. These exceptional students really impressed our Scholarship Committee made up of ten OSU alumni. After reviewing the applications, we are confident that if these students decide to attend OSU, they will represent the Steel City very well and continue to improve our great university.
Of the 52 applicants, 11 finalists were selected for face-to-face interviews with our committee. Of those 11, three will be awarded a Three Rivers Buckeye Scholarship. Thanks to the support of local Buckeye alumni, fans, friends and family, one recipient of the merit-based scholarships will receive $2,000 and the other two will receive $1,000 each. This money was raised through membership dues, game watch raffles, and all other club activities.
Now that the recipients have been selected, we have notified the university who will notify the students through their BuckeyeLink accounts by early May. Once the recipients have committed to OSU and are notified, we will make a formal announcement on our website and contact all finalists to let them know of our decision.
Thank you again to all students who applied and interviewed. You make this city and state proud and are well on your way to successful college careers.
As always, if you have any questions about the scholarships or Ohio State, please don’t hesitate to ask via email at email@example.com or on our Facebook page. Feel free to reach out about anything OSU- Honors Programs, Study Abroad, Football games, Residence Halls, how to explain to your roommates why you referred to them as yinz, etc. We’re another great OSU resource but right here in your own backyard.
Vicky & Kyle Blizzard
Co-Presidents, OSU Alumni Club of Pittsburgh