Jack Korenyi-Both, a junior in the Department of Animal Sciences from Hubbard, Ohio, was one of 13 students awarded a scholarship from The Ohio State University Alumni Association. The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. Scholarship Endowment Fund provides undergraduate scholarships to currently enrolled students at any of The Ohio State University campuses, not receiving freshman-recruiting scholarships (i.e. Maximus and Morrill Programs), with preference given based on academic performance and financial need.
“It is great to see how supportive our alumni network is here at Ohio State. The Ohio State Alumni Association Scholarship Fund supports many students year to year, allowing students like me to continue attending Ohio State,” said Korenyi-Both, “ This generosity and effort is something that I will absolutely pay forward when it is my turn to support. “
Out of over 500 applicants, 359 were eligible for the scholarships. “I had 22 teams of jurors (using Volunteer Match), 3 per team, read approximately 10 applications. All had a score sheet. They read, scored and sent back their score sheets to me,” said Leslie Smith, stewardship coordinator for the Alumni Scholars Program. “I added up the scores and then the staff steering committee for the scholarship made some final decisions. We decided on 13 students.”
Students receiving the scholarship are eligible to apply each year of their enrollment. However, they are subject to the same rigorous standards each year they apply; prior receipt does not guarantee future award of the scholarship.
Korenyi-Both, after earning his undergraduate degree in 2020, plans to attend graduate or professional school at Ohio State.
“I will always remember where it is that I was educated and given opportunities like this scholarship. I will always hold Ohio State close to my heart and help the next generation succeed with my time and talents as a graduate of The Ohio State University.”
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