Each year the Central Ohio Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association awards a scholarship to a deserving incoming freshman from the Central Ohio area. All funds in our scholarship account come directly from the support of local alumni and friends. The award is named after one of our most distinguished area alumni, Frank Ingram ’63 Med, ’66 DEd, who was the driving force behind its establishment in 1996.
The Franklyn C. Ingram Spirit Scholarship
August 1, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob Remy
The Central Ohio Chapter of The Penn State Alumni Association has awarded the group’s 2016 Franklyn Ingram Spirit Scholarship to Morgan Handmaker of New Albany, Ohio. Handmaker is a 2016 graduate of New Albany High School and will attend Penn State’s University Park Campus. She will major political science. Morgan is the daughter of Brett (Penn State ’92) and Alisa Handmaker (Penn State ‘91). Her activities include NCSY Youth Group, Wexner Service Corps, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization and TedxYouth. She was a teaching assistant at Temple Beth Shalom and a childcare assistant for Eagle’s Nest. She has participated in the Arthritis Jingle Bell Run, the Susan Komen Race for the Cure & has served as Team Captain for Relay For Life.
The $1,900 award is designed to benefit a deserving Central Ohio student attending Penn State.
The scholarship is named in honor of the late Dr. Franklyn C. Ingram who earned his masters and doctorate degrees from Penn State. Dr. Ingram was a long time chapter member and a driving force behind the scholarship. Those wishing to contribute to the scholarship can find more information at the chapter’s website; psucolumbus.org.