alexgrogerEach 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.


July 26, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Bob Remy 614-209-8843,

The Central Ohio Chapter of The Penn State Alumni Association has awarded the group’s 2017 Franklyn Ingram Spirit Scholarship to Alexander Groger. Groger is a 2017 graduate of Olentangy Orange High School and will attend Penn State’s University Park Campus. Alex is the son of Chuck (Penn State ’92) and Kathleen Groger (Penn State ‘94). At Olentangy Orange High School, Alex was a member of the Lacrosse team, Orchestra, Tri-M and the National Honor Society. His community activities include volunteering at The Columbus Zoo and a week-long service trip to the Dominican Republic.

The $2000 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;

2017 The Franklyn C. Ingram Spirit Scholarship Winner