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. In 2023 the Chapter awarded two scholarships. 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
July 21, 2023
The Central Ohio Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is awarding the Franklyn C. Ingram Spirit Scholarship to two Central Ohio students for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.
Maggie Beshuk, 2023 Valedictorian of Gahanna Lincoln High School has received the Scholarship’s top award. She will be attending Penn State’s University Park campus where she will pursue an Engineering Bachelors.
Maggie is the daughter of Steve and Wendy Beshuk. She was a varsity lacrosse player, President of the Women in S.T.E.M club, and President of the Environmental Club. Maggie is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and an AP Scholar with Honors.
Rex Kenyon, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Jonathan Alder High School in Plain City, has received the Scholarship’s second award. He will be attending Penn State’s University Park campus where he will major in Cyber Security.
Rex is the son of John and Joy Kenyon. He has already completed CompTIA certifications for ITF+, A+, and Security+. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Marching Band, and Concert Band. Rex also volunteered at the Daily Needs Assistance Center in Plain City.
The scholarship benefits Central Ohio students in their first year at 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.
Supporting Penn State students through scholarship activities
Each year 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.
In order to qualify for a Penn State Central Ohio Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a resident of the Central Ohio area
- Be a full-time student of Penn State University
Are you interested in donating to our Scholarship Fund?
The Penn State Central Ohio Alumni Chapter welcomes and appreciates all donations to the scholarship fund. All donations are tax deductible within the guidelines of Section 501c (3) of the IRS code. Your donations help our fund grow and thus allow us to provide scholarship awards each year to a deserving student.
Contributing to our scholarship fund is simple. You can donate by personal check or online via Venmo or Paypal.
- To donate by check, please send a personal check, made payable to “PSUAA – Central Ohio Scholarship Fund” and email email@example.com for the address information. Please note the amount of the donation on your remittance: $25, $50, $100, Other.
- To donate online via Venmo or Paypal, email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
If for any reason you have questions or would like to learn more about our Scholarship Fund, please email our Chapter Scholarship Coordinator. We thank you for your support!