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


July 29, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Bob Remy 614-209-8843, pghcol89@gmail.com

The Central Ohio Chapter of The Penn State Alumni Association has awarded the group’s 2019 Franklyn Ingram Spirit Scholarship to Grace Christman of Hilliard, Ohio. Christman is a 2019 graduate of Hilliard Bradley High School and will attend Penn State’s University Park Campus where she will study Kinesiology and Athletic Training. Grace is the daughter of Teri Christman and the late Mark Christman. At Hilliard Bradley High School, Grace was a member of the lacrosse and golf teams and maintained a 3.9 GPA.

The $2500 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.


Scholarship Winner Updates

Our 2012 (Braihan Becke) and 2013 (Rebecca Puckett) Scholarship winners at the Penn State Picnic and Student Send-off, August 2013.
Our 2012 (Braihan Becke) and 2013 (Rebecca Puckett) Scholarship winners at the Penn State Picnic and Student Send-off, August 2013.

 

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Our 2012 scholarship winner, Braihan Becke, at THON.
Our 2015 Franklyn Ingram Spirit Scholarship winner, Melissa Martin of Blacklick, Ohio.
Morgan Handmaker of New Albany, Ohio, our 2016 Scholarship winner.
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Alexander Groger from Olentangy Orange High School, Ohio, our 2017 Scholarship winner.

 

Makinley Cramer from Granville High School, Ohio, our 2018 Scholarship winner.

 

Grace Christman from Hilliard Bradley High School, Ohio, our 2019 Scholarship winner.

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.

Scholarship Qualifications

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

PSU Scholarship Information


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 either by check or by using our online store to donate online.

  • To donate by check, please send a personal check, made payable to “PSUAA – Central Ohio Scholarship Fund” and email psucolumbus@gmail.com for the address information. Please note the amount of the donation on your remittance: $25, $50, $100, Other.
  • To donate online, please go to our online store and select the Scholarship Fund Donation amount that you would like to contribute.

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!


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