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.

 


2012 Scholarship Winner Update

Congratulations to Braihan Beckel, our 2012 scholarship winner on his graduation from Penn State! He accepted a full-time job in New Jersey and started in July 2016.


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.
Our 2012 scholarship winner, Braihan Becke, at THON.
2015 Franklyn Ingram Spirit Scholarship winner Melissa Martin of Blacklick, Ohio.
Our 2015 Franklyn Ingram Spirit Scholarship winner, Melissa Martin of Blacklick, Ohio.
Morgan Handmaker of New Albany, Ohio, our 2016 Scholarship winner.

 


Supporting Penn State students through scholarship activities

Each year Central Ohio Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association awards a $1,900 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

FAQ for Central Ohio PSU Scholarship

When can I apply for the Chapter’s scholarship?

Thank you for your interest in our Chapter’s scholarship & congratulations on being accepted at Penn State. Penn State’s admissions department sends us a list of final acceptances to Penn State sometime in June. We then send emails to the incoming freshmen with information on how to apply for the scholarship.

When do you award the scholarship?

Our scholarship board meets in late July or early August and reviews the applications and then awards the scholarship.

Who should I contact if I have other questions?

If you any questions, please contact Bob Remy (rremy@columbus.rr.com) or Anita Lombardo (lombaral@yahoo.com).

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!


Penn State Central Ohio Chapter
Scholarship Winners

2016     Morgan Handmaker
2015     Melissa Martin
2014     Zachary Newcome
2013     Rebecca Puckett
2012     Braihan Beckel
2011     Jeremy Nadzam
2010     Jesse Steinberg
2009     R.J. Mardis
2008     Michael Wellner
2007     Michael Phelps
2006     Matt Kirstein
2005     Jennifer Grieb
2004     Clinton Highley
2003     Christopher Sykora
2002     Kanika Johar
2001     Sarah Hedlund
2000    Miranda Jensen
1999     Allison Grayer
1998     Samantha Springer
1997     Eric Hutton

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