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 26, 2017
For Immediate Release
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; 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
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.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
2017 Alexander Groger
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