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 2021 the Chapter awarded three 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 20, 2022
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 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.
Receiving a $1500 award is Zachary Groger, who graduated Summ Cum Laude from Olentangy Orange High School. He will be attending Penn State’s University Park campus where he will pursue a Finance Bachelors degree with a fifth year MBA option. Zack is the son of Chuck and Kathleen Groger. He was a member of the marching band and played lacrosse. Zack also volunteered for over 230 hours as a ZooAide at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Receiving a $1000 award is Jane Greco, who graduated with honors from Olentangy Liberty High School. She will be attending Penn State’s University Park campus where she will major in Communications. Jane the daughter of Karen Greco and George Greco. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Patriot Press online magazine. She is also a three time winner of the Ohio Scholastic Media Association awards. Jane participated in Cross Country and Track for Olentangy Liberty and performed over 100 hours of community service projects.
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 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 email@example.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!