The Richland County Alumni Club Scholarship Fund has been established through the hard work of our club members, the generosity of our donors and the many Buckeye fans and alumni. Our club is proud to provide scholarships to students in Richland County who are accepted at Ohio State and are committed to attend. Students interested in attending Ohio State -Mansfield can compete for one year full-tuition or half-tuition scholarships. $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have been accepted to Ohio State’s Columbus campus and are committed to attend.

Students from Richland County may be awarded scholarship money based on the following criteria:

  • Admittance to the University
  • Record of participation in school, community, extracurricular activities, and academic merit
  • Quality of answers to several essay questions
  • Potential interview with one or more of our Scholarship Committee members

Apply for a scholarship

ScholarshipUniverse simplifies the process of finding and applying for internal and external scholarships at Ohio State. This platform hosts all alumni club scholarships. Apply and/or update your profile each year by The Ohio State University priority date for maximum aid consideration.

Log in to ScholarshipUniverse using your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password. Need instructions for activating your username? Contact Buckeye Link, 614-292-OHIO, for assistance.

Additional information on scholarships and financial aid at Ohio State can be found online at

For questions, contact Leslie Smith,, 614-292-6576 at the Alumni Association.

To donate to Richland County Alumni Club Scholarship Fund, visit our online giving page to make a gift.

John Riedl – Scholarship Chairman

John was born in Milwaukee, graduated from Marquette University and earned a Ph.D in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.  After serving two years in the army, he joined the mathematics faculty of the Ohio State University.  He served as Associate Dean of the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.  Appointed Dean and Director of Ohio State-Mansfield, he served in that position for 16 years until his retirement in 2003.  He has long been a member of the Richland County Ohio State Alumni Club which he serves as chair of its Scholarship Committee.

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