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.

Adam Molyet – Scholarship Chairman

Adam was born in Mansfield, Ohio and started his college career at The Ohio State University at Mansfield after winning the 2001 Full Tuition Scholarship offered by the OSU Alumni Club of Richland County.  He graduated from Ohio State in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.  Adam currently serves as the Sr. Manager of AV Technology for the Ohio State University Department of Athletics, a position he has held since 2017.  Adam also is active in the OSU Alumni Club of Richland County, currently serving as chair of the Scholarship Committee.

“I was extremely grateful for the scholarship funds I received from the OSU Alumni Club of Richland County.  They allowed me to attend OSU and graduate virtually debt free.  I was also very happy to have started my college career at OSU-Mansfield.  It allowed me to make the transition from high school to college in a smaller, more-intimate setting while adjusting to the academic and social changes of college.  Living at OSU housing near campus gave me a realistic college environment that helped make my transition to the rest of my college career a seamless transition.”