There are many reasons:
- game watches
- civic projects
- social events
- annual meeting = great speakers
- pricing advantages
- fun and camaraderie
Of all the items listed nothing seems to be more important than your Club’s scholarship grants for high school graduates from our local area.
Did you know that the total cost for one year at The Ohio State University for an out-of-state student is more than $40,000?
Did you know that in our club’s brief six year history, we have awarded six scholarships? Recipients: Mary DeMaio, Erica Cramer, Bradley Potter***, Devin Turner, Matt Arnott, and Sadie Shivers.
Did you know membership dues and game half-pots provide most of the money to support scholarships?
Did you know that each year we have collected enough support a scholarship?
Did you know that in addition to what we collect locally, we also have a fund at the University to support scholarships? This fund is called a Current Use Account and gifts to it are fully tax deductible.
As the costs of an education continue to rise, we encourage you to make a separate gift to scholarships. While the size of a gift is always important, participation is vital.
You can make your gift in two different ways.
- You may make you gift payable to WNC BUCKEYE CLUB. Gifts to the Club are not tax deductible and will be used to support a current year scholarship. Gifts to the Club may be sent to John Sawdy, 77 Mt View Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711,or made online at: www.wncbuckeyes.com; or
- You may make your gift payable to The Ohio State University Current Use Account #312486. A gift to the Current Use Account #312486 is fully deductible and will be receipted. Gifts to the Current Use Account #312486 should be mailed to The Ohio State University, 1400 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221-3938.
Thanks for your support.
*** see excerpts below of Brad’ s recent letter to us about his OSU experience.
from Brad Potter: “ My freshman year was absolutely amazing. Academic-wise, I ended up getting a 4.0 GPA during my first quarter and also did well in the Winter and Spring as well. I’m currently carrying a 3.42 GPA, and I am taking 25 credit hours this fall. I originally came in as a Political Science major, planning to add History as a double major, but last year my ambitions changed, and I have been a Criminology/Criminal Justice studies and Political Science double major ever since. At the pace I am going, I plan to graduate in 3 years (before reaching 21) that will definitely help out a lot because it saves me a year of paying out of state tuition. After graduation, I am going into law enforcement, most likely in the Charlotte area, following in the family lineage of my Dad, Aunt, and Uncle, and I can’t wait to be a part of it. During the summer I did an Internship in the Charlotte Financial Crimes Division, and loved it.” ----
---- “lastly, I just want to say thank you again for the opportunity for the scholarship - - - it was an incredible chance and I’m very glad I got to meet a lot of great Buckeyes and represent your choice to the best of my ability on campus.”