Scholarships: Scholars for Service

The Scholars for Service Fund was created to advance the spirit of service, leadership, and academic excellence in the lives of future and current students at Fisher College of Business. Furthermore, our hope is to propagate the philanthropic ideals embodied by Roy and Joann Mitte and create a sense of community and value among scholarship recipients.

Scholars for Service is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities for incoming freshman students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Scholarship award winners will receive a $1,500 scholarship payable over two semesters.

Scholarship Criteria

Students with direct admission to Fisher College of Business who have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and show active involvement in community service organizations. Please see application for additional requirements.

The application deadline is April 15, 2014. Thank you for your interest in the Scholars for Service scholarship.

Scholarship Recipients

Incoming 1st Year Students:
Current Fisher Students:
Previous Recipients:

The Scholars for Service Fund (S4S) was established in fall 2010 by five former Mitte Scholarship recipients who felt compelled to continue the philanthropic legacy embodied by the founders of the Mitte Scholarship Fund; Roy and Joann Mitte. 

Scholars for Service (S4S) has preserved the tradition of the Mitte Scholarship Fund by supporting students at Fisher College of Business that exemplify academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to the community.

Through the financial support we received, each of us was given the ability to serve our surrounding communities. We were blessed, so that we can be a blessing to others.

Our vision is to raise enough funds to provide substantial support for the scholarship recipients on an annual basis. Through this scholarship, we hope to empower recipients to spend their time building a stronger community, enriching lives, and focusing on academic excellence.

Our vision is to raise enough funds to provide substantial support for the scholarship recipients on an annual basis. Through this scholarship, we hope to empower recipients to spend their time building a stronger community, enriching lives, and focusing on academic excellence.


If you would like to help support our vision, consider donating to the Scholars for Service fund.  All donations are through Ohio State University and can be accepted electronically or by mail.

Download a pledge card(provides specific instructions for donating)


If you have any questions about this scholarship or would like to find out how to get involved, please email us at

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ~ Anne Frank

A committee of business professionals and alumni help lead the Scholars for Service program. The following people dedicate their time to supporting the Scholars for Service program:

Joe Bowman

Joe Bowman is a 2007 Fisher graduate and former Mitte Scholar. He graduated with majors in Accounting and Finance and currently works as a Financial Planning & Analysis Advisor at Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio. Prior to joining Cardinal, Joe was an audit senior for Deloitte & Touche. While in school, he primarily participated as a tutor at St. Joseph Montessori, mentor in the Best Buddies program, and server at the Faith Mission men’s shelter. Recently, he has been involved in the Columbus area Adopt-a-Family and Junior Achievement among various other activities.

Serving his community is important to him as he has been blessed in many ways in his life and he wanted to pay it forward to those in need. When given the opportunity to become a part of the Scholars for Service Scholarship, he knew this would be a way to continue to give back, carry on the Mitte name and tradition, and reinforce the virtue of serving the Columbus community. Through his involvement in this organization, he has been able to pay thanks to the Mitte organization for giving him such wonderful opportunities to serve others while at The Ohio State University. Joe can be reached at

Stephany DiYanni

Stephany DiYanni, a former Mitte Scholar, graduated from The Ohio State University in 2008 with a major in Accounting. While at OSU, Stephany was an active member in Kappa Delta Sorority and the Fisher Accounting Association. Throughout her time at OSU, she regularly volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House, and her church as a bookkeeper.

She is currently a Senior Associate with KPMG’s Advisory Practice in the Columbus office and continues to serve her community through volunteering at Vineyard Community Church, as an advisor to FisherCARES, and now as a member of the Scholars for Service Committee. Her hope is to empower students to volunteer and serve the Columbus community through the support of this scholarship. Stephany can be reached at

Isaac Elking

Biography will be added as soon as it is available.

JoAnna Fu

JoAnna Fu is a tax manager with Wolf & Company, LLP, a CPA firm in the Chicagoland area. She graduated from Fisher in 2005 as a member of the Honors Cohort program with degrees in Accounting and Finance. During college, JoAnna was part of the initial Mitte Foundation Scholarship class and played a role in establishing many of the activities attended by the FisherCares organization today.

Personally, she volunteered at a number of community service organizations, including tutoring at St. Joseph's Montessori School, Unverferth House, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Columbus Museum of Art, and many others. She currently is involved with income tax preparation for low income individuals through Ladder Up. To JoAnna, community service isn't just about helping others in their time of need or providing resources. It's about empowering others and giving them the skills for achievement and the ability to enrich their lives. She can be reached at

Tim Paridon

Tim Paridon is an Integration Manager for the Nestlé Business Services Employee Services Team. He is responsible for the management of operational projects and integration activities within the HR service delivery area. He provides project management and execution support, including analysis and prioritization of project activities.

Prior to joining Nestlé, Tim was a Senior Consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital Practice. His focus was centered on Mergers & Acquisitions and large organizational transformation projects for high profile client companies with expertise and experience in pre-close integration planning, post-close merger integration, project management, and change management including leadership alignment, communications and training program design and delivery.

While attending The Ohio State University, Tim was a four-year Mitte Scholar and graduated Magna cum Laude earning undergraduate degrees in Finance and Risk Management from the Fisher College of Business. He was the chair of the Dean’s Leadership Conference in 2006 and in 2007 and was a recipient of the Pace Setter award.

Tim was born, raised, and currently lives in Canton, Ohio and works out of Nestlé’s Solon, Ohio office.

Scholars for Service has partnered with the student service organization, FisherCARES, another conception of Mitte alumni. FisherCARES began at Ohio State in the Spring of 2008 and provides 3-5 weekly volunteer events for Fisher students to serve the greater Columbus community. 

S4S scholarship recipients are all active members of FisherCARES and each participate in at least three service projects a year. In addition to providing weekly volunteer opportunities for over 100 Fisher students, FisherCARES is a catalyst for fostering a sense of community and value among Scholars for Service scholarship recipients.