In 1960, graduates of the then-College of Commerce shared a common interest in encouraging scholarship and leadership within the college. That year, 132 of them joined together as new business leaders to fund and promote Pace Setters. They sponsored the first Pace Setters awards ceremony in 1961, honoring the college’s top business students. Since that time, more than 3,300 business students - less than 5 percent of the total business school alumni population - have earned Pace Setters recognition. 

As the college’s top honor, the Pace Setters awards celebrate students who excel both in and out of the classroom and who exemplify the purpose and passion that define Fisher College of Business students and graduates. They are juniors and seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership and service to Fisher and the community.

 


2019 Pace Setters Application Deadline: Sunday, October 14, 2018

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2019 UNDERGRADUATE PACE SETTERS AWARDS.  As the College’s top honor, the Pace Setters awards celebrate those students who excel both in and out of the classroom and who exemplify the purpose and passion that define Fisher students and graduates:  They are juniors and seniors who rank among the top of their class and demonstrate exemplary leadership and service to Fisher and the community.


2019 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PACE SETTERS APPLICATION

Minimum criteria 

  1. Junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.3 
  2. Minimum of 60 credit hours earned at Ohio State, accepted into your area of specialization
  3. Evidence of leadership, including contributions made in a position of responsibility, such as executive board member, committee chair, etc.  Membership in an organization will not be considered evidence of leadership.  In the absence of being an executive board chair, committee chair, or the like, the burden of proving leadership is on the student (i.e. extensive philanthropic or service experience or work experience). In evaluating leadership experiences, contributions to Fisher College of Business will be more heavily weighted than community contributions. Both quantity and quality of contributions will be considered.

 

Application process

Undergraduate students who wish to be considered for 2019 Pace Setters recognition must submit a complete application by Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

 

Connect to the following document to view the questions and information needed to complete the Pace Setters Application: http://go.osu.edu/pacesetters2019  

 

Award Determination

As in the past, nominations are reviewed and final decisions made by members of the Alumni Pace Setters Awards Committee and Faculty and Staff within Fisher’s academic programs. Students selected for Pace Setters awards will be included in consideration for the five (5) special Pace Setters Undergraduate Awards:

 

  • Walter M. Rudin Junior Scholarship, presented to the most outstanding junior undergraduate
  • Robert E. Georges Senior Scholarship, presented to the most outstanding senior undergraduate
  • S. Maurice Bostic and Birch S.M. Bostic Memorial Award, presented to the outstanding male member of the graduating class
  • Katherine Porter Allen Prize, presented to the outstanding female member of the graduating class
  • Jack W. Stephenson Scholarship, presented to a student with outstanding scholarship, leadership, and athletic accomplishments

 

If you are a previous Pace Setters and would like to be considered for one of the special Pace Setters awards listed above, you should submit a Pace Setters application this year.

 

Event Date

The Pace Setters Awards program is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2019. Additional details will be shared closer to the date.

 

Questions?

Contact Melinda McDonald, Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs, at mcdonald.18@osu.edu  for questions about the application or application process.

Questions about the application process?

Contact:

Melinda McDonald
Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs