Students First, Students Now

Created by Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee in 2009, Students First, Students Now is a university-wide initiative designed to ensure continued access to education for Ohio State students. With an initial goal to raise $100 million over two years (2009-2011), Students First, Students Now has now surpassed its initial goal. The Max M. Fisher College of Business is pleased to have raised more than $7 million in scholarship dollars for this exciting initiative. Fisher would like to thank all alumni and friends who made gifts for scholarships.

Here are just a few of the many scholarships that were either created or funded between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

James (MBA ’81) and Melissa Allen continued their support to The James R. and Melissa S. Allen Graduate Scholarship Fund, an endowment established this year.

John (BA ’70) and Bebe (BA ’69) Finn established the endowed John and Bebe Finn MBA Scholarship Fund.

Marjorie M. Neubig (BSBA ’48) provided support to increase the endowed Hermann C. Miller Memorial Fund which provides scholarships in the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems to graduates preparing for careers in teaching college accounting.

Robert R. and Stephany Ruffolo Jr. established the Robert R. Ruffolo Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship Fund which assists undergraduate students who are pursuing a business major (or minor) and a major (or minor) in an area of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Dan and Patricia Sanders established The Nicholas John Sanders Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their son Nick Sanders (MAcc ’06). The scholarship will be used to recruit students to the Master of Accounting program or for students already enrolled in the program.

Through the estate of the late, Col. Jay (J.C.) (BSBA ’59) Van Bloom, The Van Bloom Family MBA Scholarship Fund was endowed to support business students who have served in the United States military.

Lance (BSBA ’71) Schneier and his brother, Dr. Craig Schneier (BSBA’69) created The Schneier Family Undergraduate Scholarship Fund for undergraduate business students from Stark County or northeastern Ohio who are majoring in finance.

The Bryan and Judith Roub Scholarship Fund was endowed September 17, 2010. Bryan (BSBA ’66) and Judith Roub established this fund to provide undergraduate scholarships for business students majoring in accounting.

The Ann and Jules Gottlieb Foundation on behalf of Lawrence Gottlieb, Lisa Senter, Lynne Blumenstock, and Jon Gottlieb, established The Ann Lowenstein Gottlieb Scholarship Fund in memory of their mother Ann Lowenstein Gottlieb (BSBA ’48) to assist undergraduate business students with financial need.

Former scholarship recipients; Stephany DiYanni (BSBA ’08), Tim Paridon (BSBA ’07), Chris Bowman (BSBA ’07), and Joanna Fu (BSBA ’05); are leading an effort to build the newly created Scholars for Service scholarship to aid students as they were aided as undergraduate students.

Harry and Patricia Apostolos created The Harry Apostolos Undergraduate Scholarship in Busines to assist students with financial need.

Matthew (MBA ’03) and Rachel (BS ’03) Jenkins created the Matthew R. and Rachel B. Jenkins Accounting Undergraduate Scholarship.

Student Stories

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MD/MBA student

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Senior majoring in marketing and international business

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Junior majoring in accounting

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