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2019 Freshman Scholarship Recipients 

We experienced a record number of applicants and are thrilled that Allison Gumienny and Allison Michaels have each earned a $ 1,750 scholarship from the Philly Buckeyes. These scholarships are funded through a combination of our endowment fund, our annual membership dues and proceeds from our various game watches.

Allison Gumienny 

Allison graduated from Methacton High School and resides in Eagleville, PA.

Her accomplishments throughout her high school career are too numerous to list in their entirety but a few are below:

– Four Year Special Olympics Volunteer
– Presidential Volunteer Service Award
– National Charity League Merci Award
– National Honor Society

Allison intends to be a Pre-Medicine major with an interest in oncology and/or neurology. Her post-grad plans include Medical School.

She was drawn to The Ohio State University by
the broad range of academic courses, research opportunities and the Buck-I-SERV program.

We are thrilled that Allison chose to be a Buckeye!

Allison Michaels

Allison lives in Lower Gywnedd and is a graduate of Wissahickon High School.

As with Allison Gumienny, Allison Michael’s accomplishments are too numerous to list but here are a few of them:

– National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society
– Four Year Volunteer for Saint Anthony’s
– Organized Wissahickon’s Blood Drive
– Four year member of the Cross-Country team
– Organized fund-raising Golf Tournament

Allison aspires to be a Pediatric Cardiologist. She intends to enter the Scholars Program for Biological Studies when she enrolls at Ohio State.

She looks forward to taking advantage of all Ohio State as to offer, both in and outside of the Classroom. She wants to strike the right balance between school and life, and looks forward to giving back.

We are thrilled that Allison chose to be a Buckeye!

Both Allison Gumienny and Allison Michaels are just  two of the shining stars from the Philadelphia area that will be freshman from our area at Ohio State this fall and we wish them along with the entire freshman class


2018 Freshman Scholarship Recipients 

We experienced a record number of applicants and are thrilled that Anna Carroll and Natalie Valko have each earned a $ 1,750 scholarship from the Philly Buckeyes. These scholarships are funded through a combination of our endowment fund, our annual membership dues and proceeds from our various game watches.

Anna Carroll

Anna graduated from the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr, PA and resides in Phoenixville. Her accomplishments throughout her high school career are too numerous to list in their entirety but a few are below.

– National Latin Exam Winner (3 years)
– US Rowing Scholastic Honor Roll
– Tres Bien Award for the highest class GPA (Junior year)
– National Honor Society

Anna plans to major in Food Science and Technology with a minor in Nutrition. Her aspiration is to develop food which is medicine, aligned with people’s personalized nutritional needs. She was drawn to The Ohio State University by the range of courses and research opportunities in her chosen course of study.

Her visit to Columbus gave her an appreciation of the “University’s mid-Western friendliness along with its diversity”. We are thrilled that Anna chose to be a Buckeye!!

Natalie Valko

Natalie lives in Chalfont, PA and graduated from Central Bucks West High School. As with Anna, Natalie’s accomplishments are too numerous to list but here are a few of them:

– AP Scholar with Honor Award
– National Honor Society
– National Center for Women in Technology Certificate of Distinction for Aspirations in Computing
– Tohickon Academic Excellence Award
– Member of a pre-professional ballet company

Natalie has been dancing for 13 years and is currently training with the Metropolitan Ballet Company. She has performed numerous pieces including, “The Nutcracker,” “Cinderella,” “Don Quixote,” and “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. At Ohio State, Natalie plans to major in Computer Engineering and intends to create electronic devices that will improve people’s lives and make tasks easier to complete. She is driven to find the intersection between two unrelated ares: ballet and computer engineering. Ohio State’s dance department has joined with the Computer Science/Engineering department to create the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design which opened Natalie’s eyes to the infinite opportunities that Ohio State has to offer.

Anna and Natalie are two of the shining stars from the Philadelphia area that will be freshman from our area at Ohio State this fall and we wish them along with the entire freshman class nothing but success as they experience all that The Ohio State University has to offer.

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