Scholarship Recipient Blog

Learn about what our scholarship recipients are up to since arriving on campus.

Nathan Scranton (2017)

My first two years as a Buckeye have gone well. Through my involvement in the athletic band, I’ve performed in two spring football games, three scripts on ice and went to Indianapolis two years ago to play for the women’s basketball team when they won the Big Ten Tournament. 

I have also been an active member of the quidditch team and have competed in Kalamazoo, Michigan and Bloomington, Indiana for Regionals.

Academic wise, I am excited to continue my education and take more civil engineering courses as I get further along in my major. Through all the fun times this past year, I would have to say that my favorite memory was storming the field after the amazing win over that team up north this past November.


Natalie Valko (2018)

My first year at Ohio State was definitely a memorable one. Being an electrical and computer engineering pre-major was challenging, and I worked day and night to be accepted into the major. I made Dean’s List both semesters, and I joined Phi Sigma Rho, the Engineering sorority at OSU.  I love being a part of this fun and encouraging community.  I also declared two minors: business and dance. At the end of the spring semester, my hard work paid off, and I was accepted into my major.  Aside from academics, this year was a blast because of the people I met and because of the opportunities endless Ohio State had to offer (especially the football games!).  

This summer, I am in Grand Rapids, Michigan working for GE Aviation as an engineering intern for 10 weeks. I am beyond grateful for this experience, especially as a freshman, and I am excited to see where this opportunity will take me.  

I couldn’t have accomplished all of this without my amazing family at Ohio State. My first year will forever have a special place in my heart. 

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