Giving in action

Because of you and your generosity to the College of Education and Human Ecology, students can pursue an education at Ohio State they will be proud of and one that will help achieve their dreams. Each year, EHE awards more than $1 million annually in scholarships to deserving students thanks to alumni and donors.

Scholarship Spotlight

Mary Hayes Hemmer Scholarship

Matt Studenmund plans to share his math ability as a teacher. He cares for younger students by serving as a peer mentor. At the start of the 2015 autumn semester, he co-chaired Ohio State Welcome Leaders, overseeing 1,400 student volunteers as they moved their peers into campus dorms. In his spare time, Studenmund plays intramural ice hockey.

Advisors: Amy Collins-Warfield and Karleton Munn, EHE Undergraduate Student Services

Doris and Clifford Risley Scholarship

James T. Morton draws on his experience as a collegiate football player and athletics administrator as he studies changes to the socio-political environment and economic structure of athletics. He focuses on shifts in revenue use to benefit student-athletes. His goal is to make college athletic departments better at allocating resources in order to produce successful student-athletes.

Advisor: Donna Pastore, professor, sport management

Thomas and Evelyn Stephens Scholarship in Special Education

Mary Sawyer, ’15 PhD, is director of educational initiatives for the nonprofit Aubrey Daniels Institute in Atlanta. Her research on coaching special education teachers and parents has improved academic and behavioral outcomes for many children. Focusing on evidence-based education, she is launching an Atlanta public charter school for students at risk for academic failure.

Advisor: Sheila Morgan, associate professor, special education

Taber-Thompson Fellowship; Anita R. McCormick Fellowship

Doctoral candidate Katy Rogers revised a curriculum that targets family meal routines to improve the health of children ages 4-10 at risk of obesity. She studied the 10-week program and found a positive impact on parents and children. She recently placed first in the behavioral category in Ohio State’s Russell Klein Nutrition Research Symposium.

Advisor: Carolyn W. Gunther, assistant professor, human nutrition

Giving Opportunities


Estate Gift

Luvern L. and Lila Carol Cunningham Governance of Education Studies Fund

“Our Buckeye years, spent helping to enlarge the pool of well-prepared educators, will continue through our legacy to the college.”

Vern Cunningham
Professor emeritus, former EHE dean
Lila Cunningham
Retired education management professional


Endowed Fund

Edda W. Keyserling Scholarship in Education

“I established this scholarship so others will get the opportunity to meet wonderful friends, just as I did 50 years ago. College years are some of the best of our lives. This scholarship will make it possible for students to enjoy them even more.”

Edda W. Keyserling (right)
’65 BS, Education ; retired teacher


President’s Club

Thomas and Evelyn Stephens Scholarship in Special Education

“We honored retired teacher Evelyn Stephens for her friendship and our mentor, Tom Stephens, for his leadership while he was associate dean of research.”

Dana B. Ciccone
’86 PhD, Educational Administration
Janet Kiplinger Ciccone
Director of Strategic Communications, EHE


Room Naming

Career Services Room Renovation in Campbell Hall

“I feel it’s important to support students, so my gift will update the EHE Career Services office where students go for help in finding jobs and internships.”

Flo Tooke
’88, PhD, Home Economics Education