Let’s go back to 1971. Gas prices were around 40 cents per gallon. Walt Disney World opened. The Apollo 14 mission launched. And it was the first year that the Ohio Agriscience Organization and Ohio Turfgrass Foundation donated to the then-College of Agriculture—now the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). These two organizations have continued to give to CFAES over the past 50 years, and as the world has changed, the impact of their giving has not.
Donating to CFAES makes an impact on many areas around the college. But one of the biggest impacts can be seen through the 588 scholarships that are awarded to students each year. In the last year, due to the generosity of our community, nearly $3 million was awarded to CFAES students. These funds helped them purchase educational resources, fund research projects, and experience hands-on educational activities like studying abroad and internships.