CFAES led the way in undergraduate scholarship spending among the Ohio State colleges reporting their figures for fiscal year 2019, as reported by the university’s student newspaper, The Lantern. CFAES’ total, more than $2.6 million, topped all 10 of the Ohio State colleges whose figures were available for the story, which looked at scholarship money left unused throughout the university. (The College of Engineering declined to provide its figures. The College of Medicine, the story said, doesn’t manage its own undergraduate scholarships.)
Pat Whittington, CFAES assistant dean for student development, was interviewed, among others, for the story. He noted how CFAES manages all of its scholarships at the college level, so individual school and departmental scholarships don’t have a separate application.
CFAES has a students-first philosophy at the root of its strategic plan and its capital campaign. It takes awarding and funding scholarships seriously.