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The Ohio State Alumni Club of Seattle Scholarship fund has been established through the hard work of our club members, the generosity of our donors and the many Buckeye fans and alumni. Our club is proud to provide scholarships to students in the club area, accepted at Ohio State and are committed to attend. Students from the club area may be awarded scholarship money based on the following criteria:

Preferably be admitted to the University.
Record of participation in school, community, extracurricular activities, and academic merit.

Quality of answers to several essay questions.
And possibly, a personal interview with our local Scholarship Committee.

ScholarshipUniverse simplifies the process of finding and applying for internal and external scholarships at Ohio State. This platform hosts all alumni club scholarships. Apply and/or update your profile each year by The Ohio State University priority date for maximum aid consideration.

Log in to ScholarshipUniverse using your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password. Need instructions for activating your username? Contact Buckeye Link, 614-292-OHIO, for assistance.

Further information on scholarships and Financial Aid at Ohio State can be found here. For questions, contact Leslie Smith,, 614-292-6576 at the Alumni Association.

To donate to the club fund, click here to DONATE.

Mail in a gift to our endowment fund

Meet our 2022 and 2023 scholarship recipient!

For the second year in a row, Ciena Sakamoto is the winner of the Seattle Alumni Club scholarship award. Congratulations, Ciena!

Ciena Sakamoto

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to work at a hospital. I loved visiting my mom, a physical therapist, at work and eating lunch with her in the break room on the weekends. When I learned about Ohio State’s neuroscience program, it was an instant match. I loved the science-driven approaches and human-oriented care of the program. When I stepped into the Shoe for the first time, I knew Ohio State was more than just a football team or a university but a forever family that I would be lucky to be a part of.

I plan to dedicate my career to pursuing ethics and sustainability in medicine with an understanding of how I can support marginalized groups with access to comprehensive healthcare. During my time at Ohio State, I will volunteer, research in the field of neuroscience, and join specialized clubs further my academic interests and strengthen my connection to my community. I am beyond excited to call Columbus home this fall. Go Buckeyes!

View list of past scholarship recipients

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