Answering MLK’s call to action, Jermain Pettis launches scholarship fund

Jermain L. Pettis in a dark suit and open collard shirt

Answering MLK’s call to action, Jermain Pettis launches scholarship fund

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' " Honoring the words of Dr. King, on January 15, 2024, Jermain L. Pettis '04 announced the launch of The Jermain L. Pettis Scholarship Fund at The Ohio State University.

In his LinkedIn post announcing the scholarship, Pettis said, “The power to enact meaningful change lies at the intersection of education and opportunity.”

The Jermain L. Pettis Scholarship is a testament to that belief, aimed at supporting undergraduate students associated with programs and services within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Priority will be given to those who demonstrate a keen interest in business and those who attend high school in Lucas County, Ohio.

“Today marks the beginning of a transformative journey as I strive to answer Dr. King's call and leave an enduring impact by affording deserving students the chance to unlock their fullest potential,” noted Pettis.

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