What a national study on collegiate financial wellness can teach administrators about supporting first-generation students
A blog written by ODI's Zayd Abukar MA discusses the Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness, administered by the Center for the Study of Student Life at The Ohio State University, which yielded responses from over 28,000 students across 65 institutions in the United States. A brief from this study highlights three key findings related to first-generation college students at four-year public institutions.
Meet MSP Staffer Ralph Cochran
Tucked away on the garden level of Hale Hall, Cochran’s office can get hectic as students seek his advice or just drop by for a quick word with the gregarious program manager for the Morrill Scholarship Program (MSP). “My cubicle is like Grand Central Station,” Cochran said. “That can be an issue when someone needs some one-on-one time. Sometimes, I have to close my gate and say, ‘Ok, let’s see what’s going on with you.’”
YSP alum Dr. Sophia Tolliver talks about COVID-19
Young Scholars Program alumna, Dr. Sophia Tolliver, was the star of a recent Facebook Live chat dedicated to answering questions on COVID-19. A 2003 YSP graduate from Akron, Ohio, Dr. Tolliver is a clinical assistant professor in Family Medicine at the Wexner Medical Center. She is one of a trio of Tolliver sisters who used YSP as a springboard to graduate from The Ohio State University.