Below are ODI's significant scholarship and student support programs. Some of these programs reach back decades to Ohio State alumni who consider ODI scholarships and programming the foundation to their academic and professional success.
The day that Morrill Scholar Carly Sobol held a brain in her hand, it changed her life forever. That day came during Sobol's freshman year as the budding neuroscience major got up close and personal with raw gray matter. “I thought, ‘Alright, this is the coolest thing in the world,'” Sobol recalled with a laugh. “I'm a big advocate for humanism in medicine and my neuroscience background has helped me understand the human part of behavior.”Read more about Carly Sobol
A recent Young Scholars Program graduate has taken the road less traveled all the way around the world to a pro basketball career in Spain.
Despite starring on The Ohio State University's club basketball team—a notch below the men's varsity team—Marquis Gaines is headed back to Spain to play his second season of pro basketball after earning his degree in human development and family science this December.Read more about Marquis Gaines
ODI Scholar alumnus Alfonso Gillette would be the first to admit that since he graduated from The Ohio State University in 2015, his career path has been anything but linear.Armed with a bachelors in strategic communications and a minor in economics, after graduation, Alfonso completed two years of service with City Year, an organization that helps to close gaps in high-need schools by supporting students' academic and social-emotional development. He first worked at South High School in Columbus, and his second year was at Livingston Elementary on Columbus' south side.Read More about Alfonso Gillette