The transformative power of our donors

The transformative power of our donors

Our donors provide crucial support for the students, faculty, and staff served by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Below are several highlighted funds started by generous members of our community. Please check back, as these funds rotate regularly. To discuss making your own transformative contribution, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jera Oliver, Director of Development at or 614-688-2488.

Pickard family members give generously to ODI

The Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center and Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male have two scholarships established thanks to the generous donations from Dr. William Pickard and his cousin, Mr. Judson Pickard.

Learn about the Judson W. Pickard & Family Scholarship Fund

Lawrence (Larry) Williamson, Jr. Scholarship

By supporting this scholarship, you can amplify your recognition of Larry Williamson's immense legacy while empowering students to pursue their passions, unleash their talents and make a positive difference in our communities.

Learn more about the Larry Williamson, Jr. Scholarship

El Coquí Puerto Rican Heritage Scholarship Fund

James Cordero, Kevin Dunphy, and Paco Gonzalez generously created the El Coquí Puerto Rican Heritage Scholarship Fund, which serves students of Puerto Rican/Latin descent who want to pursue careers in business and engineering.

Learn more about the El Coquí Scholarship

JPMorgan Chase Scholars Fund

JPMorgan Chase made a $2.5 million investment in ODI for its two nationally-recognized, scholarship-based programs – Morrill Scholarship Program (MSP) and Young Scholars Program (YSP). In addition to supporting specific programming, the JPMorgan Chase investment includes scholarship support for MSP and YSP.

Learn more about the JPMorgan Chase Scholars Fund