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Join the Alumni Scholarship Challenge

We’re challenging reunion classes to donate to scholarships and support future Buckeye veterinarians!

 Each year, classes celebrating a milestone reunion give back to honor the anniversary of their graduation from the College of Veterinary Medicine. This year, the classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012 will participate in the Reunion Scholarship Challenge.

Connect with your classmates during Homecoming Weekend, September 30-October 2, and support scholarships for current veterinary students in honor of your class reunion!

Gifts to any scholarship fund at the college count for the Reunion Scholarship Challenge.  Some classes have chosen to establish a named scholarship endowment while others are supporting some of the general scholarship funds already established at the college.  The class with the highest overall percentage participation in the challenge will be announced at the end of 2022, and prizes will be awarded to the winning class

While the competition officially kicked off June 1, 2022, any gift made to a scholarship fund during 2022 will count.

Make your Reunion Scholarship  Challenge gift online.

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While the competition officially kicked off January 1, 2021, any gift after October 6, 2020, will count. 

You can also contribute to the Reunion Scholarship challenge via additional means such as check, IRA, appreciated stock, and estate gift.  For questions on making your gift, please contact Hannah Pierce at 614-247-9287 or

Help propel our students into a successful career. 

“Scholarships like this both help me self-fund my education and reduce debt, which will help me when I decide to take on more debt for my own practice.”
–Jason Trainer, DVM Class of 2024, 2022-2023 Recipient of the Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund

When a student receives a scholarship, not only is it impacting the student’s life today, it is also setting them up for a success in their future career.  
Now, more than ever, scholarships play a vital role in student success.  Two out of three Ohio State veterinary students graduate with over $200,000 in student debt, and many of these students end up paying back double what they borrowed.  This debt burden can impact a student’s ability to pursue the career path they are most passionate about, such as completing a residency or purchasing a practice.

Every scholarship, no matter the amount, makes a difference in the lives of our students.  Scholarships from alumni show our students that they are part of a larger community eager to see them thrive.

The College of Veterinary Medicine set an ambitious goal of eliminating a year of tuition for every student, meaning the college will provide a total of $5.3 M in scholarships each year.  The college is about halfway to this goal.  In the next academic year, the college will distribute $2.6 M in scholarship dollars, a dramatic increase from the $340,000 awarded seven years ago.

"OSU CVM changed our lives for the better professionally and personally. We have always wanted to be able to pay it forward to our school and profession, and found that setting it up as a budget line item, with monthly automatic withdrawal, is the easiest way to ensure it gets done routinely." 

— Brian Cron, DVM ’92 and Diana Dornbusch Cron, DVM ’93

Recurring gifts are an easy and meaningful way to contribute to the scholarship challenge.

You can support your class scholarship all year with a recurring gift. Contact Hannah Pierce at 614-247-9287 or to set up a recurring gift.