Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Scholarships

One of the values of Rec Sports is to build personal development opportunities. The department grants scholarships to assist with educational expenses.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year and are due by March 26, 2023 at 5pm. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the award no later than April 28, 2023.

Mary A. Daniels Scholarship 

The Dr. Mary A Daniels Scholarship provides financial support to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who exhibit outstanding academic accomplishment and a commitment to campus leadership. Each year, two awards will be granted for up to $2,500 to undergraduate, graduate or professional students who have demonstrated qualities that distinguish themselves as individuals committed to leadership and academic excellence.

Daniels is a former assistant vice president for Student Life and was a Rec Sports staff member early in her career. Her name is still evident on campus as the home of the Student Wellness Center, housed in the Mary A. Daniels Student Wellness Suite, and through her support of students via scholarship opportunities. Her impact in the field of sport and recreation is known nation-wide and she has been influential in shaping the profession as we know it today.

Applicants must complete the following and submit all materials to Matthew Altendorf via email (altendorf.1@osu.edu) by the application deadline:

  1. The fillable PDF application (titled Mary A. Daniels Scholarship) linked on this webpage
  2. A rationale statement as described in the PDF
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. A copy of your most recent advising report/academic transcript

Dave Griner Endowed Scholarship/Tim and Jayn Corral Endowed Scholarship

The Dave Griner Endowed Scholarship and Tim and Jayn Corral Endowed Scholarship are awarded to one or more students each year who have been employed by Student Life Rec Sports for at least one semester and demonstrate leadership, professional development and service. The award amount is in the range of $1,000.

The Dave Griner Endowed Scholarship is named in honor of the former Rec Sports employee who worked from 1966-95. Dave encouraged student employees to be involved in rewarding, leadership-building activities.

Tim and Jayn Corral were avid participants in recreational sports, with Tim serving as an undergraduate employee, a graduate administrative associate and a full-time professional staff member. Together, they created the Tim and Jayn Corral Endowed Scholarship Fund to recognize and assist student employees with their educational expenses.

To be eligible the applicant must:

  • Be a currently enrolled student in good standing at The Ohio State University and a current student employee of the department
  • Have worked for at least one semester for Recreational Sports, not including the semester in which the application is submitted
  • Have at least one semester to complete before graduation. The award will be applied directly toward tuition.

Applicants must complete the following and submit all materials to Matthew Altendorf via email (altendorf.1@osu.edu) by the application deadline:

  1. The fillable PDF application (titled Dave Griner & Tim Jayn Corral Endowed Scholarship Application) linked on this webpage
  2. An essay that describes your experiences as a student employee
  3. Resume
  4. One name of a Department of Rec Sports Professional Staff reference. No need for a recommendation letter.