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Pay It Forward For Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

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Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on January 09, at 11:59 AM EST
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Pay It Forward with Undergraduate Summer Internships

It’s been great to have our students back in the classroom and on-campus!

Ohio University was one of the first to re-engage undergraduate students in on-campus research and creative works during the pandemic. And, OHIO is doubling its efforts! For the first time, the university will be offering a program to fund stipends for undergraduate researchers and artists, especially those with high financial need.

OHIO has prioritized $30,000 for summer internship stipends. But we need to do more!

Please help us reach our goal of an additional $10,000 to create greater access to these impactful experiences.

Bobcats, are you willing to help pay it forward? 

Make your gift today!

Need Additional Incentive? We Challenge You:

  • Give a gift and we’ll double it. The Ohio University Emeriti Association is providing a 1:1 match for all donations up to $5,000. These matching dollars will be added to the campaign balance semi-weekly.
  • Get us off to a strong start. The first $1,000 raised (not including the match) unlocks Dr. Howard Dewald’s gift of $1,000.

More about the Fund

The Fund to Enhance Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity provides funding for OHIO students to take part in meaningful research and creative experiences. These experiences give our students critical skills to advance their careers while contributing to societal good through knowledge and culture.


Turner Matthews, left, and Jake Schlaerth, perform on homemade instruments during the Ohio University Student Expo. Matthews and is now a musician in the Dance Department at Ohio State University. Schlaerth accepted a fellowship at Rutgers University to learn how to master the rare glass armonica, which he played in multiple pieces for the X-men movie Logan.

Hailee Sorenson, of Galena, OH, worked in the microbiology lab of Ronan Carroll and is a recent graduate from the Honors Tutorial College in Biological Sciences. She is currently working on her Ph.D. at Harvard University.


To support the Fund to Enhance Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, make a gift on this page. If you prefer to give by check (payable to The Ohio University Foundation, with Enhance Undergrad Research Fund on the memo line), mail your gift to The Ohio University Foundation, PO Box 869, Athens, OH 45701. If you want to explore making a charitable gift to this campaign with a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), giving via a Donor Advised Fund or stock transfer, please contact Jessie Holtz, Associate Director of Development, Major Giving.

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Fund supplies to support a student project



Help a student present their work at a professional conference, exhibit, or performance



Alleviate housing expenses to stay in Athens for a summer internship



Fund a student summer internship