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Support Students in Need and Double Your Impact

Raised toward our $50,000 Goal
140 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on September 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Make a donation to support emergency aid for College of Arts and Sciences students in need.

Although our giving page is no longer active, you can still donate. If you would like to provide any additional support to our project, please do so here.


Thanks to a generous match, your gift to support College of Arts and Sciences students in need will be doubled through the month of September.


Sudden medical challenges. Loss of on-campus jobs. Extra credit hours needed to complete a degree. A global pandemic.

Unexpected need and financial emergency have the potential to interrupt life for more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Students First, Students Now fund provides scholarships and emergency assistance to Buckeyes in the College of Arts and Sciences who need immediate financial help. Through a simple application process, students can request support for housing, utilities, food, course materials, technology, health care, childcare and more. While unexpected challenges can affect students at any time, the need for assistance is elevated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Keith Monda (BS, economics, 1968; MA, economics, 1971) has supported the Students First, Students Now fund since it was established in 2010. "We all like to have well laid out plans and create an environment where we can be successful. Sometimes things don't go the way we planned and emergencies arise,” Keith says. “This program addresses those issues. Students who through no fault of their own are in a situation where if something isn't done, they won't be able to continue to matriculate, and that's a problem. I really like this program because of its pinpointed accuracy in addressing these kinds of issues.” 

Monda has generously offered to match all gifts up to $25,000 to support this critical need. We are grateful for Keith's ongoing support for The Ohio State University and students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Donate today and double your impact.

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For College of Arts and Sciences students living in off-campus housing, $15 can cover their share of a monthly WiFi bill.


Majors and academic programs

College of Arts and Sciences students representing 54 different majors and academic programs have benefited from emergency aid thus far in 2020.


Students supported

In the past nine months, 109 College of Arts and Sciences students have received financial relief from the Students First, Students Now fund.


Average grant

In 2020, the average Students First, Students Now grant to support students in need is $855.

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