Giving, Scholarships

Many friends, alumni, emeriti and Department of Dance faculty and staff have sponsored and continue to support the following funds. Thank you for considering adding or increasing your support of our students and programs. Cash is one of our currencies; energy and passion are our others. We promise that for every dollar you give, energy and passion will be returned to this one precious world in which we live.

Thank you,
Susan Van Pelt Petry's signature.
Susan Van Pelt Petry, Chair

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Highlight: Vera J. Blaine Special Projects Fund

The Vera J. Blaine Special Projects Fund was established in honor of Vera J. Blaine to support creative projects in dance. Since 2002, the fund has awarded an average of $1,700 per year in small grants, annually providing five to six undergraduate and graduate students resources for their senior projects, MFA projects, and travel to study abroad and to present at conferences. Students gain experience with proposal writing, budget planning, event organization and entrepreneurialism; with the support of the fund, students move beyond the borders of the campus with their creative and scholarly research.

Department Scholarship Funds

  • Helen P. Alkire Scholarship Fund (#600066)
  • Stella J. Becker Scholarship Fund (#600406)
  • Rosalind Pierson Scholarship Fund (#665802)
  • Catherine Elizabeth Woods Dance Scholarship Fund (#667854)

Department Project Grants

  • Karen A. Bell Dance Fund (#640418)
  • Vera J. Blaine Special Projects Fund (#305892)
  • Presutti-Madison Memorial Dance Fund (#605905)
  • Dance Preservation Fund (#641562)
  • Department of Dance Chair’s Support Fund (#306319)

A Variety of Ways to Give

There are a variety of methods for making a gift to Ohio State online at the Give To website.  Our safe, secure online giving site allows donors to search or browse through thousands of funds to quickly and easily make a gift.

By Mail

To send a gift by mail, download a giving form. Mail completed form—and check, if applicable—to:

The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221

If sending a check, please make payable to The Ohio State University Foundation.

By Phone

Call 614-292-2141 and have your credit or debit card information ready.

Electronically Scheduled

To set up an electronic funds transfer, call 614-292-2141. This method of giving allows you to make a one-time or recurring gift without writing a check.

Payroll Deduction

In addition to making one-time gifts via credit card or check, Ohio State employees may give to the university by setting up a payroll deduction. To do so, visit the Campus Campaign online giving site or download a Campus Campaign giving form.