How innovative funding supports students

Since 2012, Ohio State has pursed an innovative funding strategy that has generated $2 billion in support for the university.

These relationships, with banks, insurance companies, apparel companies, and other corporate partners have created tangible benefits for the Ohio State community.

Some examples from the past year:

  • Scarlet and Gray Financial CounselingScarlet and Gray Financial Counseling provides a comprehensive suite of financial wellness services to students throughout their college careers. This Office of Student Life program has grown dramatically since it was created in 2012-13, supported largely through relationships with corporate partners. Last school year, Scarlet and Gray provided more than 7,500 individual coaching and outreach sessions and was integrated with the Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP).

  • The University Institute for Teaching and Learning is working to improve the learning experience for our students through its focus on four pillars: instructional supportinquiry and scholarshippolicy development, and communication. A $10 million endowment, created with proceeds from our NIKE relationship, supports the institute.

  • Ohio State students take advantage of more than 100 internships per year through the university's relationships with companies such as Huntington, Nationwide, J. America and NIKE. 

Companies interested in forming strategic relationships with Ohio State can contact the Corporate Engagement Office.