In memory of Brock Olson

In 2002, The Ohio State University Alumni Club of┬áMinnesota established a college scholarship fund that has been affectionately termed “Bucks for Brock”. The fund was created in memory of Brock Olson, the son of long-time club members, Scott and Kris Olson.

The “Bucks for Brock” Scholarship is awarded annually to students from Minnesota who attend Ohio State. Since the scholarship’s inception, our local club efforts have resulted in awarding over $150,000 in scholarship funds in support of 75+ Ohio State students from MN!!!

How can you help?

  • Participate in weekly game watch fundraiser raffles & silent auctions during football season
  • Donate items for fundraising activities throughout the year
  • Help come up with ideas for new fundraising events and activities
  • Donate directly to our club’s Bucks for Brock scholarship through online giving at Ohio State. Funds go to our club scholarships for MN undergrad students attending Ohio State.

Do you know a Minnesota resident that will be attending Ohio State as an undergraduate?

Students from Minnesota may be awarded scholarship money based on the following criteria:

  • Admittance to the University
  • Record of participation in school, community, extracurricular activities, and academic merit
  • Quality of answers to several essay questions

ScholarshipUniverse simplifies the process of finding and applying for internal and external scholarships at Ohio State. This platform hosts all alumni club scholarships. Apply and/or update your profile each year by The Ohio State University priority date for maximum aid consideration.

Log in to ScholarshipUniverse using your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password. Need instructions for activating your username? Contact Buckeye Link, 614-292-OHIO, for assistance.

Additional information on scholarships and financial aid at Ohio State can be found online at

For questions, contact Leslie Smith,, 614-292-6576 at the Alumni Association.