Donors & Friends

The Leadership Academy has graduated over 200 students to date comprised of motivated, successful undergraduate students from the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry. Our current cohort includes diverse students from varied backgrounds including over 23% who identify as being from an underrepresented group. We would love to help you promote your brand, engage with our students, and make an impact on the future workforce. You have the ability to enhance students' experiences at OSU and develop their leadership skills, ensuring long-term success.



Named scholarships provide a way to promote your brand while assisting students to pursue their leadership skill development through professional development experiences. Scholarships can be designated with certain criteria such as student major, need or merit based, students from a certain geographic region, first generation students, etc. Monies can be donated all at once or pledged over several years giving you optimal flexibility for your philanthropy.



Organizations may enjoy having logo representation front and center. Sponsoring a specific seminar module is an excellent way to engage with students by sharing your expertise through case study examples, advice, and discussion points while also representing your organization. Sponsorships are also available for our textbooks, guest speakers, and events such as our end of year Student Showcase, an opportunity to witness students' progression in the Academy throughout the year while also networking with current Academy students, Advisory Board members, and other industry professionals.


Annual Gift or Pledge

Annual gifts can be made in any amount and allows for general support such as providing textbooks, guest speakers, software, and other student support services needed throughout the year. Pledges can be made in installments up to five years to allow for leveraging multiple years' philanthropic allocations while providing maximum student impact.



Speaking on employer, alumni, and industry panels offer an excellent way to get to know our students while also providing up to date information on the industry. We are always looking for industry professionals to spotlight in our monthly newsletter "Supporter Spotlight" feature.

For more information on how you can engage with the Academy, please contact the Leadership Academy Coordinator, Faith Vawter.

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Thank you to our corporate sponsors!