Jim & Patt Thompson Scholarship Award

The Jim & Patt Thompson Scholarship Award has been established through the hard work of our club members, the generosity of our donors, and the many Buckeye fans and alumni.

Jim Thompson graduated from Ohio State in 1960 (BS Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering) and was a founding member and past vice president of the Space Coast Florida Alumni Club. His wife Patt continues to Pay it Forward as a dedicated leader of the club in his memory. “Jim loved being a Buckeye! He worked very hard for and valued his degree. He wanted others to know that it enabled him to provide for his family over the years.” 

Our club is proud to provide scholarships to students in the club area, accepted at Ohio State, and committed to attend. Students from Brevard County in Florida may be awarded scholarship money based on the following criteria:

  • Preferably be admitted to the University.
  • Record of participation in school, community, extracurricular activities, and academic merit.
  • Quality of answers to several essay questions.
  • And possibly, a personal interview with our local Scholarship Committee.

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.

Further information on scholarships and Financial Aid at Ohio State can be found here. For questions, contact Leslie Smith,, 614-292-6576 at the Alumni Association.

To donate to the club fund, click here to DONATE.