Paying forward to the The Bonnell Family Scholarship

A dedicated group of AROTC alumni and friends, led by Greg Wayt and Mark Storer, have come together for the purpose of establishing a named endowed scholarship fund in honor of Ken and Bonnie Bonnell and their commitment to the Army ROTC at The Ohio State University.

The Lieutenant Colonel (R) Kenneth L. and Bonnita L. Bonnell Family Army ROTC Scholarship Honoring the U.S. Army Value of Selfless Service (The Bonnell Family Scholarship) will provide scholarship support to scholarship or non-scholarship AROTC cadets based on scholastic merit, financial need or a combination of both.

Paying it forward has always been an Ohio State tradition – one, that the Bonnell’s have always upheld and we as a group wish to emulate.  Learn more about Ken and Bonnie’s commitment to selfless service.

In order to establish an endowed scholarship, the group must raise $50,000 in the next five years. Endowed scholarships give Ohio State a self-renewing resource that the university holds in perpetuity. These scholarships support students year after year, making a lasting impact for Ohio State cadets, now and into the future.

Buckeyes give back. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. Join your fellow alumni and friends by making a gift. Let’s honor the Bonnell’s legacy of service and support by creating a permanent scholarship in their name. With a gift of $75 or more to the Bonnell Family Scholarship Fund, you will automatically become a sustaining member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on supporting the Army ROTC cadets through the Bonnell Family Scholarship, please contact Amber Diglaw, Associate Director of Development for Scholarship and Student Support at (614) 292-9443 or