Jordan Fry, a member of the Ohio State women’s volleyball program, has been selected for a Corwin A. Fergus Memorial Award and a Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship.
Fergus scholars are male or female student-athletes who have excelled in athletics, achieved academically (3.00 GPA minimum), demonstrated positive qualities of character and citizenship and shown potential for success in a graduate or professional program. Established in 1967, the award is given in memory of Corwin A. Fergus, a member of the Ohio State football team (1912-14), a graduate of the Ohio State School of Law and later a successful businessman. The award reflects his strong commitment to the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence and his positive contributions to society. The $5,000 postgraduate scholarships, which each are renewable for up to three years, can be utilized for graduate study or professional programs at Ohio State.
Each Big Ten institution developed its own on-campus selection process when awarding the conference’s postgraduate scholarships. Students must have maintained at least a 3.2 grade-point-average, demonstrated leadership qualities, served as an excellent role model and intended to continue their academic work beyond their baccalaureate degree at a graduate degree program. The scholarship will be used to pay expenses of the student’s postgraduate education to include such related activities as research and teaching, as well as other expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board, required course-related supplies and books. In order to retain the scholarship, the recipient must be accepted into a full-time graduate degree program within three years from the fall semester after selection.
Fry, from Cincinnati, was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology in December, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and plans to enroll in The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades in 2020 and was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete. She was part of the Bucks Go Pro 2.0 program, interning at Mount Carmel Health System, and has been a physiology teaching assistant. She is a volunteer with 2nd and 7 as part of the foundation’s Tackling Illiteracy program.