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The Gift That Empowers — At the start of The Campaign for Ohio Northern University’s Tomorrow, Ohio Northern used 376 endowed scholarships to help make the dreams of extraordinary students come true. In the past three years alone, generous friends and alumni of the University have added 94 new scholarships to this list. This impressive outpouring brings the total number to 470. This significant increase shows just how generous Northern alumni can be.
The Marjorie Detrick Snyder and John M. Snyder Scholarship Fund aids in defraying tuition costs for worthy and needy students. The fund was established with a gift in 2001 from the estate of John M. Snyder in memory of his wife, Marjorie (Detrick) Snyder, AA ’28. The Snyders remained strong supporters of Northern throughout their lives.
Cody Fisher appreciates the value of a dollar. The senior from Helena, Ohio, plans to turn his aptitude for crunching numbers into a career in wealth management, helping individuals to grow their net worth. At ONU, he’s majoring in finance and accounting.
His ONU education would not have been possible without a scholarship from the Marjorie Detrick Snyder and John M. Snyder Scholarship Fund. “The scholarship pushes me to strive for perfection,” says Fisher. “I want to create a successful life for myself to ensure the scholarship dollars are put to good use.”
Fisher is already on the path to achievement. He pitches no-hitters for Northern’s baseball team and shares his talents with several business organizations, including the Student Investment Club and the Institute of Management Accountants. Through these experiences, he’s blossomed into a campus leader. “I’ve learned to deal with pressure, accept responsibility and achieve expectations,” he says. “The growth I’ve experienced inside and outside the classroom has changed my life.”
Fisher says he’ll never forget the close relationships he’s forged with professors, teammates and fellow business students. He stresses the benefits of the “family atmosphere” on campus. One day, he hopes to give back to the University to help future students. “I cannot say ‘thank you’ enough,” he says. “Without this scholarship I would not be the person or student I am today.”