David Gall Memorial Scholarship   


David Gall began working with transfer students at The Ohio State University in the early 1990’s. At that time, the state of Ohio had just begun to legislate the aspects of transferring college credit. Along with OSU leadership, David Gall was instrumental in developing policies and practices at OSU to support those statewide initiatives. David actively and passionately promoted inter-institutional partnerships across the state that benefited transfer students.

David was an early member of the Ohio Transfer Council and was involved in the merger of the North and South Councils. It has been said that David Gall was “a tireless advocate for transfer students and never met a stranger that he couldn’t charm/bargain/persuade to work on behalf of the students.” The Ohio Transfer Council is pleased to honor his work, his dedication, and his passion with the David Gall Memorial Scholarship. David passed away in 2004 but through this scholarship he continues to help transfer students succeed.


In honor of David and his work with The Ohio Transfer Council, we award multiple, non-renewable $1,000 scholarships for students transferring from one member institution to another.  The number of scholarships awarded each year may vary, depending on available funds.  Scholarship funds are disbursed at the beginning of each term and are based on a student's grade report and enrollment status of the prior term. The scholarship application as well as eligibility guidelines and criteria are below. 

The 2020 David Gall Memorial Scholarship application is now closed. Thank you to all that applied. 

Application (The application for the 2021 David Gall Memorial Scholarship will open May 1, 2021.)

Application Checklist

Eligibility Guidelines and Criteria


Click here for a list of current membership colleges and universities (please note only transfer students to and from OTC member institutions are eligible). 


Questions? Contact our Scholarship Committee Chair, Chaka Wilson at ohiotransfercouncilscholarship@gmail.com

Congratulations to the 2020 David Gall Memorial Scholarship recipients:


Alexandra Haritos

Transferring from the Columbus State Community College to The Ohio State University

Toni Kuhns

Transferring from Columbus State Community College to The Ohio State University

Brittnee Rourke

Transferring from Lorain County Community College to Bowling Green State University

Thank you to all of our 2020 applicants. We had many excellent students apply, so this year's decision was a difficult one. 

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