Dennis Brown | December 21, 2015
Twelve students from the University of Notre Dame and an equal number from Ohio State University will have more in common on Jan. 1 than the fact that their universities’ football teams are playing each other in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl.
These two dozen students — three in each class at both schools — receive one of the most unusual and generous scholarships in higher education from the Glenna R. Joyce Trust.
Established in 1961, the Joyce Trust provides full four-year scholarships to Notre Dame and Ohio State for an equal number of outstanding students with financial need from Franklin County, where Ohio State is located, and its contiguous counties. The trust has distributed tens of millions of dollars to 748 students over the past 50-plus years.