Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Become a Financial Coach

Leadership Development Program

Students interested in becoming a Scarlet and Gray Financial Peer Financial Coach must participate in the Leadership Development Program (LDP) - a three credit hour course offered annually during spring semester on Wednesday evenings from 4 to 7 PM.  This course will cover the content needed to effectively educate students on critical financial topics like student loans, credit and credit cards, basic investing strategies, retirement saving decisions, and budgeting.  

After completion of LDP, Financial Coaches will meet weekly with students in one-on-one coaching settings and will have the opportunity to engage in community financial literacy outreach or present to members of The Ohio State University community.  If you have questions about LDP or becoming a peer financial coach please contact Ben Raines at

Recruitment for new financial coaches for the 2019/2020 academic year has begun.

Click here to fill out the 2019/2020 Scarlet and Gray Financial New Member Application

The application must be completed by midnight on Friday, October 25th.  Candidates selected for an in-person interview will be contacted no later than November 2nd for interviews held the week of November 7th. 


  • Two-semester commitment to volunteer a minimum of four hours each week
  • Strong communication skills, and a passion for educating and helping others 
  • Must be an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University
  • Previous experience is not necessary 
  • Succesfull completion of the Leadership Development Program during spring semester. 

SGF Coach Alumni

We view Scarlet and Gray Financial as an experience unlike any other at The Ohio State University.  Our coaches not only have a great opportunity to work with students on campus, but also develop transferable skills that serve them well throughout their careers.  Our coaches have secured jobs and internships at companies around the country, including:

  • Accenture 
  • Amazon
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Boeing 
  • Cardinal Health
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Ernst and Young 
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Key Bank
  • Nationwide
  • PNC Bank
  • PwC

What our SGF Alumni Say

"The most valuable thing I took away from SGF was was being able to meet face to face with other students. I cannot stress enough how valuable that was. Employers truly value you being able to say you've worked one on one with fellow peers." 

"SGF has given me the confidence to talk to people I don't know, whether that is an interview, new workers or clients. The experience has also given me the ability to trust myself and the advice I am giving, I believe what I am saying and am willing to offer it to those who need it."

"Scarlet and Gray Financial helped me to develop skills critical to my success in finding my dream job. Because of my time as a financial coach, I am a better communicator, a quicker thinker and a more empathetic person. SGF was my favorite experience of my four years at Ohio State."