Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Hamilton Community Foundation Scholarship site. We will begin accepting scholarships for graduating seniors December 20 through January 20. * NOTE: Our scholarships are only available to students attending the following schools in Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton High School, Stephen T. Badin, Ross High School, New Miami High School, Lakota High Schools, Talawanda High School, Edgewood High School and Fairfield High School. Also, students with parents employed at Connector Manufacturing – Boehm Foundation Scholarship or ThyssenKrupp Bilstein as well as home educated students who are associated with the above school districts. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Braswell at kbraswell@hamiltonfoundation.org.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
1000 for one year Davene Harris Memorial Scholarship
The family and friends of Davene Harris wished to honor her memory with a scholarship for a senior with financial need and pursuing higher...
The family and friends of Davene Harris wished to honor her memory with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1000 for one year
Ended
1000 for one year David F. Thiel Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by friends and family as a memorial to David. Mr. Thiel graduated from Garfield High School and was a graduate of...
This scholarship was established by friends and family as a memorial to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1000 for one year
Ended
1000 for one year David L. and Margery Beckett Belew Merit Scholarship
Consistent with their lifelong interest in music, the Belews established their scholarship to encourage musically talented young people who want to...
Consistent with their lifelong interest in music, the Belews established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1000 for one year
Ended
3000 for one year David R. and Dorothy S. Eichel Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established from the estate of Mr. Eichel for the higher education of deserving children in our area. Mr. Eichel...
This need-based scholarship was established from the estate of Mr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3000 for one year
Ended
1000 for one year Donald and Kathryn Litzelfelner Memorial Scholarship
Donald and Kathryn Litzelfelner established this scholarship to carry out their strong belief in the value of education and their conviction that...
Donald and Kathryn Litzelfelner established this scholarship to carry...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1000 for one year
Ended
$3,000 - Renewable for 3 additional years Donald and Millicent Schirmer Memorial Scholarship
This merit-based scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Schirmer to support educational opportunities for graduates of Badin, Hamilton, New...
This merit-based scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Schirmer to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000 - Renewable for 3 additional years
Ended
1000 for one year Donald H. Jordan, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established in memory of Rev. Jordan to provide a one-year, need based scholarship for minority (African American)...
This need-based scholarship was established in memory of Rev. Jordan to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1000 for one year
Ended
2500 for one year Donald S. and Jennie E. Martin Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established upon the death of Jennie Martin in October of 2006 to support students pursuing higher education. This...
This need-based scholarship was established upon the death of Jennie...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2500 for one year
Ended
2500 for one year Dr. and Mrs. Edward Kezur Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Kezur. Dr. Kezur was a retired pioneer in the field of psychiatry as well as a...
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Kezur....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2500 for one year
Ended
1000 for one year Dr. Edward T. & and Margaret A. Keating Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Edward T. and Margaret A. Keating Memorial Scholarship was established by their family and friends to honor their memory with a merit-based...
The Dr. Edward T. and Margaret A. Keating Memorial Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1000 for one year
Ended
$3,000 - Renewable for 3 additional years Dr. James A. Stewart Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This nursing scholarship was established in 2009 upon the death of Dr. James Stewart to support students with financial need pursuing a nursing...
This nursing scholarship was established in 2009 upon the death of Dr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000 - Renewable for 3 additional years
Ended
1500 for one year Dr. Karl J. Schmitter Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was created at the death of Dr. Karl J. Schmitter, by his parents, Dr. Karl L. and Mary Alice Schmitter, to provide a...
This need-based scholarship was created at the death of Dr. Karl J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1500 for one year
Ended
$1000 for one year Dr. Karl L. and Alice Schmitter Scholarship
This one year, need based scholarship was established by Alice and Karl Schmitter to support a graduating senior from Hamilton High School pursuing...
This one year, need based scholarship was established by Alice and Karl...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000 for one year
Ended
$2,500 - Renewable for additional 3 years Dr. Richard Willis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, in memory of Dr. Richard Willis, offers a scholarship to a graduating senior attending Hamilton High School with financial need...
This scholarship, in memory of Dr. Richard Willis, offers a scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500 - Renewable for additional 3 years
Ended
2500 - Renewable for 3 additional years Dr. Spencer and Sonia August Nursing Scholarship
This merit-based scholarship was established to support either a Badin or Hamilton School student wishing to pursue a nursing degree. Dr. August is...
This merit-based scholarship was established to support either a Badin...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2500 - Renewable for 3 additional years
Ended
$3,000 - Renewable for 3 additional years Dr. Vernon E. & Louise E. Roden Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Roden in memory of her husband, Vernon. Dr. Roden was a medical doctor and Louise was a teacher and...
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Roden in memory of her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000 - Renewable for 3 additional years
Ended
2000 for one year Edwin and Esther Feinthel Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship fund was established in Esther’s memory to assist students from Fairfield High school with financial need who wish to...
This need-based scholarship fund was established in Esther’s memory to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2000 for one year
Ended
1500 for one year Elizabeth R. Betten Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established by Cornelius Betten in memory of his wife, Elizabeth. Additional contributions were made in 1999, at...
This need-based scholarship was established by Cornelius Betten in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1500 for one year
Ended
3000 for one year Elizabeth V. Allen Memorial Scholarship
Although Miss Allen was born in Vermont, she made her home in Hamilton during the last 15 years of her life. Miss Allen was a graduate of Skidmore...
Although Miss Allen was born in Vermont, she made her home in Hamilton...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3000 for one year
Ended
1500 for one year Elizabeth Wente Newkirk Memorial Scholarship
The Newkirk family established this scholarship in memory Mrs. Newkirk, a dedicated community volunteer for many organizations. Mrs. Newkirk...
The Newkirk family established this scholarship in memory Mrs. Newkirk,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1500 for one year
Ended
750 for one year Esther Benzing Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Benzing, an esteemed area historian and author, established this need-based scholarship fund for the benefit of area high school seniors. The...
Mrs. Benzing, an esteemed area historian and author, established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 750 for one year
Ended
1500 for one year Fannie Gray Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established by the estate of Fannie Gray to benefit an African-American student from Hamilton High School excelling...
This need-based scholarship was established by the estate of Fannie Gray...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1500 for one year
Ended
3000 for one year Ferdinand Schwenn & Margaret K. Turnbull Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established by Margaret Turnbull, granddaughter of Mr. Schwenn. Ferdinand Schwenn was the founder of the Robinson...
This need-based scholarship was established by Margaret Turnbull,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3000 for one year
Ended
1500 for one year Francis and Mabel Wilks Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established by the Wilks family in memory of their parents and is offered to a student graduating from Badin or...
This need-based scholarship was established by the Wilks family in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1500 for one year
Ended
2500 for one year Frank Witt Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established to honor the memory of the former Mayor of Hamilton by offering a scholarship to a Hamilton High School...
This need-based scholarship was established to honor the memory of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2500 for one year
Ended
500 for one year Franz and Elizabeth Klaber Memorial Scholarship
William Klaber started this need-based scholarship in memory of his parents. The fund awards a scholarship to a student graduating from Hamilton...
William Klaber started this need-based scholarship in memory of his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 500 for one year
Ended
2500 for one year Frederick A. and Rosemary Reister Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was started by Rosemary Reister, family and friends, in memory of Fred. He was a Founder, former President (1957-58) and Trustee...
This scholarship was started by Rosemary Reister, family and friends, in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2500 for one year
Ended
1500 for one year Galen and Ruth Maurer Music Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Maurer to support her longtime interest in music. This need-based scholarship is for a Hamilton High...
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Maurer to support her longtime...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1500 for one year
Ended
3000 - Renewable for 3 additional years George C. and Freida B. McCandless Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by George C. and Frieda B. McCandless. Mrs. McCandless was Vice Mayor of Hamilton, an officer in state and local...
This scholarship was established by George C. and Frieda B. McCandless....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3000 - Renewable for 3 additional years
Ended
2500 for one year Georgina Thompson Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established by Mrs. Thompson as a scholarship fund for a female student seeking a business career. Mrs. Thompson...
This need-based scholarship was established by Mrs. Thompson as a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2500 for one year
Ended
2500 for one year Gladys and Dolphus Cornett Memorial Scholarship
Gladys and Dolphus came from a large family, grew up farming and knew the meaning of hard work, dedication and perseverance. When Gladys first...
Gladys and Dolphus came from a large family, grew up farming and knew...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2500 for one year
Ended
2000 - Renewable for 3 additional years Gladys Sepin Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established from the estate of Gladys Sepin to be used for a scholarship for a Hamilton High School student...
This need-based scholarship was established from the estate of Gladys...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2000 - Renewable for 3 additional years
Ended
$2,000 - renewable for one additional year Glenn and Joelle Stitsinger Family Scholarship
This one year scholarship, renewable for a second year, is awarded to a Hamilton High college-bound senior who plans to become a teacher. Student...
This one year scholarship, renewable for a second year, is awarded to a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000 - renewable for one additional year
Ended
1500 for one year Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Company Scholarship
This merit-based scholarship was created by the Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Company to support the educational needs of Badin High School graduating...
This merit-based scholarship was created by the Hamilton Caster & Mfg....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1500 for one year
Ended
500 for one year Hamilton Professional Firefighters Assoc. IAFF Local 20 - High School Applicants
This scholarship was established by the Hamilton Professional Firefighters Association to help make a difference in the lives of area youth, not...
This scholarship was established by the Hamilton Professional...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 500 for one year
Ended
3000 for one year Harry Lingal Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by a bequest from the estate of Mr. Lingal, who was a research engineer with Mosler Safe Company. The need-based...
This scholarship was established by a bequest from the estate of Mr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3000 for one year
Ended
1500 for one year Helen L. Limerick Memorial Scholarship - High School Applicants
This need-based scholarship was established in 2009 to provide a support to a student pursuing a two-year college degree, or plan to attend a trade...
This need-based scholarship was established in 2009 to provide a support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1500 for one year
Ended
$5,000 -Renewable for 4 additional years Herbert T.and Olive S. Randall Memorial Scholarship
This was the first scholarship fund established at the Hamilton Community Foundation. The fund offers merit-based scholarships to Hamilton, Badin ...
This was the first scholarship fund established at the Hamilton...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000 -Renewable for 4 additional years
Ended
500 for one year Hogan Family Airport Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established by the Hogan family in honor of the Hogan Field airport. This was the name given to Hamilton’s...
This need-based scholarship was established by the Hogan family in honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 500 for one year
Ended
1500 for one year Howard R. & Eva M. Ottman Memorial Scholarship
Established through the estate of Eva Ottman, This scholarship reflects Howard and Eva Ottman’s desire to support a young person who is trying,...
Established through the estate of Eva Ottman, This scholarship reflects...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1500 for one year
Ended
2000 for one year Ira and Zenaid Millikin Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established by Julia Millikin Rossiter, in memory of her parents, Ira and Zenaid Millikin. The fund is to provide...
This need-based scholarship was established by Julia Millikin Rossiter,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2000 for one year
Ended
$2,500 - Renewable for 3 additional years Isabel Beardsley Memorial Scholarship
Miss Beardsley left the major portion of her estate to the Hamilton Community Foundation to establish an unrestricted fund to benefit the community...
Miss Beardsley left the major portion of her estate to the Hamilton...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500 - Renewable for 3 additional years
Ended
2000 for one year J. Walter and Edna T. Wack Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship fund was established by Edna Wack. Mr. J. Walter Wack was a leading merchant and longtime civic leader in Hamilton. He...
This need-based scholarship fund was established by Edna Wack. Mr. J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2000 for one year
Ended
3,000 for one year Jack and Melva (Wittman) Brenner Memorial Scholarship
This one-year, need-based scholarship was established in memory of Jack and Melva (Wittman) Brenner. Established in 2018 through the estate of...
This one-year, need-based scholarship was established in memory of Jack...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3,000 for one year
Ended
1000 for one year Jack and Norma Hand Merit Scholarship
This merit based scholarship was established by Jack and Norma to offer a scholarship to a graduating senior from Hamilton High School based on...
This merit based scholarship was established by Jack and Norma to offer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1000 for one year
Ended
2000 for one year Jacque and Linda Huber Scholarship
This scholarship supports students from Hamilton, Badin or Fairfield High Schools, who exhibit financial need and are interested in obtaining a...
This scholarship supports students from Hamilton, Badin or Fairfield...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2000 for one year
Ended
3000 for one year James E. Paulus Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established to continue Jim’s legacy of supporting education and giving back to the community. Jim was a special person...
This scholarship fund was established to continue Jim’s legacy of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3000 for one year
Ended
1000 for one year James I. Scott, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship, which honors the memory of James I. Scott, Sr., father of Dr. James I. Scott, Jr., of Hamilton, offers a scholarship...
This need-based scholarship, which honors the memory of James I. Scott,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1000 for one year
Ended
2500 for one year Jane E. Howe Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship was established by friends and family of Miss Howe to provide a nursing scholarship for an area student. Miss Howe...
This need-based scholarship was established by friends and family of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2500 for one year
Ended
3000 for one year Janet and Gene Eggleston Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Janet Eggleston upon her death February 27, 2011. Janet was a 1958 graduate of Hamilton High School...
This scholarship was established in memory of Janet Eggleston upon her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3000 for one year
Ended