Scholarship offered to help with student loan debt
In January, Hamilton City Council offered their support to create a new Talent Attraction Program Scholarship or TAP Scholarship. In an effort to bring more college graduates to the community, this scholarship will assist with paying down student loan debt.
“In the last 5 years, we have seen a rapid increase of new job opportunities in our community,” said Jody Gunderson, Director of Economic Development. “The Hamilton Community Foundation’s initiative is an innovative approach to helping our community retain and attract college graduates. This program will improve workforce recruitment and overall quality of life in our community.”
The program is designed to attract students at the end of their college careers to contribute to our community.
Successful grant applicants should demonstrate the following attributes:
- Graduated within the last 7 years from a STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, or Mathematics)
- Not currently living in Hamilton BUT
- With plans to move to or live in the designated areas in Hamilton
- Must demonstrate employment within Hamilton/ Butler County
- Successful applicants to the program may receive up to $5,000, $200 per month for 25 months. If the applicant ceases employment or moves before the end of the 25 month period, they forfeit the right to any future grant payments.
Those interested in the program can sign up to be emailed information on the program as it becomes available.