Olive and Herbert Randall

Since awarding the first Olive & Herbert Randall Scholarship in 1954, the Hamilton Community Foundation has given more than $13 million in scholarships to more than 3,000 area students.

 Today, the Hamilton Community Foundation manages a large and exciting scholarship program for:

      (1) Graduating high school seniors attending high schools in the greater Hamilton, Ohio area

             High schools eligible:  Stephen T. Badin, Edgewood, Fairfield, Hamilton, New Miami  Ross, Talawanda and Lakota

             Home educated students from these high school districts are also eligible for one scholarship

      (2) Full-time students already attending college that attended Hamilton area high schools

      (3) Adults returning to college who are residents of Hamilton, Ohio.

      (4) Talent Attraction Program Scholarships for college graduates.

Thank you to the generous support of the many donors who care deeply about education and the students in our community.  

Scholarships for Students Currently in College

We are accepting applications for students currently in college beginning April 1st until June 10th. 

To begin the process, first you must set up your account.

Click here to "Sign up" for your student application

Once you have completed and submitted your application, you do not have to do anything else.  The system will automatically match you to the scholarships for which you qualify.  

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Braswell at the Foundation office 863-1717 or email


The Hamilton Community Foundation understands the need for assistance with your education beyond the first year in college. These scholarships are to assist students in the Sophomore, Junior and Senior years in college. However, we also offer scholarships for students in law school and medical school.  We do not offer scholarships for students pursuing masters degrees. 

To be eligible, you must:

– be a graduate of Hamilton, Badin, Ross or New Miami School Districts unless otherwise indicated in the scholarship description

- law school and medical school applicants must be Butler County residents or attended one of the schools designated above

- not have received a renewable scholarship from the Hamilton Community Foundation  

– attending an accredited technical school, college or university    

 – have completed one full year in college

– have at least a 2.5 GPA

 – be a full time student

Students applying for the Stewart Jones Memorial Religious Music Week Scholarship, you must be a junior and above, including graduate students and can be from anywhere across the country studying religious music as your major subject, with a view toward serving as a church music director or minister of music. 

 NOTE: The school must be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and/or eligible to receive financial aid.   You may check the accreditation status by visiting or contact your school for this information.