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 Graduating High School Students

We  are accepting scholarship applications for the graduating class of 2019 December 21, 2018 - January 21, 2019.

In preparation for completing your application, you will need to make sure you have the following items:

 -  Lists of extracurricular activities in school, your community service work, employment history

  - Your high school counselor's email address to request your transcript (must have your first semester grades before submitted)

  -  If you want to be considered for need-based scholarships, you will need to upload a PDF ONLY of your student aid report (SAR) that you received as a result of filing the FAFSA. Click here for instructions to save as PDF file.

 To begin the process, first you must set up your account. (The system works best with Google Chrome browers)

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

What is expected of HCF Scholars

If you are selected as a recipient, please click here to learn what is expected of you.

Please note the following timeline for the scholarship process:

Application Process - Accepting Applications - December 21, 2018 - Deadline to Apply - January 21, 2019

Students Notified of Awards - Week of April 22, 2019

Scholarship Program and Reception for Recipients and Donors - May 15, 2019 - Hamilton High School - 5 pm

Students pick up their check at the Hamilton Community Foundation - July 22 - July 26, 2019 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm