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.

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

Applications will be available December 22, 2017 for graduating high school seniors.  

If you have any questions, email Katie Braswell at

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 22, 2017 - Deadline to Apply - January 22, 2018

Students Notified of Awards - Week of April 23, 2018

Scholarship Program and Reception for Recipients and Donors - May, 2018 - Hamilton High School - 5 pm

Students pick up their check at the Hamilton Community Foundation - July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm