Olive and Herbert Randall

Since awarding the first Olive & Herbert Randall Scholarship in 1954, the Hamilton Community Foundation has given more than $9 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

      (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

Thank you for your interest in the Hamilton Community Foundation scholarship program.  The scholarship application process for 2017 graduating high school seniors is now closed.  

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 - December 16, 2016 - January 22, 2017

Students Notified of Awards - Week of April 24, 2017

Scholarship Program and Reception for Recipients and Donors - May 16, 2017 - Hamilton High School - 5 pm

Students pick up their check at the Hamilton Community Foundation - July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm