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.  

Talent Attraction Program Scholarship

The impact of the Hamilton Community Foundation is evident throughout our community. In addition to the support of the community as a whole, we continue with a special focus on educational programs and grants. In the past 60 years, we  have provided over $13 million dollars in scholarships to more than 3,000 students, and this support of area students will continue in years to come with the new Talent Attraction Program (TAP) Scholarship.

The TAP Scholarship is what is known as a “reverse scholarship” where recent graduates will receive assistance with student loan debt.

To be eligible you must:

  • Have graduated within the last 7 years from a STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, or Mathematics) preferred.
  • Must demonstrate employment within City of Hamilton or Butler County
  • Prefer those with a desire to give back to the community and become engaged in activities 

 Successful applicants to the program may receive up to $10,000, $300 per month for 30 months. If the applicant ceases employment or moves before the end of the 30 month period, they forfeit the right to any future payments.

We will review applications as needed on a monthly/quarterly basis.

To begin the application process, click here.