Scholarships for Recent College Graduates (TAP) Scholarship

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 in a professional position.
  • 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. If the applicant ceases employment or moves before the funds have been disbursed, they forfeit the right to any future payments.

For further information, please contact Katie Braswell at

TAP scholarship applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.  As they are reviewed, we will reach out to you for further instructions. 

Click here to preview the application prior to creating an account.


Ready to apply?


Go to the Scholarship Portal to create and/or login to your account. NOTE: Make sure you are applying to the TAP scholarship since we offer several awards.   (Your email will be your login and you will create a password .  Google Chrome browser works best with this system.)