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.
  • Not currently living in designated areas in the city of Hamilton BUT with plans to move to or live in one of the Urban Neighborhoods or in Armondale or Highland Park neighborhoods in Hamilton. To learn more about Hamilton's Neighborhoods see map

     Must demonstrate employment within Butler County or a full-time remote position in a professional role.

  • 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 $15,000. If the applicant ceases employment or moves out of an designated neighborhood before the funds have been disbursed, they forfeit the right to any future payments.

For further information, please contact Katie Braswell.

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. (Your email will be your login and you will create a password .  Google Chrome browser works best with this system.)