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Adam Broock Scholarship

Adam Broock Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Adam Broock. Adam attended Oakwood High School and was a popular, well-rounded student with diverse interests. He was also sensitive and compassionate and loved to play the guitar in his band. The scholarship...

Alexander-Bickley Scholarship

Alexander-Bickley Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2016 to assist a female, graduating senior from a Dayton Public School planning to major in a STEM related field at a community college or a four-year college or university. From the grandchild of a slave comes the spirit of an...

Allen Family Scholarship

Allen Family Scholarship

The Allen Family Scholarship was established in 2021 in honor of William and Rose Allen. Born in 1930, William “Bill” Allen’s determination stood out from an early age as his childhood was greatly impacted by the Great Depression. Though his family struggled...

Allen York Masonry Scholarship

Allen York Masonry Scholarship

The Allen York Masonry Scholarship, named in honor of this Northridge High School graduate, and skilled tradesman, was established by his siblings to assist students, who like Allen, are committed to becoming a skilled tradesman also. Mr. York was a mason in the...

Altrusa Club of Dayton Kay Webster Scholarship

Altrusa Club of Dayton Kay Webster Scholarship

Kay Webster was the 2016-2018 president of the Altrusa Club of Dayton who passed away suddenly in November of 2018. For 38 years she was the Children’s Coordinator of the Greene County Library System. In 2013 she began the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for...

Altrusa Club of Dayton Ruth Richardson Scholarship

Altrusa Club of Dayton Ruth Richardson Scholarship

Ruth Richardson was an educator and a counselor who inspired her students throughout her career with the Dayton Public Schools. She reinforced to her students the value of a college education. However, many of her students were unable to attend college due to...

Basil Blizzard

Basil Blizzard

The BASIL F. BLIZZARD, IV MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF THE DAYTON FOUNDATION was established in 1999 to praise excellence by providing scholarship assistance to graduating seniors at Wayne High School who plan to attend an accredited technical school, junior college,...

Beachler Family Scholarship

Beachler Family Scholarship

The Beachler Family created this scholarship to help students from Northmont High School pursue a degree in business administration. Applicants must: Be a graduating senior from Northmont High School or a current college student who graduated from Northmont Be...

Belmont High School Founding Alumni Scholarship

Belmont High School Founding Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2018 by Belmont High School alumni in the graduating classes of 1958, 1959, and 1960. The scholarship is being offered to a graduating senior of Belmont High School who plans an academic program leading to a career in a public...

Betsy Frabotta Educate and Engage Scholarship for Q+ Youth

Betsy Frabotta Educate and Engage Scholarship for Q+ Youth

As a lifelong public school teacher and creator of community especially for FOLX who were traditionally marginalized, Betsy Frabotta saw and sought out the best in those with whom she connected. A proud resident of Dayton, Ohio for over 40 years, Betsy loved this...

Betsy Pence Memorial Scholarship

Betsy Pence Memorial Scholarship

This merit based scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of Betsy Pence. Betsy graduated with honors in 1996 from Beavercreek High School and was a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Club, and the International Club. She loved music and played...

Blake LaForce #41 - Vandalia Butler Foundation

Blake LaForce #41 - Vandalia Butler Foundation

Blake Christian LaForce, a 2009 student athlete and graduate of Butler High School, fought and beat cancer (acute lymphoblastic leukemia), with a bone marrow transplant. Then a surprise central nervous system parasitic infection challenged Blake, who miraculously...

Brightwell Family and Dayton Firefighters IAFF Local 136 Scholarship Fund

Brightwell Family and Dayton Firefighters IAFF Local 136 Scholarship Fund

The BRIGHTWELL FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF THE DAYTON FOUNDATION was established in 1999 by the family of Thomas O. Brightwell, Sr., a retired Dayton City firefighter (1929-1953), to award college scholarships to children of current or retired full-time...

Charles and Pat Meadows Scholarship

Charles and Pat Meadows Scholarship

The Charles and Pat Meadows Scholarship Fund was established to honor Charles who believed that Education was the key to success for underrepresented students. This scholarship will provide tuition assistance to a student from a Dayton Public School, Jefferson...

Charles H. and Jayne Black Scholarship

Charles H. and Jayne Black Scholarship

The Charles H. and Jayne Black Scholarship was established to assist individuals to further their studies at a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university. Applicants must: Be a graduating high school senior or a current college student Live in the Miami Valley...

Cheryl Abraham Memorial Scholarship

Cheryl Abraham Memorial Scholarship

Cheryl Abraham was a School Counselor at Fairmont High School from 2002-2014. She loved high school students and dedicated her life to helping them navigate their way, however divergent the path, to choices that would positively shape their futures. She offered...

Cheryl A. Young Scholarship

Cheryl A. Young Scholarship

This scholarship fund is named in memory of Cheryl A. Young who was a devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She was deeply committed to her music as well as her sports teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns. Cheryl was a...

Chuck Dickerson Memorial Scholarship

Chuck Dickerson Memorial Scholarship

Chuck Dickerson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 by the family of Chuck Dickerson. Chuck was an eternal optimist and entrepreneur who believed in service to his family and community. Chuck lived his life by the optimist creed; Remaining too large for...

City of Huber Heights Art Scholarship

City of Huber Heights Art Scholarship

The City of Huber Heights Art Scholarship was created in 2021 for students graduating from Huber Heights City Schools or Bethel Local Schools planning to pursue a degree in the visual arts. Applicants must: Be a graduating senior from Wayne High School or Bethel...

CJ McLin

CJ McLin

The Legendary C. J. McLin, Jr. – C. J. McLin, Jr. was one of Ohio’s most influential politicians. He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on May 31, 1921, as Clarence J. McLin, Jr. Known as “C.J.,” he moved to Dayton, Ohio with his family at age 10. By age 13 he...

Coach Ed Zink Scholarship

Coach Ed Zink Scholarship

Coach Ed Zink was involved in Beavercreek Athletics for 46 years. His coaching career included football, softball and girls basketball. He is the all-time winningest girls’ basketball coach in the state of Ohio with 810 wins and three state titles. This scholarship...

Colbert Family Scholarship

Colbert Family Scholarship

The Colbert Family Scholarship was established in 2018 to award a scholarship to a graduating senior from Dayton Public Schools planning to major in nursing. Applicants must: Be a graduating senior from a Dayton Public School Be accepted to an accredited nursing...

Colleen O'Toole Memorial Scholarship

Colleen O'Toole Memorial Scholarship

The COLLEEN O’TOOLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 1992 in honor of Colleen O’Toole, who faithfully served Dayton Power and Light for over 25 years as an administrative assistant. The Fund’s purpose is to defray tuition expenses for children of...

Community Foundation of Miami Township Scholarship

Community Foundation of Miami Township Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Miami Township (CFMT) was established in 1998 and has worked to make the Miami Township Community a better place to live, work and play. Some of the community improvement projects can be viewed at www.cfmt.info. Applicants must be...

Connie DeHart Memorial Scholarship - Vandalia Butler Foundation

Connie DeHart Memorial Scholarship - Vandalia Butler Foundation

Connie DeHart was a 1983 graduate of Butler High School. She also graduated from Miami University where she was an active member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. She taught Earth Science at Troy High school in 1988 and in 1989 she was a substitute teacher in the...

Consolidated Freight Companies - Vandalia Butler Foundation

Consolidated Freight Companies - Vandalia Butler Foundation

The CONSOLIDATED FREIGHT COMPANIES SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 1993 to assist graduates of Butler High School in furthering their educational studies. The Vandalia-Butler Foundation Board of Trustees administers this fund.

Craig A. Steffen Paraclete Scholarship

Craig A. Steffen Paraclete Scholarship

The Craig A. Steffen Paraclete Scholarship Fund was created to help adopted or fostered children with financial need begin or continue their higher education. Craig Steffen was an adoptee, who also spent some of his early years in foster care. Growing up, it was...

Culture Works - Len Roberts Scholarship

Culture Works - Len Roberts Scholarship

In recognition of Mr. Roberts’ career as a businessman and his passion for the arts, Culture Works is pleased to offer scholarships to Dayton Region graduating high school seniors or local college students who demonstrate participation in and patronage of the arts....

Dan L. Hickey

Dan L. Hickey

The DAN L. HICKEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by his children in 1998. After retiring from a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Hickey taught industrial arts in the Dayton Public Schools at Roth and Colonel White High Schools. He was also...

Daryl Jones Memorial Scholarship

Daryl Jones Memorial Scholarship

Daryl Jones was coach, teacher, mentor, friend, and family to many in the Dayton area. His love of his god and country, dedication to TEAM building, and his lifelong dedication to empowering and unifying his local community were evident in his daily life. This...