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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,...

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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...

Chris Conter Memorial Scholarship - Vandalia Butler Foundation

Chris Conter Memorial Scholarship - Vandalia Butler Foundation

CHRIS B. CONTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 2005 to offer financial assistance to graduates of Butler High School who are participated in high school sports. The scholarship honors the memory of Chris Conter, a Butler graduate and outstanding...

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...

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...

Condon Scholarship

Condon Scholarship

The MARY EILEEN and RODERICK F. CONDON II SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 1997 to foster learning by assisting Montgomery County high school graduates with education expenses to further their studies in the field of art at accredited institutions of higher...

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.

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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...

David and Kathryn Horner Family Scholarship - Vandalia Butler Foundation

David and Kathryn Horner Family Scholarship - Vandalia Butler Foundation

The DAVID A. AND KATHRYN E. HORNER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF THE DAYTON FOUNDATION was established in 1997 by friends and family from the Vandalia-Butler community in memory of David, Kathryn, Jonathan, Carmen, and Preston Horner, who perished in a train accident in...

Dayton Catholic Women's Club

Dayton Catholic Women's Club

Dayton Catholic Women’s Club (DCWC) Scholarship Fund 2010 aids graduating high school women of the Roman Catholic faith in furthering their education at institutions of higher learning. DCWC was established in 1923 to promote a spirit of unity and cooperation among...

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Dayton Daily News Si Burick Scholarship and Internship

The Si Burick Journalism Scholarship honors Si Burick, a longtime sports editor and columnist for the Dayton Daily News. He was inducted in to the writers section of the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1935 he began to work on radio, and in 1949, when WHIO-TV went on the...

Dayton Public Schools - Superintendent Student Senate Scholarship

Dayton Public Schools - Superintendent Student Senate Scholarship

This Scholarship was established in 2011 to encourage and assist graduating seniors from Dayton Public Schools who are planning to attend a two- or four-year college or university. Scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors from each Dayton Public High...

Doris H. Wilson Scholarship Fund

Doris H. Wilson Scholarship Fund

The DORIS H. WILSON SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1997 for graduating Montgomery County high school seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year school in the state of Ohio. This fund honors Doris Wilson, the founder of Multi-Cultural Supporters.

Dr. Yvonne Walker-Taylor Women for Women Scholarship

Dr. Yvonne Walker-Taylor Women for Women Scholarship

The DR. YVONNE WALKER-TAYLOR WOMEN FOR WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP was established in honor and memory of Dr. Yvonne Walker-Taylor, 16th President and first female Chief Executive Officer of Wilberforce University. Dr. Walker-Taylor wanted to recognize and honor all women of...

Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter

Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter

The Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarship in Memory of Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter was established in 1999 to assist individuals in furthering their music studies at an accredited college or university. The scholarship was established in honor of Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter, who died...

Funkhouser Memorial Scholarship

Funkhouser Memorial Scholarship

The Charles A., Dhel L., and Katherine Funkhouser Memorial Scholarship was established by Jeanne Funkhouser-Reeder, with the support of her husband, Vern W. Reeder, to assist needy and deserving graduates of the Dayton Public Schools. The Scholarship Fund is a...

GM/Frigidaire Scholarship Fund

GM/Frigidaire Scholarship Fund

The General Motors Frigidaire Employees’ Recreation Association (FERA), an independent Ohio nonprofit organization incorporated in 1928, established a scholarship fund to assist eligible General Motors/Delphi employees, retirees and their immediate families with...

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Greg Sutton

The GREG SUTTON BAND SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF THE DAYTON FOUNDATION was established in 1987 by Greg’s family and friends to assist graduates of West Carrollton High School in furthering their educational studies. Greg Sutton was a member of the West Carrollton High...

Helen and Howard Smith

Helen and Howard Smith

The HELEN AND HOWARD W. SMITH NURSING SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2002 to provide scholarship assistance to students wishing to earn their LPN or BSN degree. Students must be sophomores or above and be admitted to a nursing program in Montgomery or Greene...

Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Chiefs Scholarship

Indian Guides and Indian Princesses - Chiefs Scholarship

The Chief’s Scholarship has been established to continue the bond between fathers and their daughters/sons as they grow older and prepare for life as young adults. The first Indian Guide Program was formed in Richmond Heights, Missouri in 1926 based on the...

In Honor of Willis "Bing" Davis

In Honor of Willis "Bing" Davis

“Someone once told me to express best what is closest to us. I think creative expression is a human endowment. What I try to do when I make art is to make things that are uniquely my own, but yet make what I see and what I experience.”Willis “Bing” Davis The Miami...

Jackie Ahlers - Vandalia Butler Foundation

Jackie Ahlers - Vandalia Butler Foundation

Jackie Ahlers Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of Jackie, who tragically lost her life in a car accident with five of her roommates from Bowling Green State University. She was a Vandalia Butler graduate and a sophomore at BGSU, pursuing a...

Jerry Trimbach Scholarship

Jerry Trimbach Scholarship

The Jerry Trimbach Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Trimbach family to assist individuals to further their studies at Sinclair Community College. Jerry Trimbach graduated from Sinclair while parenting four young children. As one of the founding owners of...

John and Charlotte Michael Family Memorial Scholarship

John and Charlotte Michael Family Memorial Scholarship

THE JOHN AND CHARLOTTE MICHAEL FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF THE DAYTON FOUNDATION was established in 1995 to honor the commitment of this family to join together annually to celebrate its heritage by offering scholarships, in the name of their ancestors, to...

John J. Murphy - Vandalia Butler Foundation

John J. Murphy - Vandalia Butler Foundation

John J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund (2005) assists Butler High School students in furthering their studies at an accredited institution of higher learning. Established by the Murphy family, it honors John J. Murphy, whose love for education kept him attending...

Joseph A. Forte - Vandalia Butler Foundation

Joseph A. Forte - Vandalia Butler Foundation

The Joseph A. Forte Memorial Scholarship was established by his family and friends in 2007 for Vandalia students who plan to pursue a degree from an accredited Ohio college as a full- or part-time student. Applicants must have earned at least a 3.0 GPA. A 250 word...

Kacie and Tom Hausfeld Scholarship

Kacie and Tom Hausfeld Scholarship

The Kacie and Tom Hausfeld Scholarship Fund helps Archbishop Alter High School graduates further their studies at the University of Dayton (UD). The fund was established by friends and family and serves to remember Tom Hausfeld, a retired business owner and active...