Scott Neal Simpson Scholarship Fund

The Scott Neal Simpson Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 to memorialize this gifted athlete and scholar by furnishing scholarships to Montgomery County high school graduates attending an accredited college or university. Scott Simpson died after lapsing into a diabetic coma while in his sophomore year at The Ohio State University, where he was majoring in rehabilitation therapy. The Scott Neal Simpson Scholarship Fund is a permanent endowment of The Dayton Foundation’s African-American Community Fund. The Scott Neal Simpson Scholarship Committee and the Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship Program are responsible for the administration of the annual $500.00 award offered to a high school senior. Students must have participated in organized high school sports. Requirements:

  • Resident of Montgomery County
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in a college preparatory curriculum (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Exhibit leadership, including tolerance and respect for others

Scott Neal Simpson
Up to $500
African American Community Foundation, Montgomery County
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write an essay (minimum one-page, typed, double-spaced) explaining how your commitment to academic excellence, participation in organized sports and leadership experiences have uniquely qualified you to be a Scott Neal Simpson Scholarship recipient.