Idotha Bootsie Neal Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2021 in memory of Idotha Bootsie Neal. In 1991 she was elected as the first African American female City of Dayton Commissioner where she served for 12 years. Ms. Neal served as Director of Central State University West, Dayton Campus and also served as Director of Wright Dunbar, Inc. where she retired in 2014. Idotha M. Neal was affectionately known by her family name “Bootsie”. She was a faithful and devoted member of Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church where she served on numerous committees. Bootsie was a proud member of The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Applicant’s must:

  • Be a graduating senior from a Dayton Public School
  • Be accepted to and planning to attend Central State University
  • Have successful experience being employed or volunteering/community services
  • Financial need will be considered if all else is equal

Idotha Bootsie Neal Scholarship
African American Community Foundation, Dayton Public Schools Scholarships