Grants & Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

The Community Foundation hosts a variety of scholarship opportunities for students in local parochial schools, graduating high school seniors, non-traditional students, and many others. Awards range from $250.00 to a four year full-tuition scholarship. Selection committees choose recipients based on specific criteria established by each scholarship fund. In 2016, the Foundation awarded more than $70,000 in scholarship funding.

How to Apply

1. Review the list of scholarship opportunities below to determine your eligibility. When available, additional details may be found by clicking on the scholarship link. 

2. If the scholarship is listed as having an individual application, that may be found by clicking on the scholarship link.

3. If the scholarship is listed as having a common application, that may be accessed using the link below.

4. Carefully follow all directions listed on the application before submission.

5. Check back periodically - new opportunities will be added as they become available! 

Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty Scholarship 

  • $1000 (2)
  • graduating seniors living in West Chester or Liberty Township who demonstrate financial need
  • Common application 

Dr. Masood & Shakila Ahmad Scholarship 

  • $1000
  • graduating seniors from any high school in Butler County, Mason High School, Sycamore High School or St. Xavier High School 
  • Common application

Kyle Babcock Scholarship 

  • $2000
  • students who will attend, or are currently attending, Bishop Fenwick High School
  • Individual application 

Butler County Republican Women's Club Scholarship

  • $1000
  • Butler County residents entering their sophomore or junior year of college
  • Individual application 

Julia Ellen Burnett Scholarship

  • $500
  • student living in Mason, West Chester or Liberty Township 
  • Common application 

Jordan Day Scholarship 

  • $1000
  • senior student athletes on the Lakota East Women's and Men's golf teams
  • Common application

Demois Family Scholarship

  • $4800
  • Lakota West graduating seniors who demonstrate financial need and are active in orchestra, choir or performing arts  
  • Common application

Diversity 101 Scholarship

  • 2 awarded - $500 (High School) $1000 (College)
  • open to residents of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties
  • individual application

Harold Draut Scholarship 

  • $750
  • Lakota East and Lakota West graduating seniors 
  • Common application 

Flynn & Co. Scholarship

  • $1000
  • Xavier University Accountancy Majors
  • Individual application

Susan Hendel Scholarship

  • $500
  • women 30 years of age or older who are returning to post-secondary education, or attending to for the first time 
  • Individual application 

Hoody Memorial Scholarship

  • $7500
  • graduating seniors at Lakota East and Lakota West high schools
  • Individual application 

Alicia Esther Lang Memorial Scholarship 

  • $1000
  • graduating seniors from Lakota East or Lakota West
  • Individual application 

Bob Lawhorn Education Fund Scholarship

  • 4 years of full tuition to the University of Cincinnati
  • graduating seniors from Norwood High School
  • Individual application 

Marvin R. Lawson Scholarship

  • $1000
  • graduating senior who resides in Henderson County, KY
  • Individual application 

Greg Lemmel Scholarship 

  • $1000 (renewable for 4 years)
  • students graduating from St. Susanna Elementary and attending Bishop Fenwick High School 
  • Individual application 

Karen Moeller Memorial Scholarship

  • $1500 (2) and up to 5 additional $500 awards
  • graduating seniors at Lakota East of Lakota West 
  • Individual application

Logan Pence Scholarship

  • $1000
  • graduating senior from Monroe High School enrolled to attend Eastern Kentucky University
  • Individual Application 

Pete's List of Excellence in History & Government

  • $400 (2)
  • graduating senior from Lakota East or Lakota West
  • Common application 

Kristin Renneker Scholarship 

  • $2000 (2)
  • female graduating seniors from Lakota East and Lakota West
  • Common application 

Karen M. Schroeder Memorial Scholarship

  • $1000
  • Lakota East graduating seniors enrolled to attend an arts degree program at Miami University - Ohio 
  • Common application 

Jessica Ann Siegel Scholarship

  • $2000
  • graduating seniors from Lakota East 
  • Common application 

Shayna Smith Scholarship

  • $1000
  • Lakota West graduating senior attending college to pursue a science degree
  • Common application

Gregory Snyder Coda Scholarship 

  • $500
  • Lakota West graduating senior & Symphonic Winds and Marching Firebirds member, committed to playing in a college-sanctioned ensemble or marching band
  • Common application 

Dana Spangler Memorial Scholarship

  • $500
  • female graduating senior from Lakota East who demonstrates financial need
  • Common application 

West Chester Hospital Scholarship

  • $2000 (2)
  • graduating seniors who are or have been a participant in West Chester Hospital's Shadowing or Field Rotation programs and is planning to pursue a degree in the healthcare field
  • common application 

Winterman Resiliency Scholarship 

  • $500
  • graduating seniors who have been through the foster care system at some point in their lives 
  • individual application 

Roy H. Yelton Memorial Scholarship

  • $500
  • graduating Butler County seniors who plan to pursue a career in public service
  • common application 

Ezekiel "Zeke" Stepaniak Memorial Scholarship

  • $1000
  • male graduating seniors from Lakota West planning to pursue a degree in the field of creative design
  • common application

 

Contact

For additional information about applying for Community Foundation Scholarships please contact Karen Gibbs, Director of Programs & Marketing - karen.gibbs@wclfoundation.org or call 513.682.8061