The OTA Scholarship Program commenced in 2005 with a generous donation from former board member Paul Smith and his wife Ethel.  Today, three $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually.  Applicants must be a high school senior planning to attend a two or four-year Ohio college or university the following fall.



The 2017 application can be found here. You must be a resident of a township to apply.



The scholarships are funded by donations from County Township Associations, personal donations and proceeds from the Annual Golf Outing. Thank you to the 2016 Golf Outing sponsors, who helped raise over $8,500 for the OTA Scholarship Program.  



Local Government Achievement

2013:    Clay Parlette, Allen Township/Ottawa County

             Alyssa Tomcho, Monclova Township/Lucas County


2014:    Tyler Gorbett, Sandusky Township/Richland County

             Alexis Gonyer, Milton Township/Wood County


2015:    Julie Matz, Liverpool Township/Medina County

            Alexandra Watkins, Weathersfield Township/Trumbull County


2016:    Brianna Sanborn, Twinsburg Township/Summit County

            Crystal Gasser, Canaan Township/Wayne County




Academic Achievement

2013:    Kenneth Turscak, Montville Township/Medina County
2014:    Connor Speck, Perrysburg Township/Wood County
2015:    Julianna Cajka, Webster Township/Wood County
2016:    Colin Harshbarger, Westland Township/Guernsey County



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Oct 19 2016

The Ohio EPA administers programs relating to statewide source reduction, recycling, market development, litter prevention and scrap tire recycling projects. Grant applications for all four programs are due February 3, 2017.   The Ohio EPA is...

Oct 18 2016

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Oct 17 2016

Elizabeth earned her B.A. in Strategic Communications from The Ohio State University. She has been planning events since her first year in college where she was the Student Activities Coordinator at OSU’s Marion campus. Before joining the OTA, she...