Scholarship Program

The 2024 Scholarship Program recipients will be announced in May 2024.

The Ohio Township Association Scholarship Program began in 2005. Many years prior to this, former board member Paul Smith and his wife, Ethel, gave the initial donation to the OTA Scholarship Fund, providing the groundwork for future scholarships. The scholarships are also funded by donations from County Township Associations, personal gifts, and proceeds from the OTA's annual golf outing.

Wondering if you reside in a township? Consult your local County Auditor's website and input your home address in the property search function to obtain tax and property details. If you're looking for your local township officials, contact your County Board of Elections. 

For more information or if you have questions, please call Nicole Jaros at (614) 863-0045.

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2023 Scholarship Program Recipients

Jessica Guilfoyle

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Academic Achievement Winner

Crosby Township, Hamilton County

High School: William Henry Harrison High School

College Attending: Miami University

Jessica Guilfoyle, daughter of Jeff and Lori Guilfoyle, will be graduating from William Henry Harrison High School and plans to attend Miami University.

"I felt like Miami University was the best option for me because of its academic rigor, opportunities for growth, and beautiful campus," Jessica said.

Jessica plans to study Biology and Pre-Medical Studies with minors in Spanish and Psychological Sciences. She looks forward to new opportunities for growth.

Nathan Paprocki

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Academic Achievement Winner

Goshen Township, Clermont County

High School: Goshen High School

College Attending: Miami University

Nathan Paprocki, son of John and Melissa Paprocki, will be graduating from Goshen High School and plans to attend Miami University's College of Engineering and Computing.

"I was looking for a small-town college that had the resources of a big school," Nathan said. "With a strong community and academic reputation, I knew Miami was a good fit."

Nathan plans to study Computer Science and is excited to combine technology with his other interests and apply his studies across multiple disciplines. He is also looking forward to meeting new people.

Madeline Ramsey

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Local Government Achievement Winner

Bainbridge Township, Geauga County

High School: Kenston High School

College Attending: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Madeline Ramsey, daughter of Rod and Lisa Ramsey, will be graduating from Kenston High School and plans to attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville to study Theology and Philosophy.

"The school has a great program for my majors," Madeline said. "I also wanted a Franciscan school because I love St. Francis' dedication to nature." Madeline noted that another deciding factor for this university was the "strong community and Catholic spirituality."

She is excited to learn more about spiritual truth and looks forward to finding ways to cultivate an appreciation for God's environmental creation.

Austin Rush

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Local Government Achievement Winner

Monroe Township, Licking County

High School: St. Francis DeSales High School

College Attending: Ohio University

Austin Rush, son of Michael and Corinna Rush, will be graduating from St. Francis DeSales High School and plans to attend Ohio University.

"Ohio University's accommodation to combining the engineering program with other disciplines" was a deciding factor, Austin said.

Austin plans to study Mechanical Engineering and is also looking forward to learning the skills required to carry out his goal of product design.

Hayden Wells

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Trade School Winner

Scioto Township, Pickaway County

High School: Teays Valley High School

Program Attending: Ohio Fire Academy and Grant Paramedic

Hayden Wells, son of Jake and Amber Wells, will be graduating from Teays Valley High School and plans to attend the Ohio Fire Academy and Grant Paramedic programs.

"I am presently completing my Fire I and II as a senior," Hayden said. "I will complete my EMT training at the OFA in the fall and continue at Grant Paramedic for my paramedic certification."

Hayden plans to pursue a career in Fire and EMT services and is excited about following in a career that he grew up around, as his father is currently Assistant Fire Chief for Norwich Township. Hayden enjoys the camaraderie within the fire service and looks forward to learning from the seasoned members of the fire service.