Scholarship Program

The 2025 Scholarship Program will open in September 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 our office at (614) 863-0045.

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2024 Scholarship Program Recipients

Alexis Cupp

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Academic Achievement Winner

Madison Township, Pickaway County

High School: Teays Valley High School

College Attending: Miami University

Alexis Cupp, daughter of Shaun and Karla Cupp, will be graduating from Teays Valley High School and plans to attend Miami University studying linguistics.

Alexis is excited about studying linguistics because she intends to "pursue law school and believe(s) that it is important and fascinating to explore the intricacies and power of language."

Alexis chose Miami for its opportunities to pursue a variety of pathways and the welcoming nature of its faculty. She is looking forward to exploring her many interests and expanding her knowledge and leadership skills.

Madelyn Hovest

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Academic Achievement Winner

Ottawa Township, Putnam County

High School: Ottawa-Glandorf High School

College Attending: University of Dayton

Madelyn Hovest, daughter of Brendon and Staci Hovest, will be graduating from Ottawa-Glandorf High School and plans to attend the University of Dayton with a major in biology on the pre-medicine track.

"I chose the University of Dayton because of its strong community," Madelyn said. "I am excited to use my education to develop skills so I can change people's lives for the better."

Madelyn looks forward to branching out in a new environment. She is confident in the University of Dayton's opportunities and experiences that will allow her to reach her academic potential.

Maura Johnson

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Local Government Achievement Winner

Symmes Township, Hamilton County

High School: Loveland High School

College Attending: Ohio State University

Maura Johnson, daughter of Mike and Kim Johnson, will be graduating from Loveland High School and plans to attend The Ohio State University studying marketing at their College of Business.

"After many visits, The Ohio State University finally started to feel like home," Maura said. "I know that their amazing business program will also help me achieve my goals."

She is looking forward to meeting new people from all over the country who also decided to attend OSU while exploring the creative aspects of her major.

Trey Schmelzer

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Trade School Winner

Newberry Township, Miami County

High School: Bradford High School / Upper Valley Career Center

Program Attending: Hobart Institute of Welding Technologies

Trey Schmelzer, son of Chad and Jeannette Schmelzer, will be graduating from Bradford High School and Upper Valley Career Center and plans to attend Hobart Institute of Welding Technologies.

"I have been around welding my whole life (with) my dad," Trey said. He admires welding for "the ability to craft something from nothing."

Trey is excited to gain more knowledge in the field of welding. He looks forward to learning more about how welding works and how machines are set up.