With thanks to our generous donors and community members who wish to impact the educational path of local students, several scholarships have been entrusted to be maintained and distributed by the Miami County Foundation. The scholarship application process is available online. Please click the appropriate application button(s) below to learn more.

Online applications must be completed by the deadline for each scholarship. Please note: Applications are typically not accepted outside of this online application system. Exceptions will be considered but must be discussed with the Miami County Foundation office. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Scholarship selection committees will review applications, make determinations and notify recipients by mail or at their local high school award ceremony. 

Criteria and deadlines are subject to change. If you have questions or would like more information about establishing an endowed scholarship opportunity, please contact the Miami County Foundation office at (937) 773-9012, or e-mail

Thelma Ross Dalton Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: February 1

The Thelma Ross Dalton Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to selected residents of Miami County to further their post-secondary education in any accredited college, trade/vocational or nursing/health-related facility. 

Miami County Medical Society Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

The Miami County Medical Society scholarship awarded to selected residents of Miami County who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor at an accredited medical school, college, or university. The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Fellowships are not considered. Entry-level medical students are encouraged to apply. 

Robert Netzley Scholarship

Deadline: February 1

The Robert Netzley Scholarship was established for Darke & Miami County residents whose career goal is to work in public service. A career in government, not-for-profit, church, politics, public service, or health & safety is ideal. A new scholarship award may or may not be available each year.  Before completing an application, call the office for availability.  

Leland and Shirley Mott Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 1

The Leland and Shirley Mott Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a selected Troy High School, Troy Christian, Troy Homeschool senior majoring in Art or Art Education (Includes painting, drawing and sculpture. Excludes dance, music, acting, photography.) Must have a 3.0 GPA in Art Studies and submit a portfolio. 

Richard and Doris (Taylor) High Scholarship 

Deadline: March 1

The Richard and Doris High Scholarship is awarded to Newton High School seniors majoring in engineering, nursing or education and must be in need of financial assistance.  

Marjorie Lyons Netzley Scholarship

Deadline: February 1

The Marjorie Lyon Netzley scholarship was created for Darke & Miami County residents pursuing degrees in the health/medical field. A new scholarship award may or may not be available each year. Before completing an application, call the office for availability.

Don Favorite Deeter, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

The Don Deeter, M.D. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one student each year.   Applicants must be a resident of Newton Township, OH, and majoring in science at a four-year college/university.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three years of undergraduate education.  Renewable scholarship amounts are
not guaranteed.

Miami County Agricultural Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: April 1

The Agriculture Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a Miami County graduating senior seeking a degree in an agricultural study or related field. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be accepted to an accredited technical school, community college or four-year college/university and attending as a full-time student. 

Newton Board of Education/American Legion Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

The Newton Board of Ed/American Legion scholarship is presented to a Newton High School senior to further their post-high school education at a 2 or 4-year institution of higher learning. 

J.A.K. Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

The J.A.K. Scholarship is awarded to a selected Newton High School senior enrolling in an accredited vocational training program or technical school.

Dorothy Bleil Richi Scholarship 

Deadline: April 30

The Dorothy Bleil Richi Scholarship is awarded to a
St. Patrick School student or graduate enrolled or attending Lehman Catholic High School. Contact the St. Patrick School principal for application details.

                     Making a Difference in the Lives of Young People


Kimberly Laughman

Layla Robbins

Abigail Hissong

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Will Huffman

I am humbled and honored to have received the generous scholarship you have granted me! This scholarship will allow me to further my goals of earning a degree in mathematics at either Grace College or Georgetown College. I would like to thank those people responsible in making this decision!

I would like to take this time to thank you so much for making me the recipient of a 2018 Newton Board of Education/American Legion Scholarship for $500.  These funds will be used for me to help better my education in college.  It is so greatly appreciated!

I am so thankful for the scholarship that you have given me! This will be a great help while I better my education in college and pursue a degree in Parks & Museum Education. Thank you so much.

Thank you so much for this scholarship opportunity. It is nice to see my hard work recognized, especially by this foundation. Scholarships like this allow me to focus on my academics so that I do not have to get a job during the semester. The efforts of this foundation really make a difference for Miami County residents like me. 


Miami County Foundation
317 N. Wayne Street

P.O. Box 1526 

Piqua, OH 45356-1526


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