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 about applying or would like information about establishing an endowed scholarship, please contact the Miami County Foundation office at (937) 773-9012, or e-mail  The Miami County Foundation office is located in Piqua, Ohio and serves the people of Miami County and the surrounding area.

Deadline: February 1

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

Deadline: February 1

The Marjorie Lyons Netzley Scholarship was created for Darke and Miami County high school seniors pursuing post-secondary degrees in the health/medical fields. Recipients may be eligible for renewal each year for three years following. (A new scholarship award may or may not be available each year. Before completing an application, contact the office for availability.) This is confirmed for the 2021 application cycle.

Deadline: February 1

The Robert Netzley Scholarship was established for Darke & Miami County high school seniors whose career goal is to work in public service. A career pursuit in government, not-for-profit, church, politics, public service, or health and safety is ideal. Recipients may be eligible for renewal each year for three years following. (A new scholarship award may or may not be available each year. Before completing an application, call the office for availability.) This is confirmed for the 2021 application cycle.

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 major 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.

Deadline: March 1

The Miami County Medical Society Scholarship is 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. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Fellowships are not considered. Entry-level medical students are encouraged to apply. 

Deadline Extended! April 5

The Leland and Shirley Mott Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a selected Troy High School, Troy Christian, Troy homeschool senior majoring in Art, Art History, Art Education or similar (Includes painting, drawing and sculpture. Excludes performing arts such as dance, music, acting, and also photography.) Must have a 3.0 GPA in Art Studies, submit a portfolio and art teacher recommendation. 

Deadline: March 1

The Newton Board of Education/American Legion Scholarship is presented to a Newton High School senior to further their post-high school education at a two or four-year institution of higher learning. 

Deadline: March 1

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

Deadline: April 1

The Miami County 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. 

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.

Deadline: March 15

New! The Troy High School Band Scholarship is awarded to a Troy High School graduating senior who is a four-year band student pursuing higher education in the field of STEM or Music (not to include choir or orchestra). A letter of recommendation from the Troy High School band director is required. 

Dorothy Bleil Richi Scholarship 

Deadline: April 30

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

Korry Hamlin 

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.  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.

Will Huffman

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.