Ohio Township Association Scholarship

The Ohio Township Association (OTA) was established in 1928 for the purpose of preserving and promoting Ohio's townships.  Today, there are 1,308 townships in Ohio.  As part of its promotion efforts, the OTA began ffering scholarships to high school seniors in 2005.  Three $1,500 scholarships are being offered in 2015.  See below for eligibility requirements.

Student must be a U.S. citizen; reside in an Ohio township; and plan to attend a two or four-year Ohio college or University in the fall of 2015.  Students who are awarded the Ohio Township Association 4-H- Local Government Scholarship are not eligible for these scholarships.

Two types of scholarships are offered.  One Academic Achievement Scholarship will be awarded and two Local Government Achievement Scholarships.  Applicants are eligible for both, but may only be awarded one scholarship.  If applying for both scholarships, materials must be submitted in separate envelopes.

Student must submit:

  • Completed application form found here;
  • Statement of activities, honors and leadership, including school and community activities, and years in which you participated.  Identify leadership positions or awards you received;
  • Copy of high school transcript, including ACT and/or SAT scores;
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or community leaders;
  • A 500-word essay on the importance of local government in Ohio for the Academic Achievement Scholarship, and detailing a community  project or event you participated in that made an impact on your life for the Local Government Achievement Scholarship.

Completed applications must be received by Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Winners will be announced by May 2.

Please submit all items above in one envelope by January 28, 2017.

Muskingum University
Attn: Beth DaLonzo
163 Stormont St.
New Concord, Ohio 43762

**Please direct all questions relating to the OTA Scholarship Program to the Ohio Township Association at 614.863.0045 or whisman@ohiotownship.org.

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