More about our Scholarships

Each spring, The Oakwood Schools Foundation awards more than $20,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors. With increasing costs for higher education, The Oakwood Schools Foundation’s scholarships mean more now than ever to these recipients.

Thanks to the generosity of the individuals and families who established these scholarships and to the donors who contribute toward these funds each year, Oakwood’s college-bound students appreciate this support for their continuing education.

If you have questions or would like information on how to set up a scholarship, please contact the Foundation at: [email protected] or 937-297-5332.


OSF scholarship winners


2023 Application process is closed.  Stay tuned for updates on the 2024 cycle.

If you have questions about the process, please email [email protected] or call Michelle Brown at 937-225-9965 or Jessica Schreiber at 937-225-9953. The Dayton Foundation office number is 937-222-0410. Information can also be found on Instagram @daytonfoundation_scholarships

  • Janet Bourne Memorial Scholarship. Awards involvement in community service and leadership skills.
    • 2023 Recipient: Julian Vagedes
  • David R. Collins, OHS Class of 1950, Scholarship. Awards excellence and/or outstanding achievement in English, creative writing, or speech and drama skills.
    • 2023 Recipient: Sofia Spowart
  • Comeback Award. Honors a senior who shows strength, courage, character, and integrity in overcoming adversity in his/her life.
    • 2023 Recipient: Allyssa Nelson-Mays
  • Robert L. Davidson Scholarship. Recognizes present and potential ability as a creative writer.
    • 2023 Recipient: Isabella Medrano
  • Dr. Robert W. Gaines, Jr., OHS ’60, Young Men’s Golf Award. Recognizes a senior golfer who demonstrates good sportsmanship, consideration for others, academic achievement, leadership and community service.
    • 2023 Recipient: Parker Finney
  • Oakwood Schools Foundation – Paige and Robert (Bob) Bartlett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Honors a student who has a demonstrated passion and commitment to community service and seeks to expand their ability to contribute to society through higher education.
    • NEW for 2024!
  • Oakwood Schools Foundation – Kathryn Chamberlain Student Scholarship Award. Honors a student who is planning to major in music education, music history, music performance or in arts management or administration with an emphasis on either visual or performing arts.
    • NEW for 2024!
  • Honorable Elizabeth Simms Gutmann Public Service Scholarship. Honors a student who has been involved in community service and plans to pursue a degree in a public service field.
    • 2023 Recipient: Josh Rosenberg
  • Scott Harman Memorial Scholarship. Honors a student who lives life with enthusiasm and has a positive impact on others.
    • 2023 Recipient: Riley Cahill
  • Kevin Lauterbach Memorial Scholarship. Honors a student who plans to be a lifetime learner/practitioner in the field of fine art.
    • 2023 Recipient: Tabitha Kisker
  • Oakwood Centennial Scholarship. Honors a student who distinguishes herself/himself during high school years. Dependents of OSF Board members are ineligible.
    • 2023 Recipients: Emery Gowdy & Ian Ganow
  • Rader-Drummer Family Scholarship. Recognizes an outstanding and motivated student who intends to attend an accredited non-profit college or university and pursue a degree in architecture or the liberal arts such as English, theater, art, communications, foreign languages, history, music, or philosophy. Preference will be given to English or architecture majors.
    • 2019 Recipient: Ben Aidt
  • Howard Sales Memorial Scholarship. Recognizes Leadership, Integrity, and Character for a high school athlete planning to play a sport in college.
    • 2023 Recipients: Emma Neff & Ethan Stone
  • Leslie Ann Simms Nagel Creative Writing Scholarship. Honors a student who plants to be a lifetime learning and practitioner in the fine arts field.
    • 2022 Recipient:  Hannah Hutchinson
  • Randy Neff Memorial Scholarship. Honors a student who inspires others and plans to major in education or math, with preference given to students aspiring to teach math and coach a sport.
    • 2023 Recipient: Josh Rosenberg
  • Thomas Neff Memorial Scholarship. Recognizes a student who is a team player and displays a strong work ethic, solid values, and maintains good grades through hard work and dedication.
    • 2023 Recipient: Charlie Armitage
  • Barbara Nichols O’Hara Scholarship. Recognizes an outstanding female athlete, good citizen and student.
    • 2023 Recipients: Bella Butler
  • Susan Herman GLOW Scholarship. Recognizes Grade point, Leadership, Outstanding character, Work ethic for a female planning to pursue a degree in a technical field (i.e. engineering) or the sciences.
    • 2023 Recipients: Tabitha Kisker
  • Pam and Chip Seidl Scholarship. Benefits an outstanding wrestler who meets both academic and leadership qualifications.
    • 2023 Recipient: Carson Baumgardner
  • Loran and Alberta Warner Scholarship. Awards a student who shows dedication to community service activities and has made an impact through his/her involvement.
    • 2023 Recipient: Matthew Rohan
  • Helen and Louis Wozar Scholarship. Recognizes a student who demonstrates an outstanding work ethic, self initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.
    • 2023 Recipient: Alex Zhang
  • Guy W. Richardson MVP Senior Boys Tennis Scholarship.  Recognizes an outstanding senior tennis player who demonstrates good sportsmanship, leadership and academic achievement.
    • 2023 Recipient: Max McCloskey
  • Guy W. Richardson MVP Senior Girls Tennis Scholarship.  Recognizes an outstanding senior tennis player who demonstrates good sportsmanship, leadership and academic achievement.
    • 2023 Recipient: Claudia Schnell