Due to the generosity of many donors, Chatfield is able to offer additional scholarships that range from $500 to $2,000 a year. Every student is eligible to apply and encouraged to do so by the deadline set for each term. Only one application is needed for all endowed scholarships.
Description of Endowed Scholarships
Established in 2001 to provide assistance to a Chatfield student. The award is need-based and is awarded to one student at the St. Martin and Cincinnati campus each year.
Brown County Ursuline Alumni Association Scholarship
Established in 2017 by the Alumni Association of the School of the Brown County Ursulines. This scholarship is intended to provide a debt-free education to a student with financial need attending the St. Martin campus. This is a gift from the students who benefited from an Ursuline education in the past to students in the future. That “blest spot where waves the brown and blue” and the spirit of St. Angela lives on!
The Clem and Ann Buenger Scholarship
Established in 2017 and awarded to a student at either campus who demonstrates a commitment to being a productive and contributing citizen. It recognizes the leadership and sense of community which the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Buenger exemplified.
Class of 1961 Scholarship
Established by the graduates of the School of the Brown County Ursuline Class of 1961 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Awarded to a female student on the St. Martin campus.
Harold O. and Mary B. Craig Scholarship
Established in honor of Harold O. Craig, a supporter of Chatfield College and especially of its fine arts programs. Awarded to degree-seeking students interested in the arts or community service. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Established in 2017 and created to honor the memories of Joshua Williams, Carol Craig, Dudley Craig, and Peter Craig. This fund will provide educational travel opportunities for students, reflecting both the values of the Craig family and William families and the needs of Chatfield’s students.
Jewel Craig Scholarship
Established by long-time Chatfield supporter, past Board of Trustees member, and Honorary Board Member, Peter Craig in memory of his wife, Jewel Craig. Need and merit-based.
Sr. Ellen Doyle Leadership Scholarship
Established by the Board of Trustees in honor of Ellen Doyle, OSU, second president of Chatfield College. Awarded to students who exemplify the traits of initiative, service, dedication, and leadership.
Ann E. Fender Scholarship
Established by Ann and Donald Fender of Hillsboro, long-time supporters of Chatfield College. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Sr. Agatha Fitzgerald Scholarship
Established in honor of Agatha Fitzgerald, OSU, past dean and current faculty member of Chatfield College. Awarded to students who exhibit qualities of strong faith, sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and a commitment to support others.
The Bob & Esther Freking Scholarship
Established in May 2019 by Sue and Glenn Showers in honor of Bob and Esther Freking who encouraged their children to desire higher education. Once fully endowed, this scholarship will be awarded to a female student pursuing a STEM degree. To contribute to this scholarship, please contact Kelly Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 875-3344.
Garry- Muething Families Scholarship
Established by Tim Garry, long-time Chatfield College supporter, and Paul Muething, former Chair of the Chatfield College Board of Trustees. This scholarship will be awarded to a minority female student who has completed at least one full academic year at Chatfield, on schedule to receive an associate degree, demonstrates financial need, and possesses the qualities identified in Chatfield’s mission statement.
Virgil G. Gifford Scholarship
Established by Lester J. Besl in honor of Virgil G. Gifford. Mr. Gifford operated a general store in Chasetown and later lived in Fayetteville. Preference is given to students from northern Brown County who demonstrate financial need.
Sue Hamann Scholarship
Established by friends and family of Sue Hamann to celebrate her retirement after 52 years of teaching, 18 years at Chatfield. This scholarship is need-based to encourage and assist non-traditional students who have completed at least two semesters at Chatfield in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students whose goal is to help others in some way after they complete their education.
The Susan J. Hartman Scholarship
To be eligible, an applicant must be a female, first-generation college student from either campus who demonstrates a desire to overcome past challenges and improve her life through education. She must also express a willingness to “pay it forward” to similarly-situated students who follow her.
Wanda Worley Hill Scholarship
Established in 2015 by family, friends, and supporters of Wanda Worley Hill, to provide assistance to a student at the Over-The-Rhine campus. Students must be at least in their second semester, have a proven record of success, good attendance, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, and no disciplinary issues.
Dr. Mary Lois Jung Scholarship
Established in 2016, from the bequest of Dr. Mary Lois Jung, a long-time benefactor of Chatfield College, for a student with an interest in education and the environment.
John B. and Carrie Bickett Kiley Scholarship
Established in August 2018. Awarded to a St. Martin student in good academic standing.
Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship
Established in honor of Austin E. Knowlton, a life-long Ohio resident who became a successful businessman, avid sportsman, and generous philanthropist. Awarded to an academic scholar from any Ohio high school.
Sr. Xavier Ladrigan Scholarship
Established by the Board of Trustees in honor of Sr. Xavier Ladrigan, first president of Chatfield College. Awarded to full-time students who are likely to serve the needs of their community through their degrees.
Rev. Damon Lynch, Jr. Scholarship
Established by New Jerusalem Baptist Church in honor of Rev. Damon Lynch, Jr.
Helen and Francis McNamara Scholarship
Helen and Francis McNamara’s seven children always knew they were going to college – it was expected of all of them and all were assisted financially by their parents. Helen was a “non-traditional” college student herself, returning to school in middle age after raising her children. This scholarship, established by the McNamara children to be granted to a promising student with financial need, honors the McNamara’s commitment to education as the best hope for a productive life.
Katharine T. Nyce Endowed Scholarship
Established by an anonymous donor in 2015 to be awarded to a female student who has an interest in math.
Lena H. Rosselot Scholarship
Established with a gift from Lena Rosselot, past board member of Chatfield College. Preference is given to students interested in accounting or business.
Snowden and Mary Louise Rowe Scholarship
Established in 1982 to provide assistance to a Chatfield student at the St. Martin campus. The award is need-based.
John & Judy Ruthven Scholarship
Established with gifts from and fundraising of John and Judy Ruthven. Judy was a Chatfield College Trustee and John was a renowned artist. Ruthven’s wildlife paintings are on display at many museums, including the Smithsonian Institution.
Marge and Charles J. Schott Scholarship
Established in 2014 by long-time supporters of catholic education in the Cincinnati area. Need and merit-based.
The Sittenfeld Family Scholar
This award is given to a non-traditional, female student at either campus.
Hazel Mosel Smith Scholarship
Established in honor of Hazel Mosel Smith, mother of Norman Smith, Ph.D., and former Dean of Chatfield College. Awarded to students who are degree-seeking single mothers. Preference is given to students at the St. Martin campus.
Timothy Smith Scholarship
Established by National Bank & Trust, in honor of Tim Smith, past chair of the Chatfield College Board of Trustees.
Linda Stamm Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2012 to provide assistance to a female student at the Over-the-Rhine campus. Student must be in at least her second semester, have a proven record of success, a minimum GPA of 2.0, and no disciplinary issues Presented on Linda’s birthday – January 21.
Joseph W. Tafaro Scholarship
In memory of Joseph W. Tafaro, M.D., a life-long learner and father of Chatfield’s fifth president, awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health care.
Sr. Miriam Thompson Scholarship
Established in honor of Miriam Thompson, OSU, founding Dean of Chatfield College and founder of Hope Emergency Service. Awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.
Theodore C. Wagenaar Scholarship
Established by Theodore C. Wagenaar, a long-time educator at Miami University. Preference is given to students pursuing education or social science. The award is need-based.
Williams Family Scholarship
Established in 2012 to provide assistance to a student at the Over-the-Rhine campus. The award is need-based.
The Claire Castellini Thornton Wilger Scholarship
Awarded to a Brown County student, either male or female, who has shown a commitment to his or her own church, and whose life plan includes service to others in the tradition of Julia Chatfield and the Ursulines of Brown County.
The John P. Tafaro Scholarship
Awarded at the discretion of the President of Chatfield College to a student attending any campus or remotely, who is within two semesters of graduation, and will likely graduate if awarded this scholarship, but would otherwise be unable to persist due to a shortfall in financial aid or available funds from other sources.