Scholarships at Chatfield

Scholarships at Chatfield

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Endowed Scholarships

Alumni Scholarship

Established in 2001 to provide assistance to a Chatfield student. 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, supporter of Chatfield College and especially of its fine arts programs. Awarded to degree-seeking students interested in the arts or community service. A GPA of 3.0.

JCDP Scholarship

Established in 2017, and created to honor the memories of Joshua Williams, Carol Craig, Dudley Craig, 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. The Bob & Esther Freking Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded to a female student pursuing a STEM degree.

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. For 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 demonstrates 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 is 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., past 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.


Other Scholarships

BASF Scholarship

BASF is a major sponsor of Chatfield, offering multiple opportunities for our students, including a possible summer internship program and three BASF Scholarships for students interested in science-related disciplines.

CISE Scholarship
CISE Honors Scholarship is available to a graduating high school senior in the greater Cincinnati area.  The scholarship is awarded based on consideration of academic ability, leadership potential, goal clarity, and community involvement.

BASF Summer Internship

BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, is hiring up to two summer interns! Interns would work in an amazing research laboratory and plant in Wyandot, Michigan, just south of Detroit. Benefits include great pay, housing available, a chance to get your foot in the door of a great company, and more!

Email if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity


Chatfield Technology Scholarship

Established in 2018 as an anonymous grant, this scholarship gives a free laptop! Interested in taking online classes and pursuing a career in information technology but don’t own a laptop? This scholarship provides new students with a brand new laptop for online coursework. After graduating, students will be able to keep the laptop to further their education in the information technology field.

DePaul Cristo Rey Scholarship

Established in 2017, this scholarship will provide two current or former DePaul Cristo Rey students $5,000-$2500 per semester for 2 semesters for each student.

Sr. Frances Hogan Scholarship
Established in 2015, for a student in their second semester at the Over-the-Rhine campus
who has good attendance and no disciplinary issues. Merit and need-based.

Raymond R. Clark Scholarship
Established by Raymond R. Clark, long-time benefactor and past Board Member for
Chatfield College. Awarded to one student each year. Need and Merit-Based.

Heritage Bank Arena Scholarship
Established in 2014 with a corporate partnership between Chatfield College and the
Cincinnati Cyclones. The recipient is an employee of Heritage Bank Arena.

Cincinnati Women’s Club Foundation Scholarship
Established in 2017 to support a different approach to women’s education. In collaboration with Chatfield’s Learning to Live program, this scholarship empowers female students with resources to overcome barriers to college completion. Assists with the cost of tuition, supports academic readiness initiatives, assists with emergency transportation needs, and connects students with solutions for affordable, quality childcare.

U.S. Constitution Scholarship

Established in 2018, Chatfield College is offering a U.S. Constitution scholarship to a high school senior. In order to apply, students must submit an essay answering the question, “What Does the U.S. Constitution Mean to Me?”  The $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to one senior who enrolls Chatfield College, with $1,000 available per semester for four semesters.