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Grants & Scholarships

Rotary Club of Hamilton’s Grant Guidelines


The Hamilton Rotary Club provides grants to local associations that support the betterment of our community with an emphasis on youth organizations. These grants require an application that meets the requirements established by our organization, with an application process for each grant cycle.

The maximum grant amount is $5,000.00. However, no request is too small. Each application will require a description of the organization and its project along with a statement of goals and objectives of the project, the total amount needed, and the amount requested from the Hamilton Rotary Club. Grants should be requested for projects with measurable outcomes and will not generally be provided for capital campaigns, sponsorships or annual events. Please include a list of the itemized costs for the project. Sometimes the board awards a portion of the amount requested if they are unable to fund the entire grant.

Hamilton Rotary Club Community Grants are limited to projects within the Hamilton Rotary Club’s service area. The club’s philanthropic committee reviews all applications.

Grant applications must be received no later than May 31. Recipients will be notified by the Philanthropic Committee in June. Recipients of the Hamilton Rotary Community Grant should be charitable 501(c)(3) or nonprofit organizations.

Please make sure to read all guidelines before submitting your application.



The Hamilton Rotary Club funds a number of one-year scholarships for graduating seniors in Hamilton and Butler County. To learn more or apply, please visit

Rotary Club of Hamilton/Service Above Self Scholarships

This need-based scholarship supports students from Hamilton and Badin High Schools who wish to attend college and are active in their community and school. Students must live in the City of Hamilton. Children and grandchildren of Rotarians are not eligible.

Hamilton Rotary Revels/Ryan Hall Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 in honor of fellow Rotarian Ryan Hall. Ryan was the founder of Hamilton Rotary's fundraising musicals known as "Rotary Revels." This one-year scholarship is awarded to a Hamilton High School student who participated in show choir or theater productions in any capacity throughout high school. Preference will be given to those majoring in performing arts/theater, music, etc. Students must live in the City of Hamilton.

Mary and Larry Slocum Rotary Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor and recognize Larry and Mary Slocum for their incredible stage work that made Hamilton Rotary's annual theater productions possible. A one-year award will be given to a graduating Butler County senior who is pursuing a degree in stage management, design or technical theater.

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