The city council of Hamilton, Ohio created the new program with the goal of attracting recent STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, or Mathematics) graduates to the area. To qualify for the program, applicants must have obtained a STEAM degree sometime within the last 7 years. Applicants must currently reside outside of Hamilton but have plans to move to or live in one of the designated areas. They must also demonstrate employment within Hamilton/Butler County.
According to the foundation’s website, “The TAP Scholarship is what is known as a “reverse scholarship” where recent graduates will receive assistance with student loan debt.” Applications for the scholarship program will begin to be accepted on March 5, 2018. Those who are awarded may receive up to $5,000 over a 25-month time frame.
Visit the Hamilton Community Foundation website for additional details on the program and to subscribe to the TAP Scholarship mailing list.