Rutherford B. Hayes Scholarship

Application Begins: 01/01/2024
Application Ends: 02/28/2024

The Rutherford B. Hayes Heritage Committee will present a scholarship to a deserving graduate from the high school that bears his name. Hayes’ educational path included eight years in Delaware, boarding schools in northern Ohio and Connecticut, and degrees from Kenyon College and Harvard Law School. Hayes was a public servant in his adult life. He was a criminal defense attorney in Cincinnati, volunteered and served the entire course of the Civil War, was elected twice to Congress, and served three terms as Ohio Governor. Historians recognize him as one of the most active past presidents working for prison reform, veteran pensions, and increased access to education. This scholarship will provide an avenue for young people with a passion for education to continue their studies.


  • Must be a graduating senior from Rutherford B. Hayes High School
  • The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • Must demonstrate experience or involvement in activities related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or above