2022 Application submissions are now open.

Ruth Slagle Crawford Alumni Scholarship in honor of Ruth Slagle Crawford’s parents

The Ruth Slagle Crawford Scholarship is awarded annually to one Madeira High School Graduate who is in need of financial assistance to pursue their higher education.

This scholarship is named in honor of Ruth Slagle Crawfords parents Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Crawford, who were long time teachers and placed great value in education.  This prestigious scholarship is awarded in their memory each year in September or October to a recent Madeira High School Graduate.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

Must be a graduate of Madeira High School.

  1. Is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited institution.
  2. Has attended college for at least one year and has earned the equivalent of a year’s worth of college credits.
  3. Has financial need and is contributing to their college costs via employment and/or loans.
  4. Has demonstrated success in college attaining a 2.5 or above GPA.
  5. Has demonstrated a strong work ethic and determination to succeed via employment and/or significant volunteer activity.

Click the application below to complete and submit with each of the following requirements:

  • College transcript of courses completed.  Must be currently enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year and demonstrate completion of the equivalent of a year’s worth of college credits.
  • An essay 1-2 pages in length that demonstrates how the student is succeeding in college via his/her personal drive and strong work ethic; and how he/she is financially supporting his/her education via employment.
  • Financial Information Sheets Parts 1 and 2 included within this application.
  • letter must be from a college professor or advisor and one from an employer/supervisor.


Please mail to: Madeira Schools Foundation, 7465 Loannes Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45243  or email to mhilgeman.msf@gmail.com .  All applications must be received no later than Tuesday, November 1, 2022. 

Application deadline is November 1, 2022.

Congratulations to this years recipient, Sophia Garcia, class of ’19!

“I am so appreciative and honored to have received this award from the Madeira Schools Foundation. Winning this $5,000 scholarship for me means that I can continue to prioritize my schoolwork and relieve my parents and myself of the great financial burden that is higher education. As I continue in my plans to attend law school, this allows me to save so much more towards those endeavors. I am abundantly grateful for the education and constant support that I received from Madeira & MHS, and I will continue to be a representative of Madeira’s excellence in education as I further my college career.”

Congratulations to the 2022 Senior Scholarship Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2021 Scholars!
Andrea Dennis Scholar: Mattie Waltz
Patrick Wood Scholar: Bridger Blackwelder
Matthew Simpson Scholar: Savannah Catron
Nina Bechtel Knox Scholar: Payton Roland
John D. Rahe Scholars: Lindsay Dickess, Emerson Davis, Maya Vahue, Adam Knoiczny, Hanna Lutes, Isaac Cross
Adrick Family Scholar: Isaac Cross
Entrepreneur of the Year: Abigail Cimpello
Santoro Entrepreneurship Scholarship: Bridger Blackwelder
Steve Kramer Scholar: Garrett SMith
Vinnie Englert Scholar: Ryan Stallworth
Russell Emery Scholar: Alexandra Drosses
Don Jordano Scholar: Carlissa Mugama
Achieve Your Potential Scholar: Sean Weiseman

The Madeira Schools Foundation recognizes the importance of education beyond the walls of Madeira High School and strives to provide the opportunity for graduating seniors and Alumni to further this education. Each year, the Foundation facilitates the processing and contributes to more than $25,000 to graduating seniors and alumni to pursue their college education.

Please click on the link to learn more and determine if you qualify for MSF scholarship(s) and to complete the application: