G. William Hartzell Memorial Scholarship

George William “Bill” Hartzell was instrumental in leading the Hartzell family businesses in Piqua for many years, and was a major supporter of the Piqua community. Mr. Hartzell passed away on April 30, 2016; a bequest made as a result of his estate planning will allow the fund to financially continue his generosity to the community.

This fund makes scholarships available to worthy local students attending institutions of higher learning offering four- or five-year programs. Eligible students must have lived within the Piqua School district during high school, graduated from Piqua High School or Lehman Catholic High School, or be a child or grandchild of an employee of Hartzell Air Movement, Hartzell Hardwood, or Hartzell Industries. Scholarships award up to $2,500 per year for up to four years per eligible student.

This scholarship shares a common application with the Patricia L. Recker Memorial Scholarship. The 2021 application for high school seniors will be posted in January of 2021.

Completed applications should be mailed to Scholarship Committee, Piqua Community Foundation, P.O. Box 226, Piqua, Ohio 45356 or delivered to the Foundation office at 209 West Ash Street, Piqua, prior to the March 15 deadline.

College students who are eligible for renewal will receive information from The Foundation prior to the April 1 deadline to re-apply.