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Since 1961, the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation has awarded over $500,000 to students pursuing careers within the industry. Of the nearly 400 students that have received scholarships from OTF, many have gone on to successful careers at top 100 golf facilities, major league stadiums, industry leading manufacturers, founders of lawn care companies and much more!

Once again this year, the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation is planning to give nearly $20,000 in financial aid to deserving turfgrass students.

Available Scholarships:

R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship
Established by the employees of Leisure Lawn, Inc. to honor and remember Mr. Ronald D. Baker, Sr.. Mr Baker was a kind and caring individual who faithfully served his co-workers, family, community and the turfgrass industry. The R.D. Baker Memorial Scholarship is available to turfgrass students enrolled at the Ohio State University and Ohio State ATI.

Don Sweda Memorial Scholarship
Established in the memory of Mr. Don Sweda, the scholarship is available to turfgrass students enrolled at Ohio State or Ohio State ATI pursuing a career as a golf course superintendent.

Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Scholarships
The OTF Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in turfgrass science or a related field who excel in the classroom and on the job. 

Scholarship Application