2024 Thomas J. Patton  YMCA  Scholarship                    


The Thomas J. Patton/YMCA Scholarship was established in 1989 by Robert (Fizz) Miller to honor Tom Patton for his 40 plus years of service to the people of Tuscarawas County through his work with the Tuscarawas County YMCA. The scholarship has been given each year since 1990 resulting in 146 awards being given to 92 individuals. The scholarship is awarded each year to area students who have been active at the Tuscarawas  County YMCA through participation, involvment and leadership activities. Special consideration is given to those individuals who have provided volunteer leadership.

Traditionally, scholarships are awarded each year totaling approximately $10,000.
Selection is based on the following credentials:
1.  YMCA volunteer leadership
2.  YMCA staff leadership
3.  Financial need
4.  Participation in church, school, and community activites
5.  Academic ability for next level of education
6.  Work ethic to achieve goals

All  scholarship  finalists  will  meet  with  the  Scholarship Committee  for  a personal 
interview, usually in April or May.

The  deadline  to  submit  completed  applications  is  March  31,  2023.    
For  more information,  or  if  you  have  any  questions  regarding  the  scholarship,  
please contact the YMCA at 330-364-5511.