All students attending Badin High School receive tuition assistance because the cost of our tuition does not fully cover the cost of educating each student.
About one third of our families receive additional financial assistance in the form of tuition grants (financial aid) in order to afford a Badin education. Without Badin’s tuition assistance program, Badin’s enrollment would dwindle significantly.
Badin benefactors have established more than 55 grant and scholarship funds to assist Badin families. Questions about establishing a fund at Badin High School? See our Scholarship Fund FAQ
Endowed Funds—these funds are invested for long-term growth. Only the interest income is awarded each year, and the corpus of the fund (the original gift amount) is kept in perpetuity. The recommended minimum gift to establish an endowed fund is $10,000. Endowed funds can also be established with smaller gifts. Contact Kelli Verdin Kurtz in the Advancement Office for more information.
Quasi Endowed Funds—these funds must retain the purpose and intent as specified by the donor in the fund agreement, or the source of the original funds and earnings may be expended only for the specified purpose. The principal (original gift amount) may or may not be invaded based on the criteria established by the donor.
Expendable Funds—donors who aren’t able to make a large initial investment often establish expendable funds for grants and scholarships. In an expendable fund, donors typically make annual contributions to cover the grant or scholarship amount.
Merit Scholarship Program—Badin benefactors offer a number of merit-based scholarships each year. Donors creating the funds establish set criteria for their scholarship award. Badin students go through an application and essay competition each year for many of these scholarships. Badin’s scholarship committee reviews the applications and makes the final selection. Donors or representatives of the donor family may participate in the selection process as allowed by IRS guidelines for scholarship selection criteria.
As a 50th reunion class gift, members of the Badin High School Class of 1967 created an endowed fund to provide scholarships for Badin students. The Class of 1967 was Badin’s first graduating class, leaving a profound legacy for current and future Badin students.
The Tuition Grant Fund is supported by Badin alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of Badin to provide tuition assistance for families with financial need. Charitable contributions are raised through the Annual Fund, memorials/honorariums and fundraising events.
Allie Baker was a beautiful young lady inside and out. She shared her sweet disposition and school spirit with others as a Badin cheerleader. She was killed in an automobile accident her sophomore year at Badin in 2006. This scholarship is awarded by the faculty of St. Ann School to an incoming freshman.
Joseph Bayer was a loyal Badin parent who sent all of his children through Badin. His family established this fund in his memory so that other students could have the same opportunities they had while at Badin. Mr. Bayer was a founding principal of Bayer-Becker Engineers, a highly respected civil engineering firm. Candidates must possess Christian ideals, a strong work ethic and exhibit financial need.
The Becker-Reed families have a proud legacy of Badin, Hamilton Catholic and Notre Dame grads dating back nearly a century. Catholic education is important to them, and for this reason, they have generously established an annual tuition scholarship available to incoming 9th graders coming to Badin from non-traditional feeder schools. This is a competitive merit-based scholarship competition that takes place in the spring each year.
Badin graduate Ann Beer ‘72 was a teacher in the Edgewood School District when she was tragically killed in the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in 1977. Her parents established this fund in her memory because of her love for Badin and her passion for education. This award recognizes students with financial need who exhibit a caring and involved spirit at school.
David Beitz ‘07 died in July 2012 after a brave battle with cancer. David was a special young man who came to Badin his freshman year after previously attending Hamilton city schools. He found a home here and made a lasting impression on the faculty and staff. His Badin friends were by his side throughout his brief illness and brought much joy to his life throughout high school and into adulthood.David’s family established the David Beitz Memorial Tuition Grant Fund in his memory. It will provide financial assistance to a student coming to Badin from a public school.
The Jeff Boyle Group established this scholarship for students from Queen of Peace Parish attending Badin High School. Qualified applicants must show an interest in entrepreneurship and community service. Jeff Boyle is the team leader for The Jeff Boyle Group. He began his career in real estate in 2009 after spending 10 years in the architecture and design industry where he specialized in residential design. Jeff and his wife, Jodi, live in Hanover Township with their two children.
The Broermann family established this scholarship to honor their sister, Celeste ’66, a former English teacher and coach. They have created a merit-based essay contest for a Badin junior, who must write about facing adversity and how their faith has helped them overcome the odds.
The family of Mary Cearley established this scholarship in their grandmother’s name to honor her amazing life of 102 years! Mary was the oldest living alumna of Notre Dame High School when she passed in 2018, graduating in 1934. This award is used for emergency tuition assistance for a current Badin student.
Joyce Holbrock Davin ‘58 established this scholarship in memory of her husband, Dr. Vince Davin ‘56. The Davin Scholarship offers emergency tuition assistance to a student who is in jeopardy of not returning to Badin because of financial hardship.
Lucy DeNittis was a 1938 graduate of Notre Dame High School, the all-girls Catholic high school that preceded Badin. Lucy and her husband, Frank, loved and supported Badin throughout their lives. Lucy established this scholarship because of her love of Badin and Catholic education. Students are chosen for this award based on financial need, a commitment to academics and Christian ideals.
The Dinkel family established this scholarship in honor of their father, Paul Dinkel. This scholarship is awarded to families in need of emergency tuition assistance.
During the economic crisis of 2008-2009, Badin established this fund to offer emergency aid for families who were at risk of withdrawing their children because of financial hardships. Badin alumni and friends rally together each year to support this fund.
Bob and Nelda Ernst have been making a difference at Badin High School for decades. As past parents and Badin grandparents, Bob and Nelda wanted to make a Badin education possible for students who show great potential to THINK, ACHIEVE, SERVE and LEAD. The Ernsts value hard work, determination and leadership. It was their desire to establish a scholarship for eighth grade graduates of Queen of Peace School and Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School who exemplify these traits and who plan to attend Badin High School. Eight $1,000 scholarships—four for each school--are awarded each year to students who meet these criteria and are nominated by their teachers and administrators. Bob passed away in 2017, but his legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren. Bob and Nelda are the proud parents of Dave Ernst ’86 and Kelli Ernst Hodges ’88, and grandparents of Garret ’16, AJ ’17, Shelby ‘19, and Elli Grace.
Dr. Ken Fiehrer enjoyed a career in general dentistry that spanned decades. Coming from a large family with a legacy of Catholic elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, Ken and Marlene chose to establish a tuition assistance grant for eighth grade students graduating from St. Ann School, who attend Badin High School and qualify for financial assistance.
The late Raymond ‘37 and Wilma Fiehrer were proud supporters of Catholic education and Badin High School. Recipients must exemplify true Christian ideals in their school work, in their extracurricular activities, and in their relationships with others.
Megan Filipek ’02 was an outstanding Badin student by every measure. After her tragic death in 2006, her family established this scholarship in her memory to offer emergency financial assistance to Badin students. This scholarship is supported by the Filipek family, memorial contributions from friends and family, as well as a soccer tournament fundraiser in the summer.
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a benevolent organization of local men celebrating their Irish heritage, have long supported Badin High School and Catholic education. This scholarship provides emergency tuition assistance for Badin families.
Maureen Molinsky Fritsch ‘59 was a loyal Badin supporter and past Badin parent who lost a valiant battle with cancer in 2002. Her husband, Tom ‘58, wanted to honor her memory by establishing a scholarship for an incoming freshman from St. Peter in Chains who exhibits Christian ideals in and out of the classroom. Candidates must also qualify for financial aid.
Robbie Gilreath ’04 was killed in a car accident in 2012 at the young age of 27. To remember him, his mom established this fund to provide financial aid to students from Queen of Peace parish and school. Robbie will always be remembered for lighting up every room he entered with his smile and his quick wit. He made an impression on teachers and his fellow students as a member of DECA, and retreat leader, and was a friend to all who knew him.
Erin Golden '08 was the epitome of a Badin Ram. As a student, she was involved in AMP (Athletes Making Progress), TAG and a student ambassador. She was most proud of being selected to attend the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Ranch and her participation as a key member of the state championship Girls soccer team (State Champs in 2005 and state runner ups in 2006 and 2007). In 2012, Erin was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), a cancerous tumor in the brainstem. Erin's spunky, fearless attitude gave her a positive outlook on life. Despite her fearless approach to this devastating diagnosis, Erin left this life on March 11, 2013. Her parents, Marty and Ann Golden, and sister Kim '12, established the Erin Golden Memorial Scholarship in her honor to recognize a current Badin student who exemplifies the type of student Erin was during her years at Badin. This scholarship is awarded to a current junior who has been a student-athlete for 3 years and intends to play their senior year. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a recognized leader with an outgoing personality and complete love for Badin and for life.
The Guardian Angel Fund was established in 2002 to offer tuition assistance to Badin students who lose a parent during their time as a Badin student. The goal of this fund is to cover the full cost of tuition if a Badin student loses a parent who is the primary wage-earner in the family. The amount of the award is dependent upon available funds.
Hamilton Catholic High School for boys was the predecessor school to Badin. A Hamilton Catholic alumnus established this award to recognize a Catholic young man who strives to possess the Hamilton Catholic spirit. Candidates must qualify for financial aid.
Grant Hamilton Catholic and Notre Dame High Schools are the predecessor schools to Badin High School. The Class of 1966 uses proceeds from its class reunions to fund a tuition grant each year. This grant is awarded to a student with financial need who exhibits Christian ideals in and out of the classroom and has a positive impact on his or her schoolmates.
Tim Hare '94 loved his family, was an active member of St. Ann Parish and School, and was proud to be a Badin Ram! As a loving tribute, Tim's family established this award to honor his memory. An annual tuition scholarship will be awarded to a current eighth grade student from St. Ann School who qualifies for financial aid and will be attending Badin High School in the fall.
As a captain of the boys' soccer team and a member of the Kairos Core Team, Jeff '02 made a lasting impression on his classmates, teammates, friends and teachers as a kind and spirited young man. Jeff will be remembered for his enthusiasm and energy, his quiet leadership and smile. After his untimely death in 2006, Jeff's family established a scholarship fund in his memory to provide emergency tuition assistance to Badin students. This scholarship is loyally supported by friends and family every year.
Bernice and Greg Holbrock established this scholarship to support Badin High School and help fund the education of Badin students. Now deceased, the Holbrock children and their families want to continue to honor their parent’s memory. Award recipients must demonstrate financial need and possess strong Christian ideals.
Jack Kirsch '44 established a new unrestricted fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation, for the benefit of Badin High School. Badin will receive an annual distribution from the fund to help underwrite the school's greatest need as determined by the administration.
Mrs. Lane-Rickert established this fund in memory of her late husband. Recipients must exhibit true Christian ideals in and out of the classroom and demonstrate financial need.
The family and friends of Jack Loeffler ’61 established this scholarship in memory of Jack. He dedicated his life to helping others, coaching youth sports and to Catholic education. This award is bestowed by the faculty of Sacred Heart School to a Sacred Heart eighth grader who plans to attend Badin High School. The recipient must have participated in athletics sponsored by Sacred Heart Boosters, showed academic promise in the classroom and performed volunteer service in the community.
Upon the death of legendary head football coach Terry Malone in 2017, hundreds of former students, players, colleagues and friends payed tribute to Terry by making memorial contributions to the Betty Malone Scholarship Fund. Terry’s name was added to the fund by the Malone family to honor their dad—a man who meant so much to so many as a former history teacher, vice principal, principal, athletic director, driver’s ed instructor, and head football coach. The Terry and Betty Malone Scholarship Fund will now provide 4 annual scholarships to Badin students who show academic accomplishment, participate in 1 or more sports, are viewed as leaders on and off the field, and who exhibit financial need.
Robert Maloney established this scholarship fund in memory of the deceased members of the Maloney family: his devoted wife Vera, daughters Lynn Maloney Collins ’66 and Maureen Maloney Mayer ’74 and son Mike Maloney ’78. Mr. Maloney was an advocate for Catholic education. Award recipients must be eighth grade students who plan to enroll at Badin High School. They must exhibit true Christian ideals and work hard in school. Recipients are chosen by St. Peter in Chains faculty and are announced at eighth grade graduation.
Mr. Bill Mathews established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Mary. Mr. and Mrs. Mathews proudly supported Badin High School and Catholic education. This scholarship is awarded by the faculty of St. Peter in Chains school to a student who plans to enroll at Badin.
The family of Steve Mathews established this scholarship in his honor, a lifelong educator and proud Badin supporter. This scholarship was established to support an incoming ninth grader from St. Peter School and Sacred Heart School who qualify for financial aid and participate in a sport.
The Mathews family established this scholarship in memory of their father, Bill. Mr. and Mrs. Mathews proudly supported Badin High School and Catholic education. This scholarship is awarded by the faculty of St. Peter in Chains school to a student enrolling at Badin.
Mr. and Mrs. McCaughey proudly raised 14 children and sent all of them to Badin! In memory of their parents’ sacrifice and commitment to Catholic education, the McCaughey children established this fund to provide emergency tuition assistance for Badin families.
Carol Nistler Meister had a passion for music and education. She was a teacher in Hamilton City Schools and several parochial schools for many years. An avid volunteer, Carol was very active in Partners in Prime, was a member of St. Ann Church, Rosary Society and the church choir. It was Carol's dying wish to establish a Badin scholarship, benefitting a student in the music program. Carol made Badin a beneficiary of her life insurance policy to fund this scholarship in perpetuity.
The Mense family established this scholarship in memory of their parents. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate a strong work ethic, and true Christian ideals in their school work, in their extracurricular activities and in their relationships with others. Candidates must qualify for financial aid.
Kevin Miller, a 1972 Badin graduate, was well-liked by students and faculty alike. Kevin’s parents, knowing that Kevin had a true love for his alma mater, established a scholarship after his untimely death in 1977. This award recognizes a student who qualifies for financial aid who exhibits a caring and involved spirit at school.
Bill Mulcahey 63’, a former Badin faculty member, believed fervently in Catholic education. The recipient must qualify for financial aid, having attended St. Ann’s School.
This fund was established by Gus and Dottie’s daughters—Gina Miserocchi Helms ’90 and Anne Miserocchi Gamm ’96—in memory of their parents after the death of their father, Gus, in 2016. Catholic education was important to Gus and Dottie, and their family’s hope is to continue their support of Badin students for years to come.
John Osso '40 was a loyal supporter of Catholic education. His Italian immigrant parents worked fervently to provide their children with an education. John, an engineer by trade, in turn, helped to provide for his aging parents and siblings until his death in 2014. It was John's wish to carry on his family's benevolent legacy in perpetuity. Upon his death, John bequeathed his entire estate to Badin High School for the purposes of establishing an endowment to provide financial aid for Badin students.
John Osso ’40 established this fund in memory of his dear sister, Josephine, to offer emergency financial assistance to Badin students.
Danny Pate ‘88 was a history teacher at Hamilton High School and a beloved Badin alum. At Hamilton High, Danny coordinated the school’s participation in the annual Civic’s Day program. To honor his memory, the Pate family has established this scholarship to recognize a Badin student who shares Danny’s love of history and shows an interest in Civic’s Day.
This scholarship was established in memory of Helen ’58 in order to provide financial aid to graduates of St. Ann School. Helen was a pioneer of her time, graduating from the College of Mout St. Joseph in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She was a medical technologist for 42 years, most recently playing an instrumental role in the laboratories of Mercy Hospital. She was highly thought of by the doctors, nurses and staff at Mercy, who sought her counsel in areas of medical testing, business and lab procedures.
Frank ’69 and Joanne Lepera Pfirman ’72 established this scholarship to provide tuition assistance to Badin families. The Pfirman family has a strong history of providing support to Badin High School. In 2005, they made a $1 million gift to fund construction of the Pfirman Family Activity Center.
As the son of a bar owner and the daughter of a baker, Terry '71 and Phyllis Milillo Pfister '71 value Catholic education and the financial hardships many families face when sending their children to Catholic schools. Terry and Phyllis, along with their children, Brent '96, Danielle '98, Andy '01 and Dane '06, have chosen to establish a scholarship to provide tuition grants to St. Ann students enrolling in Badin High School. This scholarship is a renewable award and provides much needed financial assistance throughout the recipient's four years at Badin.
Upon her death, Betty Bonar left provisions in her will to honor her father, Clarence, by establishing an endowed scholarship fund in his name. Clarence was an accomplished civil and mechanical engineer in Butler County.
In 1983, the Schindler family suffered the tragic loss of their eldest son, Ronnie Schindler ‘81. Ronnie, a St. Ann graduate, was a well-liked young man who was very involved as a student at Badin High School. His family generously named a scholarship in his memory upon his death, and it has been supported by family and friends every year. The recipient must possess many of the same qualities that made Ronnie so special--he/she is a caring and involved young person at their school and he/she puts forth true effort in the classroom. Candidates must qualify for financial aid.
Badin High School established the Scholar-Leader Academy in 2011 to recognize students who score in the top 10% of the high school placement test. Academic scholarships ranging from 25% to full-ride, 4-year tuition awards are announced in January of each year.
Dick Schmidt was “The Voice of the Rams,” announcing both football and basketball games for many years. He was also a loyal Badin supporter who went door-to-door in the 1960s to raise funds to help build Badin High School. He and his wife, Barbara, raised six children, all of whom graduated from Badin. This scholarship is awarded to a student who participated in CYO or Badin sports, exhibits good character and good study skills. Candidates must qualify for financial aid.
Sponsored by Badin Marketing and DECA, this scholarship was established as a memorial to honor Paul Seal ’69 who died in 2013 after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Paul was the first Badin DECA president. He will always be remembered as a true servant leader—he had a strong desire to give back to his school and improve his community. His legacy lives on through is family, his good works, and this scholarship. Paul is survived by his wife, Anna Korb Seal ’69, and their two beautiful daughters.
Irene and Guy Sherman understand the sacrifice it takes to provide children with a Catholic education. All nine of their children attended Queen of Peace School and Badin High School. As adults--many of whom are making the same sacrifices as their parents--the Sherman children wanted to honor their parents with a scholarship in their name. This scholarship provides a $1,000 tuition grant to a Badin student from Queen of Peace parish who exhibits financial need.
This scholarship was created to help form future Hispanic Catholic leaders for the Church and the civic community by making a Badin education possible for local 8th graders who meet the scholarship criteria. This merit-based award prpovides a renewable scholarship for recipients with Hispanic heritage, who are active members of St. Julie Parish, and who qualify for financial aid.
Mrs. Charlene Tucker was a Badin counselor for many years. Her father, Charles Salie, left a memorial in his will to honor his daughter for her love and commitment to Badin and to the DECA program. This recipient must participate in the DECA program and exhibit financial need.
Tom and Kay Collins established the Tuition Hardship Fund to provide emergency tuition assistance for Badin students. Tom served as Badin's principal from 1987 through 1991. Kay is Badin's current science department chair and teaches physiology and anatomy. They are the parents of two Badin graduates--T.J. '00 and Megan '02.
Ralph Untener believed in hard work and Catholic education. As a fitting tribute, his family established this scholarship to underwrite a large portion of the work-study program at Badin High School.
Greg Vaughn ’03 was a notable Badin graduate whose life ended in a boating accident in 2006. Greg is fondly remembered for his outgoing personality and his love of Badin. This scholarship was established to offer emergency tuition assistance for Badin families.
Carol was a 1990 graduate of Badin who fought a valiant battle against cancer before succumbing to it in 2000. The Clarence B. Michael family established this fund in her memory because of her love of Badin and the arts. This scholarship is awarded to the winner of a competitive drawing competition.
Linda Wimmers was a beloved Badin faculty member who passed away in 2008, but her spirit lives on at Badin through her family. Linda assisted many students in her time here, in part by helping to pay tuition so that a student could continue to attend Badin. Her husband has created a scholarship fund in her name to help Badin students continue their high school education at the school Linda dedicated her career and loved so dearly. Candidates must qualify for financial aid.
This fund was created by Sally’s daughter, Chris ’78, to honor her mother’s love for Badin baseball. Sally passed away in 2016, and she will long be remembered for her impact on the Badin Baseball program. Known as the Badin Baseball Grandmother, and Executive Director of Personnel and Etiquette, Sally was a fixture in the Badin dugout and served as scorekeeper and statistician. The Angel in the Dugout Fund was established to build a permanent endowment for the Badin Baseball program.
Ann Beer ’72 was tragically killed in the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in 1977, during her first year as a teacher in Edgewood Schools. A graduate of Miami University, Ann was passionate about education. Her parents, Dick ’50 and Joan Hynes Beer ’48, established this scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior planning to attend Miami University and major in education.
Mike Cappa ’67 was tragically killed by a drunk driver shortly after his high school graduation. His family established this scholarship in his memory to be awarded to a graduating senior who will attend Miami University and major in Business just as Mike had planned to do. It is one of Badin’s longest running scholarships.
Patrick Connelly ’73 was a natural leader. He had a love of Badin High School and Miami University. Pat’s family established this memorial $1,000 college scholarship to a graduating senior attending Miami University who exhibits strong leadership skills and has served in leadership roles throughout his or her Badin career.
The family of Becky Henes ’88 awards a $1,000 college scholarship to a graduating senior girl planning to attend college. Becky was a well-loved classmate and friend. She passed away after a sudden illness shortly after her high school graduation.