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The Willie and Eloise Root Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dayton Foundation

The Willie and Eloise Root Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by Louise Van Vliet to honor the memory of these migrant workers whom she met and became friends with one summer while she was working at an apple orchard. Students must plan to pursue a degree from an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical school in the state of Ohio, have a minimum 2.5 GPA or have successfully completed a GED, and demonstrate financial need.

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Acceptance StartDecember 15, 2023
Deadline March 8, 2024
Number of Awards Granted1

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Eligibility Requirements

Enrollment Levels
Accredited University Required
Financial Need Required