Detty Memorial Scholarship

2017 Merrill C. Detty Memorial Scholarship

Merrill C. Detty was a lifelong resident of Oak Hill. He graduated from Oak Hill High School in the class of 1964. After graduation, he attended Salem College and later graduated from Ohio University in 1969; he returned to Oak Hill in the fall of 1969 and was hired at OHHS, where he began a 35 year career teaching English, Speech and Mythology, as well as coaching football and track. He earned a Master's Degree from Ohio University in the spring of 1979. After 34 years of teaching in room 38, Mr. Detty moved to the new high school to complete his final year of teaching before retiring in 2004. He said on numerous occasions his students were what he would miss the most. In light of honoring both Mr. Detty and his students, this scholarship has been established in his memory to help another student fulfill his dreams of becoming a teacher.

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be entering an Education program at a college or university to become a teacher.

Award Type:

  • The scholarship will be paid upon presentation of proof of enrollment as a full time student in an education program. This proof of enrollment must be presented to the Oak Hill Union Local School District Treasurer.

To download an application, please click here.

Paper applications are also available in the guidance office.

Deadline: Return to the Guidance Office on or before Monday, May 1, 2017.

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