The Ohio Township Association is a statewide organization dedicated to promoting and preserving township government through educational forums and lobbying efforts. The Ohio Township Association Scholarship Program began in 2005. Many years prior to this, former board member Paul Smith and his wife, Ethel, gave the initial donation to the OTA Scholarship Fund, providing the groundwork for future scholarships. The scholarships are also funded by donations from County Township Associations, personal gifts, and proceeds from the OTA's annual golf outing.
The Ohio Township Association offers two types of scholarships: Local Government Achievement and Academic Achievement. For the local government achievement scholarship, students must demonstrate outstanding citizenship through service and participation in community activities. For the academic achievement scholarship, students must have a B average and at least a 22 ACT or 1000 SAT score. Students must plan on attending a two- or four-year college or university in Ohio and must be a resident of an Ohio township.