National Trail School Foundation

about Us

The National Trail School Foundation was formed on February 8, 2005 as a non-profit educational foundation within the National Trail Local School District with its funds managed by the Dayton Foundation. We meet at 6:30 pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the District Office.

The Dayton Foundation has a long history dating back to 1921 of helping local not-for-profit organizations succeed in various communities. By working with The Dayton Foundation, the National Trail School Foundation is able to operate as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Foundation is to cultivate and accept donations from friends of the National Trail Local School District to allow for the creation of, or participation in enrichment programs within the schools through grants, scholarships or program supplementation. It will have the ability to generate financial support on an on-going and as-needed basis for those programs, equipment and projects that promote and enhance excellence in the school curriculum.

We promote community involvement, enthusiasm and support for the school, through parental, faculty and alumni support in the preservation and enhancement of quality education in the school district. We have provided an organizational base for the formation of the NT Alumni Association in Feb. 2010 and have provided financial support for the newly formed NT Athletic Hall of Fame.

How can you help?

Make a donation today, a direct gift in any amount. Remember special persons and events by making a gift through wills and bequests. Promote the Foundation among your friends, relatives and coworkers. Invite your friends and associates to hear an informal presentation by a representative of the Foundation.

Your Gifts

It is important to realize that future accomplishments can only be made possible with the ongoing support and involvement of alumni and friends like you.  Although we are pleased with our progress, we hope for even greater achievements tomorrow. That’s why we are asking you to make a gift to the National Trail School Foundation.  You can designate which program or scholarship you would like your gift to go to by downloading, and filling out the "Annual Giving Form" found below.  Thank you for making a difference at National Trail Local Schools. You can also click here to make a donation and immediately choose how much and where your contribution will go.


Possible Gift Ideas

  • Scholarships
  • Donations to any of our Scholarships
  • Donations to our Mini Grant Program
  • Sponsorship of Golf Outing and other NTSF Events
  • Special Academic Programs

Scholarship Opportunities

Since 2005, the National Trail School Foundation has awarded $50,000 to graduating seniors to aid in their pursuit for a higher education. 

Below are several scholarship opportunities for National Trail’s graduating seniors:

  • National Trail School Foundation Scholarship for any individual seeking a higher education.

  • Simpson Spirit of Service Scholarship for individuals who will pursue a degree in a criminal justice, fire science, allied health sciences or military science.

  • Shirley Ann Jordan Memorial Scholarship for individuals pursuing a higher education at a 4-year college or technical/trade school.

  • New Paris Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB Scholarship for graduates of National Trail.

  • Kent Rubright Memorial Scholarship for individuals seeking a degree in engineering or studies at Purdue University.

  • Mindy Toms Memorial Scholarship for individuals who will pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited two or four year college or university in the field of nursing.

  • Class of 1974 Scholarship for the graduating class of 2015.

  • Monsanto-Cottingim Scholarship This Scholarship is being offered to a National Trail Graduating Senior who has participated in/excelled in the area of agriculture activities through FFA, agricultural clubs and/or agricultural related organizations and activities.

  • Download/Print the NTSF 2102 Brochure for more info on how you can support the National Trail School Foundation!

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