Adult Re-Education Scholarship Fund
Established by John and Linda Zimmerman, this scholarship provides support to adults who wish to obtain additional education and/or training in order to increase employment opportunities after the normal course of their education has been interrupted for any reason.
Amy L. McKee-Everett Memorial Scholarship Fund
Remembering the giving and caring spirit of her sister, Angie Graddy established this fund to provide support to a graduating Greenfield-Central student.
Anna Evangeline-Davis Bogan Scholarship Endowment Fund
Anna’s future gift will mature after her lifetime to provide scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the areas of performing and fine arts.
Ann Waitt Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created by Walter and his children to honor their wife and mother, fondly remembered by many as making the fairgrounds her second home during fair week. Recipients must be enrolled in the Hancock County 4-H program.
Ashlee Brooke Spangler Memorial Scholarship Fund
The scholarship, established by family friends, provides a lasting tribute to a young lady who was a hardworking student, athlete, and contributing member of her community. This fund provides educational support for a graduating senior of New Palestine High School exhibiting good citizenship.
Beckenholdt Family Scholarship Fund
The generosity of Martha Beckenholdt stretches across time and county lines. For years, Martha has provided support to those organizations and causes she holds close to her heart. This scholarship provides educational support for students of Cowan High School, the school where she and her five siblings graduated.
Benjamin Culver Scholarship Fund
Created by Ben’s parents, Richard and Paula, this fund honors Greenfield-Central High School graduates who display characteristics for which Ben was most known: outstanding moral character, goal setting skills, and joy in accomplishment.
Bill and Wilma Wickliff and Jerry and Linda Petty 4-H Livestock Award Fund
The Wickliff and Petty families have a long history with 4-H in Hancock County. Linda and Jerry established this award as a means to continue the support they have given to livestock project members through the purchase of their animals at the 4-H auction. Recipients of the award will be nominated based on their display of integrity, showmanship, care, and show preparation of livestock.
Bob Tracy Business Scholarship Fund
Jeanne Tracy Meddock established this scholarship, on behalf of the Ernest Tracy Family, in memory of her son Bob. With a passion for business development, Bob built a very successful career using his business education and savvy to realign both for-profit and non-profit organizations. This scholarship provides educational support to a Greenfield-Central High School graduating student who plans to study at Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Brandon Couch 4-H Beef Project Scholarship Fund
Established by Brandon’s family, this scholarship provides support to a nine year, Hancock County 4-H member who has exhibited respect for leadership, shown acts of kindness and helpfulness to fellow 4-Hers, displayed integrity and showmanship, and been personally involved in the care and show preparation of animals.
Brandon Couch Perseverance and Leadership Award
This award was established by the Couch family to honor Brandon’s legacy of leadership and extraordinary acts of kindness.
Brewer-Culley VFW Post 2693 Scholarship
The Brewer-Culley VFW Post 2693 established this scholarship to honor their namesakes, both of whom lost their lives defending their country. One during WWI and the other during WWII.
Bruce McKinney Memorial Scholarship Fund
Bruce’s parents, Jack and Rose, formed this scholarship in 1993 to honor his memory and provide educational support to other students. Bruce was a very talented artist, therefore the scholarship benefits a student who has been a member of the Mt. Vernon National Art Society.
Captain Glenn Blaisdell, USMC-Naval Aviator Memorial Scholarship Fund
Marine Corps Captain Michael Glenn Blaisdell lost his life while serving his country on August 30, 1995. A dedicated Naval Aviator, Captain Blaisdell was honored to serve his country as a Marine and was doing so when the F/A-18 Hornet he was flying malfunctioned and crashed. Captain Blaisdell’s favorite scripture was Isaiah 40: 31-but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Glenn’s parents Mike and Joyce know that Glenn achieved his goal to soar with the eagles and want to pass his spirit forward to those who benefit from this scholarship fund.
Cargold Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Dennis and Evelyn Chapman to honor Dennis’s parents and their belief in higher education. It provides support to nontraditional students who have had their normal course of education interrupted for at least one year.
Carline Day Scholarship Fund
Established by Dr. Michael Day in memory of his wife and avid volunteer in the school system, this scholarship provides educational support to a graduating senior of New Palestine High School.
Carolyn Johnson Scholarship for Tomorrow’s Teacher
Carolyn was a teacher, coach, and athletic director at Eastern Hancock Schools for 35 years prior to her retirement in 2003. To honor her inspiration to countless students, faculty, and staff, friends and family created the scholarship fund to benefit graduating Eastern Hancock students who plan to major in education.
Charles K. Wright Scholarship Fund
Established by the Greenfield Community Choir, this scholarship honors Charles, a 20-year director of the Greenfield-Central High School choir, former director and co-founder of the Greenfield Community Choir, and former director of the Greenfield Christian Church choir. Greenfield-Central High School graduating choir students are the benefactors of this fund.
Chris Sullivan Memorial Music Booster Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established by the Mt. Vernon High School Music Boosters in Chris’s memory to support a student who, like Chris, participated in the Mt. Vernon music program.
Christine Dowling Scholarship Fund
This scholarship, established by Chris’s family, honors the former fourth grade teacher at St. Michael’s Catholic School. Chris never gave up and continued to teach despite her health struggles; therefore the scholarship gives preference to former St. Michael’s students who have struggled with a health issue.
Christine Schaefer Theatre Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is established in honor of KidsPlay, Inc. founder and director Christine Schaefer by a KidsPlay parent volunteer who recognized her immense dedication to the organization and the youth it impacts; therefore, recipients must be alumni of KidsPlay, Inc. or Crazy Lake Acting Company and plan to major or minor in theatre or a theatre-related field.
Clayton Shultz Foundation Scholarship Fund
In loving memory of Eastern Hancock School’s coach Clayton Shultz, this scholarship was established by his family to honor those involved in high school sports who inspire and motivate with kindness.
Covance Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was originally created to honor the memory of Pam Gunn who passed away in July 2010 while employed at Covance Market Access. This scholarship has been awarded to Miss Congeniality & the exhibitor with the Supreme Heifer in the beef cattle show since 2011. We at Covance would like to honor the memories of all of the employees who have passed while employed at Covance like Lesley Willis who passed away in July 2014 who was also very involved in 4-H along with many others who were active in the community. By broadening the scope of this scholarship we hope to honor their memories as well as show their families our support and thanks for many years to come.
David Lodwick Memorial Scholarship Fund
David’s parents, Lynn and Bill, established the fund to honor the life of their son, a graduate of New Palestine High School and U.S. Military Academy at West Point; therefore recipients will demonstrate a natural talent of leadership and a love of country.
Debra L. Plank Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in memory of Debbie. Not only did she dedicate numerous hours to the Hancock County 4-H program, she was also a member of Mohawk United Methodist Church where she was an organist and helped with various church activities. This scholarship will provide educational support for students who have participated in at least one 4-H food project for a minimum of six years.
Donna Duzan Nursing Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by Ronald Duzan in loving memory of his wife, Donna. This scholarship benefits Hancock County graduating students or past graduates pursuing a nursing career and perpetuating Donna’s legacy of caring and compassion.
Dr. Brian and Charlotte Kirkwood Scholarship Fund
The Kirkwood’s believe education is truly a pathway to a successful future. It is their hope that scholarship recipients will use their education to be a part of the community through their service to others. This fund provides support to graduating Hancock County students who have shown evidence of strong leadership and caring for others.
Dr. Linda Gellert Scholarship Fund
Dr. Linda Gellert served as Greenfield-Central Schools Superintendent from 2005-2014. She and her husband Terry established this scholarship fund to give back to a community Dr. Gellert felt gave so much to her personally and professionally. Benefactors will be Greenfield-Central High School graduating seniors planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree at Purdue University, Lafayette.
Earl J. Brooks and Irene B. Brooks Scholarship Fund
Earl wanted to create an opportunity for those who had financial situations that would prohibit them from attending college, as it had him. Through his bequest, this fund provides scholarships to graduating students or past graduates hailing from each of the Hancock County high schools.
Edward and Patricia Buesking Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship provides support to Sugar Creek Township residents pursuing a bachelor’s degree or post graduate course of study.
Esther Barnhart Cook Scholarship Fund
Esther created this fund through her estate to provide educational support to Eastern Hancock High School graduates who plan to pursue an elementary education teaching degree at Ball State University.
Evelyn Thompson Honorary Scholarship Fund
Evelyn named CFHC as a beneficiary of life insurance to provide scholarships to Mt. Vernon High School graduates who’ve been active for four years in band or choir.
Florence M. Lacy Scholarship Fund
A lifelong and distinguished member of the Hancock County community, Florence dedicated her life to her husband, family, and education. Based on financial need, the scholarship was established from Florence’s estate to provide support to graduating students or past graduates of Greenfield-Central and Eastern Hancock High Schools.
Fountaintown Gas Company, Inc. Scholarship Fund
Bob Wortman strongly believes that individuals who possess vision are essential to the survival of small towns across America and created the Fountaintown Gas Co., Inc. Scholarship to provide benefit to students, served by the gas company, who strive to attain a certification or degree at a post-secondary institution. Bob and his family consider this scholarship an investment in the community’s future.
George and Icy Vaughn Performing Arts Fund
This fund was created when George left his entire estate to CFHC to endow and establish a program to recognize the youth of our community. George and Icy were inspired by those that performed for residents of the nursing home where they spent their last years. Because the Vaughn’s wanted others to share their appreciation of the performing arts this fund provides support for both scholarships and a community performing arts event.
George L. and Martha B. Birch Legacy Fund
Through their bequest, George and Martha created a fund to provide income for scholarship purposes to Berry College, Oakhill, Georgia.
Gladys Hancock Shumway Scholarship Fund
Many members of the Mt. Comfort Alumni Association had been students of Gladys and wanted to honor her dedication to education. This fund provides educational support to a graduating Mt. Vernon High School student.
Greenfield Kiwanis Dr. William Griffing Scholarship
This scholarship fund, created by the Greenfield Kiwanis, honors the achievements and community service of one of its longest and proudest members Dr. William Griffin. This gentlemen dedicated his life to service in the community through his active participation in Kiwanis for over 50 years. Qualified students must plan to pursue a major in the field of science.
Greenfield Kiwanis J. B. Stephens Scholarship
This scholarship fund, created by the Greenfield Kiwanis, honors the achievements and community service of one of its longest and proudest members J. B. Stephens. This gentlemen dedicated his life to service in the community through his active participation in Kiwanis for over 50 years. Qualified students must plan to pursue a major in the field of education.
Greenfield Kiwanis Robert Eagleston Scholarship
This scholarship fund, created by the Greenfield Kiwanis, honors the achievements and community service of one of its longest and proudest members Robert Eagleton. This gentlemen dedicated his life to service in the community through his active participation in Kiwanis for over 50 years. Qualified students must plan to pursue a major in the field of business.
Greenfield Rotary Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by the Rotary Club of Greenfield to provide educational support to graduating students of Greenfield-Central High School. Selection criteria emphasis is placed on Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self as identified by club, community, vocational, international, and new generations service areas.
Hancock County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by Bob and Karen Tarver to provide educational support to Lilly Community Scholarship finalists who demonstrate both excellent academic achievement and a heart for community service.
Hancock County Shrine Club Fund
The Hancock County Shrine Club is part of an international organization that lives by the Shriner’s Creed. They support their beliefs through great philanthropic efforts. One such effort includes the creation and growth of this scholarship. This fund provides educational support to Hancock County graduating seniors or past graduates who are entering the medical field.
Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation Designated Endowment Fund
This fund, established by Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation, provides funding for scholarship awards to nursing students in honor of long-time Hancock Regional Hospital nurse, Edith Zike.
Hazel Sitton Woost Scholarship Fund
This fund was established through a bequest from William Woost to honor his mother. A need-based scholarship, it provides support for graduating seniors from Greenfield-Central High School who wish to study business with a preference to those who plan to pursue a certification or associates degree.
Helen Roath Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Helen’s husband, Rollo, the fund is intended to help adult students who have found it necessary to interrupt their education and desire to return to the classroom. CFHC partners with Greenfield’s Tri Kappa Society, where Helen was a member, for the applicant selection process.
Susan Hensley, a long time nursing professional, established this scholarship to provide support to those pursing a four year nursing degree. Susan honors her parents, the Warwick’s, in the naming of this renewable scholarship award.
Hugh and Barbara Leary Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by the family of Hugh and Barbara to honor their positive and helpful attitude toward those who showed promise and diligence in a vocational field. This fund provides support to graduating seniors of Greenfield-Central High School who intend to pursue a post-secondary credential in a trade or technical profession.
James and Margaret Richardson Scholarship Fund
Named in honor of his parents, Graham Richardson established this fund for the purpose of providing educational support to graduating students or past graduates of Greenfield-Central High School planning to attend an Indiana college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree.
James Whitcomb Riley Festival Scholarship Fund
The Riley Festival Board created a scholarship fund in 1999 to honor their namesake, James Whitcomb Riley, whose chief legacy was his influence in fostering the creation of a mid-western cultural identity and his contributions to the golden age of Indiana literature. The scholarship is available to Hancock County graduating students excelling in community service.
Jeannine Miller Scholarship in Support of Guidance, Counseling, and Social Work
This unique scholarship was established by Jeannine’s family to honor her many years of service and to contribute to the betterment of K-12 youth by equipping adults with the education to guide, counsel, and coach.
Jeremiah and Tabbatha Zapf Memorial 4-H Scholarship Fund
Jeremiah and Tabbatha were young siblings who attended Eastern Hancock High School, and they were both actively involved in Hancock County 4-H activities. The family and friends of the children established this memorial scholarship to provide educational support to Hancock County 4-H members.
Jim Andrews Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was sponsored by the former Mother’s Club of the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County to honor Jim Andrews upon his retirement. Jim was the club’s Executive Director from 1964 to 1989.
Jobs For America’s Graduates Program Endowment Scholarship (JAG)
In 2021, Eastern Hancock JAG student Mikala Linstrum had an idea that would forever benefit those in the Jobs for America’s Graduates program. The William W. Weil Foundation liked it so much, they provided the necessary funding to create a scholarship for JAG students pursuing post-secondary schooling.
Judy and Howard Jones Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by Judy to help New Palestine seniors pursue their post-secondary educational dreams.
Judy D. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
To honor his wife, Bruce created a scholarship to exemplify Judy’s traits and profession. Over the course of 22 years of teaching at Mt. Vernon Schools, Judy shared her knowledge, talent, and love with many young people. This fund provides educational support to a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School who plans to major in elementary education.
Keith and Ann Elsbury Purdue University Scholarship Fund
Keith’s commitment to the community meant many hours away from home, and his accomplishments were made possible by his devoted wife Ann at his side. This scholarship was created by the Elsbury children, Richard and Sarah, in their parents’ names. It provides support to Purdue University students in the School of Agriculture or the College of Consumer and Family Sciences.
Kevin Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund
Kevin, a pharmacist and Purdue graduate, is memorialized by his mother Thelma Storm Spencer, and brother David Spencer, through this fund. It provides educational support to graduating seniors of Greenfield-Central High School who wish to further their education at Purdue University with a preference given to pharmaceutical majors.
Kristofor J. Hammond Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established by the Hammond Family, this scholarship recognizes graduating Mt. Vernon students who demonstrate many of Kris’ characteristics including those of integrity, volunteerism, athleticism, and a love of music.
Lee and Bessie S. Blazer Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by the estate of Bessie to honor her husband’s passion for the arts and desire to help others. This scholarship fund provides support to graduates of Hancock County high schools who have been accepted to study music in a college or conservatory.
LeeAnn Dolick-Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established by her sister, Lisa Spicer, in memory of Lee- Ann, a kind and committed individual. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from New Palestine High School.
Lewis and Louise Spilker Memorial Education Scholarship Fund This fund was established by brothers Rick and John in memory of their parents who were dedicated members of their community. The scholarship provides educational support to Warren Central High School and Greenfield-Central High School graduating students.
Lewis F. Strahl Scholarship Fund Income generated through Lewis’s gift of farmland to CFHC grows this endowed fund to provide educational support for graduating students or past graduates of New Palestine High School.
Lillian Thomas Hull and Charles M. Hull Fine Arts Scholarship Fund Created by Charles to honor his wife Lillian’s love of the arts, this fund provides educational support to Hancock County students in the form of scholarship in the areas of drama, dancing, art, vocal, and instrumental music.
Lyon-Mowrey Career Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship Lois and William Lyon established this scholarship from their estate in memory of their parents, Ira and Stella Lyon and Dwight and Clara Mowrey who were known in their fields of carpentry, hair styling, and automotive repair.
Margaret Johnson Honorary Scholarship Fund Margaret devoted decades to helping others improve their education and lives. The fund was established by Margaret’s family on her 100th birthday to provide educational support to a female graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. Margaret passed away in March 2011 at the age of 105; however, the fund will continue to honor her name and life influence for many years to come.
Mark Mattick Mental Attitude Award Fund This fund was established by former Mt. Vernon High School Band Director Tom Stadler to honor the memory of Mark. The senior band member who receives this award will display the kind, caring attitude that Mark had while serving as Band President.
Mary Ash Scott Bardonner Bardes Scholarship Fund Established by Mary’s trustees, Judith Branson and Jane Halpern, this scholarship benefits a graduating student of New Palestine High School who desires to pursue a degree in the field of education.
Mary E. Carmichael Fund for the Future of Agriculture Established by Mary’s children, Burl and Lois, this scholarship provides educational support to graduating seniors and past graduates of a Hancock County public high school planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in agriculture at a land-grant college.
Matthew A. Folkening Memorial Scholarship Fund Founded by Dean and Debbie to honor the memory of their son, this scholarship honors Matt’s great natural athleticism, zest for life, and love of family by providing scholarships to New Palestine graduates who demonstrate a ‘team player’ spirit throughout their varsity golf team experience.
Maxwell United Methodist Memorial Scholarship Fund of Hancock County When Maxwell United Methodist Church was forced to close, its members used income from its sale to create scholarships that are available to graduating students, college students, and adults who are active in a United Methodist congregation and wish to obtain a post-secondary education credential or degree.
Mental Attitude Athletic Scholarship in Honor of Robert Doddridge and Coaches Jimmie Howell and Randy Wilson
This fund was created by an anonymous donor and his family, who graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and participated on the baseball and basketball teams. This scholarship honors Robert Doddridge, an impactful and dedicated English teacher, as well as Coaches Jimmie Howell and Randy Wilson, whose commitment to teaching hard work, sportsmanship, and teamwork have influenced countless students and athletes at Mt. Vernon High School.
Mervin K. and Eleanor E. Holzhausen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family of Mervin and Eleanor Holzhausen, who were born and raised in Hancock County and graduated from Mt. Comfort High School. Eleanor worked for several years as a substitute teacher and then as the library aide at Mt. Vernon Middle School. At one time or another during his career as an educator, Mervin worked for every school corporation in the county; therefore, this scholarship has been made available to a graduate of any Hancock County public school to pursue a career in education.
Michael Edwin Haines Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Mike’s family and friends to honor his memory. Mike battled colon cancer from the age of 10 until his passing at 25. Throughout his entire life, Mike kept a positive attitude, helped other people, and had a passion for working on computers and electronics.
Mike Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Mike’s parents Dan and Patty to provide educational support for a deserving graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, with preference to a member of student council. The fund benefitted from the estate of Mike’s grandparents, Bill and Betty Frick, in 2014.
Mildred Hawkins Wilfong Scholarship Fund
Millie, a 1943 graduate of Greenfield High School, married and raised four children. This fund was established in Millie’s honor by her family to provide financial assistance to a graduating senior of Greenfield-Central High School.
Miles and Denise Hercamp Scholarship Fund
Miles and Denise Hercamp established this scholarship to support New Palestine High School graduating students pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math. Miles has served as a long-time educator in New Palestine schools, and Denise works in the technology field.
Nancy King “Dare To Dream” Adult Scholarship Fund in Honor of the Greenfield Kiwanis Club
The purpose of this fund is to honor the Greenfield Kiwanis Club, a group whose members were like family to Nancy, through the provision of scholarships to persons who wish to obtain additional education after the normal course of their education or technical training has been interrupted.
Nancy Terrell Miller Scholarship Fund
Nancy, daughter of well-known educators Paul and Judy Terrell, created her own legacy through her tremendous volunteer efforts. She was active as a school volunteer and devoted countless hours to the Hancock County 4-H program. Nancy’s life ended far too soon when she lost her battle with cancer. In her honor, a scholarship was created by her family to provide educational support to an individual who has shown involvement in the areas of community sharing.
Naomi Ann Smith “Teaching with Love” Scholarship Fund
The “Teaching with Love” Scholarship Fund was established by her family to honor Naomi’s caring attitude and love for life. It provides educational support for Eastern Hancock High School graduates or past graduates in pursuit of a four-year elementary education degree.
Nolan “Skip” Kuker Award for Community Enrichment Scholarship
This fund was established by the Justus Companies to honor the Heart, Passion and Dedication of Nolan “Skip” Kuker to the community of Hancock County. Skip’s forward thinking, community involvement and the ability to fight through adversity is creating a legacy. In Skip’s own words, he would “eat glass” for his peers and community. This scholarship will provide educational support for individuals that have shown to be stand-out community leaders.
Ora V. Callahan Family 4-H Award and Scholarship Fund
The Ora V. Callahan 4-H Award Endowment was established by Ora’s family to continue the legacy of the prestigious Ora V. Callahan 4-H Awards. It is the desire of the Callahan Family to grow the Ora Callahan Fund so that it may award scholarships that will honor 4-H achievement, citizenship, and leadership to Hancock County 4-H members.
Patricia Orr Allemeier Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by Patricia’s husband, Paul and their four sons in her loving memory. This fund will forever honor Patricia’s work as an ER nurse at Hancock Memorial Hospital by awarding scholarships to students pursuing a nursing career.
Patricia Sue Pope Eastern Hancock Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship supports graduating students of Eastern Hancock High School who exhibit high academic and behavioral standards in accordance with the school’s mission.
Phyllis Wright Scholarship Fund
Through her estate gift, Phyllis made clear her appreciation for education through the establishment of this scholarship. It provides educational support for graduates and past graduates of Mt. Vernon and Greenfield-Central High Schools.
Richard and Judith E. White Memorial Non-Traditional Scholarship
Richard, a successful business owner of the local community, and Judith, a Registered Nurse, both supported those that believed in furthering their own career and making a better life for themselves. In honor of the many contributions to their community and professions, their children Keith White and Stephanie White-Longworth established a scholarship fund to provide educational support to Hancock and Henry County non-traditional students.
Richard and Judith E. White Memorial Traditional Scholarship
Richard, a successful business owner of the local community, and Judith, a Registered Nurse, both supported those that believed in furthering their own career and making a better life for themselves. In honor of the many contributions to their community and professions, their children Keith White and Stephanie White-Longworth established a scholarship fund to provide educational support to Hancock and Henry County graduating students.
Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was created by Crossman Communities in honor of Richard to provide support for Mt. Vernon High School graduating students who wish to pursue a degree in a field related to building trades.
Robert W. and Vera S. Maxwell Scholarship Fund
Vera named CFHC as the beneficiary of her trust. Upon maturity it created the Robert W. and Vera S. Maxwell Charitable Fund. Grants generated provide funding for scholarships for Greenfield-Central High School students.
Ron Horning Scholarship Fund
This fund, sponsored by the former Mother’s Club of the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County, was established in honor of retired Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Ron Horning who served from 1989 to 2004.
Rotary Club of Greenfield Education Fund
This fund was established by the Rotary Club of Greenfield to help students of Eastern Hancock, Mt. Vernon, and New Palestine High Schools, as well as Hancock County residents who attend a private or parochial high school, to further their education. Selection criteria emphasis is placed on Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self as identified by club, community, vocational, international, and new generations service areas.
Scholarship in Honor of Martha Hawk and Family of Women who Followed Her Example of Service
Martha Hawk, New Palestine, was known in the community for many years as all things Tri Kappa. Her service to others set an example to her daughters, granddaughters, and other women in her life; thus she is honored by this scholarship which was established by her son-in-law Wayne Beck. Tri Kappa assists in the award selection process.
Scholarship in Honor of Service and Sacrifice
Established by an anonymous donor, this scholarship honors members of those who’ve served and sacrificed on behalf of the community they are dedicated to protect. Children of Hancock County law enforcement, fire protection services, and emergency personnel are eligible to apply.
Scott Family Agricultural Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established in memory of lifelong Hancock County farmers Robert W. and Doris M. Scott by their three sons, John, George, and Paul. The Scott family has deep roots in the agricultural community; for this reason, the fund promotes agriculture and agricultural-related fields in the form of post-secondary education for students of Eastern Hancock High School.
Shannon-Lyon Elementary Education Scholarship Fund
Long-time educator Betty Lyon is honored by her daughters Jane and Jill through their establishment of this scholarship that provides educational support to Greenfield- Central students pursuing a degree in elementary education.
Steve Utt Scholarship Fund
The Indianapolis Tennis Championships, Inc. established this scholarship in memory of Steve Utt, a native of Sugar Creek Township who spent 12 years volunteering for the RCA Tennis Championship. This fund provides educational support to a Hancock County graduating student planning to pursue a degree in engineering and building trades.
Steven L. Butterfield Fund
This scholarship was created by Anver Grooms and is named in memory of former Boys and Girls Club member Steven. It provides educational support in the form of scholarships to students who are current or past members of the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County.
Todd Lewis Gift of Life Memorial Scholarship
This fund was established by family and friends to continue the legacy of Todd and his battle with cancer. Todd is remembered for his strength, courage, infectious smile, and relentless humor. As a result, a graduating GreenfieldCentral student who has suffered a life-threatening disease will receive educational support in Todd’s honor.
UIndy Scholarship for NPHS Student
Mr. Wayne C. Beck, NPHS Class of 1969, established a scholarship that supports New Palestine High School students pursuing a four-year degree in chemistry, nursing, science teaching, or religion at the University of Indianapolis.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904 Pendleton Heights Scholarship Fund
Nationally, the VFW donates millions of dollars and hours for community service. This dedication permeates Post 6904, so members of the local post established this fund to honor a graduating student from Pendleton Heights High School who shows traits of good character, leadership potential, and good citizenship.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904 Scholarship Fund
This fund honors a graduating student from Mt. Vernon High School who shows traits of good character, leadership potential, and good citizenship.
Viva Pressler Scholarship Fund
Viva had a tremendous passion for education, and more specifically the areas of mathematics and the sciences. Based on her passion, she utilized her estate plan to establish this scholarship, which provides educational support to a graduating student or past graduate of a Hancock County public high school to pursue a post-secondary credential or degree.
Walter P. and Virginia Worland Scholarship Fund
Walter and Virginia spent their lives working hard and giving back to Hancock County. They long talked about using their resources to help children in Hancock County schools reach their educational dreams, so after Virginia’s death, Walter established this scholarship to help young people pursue their post-secondary educations.
Wanda Smith Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship, established by husband Rick Smith, honors Wanda’s love for teaching and helping students succeed for 15 years as a third-grade J. B. Stephens teacher.
We Before Me Scholarship in Honor of Matt English
A Greenfield graduate, Matt English excelled as a basketball player and coach. He was best known for his “We Before Me” mantra which resonated in his life as a coach, teacher, mentor, husband, father, son, colleague, and friend. Matt’s loved ones honor his WeB4Me motto through the recognition of a graduating student who exemplifies the life lessons that he taught and exhibited to hundreds of people until his passing in 2018: Always do for others; always be there for someone, never walk away from being a part of something great.
Wickliff Athletic Sportsmanship Award in memory of Bill and Wilma Wickliff
There wasn’t a home New Palestine High School sporting event where you didn’t see Bill and Wilma, their enthusiasm and spirited support of the home team evident. Their children Jay and Linda established the Wickliff Athletic Sportsmanship Award, which will honor the Wickliffs for years to come.
Wilfong Family Scholarship Fund
Many members of the Wilfong family and those they married attended Charlottesville, Wilkinson, and Eastern Hancock High School and resided in Hancock County. Founders of the fund, Cheryl, Dona (& James Fuller), Paul (& Debbie), honor the Wilfong Family heritage through this need-based scholarship for Eastern Hancock students who might not otherwise be able to attain a college education.
William W. Weil Good Citizenship Non-Traditional Scholarship
William W. Weil was born and raised in Greenfield, Indiana. After serving in the Korean War as an Aviation Engineer, he returned to Greenfield and became a respected local businessman as manager of the Broadway Lumber Company and the Weil Theatre. He was best known as a member of the Greenfield Banking Company Board of Directors for over 53 years, but his charitable heart was always with the young. For this reason, the foundation founded in his name, established a multi-year scholarship that provides educational support, including books, fees, and other required materials for adult students whose continuing education has been disrupted.
William W. Weil Good Citizenship Traditional Scholarship
William W. Weil was born and raised in Greenfield, Indiana. After serving in the Korean War as an Aviation Engineer, he returned to Greenfield and became a respected local businessman as manager of the Broadway Lumber Company and the Weil Theatre. He was best known as a member of the Greenfield Banking Company Board of Directors for over 53 years, but his charitable heart was always with the young. For this reason, the foundation founded in his name, established a multi-year scholarship that provides educational support, including books, fees, and other required materials for high school graduating and college students.
Wortman-Lowe Enduring Freedom Marine Corps League Detachment Scholarship Fund
Established by those who have served their country, this scholarship provides financial support to those who share their passion. It is awarded to graduating seniors and past graduates in pursuit of a post-secondary education credential.
Zach Lett Running for Excellence Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Zach’s family to celebrate his athleticism and passion for life. This fund provides support to graduating Greenfield-Central students who have shown evidence of strong leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities.