The Hancock County Community Foundation recently hosted a reception to celebrate the recipients of scholarships that were specifically created to support non-traditional students. Established by caring people, Dennis and Evelyn Chapman, the White Family, John and Linda Zimmerman, the late Nancy King and Rollo Roath, recognized the dedication and determination required of adults returning to school after their education has been interrupted. They worked with HCCF to create endowments to perpetually support those who dream of brighter futures.
Esterlina Cabrera, who is attending Ivy Tech received the $2,000 Richard and Judith White Memorial Scholarship which furthers the educational endeavors of citizens of Hancock and Henry County. Richard, a successful business owner in 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.
Wendy Doughty, an Anderson University student, received multiple scholarships totaling $3,265 including the Adult Re-Education Scholarship and the Helen Roath Memorial Scholarship both of which benefit a current Hancock County resident who is at least 25 years old and whose normal course of education or vocational training has been interrupted for any reason. She also received the Cargold Scholarship, which assists individuals to help overcome obstacles to the completion of their education, and was awarded the first Nancy King Dare to Dream Scholarship which Nancy established in honor of the the Greenfield Kiwanis Club, a group whose members were like family to her.
HCCF encourages adult learners to apply for scholarships. 2015 scholarships will be available online beginning in December. For application assistance, contact Kari Sisk, HCCF Scholarship Officer at (317)462-8870 or visit giveHCgrowHC.org. For guidance in navigating the hurdles of returning to college, contact Danielle Daugherty, LINK Executive Director at 317-477-0745 or visit educatehancockcounty.com.