HCCF Scholarships Support Adult Learners
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, John and Linda Zimmerman, the late Nancy King and Rollo Roath, these scholarships recognize the dedication and determination required of adults returning to school after their education has been interrupted. These donors worked with HCCF to create endowments to perpetually support those who dream of brighter futures.
Melissa Hurtado, a nursing major at Indiana University-East, received multiple scholarships totaling $3,362 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 was also awarded the 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.
Wendy Doughty, an Anderson University student majoring in Creative Writing and Taylor Giddings who will attend Ivy Tech to major in Business were each awarded a $1,000 Cargold Scholarship, a scholarship named in memory of Carl and Goldie Chapman.
HCCF encourages adult learners to apply for scholarships. 2016 scholarships will be available online beginning in December of this year. 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.