Dr. Reinhard and Marlise Bubenzer Scholarship Endowment
Dr. R.L. “Mike” Bubenzer and his wife Marlise might be gone from this world, but their legacy will live on here forever. Thanks to a generous planned gift from their estate, the Bubenzers will be providing much-needed financial assistance to six of their favorite charities for all time, including the establishment of the Scholarship Endowment which benefits students who exemplify the qualities of service in their school, community, and vocation.
The Bubenzers bequeathed their gift as an endowment with the Hancock County Community Foundation. The annual payout distributions are split equally six ways between the following organizations:
- Greenfield Rotary Club (for academic scholarships)
- Boys & Girls Club of Hancock County
- Bradley United Methodist Church
- Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation (for nursing scholarships)
- Hancock County Senior Services, Inc.
- Indiana University Foundation (for the IU School of Dentistry)
Born in Germany, the Bubenzers both immigrated to the United States and fell in love with the United States and particularly the Greenfield area. Each of them worked in the field of dentistry, yet also shared in a passion for helping others. Dr. Bubenzer was even responsible for the formation of what is now known as the Hancock Hope House.
Their tragic death shocked many, but their legacy of generosity lives on through their various means of donations.
This scholarship was established to help graduating seniors of a Hancock County public high school further their education. Applicants must be graduating seniors of a Hancock County public high school and be residents of Hancock County. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.