It came as a huge shock to the greater Hancock County “4-H family” when Ann Waitt, mother of four active 4-Hers and wife to Walter Waitt, longtime swine barn superintendent, collapsed at the Hancock County Fair in 1980 while working in the lemonade shake-up stand. As always, Ann was dedicating her time and talents to further the 4-H Program when she passed away in 1980.
The Ann Waitt Memorial Scholarship is awarded at the 4-H Awards Banquet every October. This scholarship was created by Walter and Ann’s children to honor their wife and mother, fondly remembered by many as making the fairgrounds her second home during fair week!
Applicants must be Hancock County 4-H members who will complete their final year of 4-H activity this year and be enrolled in an accredited college or university and actively pursuing, at a minimum, an associate’s degree. See the current HCCF Scholarship Guidebook on this website for a complete list of requirements.