The Florence M. Lacy Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1996. Its purpose is to assist deserving students from Hancock County in attending a college or university. Income from this trust fund will be shared each year by selected students representing Eastern Hancock and Greenfield-Central High Schools.
Florence Lacy graduated from Westland High School, Hancock County, Indiana, in 1923. Following high school, she entered Central Normal College in Danville, Indiana, to prepare for her career in the field of education and graduated in the summer of 1926. She continued her education at Butler and Ball State Universities, teaching her students during the day and attending school in the evening.
Florence began her teaching career at·Brandywine Township in the fall of 1926. The following years she also taught at Westland and the Riley Building in Greenfield. Over the years she taught students in the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
Florence married Gerald G. Lacy on March 12, 1932. During World War II, Mr. Lacy served his country by enlisting in the military. Being the patriotic person she was, Florence chose to give up her teaching and did what she could for the war effort by working at the Rayon Factory and Guide Lamp in Anderson, Indiana. After the war was over she returned to her teaching career at the Riley Building and retired from there on June 1, 1970. However, Florence continued to teach by tutoring adults in the subjects of reading and writing until she became ill in January, 1993, at the age of 87.
A lifelong and distinguished member of the Hancock County community, Florence dedicated her life to her husband, family and education until she died on April 9, 1995. Florence was an inspiration to all who knew her by the way she chose to live her life.
The Florence M. Lacy Scholarship Trust Fund was established with the Hancock County Community Foundation in June 1996, to provide educational support for one student from Eastern Hancock High School and one student from Greenfield-Central High School to attend college who otherwise could not afford to further their education. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.