Mr. Strahl was a life- long resident of the New Palestine community whose ancestors made their home in Hancock County in the early 1800’s. He will be remembered for his unique personality and generous heart. In 2009, through Lewis Strahl’s planned estate gift, HCCF received his gift of land. In his will, Lewis asked that the land be retained by HCCF for ten years and the income generated from crops be divided equally between two endowments: one for New Palestine United Methodist Church and one to create scholarships for students graduating from New Palestine High School.
Through the donation of his gift of farmland to HCCF, income generated grows this endowed fund to provide educational support to graduating students and past graduates of New Palestine High School.
Applicants must be graduating students or past graduates of New Palestine High School; and plan to pursue a post-secondary education credential. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.