The Scott Family Agricultural Scholarship was established by brothers John, George, and Paul in honor of their parents, Robert and Doris Scott in 2006. Since that time, John and his wife Donna, sixth-generation Scott Family farmers have passed, leaving yet another legacy of hard work and love of agriculture. Both played a pivotal role in growing the scholarship fund to what it is today.
Bob and Doris married in 1936 and farmed together for almost 50 years in the Jackson Township area near where the original Scott ancestors settled in 1841. They were the fifth generation of Scott farmers to live in the same area. Robert graduated from Charlottesville High School, as did all three boys, while Doris graduated from Maxwell High School.
John, the eldest, married Donna in 1958. They made their homestead in Jackson Township in 1967. Together with their family, they grew a small farm into a successful agricultural business. Both were active in the community and in their church and left lasting marks in Hancock County’s 4-H program and in their support of Eastern Hancock High School’s FFA program.
The family’s farming spirit continues, as now the eighth generation farms where the Scott immigrants settled. John, George, and Paul hope that, through this gift, the rich agricultural heritage of Hancock County can continue for others as it has for the Scott
Family for over 180 years.