Robert and Doris Scott – The Scott Family Agricultural Scholarship Endowment
The Scott Family Agricultural Scholarship was established by John, George, and Paul Scott in honor of their parents, Robert and Doris Scott, who were 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 active in Farm Bureau and in their church, Curry’s Chapel, for many years. They were the fifth generation of Scott farmers to live in the same area.
Robert graduated from Charlottesville High School, as did his sons and grandchildren, while Doris graduated from Maxwell High School. Their three children, John, George and Paul, still reside in this area and have deep roots in the agricultural community. For this reason, they decided to create a fund to promote agriculture and agricultural-related fields in the form of education for students of Eastern Hancock High School.
The farming spirit continues, as a seventh generation is now farming some of the same land which the original family owned. It is hoped that, by this gift, the dream of farming can continue as it has for the last 150 years.
Applicants must be graduating seniors of Eastern Hancock High School planning to pursue a degree in an agricultural field. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.