United Way Accepting Applications For Secor Scholarship

United Way of Hancock County’s Foundation is accepting Secor Scholarship applications and references through Jan. 16, 2023. The $2,000 renewable scholarship was established as a memorial to the generosity of the Steven and Doris Secor bequest.

The scholarship is awarded to a Hancock County high school senior possessing a 3.5 grade point average or higher. Applicants must have plans to enroll full time in an accredited institution of higher learning to pursue any undergraduate field of study in the 2023-24 academic year.

The ideal candidate will exhibit a strong emphasis on character, leadership and service. These components will be evaluated through the application and through letters submitted by three separate references in relation to each category.

The award for the first academic year will be $2,000 and may be renewed annually for three additional years for a total of $8,000.

The United Way of Hancock County Foundation designates a Secor Scholarship selection committee comprised of current and past United Way board members and volunteers who evaluate applications, interview finalists and select one scholarship recipient each year. Students related to anyone on the selection committee or United Way of Hancock County paid staff are not eligible to apply.

Paper applications or references will not be accepted. The entire application must be completed electronically through the United Way of Hancock County’s website.

For additional guidance, contact Brenna Griteman at [email protected] or 419-423-1432.