Secor Scholarship

What is the Secor Scholarship?

The $2,000 renewable Secor Scholarship was established as a memorial to the Steven and Doris Secor bequest.  It is awarded to a high school senior living in Findlay or Hancock County who plans to attend an accredited institution of higher learning to pursue any undergraduate field of study, full-time in the subsequent academic year.

How is the selection made?

A committee of local volunteers review the applications and conduct interviews with the top candidates. The selection is based on a strong commitment to service, volunteering and extracurricular activities as well as academic excellence.

Secor Scholarship 2020-2021 Recipient - Grace Heitkamp

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United Way of Hancock County’s Secor scholarship committee is pleased to announced that Van Buren High School senior, Grace Heitkamp, is this year’s United Way Foundation Secor Scholar.  

Grace was selected because of her impressive volunteerism, academic accomplishments, extracurricular and school activity involvement, and her strong ability to exemplify many leadership skills.  

Grace intends to pursue an Interior Design degree from Bowling Green State University, where she has already been accepted for the fall semester. Between her spot on the Varsity Girls Golf team, singing in the Van Buren Show Choir, and her participation in the Van Buren National Honors Society, Grace fills the rest of her freetime by volunteering with Children’s Mentoring Connection as a High School Mentor  to tutor K-5 students. Her time spent as a Senior Board Representative with the Hancock Youth Leadership allowed Grace to serve with Wreaths Across America and Coats for Christmas as well.

To hear the entire essay and see highlights of Grace's service in action, click here.

Past Recipients
  • Grace Heitkamp, 2021
  • Chloe Kin, 2020
  • Victoria DeNike, 2019
  • Matthew Lichtinger, 2018
  • Jordan Trenkamp, 2017
  • Alisha Schroeder, 2016
  • Carly Smith, 2015
  • Trent Schroeder, 2014
  • Marisa Burkett, 2013
  • Mikayla Brown, 2012
  • Andrew Bishop, 2011
  • Cole Lautermilch, 2010
  • Spencer M. Bruce, 2009
  • Thomas Davidson, 2008
  • Anthony Baratta, 2007
  • Allison M. Lause, 2006
  • Lisa Voigt, 2005
  • Amy Cranfield, 2004
  • Allison Cox, 2003
  • Julie E. Reid, 2002
  • Gregory P. Zunkiewicz, 2001
  • Cassie D. Burns, 2000
  • Amy M. Peters, 1999
  • Susie C. Coolidge, 1998
  • Bradley A. Dukes, 1997
  • David W. Coolidge, 1996
  • Carrie R. Schlosser, 1995
  • Sara E. Reineck, 1994
  • Bethany E. Rustic, 1993
  • Sarah J. Decker, 1992