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United Way of Hancock County Accepting Applications for the Secor Scholarship

Scholarship for Hancock County Student’s with Community Service Experience

(Findlay, OH Nov. 9, 2018) - United Way of Hancock County's Foundation is accepting Secor Scholarship applications and references from now until midnight on Jan.1, 2019. This $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 fulltime in an accredited institution of higher learning to pursue any undergraduate field of study in the 2019-2020 academic year. The candidate must exhibit a strong emphasis on volunteerism, community service and service learning, which will be evaluated through their leadership, character, and diversity of service experience and personal references related to these categories. 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 composed of three to four community members who evaluate applicants, interview finalists and select the recipient for the Secor Scholarship. One new scholarship is awarded per year. Students related to anyone on the Secor Scholarship Selection Committee or United Way of Hancock County paid staff are not eligible to apply.

The entire application must be completed electronically through the United Way of Hancock County’s website. Interested students must go to Secor Scholarship Application. Paper applications or references will not be accepted.

For additional guidance, contact Bev Phillips, community services director at or 419-423-1432.