The Hancock Group Employees & Associates Foundation
Awards 2022 Scholarships



The Hancock Group Employees and Associates Foundation awarded two Scholarships at the Annual Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation luncheon on May 5, 2022.  The awards luncheon was held at the Blair County Convention Center.  Recipients of the 2022 scholarships were McCailey Flaugh and Luke Knisley both from Central High School in Martinsburg.  McCailey will be attending Penn State Altoona Campus majoring in Business Administration.  Luke will be attending James Madison University majoring in Finance.  Luke was valedictorian of the class and in his address to his fellow classmates he indicated that he wants to serve in public office, help others and contribute to his community.  We congratulate both of our scholarship winners on their graduation and wish them success in all they pursue.

The Hancock Group, Inc. was the first group of employees to start a Charitable Foundation with the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation.  Since the inception of the foundation on November 11, 2003, a total of 37 scholarships have been awarded to high school students bound for college.  Over $48,425 has been distributed for scholarships, worthwhile projects to non-profit organizations, and memorials for clients and friends who have passed away.  Contributions to the Foundation are made by employees and associates through fundraising efforts and payroll deductions. 


Previous recipients of scholarships were:


2021 – Kyle Lohr, Chestnut Ridge High School
            Emily Dunn, Central High School

2020 – Noah Hillegass, Chestnut Ridge High School
            Lexa Wyant, Central High School

2019  – Miranda Horn, Chestnut Ridge High School
             Micah Woomer, Tyrone Area High School

2018 – Aaron J Bracken, Great Commission School
            Logan Cooper, Chestnut Ridge High School

2017 – Ethan Wood, Altoona Area High School
            Hannah Johnstown, Central High School

2016 – Michaela Detwiler, Altoona Area High School
            Caroline Taylor, Bellwood Antis High School

2015 – Sydney Page, Altoona Area High School
            Haley Marie Walker, Altoona Area High School

2014 – Katie Bowser, Tyrone Area High School
            Laura Allison of Williamsburg High School

2013 – Michaila Kruis, Tyrone Area High School
            Kathleen VanKirk, Bellwood-Antis High School.

2012 – Hunter Preston Carlheim, Altoona Area High School
            Alicia Kurtz, Tyrone Area High School 

2011 – Ryan Patrick Ickes of Hollidaysburg Area High School
            Tabatha Steele of Tyrone Area High School

2010 – Lindsay Gonsman of Hollidaysburg Area High School
            Ryan Colyer of Bishop Guilfoyle High School

2009 – Adam Bettwy, Hollidaysburg Area High School
             Justine Hrzic, Penn Cambria High School

2008 – Lori Kephart, Central High School
             Leanna Noon, Chestnut Ridge High School

2007 – Natasha F. Ray, Bellwood Antis High School
             Charles Weber, Great Commission School

2006 – Brooke Decker, Central High School
             Holly Scheffer, Altoona Area High School

2005 – Erin Neely, Bishop Guilfoyle High School

2004 – Jonathan Somerton, Bellwood Antis High School
             Lindsee Ruggles, Central High School



To learn more about our scholarship program, contact The Hancock Group at 814-944-8849.