The Hancock Group Employees & Associates Foundation
Awards 2020 Scholarships


The Hancock Group Employees and Associates Foundation awarded two Scholarships to local High School seniors. Recipients of the 2020 scholarships were – Noah Christopher Hillegass, Chestnut Ridge High School who will be attending Penn State Altoona Campus and Lexa Weyant, Central High School who will be going to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and then on to St. Francis University. 

The Hancock Group, Inc. was the first group of employees to start a charitable donor-advised fund with the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation. Since the inception of the fund on November 11, 2003, a total of 33 scholarships have been awarded to high school students bound for college. Over $44,300 has been distributed for scholarships, worthwhile projects to non-profit organizations, and memorials for friends who have passed away. Contributions to the fund are made by employees and associates through fundraising efforts and payroll deductions.


Previous recipients of scholarships were:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2005Erin Neely, Bishop Guilfoyle High School

2004Jonathan 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.