Daily Reporter staff reports

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Hancock County Community Foundation recently hosted a reception to celebrate the recipients of scholarships that were specifically created to support nontraditional students. Established by Dennis and Evelyn Chapman, John and Linda Zimmerman, and the late Nancy King and Rollo Roath, these scholarships recognize the dedication and determination required of adults returning to school after their education has been interrupted.

These donors worked with the community foundation to create endowments to perpetually support those who dream of brighter futures.

Melissa Hurtado, a nursing major at Indiana University-East, received multiple scholarships totaling $3,362, including the Adult Re-Education Scholarship and the Helen Roath Memorial Scholarship.

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Both scholarships benefit a current Hancock County resident who is at least 25 years old and whose normal course of education or vocational training has been interrupted for any reason. She also was awarded the Nancy King “Dare to Dream” Scholarship.

Wendy Doughty, an Anderson University student majoring in creative writing, and Taylor Giddings, who will attend Ivy Tech Community College to major in business, were each awarded a $1,000 Cargold Scholarship, a scholarship named in memory of Carl and Goldie Chapman.