Deadline is Friday for Beckenholdt award


GREENFIELD — The deadline for students to apply for the Martha Beckenholdt Youth Philanthropy Award is this Friday, Feb. 19.

The award, named in honor of longtime Hancock County resident and philanthropist Martha Beckenholdt, recognizes a Hancock County high school junior who has contributed outstanding time, talent and energy to philanthropic endeavors.

The award recipient will select a Hancock County nonprofit organization or agency to receive a $1,000 grant in his or her name, donated by the Hancock County Community Foundation.

Applicants must be Hancock County high school juniors with a recommendation from a high school staff member or nonprofit organization leader located in Hancock County.

To apply, visit The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Friday.