The William and Shirley Hanley Memorial Scholarship was awarded to two recent graduates of Mapletown High School and Carmichaels Area High School by Community Foundation of Greene County.
Sarah Ferrier and Charlyne Adams each received a $1,000 scholarship award to be used for the college or university of their choice. Kathy Saesan, a board member of CFGC, presented the award, along with Krystal Hanley and Nancy McIntire, niece and sister, respectively, of the scholarship’s donor, Dorothy Hanley.
Ferrier, a 2013 graduate of Mapletown High School, is the daughter of David and Cassandra Ferrier of Greensboro. She will be attending Bethany College in West Virginia as a biology major.
Adams, a 2013 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School, is the daughter of Kimberly Brewer and Scott Adams. She is planning to attend Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, majoring in English.
The scholarship, which will be used for books and supplies, is awarded to students graduating from Mapletown High School and Carmichaels Area High School. Recipients must be planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The award is based on an interview with a scholarship committee composed of CFGC scholarship committee members, with a preference for students with a financial need.
The William and Shirley Hanley Memorial Scholarship was initiated in 2011 by Dorothy Hanley in memory of her parents, William and Shirley. Hanley recalled how her father was an advocate of higher education and encouraged her and her brothers and sisters to go to college.
“I watched how my parents sacrificed to provide for their family, and I knew that an education would give me the opportunity to succeed in the world,” she said. “Paying for my education was the struggle of course. I was able to cover the tuition each year, but I always struggled when it came to paying for my books and supplies. This is the reason why I want the scholarship to go towards books first and then student loans.”
CFGC, a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000, is the central philanthropic vehicle in Greene County for donations of various types and sizes. CFGC currently manages $3.3 million in assets through more than 55 permanent endowed and restricted funds.
For more information, call the CFGC office at 724-627-2010, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.