Hancock Health Foundation

We started the Hancock Health Foundation in 1982 to support the advancement of health care and wellness throughout Hancock County. Our awards, scholarships, and other efforts support the ongoing health of Hancock County residents and address their changing health needs.

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Become a Patron of Health

We recognize individuals who contribute $100 to $999 to the Hancock Health Foundation with a special designation as Patrons of Health. This select group cares deeply about quality health care services in Hancock County.

If you share their passion, you can become a Patron of Health today by giving a gift to Hancock Health Foundation today. For your support, your name will be included on plaque displayed prominently in the hospital and you will have access to special VIP events.


We believe everyone deserves access to basic health services. If you agree, please consider making a tax-deductible gift of support or joining Patrons of Health: a select group of local residents whose annual contributions strengthen the region around us.


Hancock Health Foundation provides a number of scholarship opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. If you’re interested in nursing, nutrition, healthcare technology, or one of the dozens of other healthcare professions, we may have a way to help fund your education. Deadlines for each scholarship opportunity vary. Apply online or contact Allyson Smith at (317) 468-4106 with questions.

Established in 2015 to support local students and encourage entry into healthcare and wellness professions. The foundation will award at least one $2,000 scholarship annually.


  • Must be in residency or be employed in a healthcare or wellness profession in East Central Indiana.
  • Nursing students are excluded from applying for this scholarship, as other nursing scholarships are available through the Hancock Health Foundation.
  • Must be post-secondary school students, currently enrolled in a healthcare or wellness program; Eligible fields of study may include, but are not limited to, athletic training, physical therapy, nutrition, pharmacy, social work, or general medicine.
  • Prior recipients of this scholarship may apply again.

Selection criteria for this scholarship includes academic achievement, community or extracurricular involvement, and demonstration of interest and/or experience in healthcare or wellness activities. The scholarship selection committee may request personal interviews with selected applicants.

Three letters of reference are required from persons not related to you. At least one letter must be from an academic professional from your current program/school. If applicable, letters should be on official letterhead. All letters must be signed. You are required to upload these letters below before your application may be submitted.


Allyson Smith,
Executive Director

(317) 468-4106


Past winners include:

  • 1999: Women Helping Women & Walker (split)
  • 2000: Hope House
  • 2001: Hospice
  • 2002: Hancock Food Pantry
  • 2003: Jaris Hammond
  • 2004: Tobacco Free Coalition
  • 2005: Edelweiss Equine
  • 2006: Special Olympics Hancock County
  • 2007: Bert Curry Award
  • 2008: FUSE
  • 2008: YAR
  • 2009: Kiwanis
  • 2011: Dr. Donn Hunter – Hospice
  • 2012: Dorothy Gunn – Hope House, Soup Kitchen (split)
  • 2014: Susie Broome (Women Helping Women) & Susie Billings (Cancer)
  • 2015: Becky Riley
  • 2016: Dr. Thomas O’Connor (Talitha Koum) & Jack Goff (Food Pantry)
  • 2017: Bob Wortman & Linda Hart
  • 2018: Amy Baggott
  • 2019: Dawn Hansen
  • 2020: Gina Colclazier
  • 2021: Katherine Neff Locke