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Student Scholarships

A number of scholarship awards are available to Hempfield students through the Hempfield Foundation. Recipients are selected by the Foundation Scholarship Committee or as noted below. Please call 717-368-2354 with any questions.

Fasnacht Family Education Award

Presented annually to a male or female senior with a minimum of a 3.0 scholastic grade point average and plans to attend a four-year college/university majoring in secondary or elementary education. The Scholarship/Award will be presented in the amount of $1,000.00 to the chosen applicant at the HHS Commencement Awards Ceremony.

About the Fasnacht Education Award:

This award serves as a remembrance to Mr. Bruce Fasnacht who passed away in October of 2011. Mr. Fasnacht began his career with Hempfield in the fall of 1959. Most recently, he was co-coordinator of the Senior Citizen Tax Relief Program with the Hempfield School District.

High school graduates

Mr. Fasnacht served in a variety of capacities for the high school, district, and community. He was a member of the Social Studies Department, Guidance Department, and Administrative team. Bruce may best be remembered as the voice of the Black Knights announcing football, basketball, and gymnastics events. He was also the announcer for many PIAA championship games. Mr. Fasnacht was elected to the School Board of Directors after his retirement from Hempfield High School. At the time of his death, he had been a part of the Hempfield basketball program for over fifty years.

Mr. Fasnacht leaves behind a family of teachers. His wife Lois taught sixth grade at Rohrerstown Elementary for 25 years. His brother Jeff retired from Hempfield at the end of the 2011 school year. Currently his daughter, Mrs. Vicki Marrolli, teaches 9th grade American History. As a family we are proud of the contributions and accomplishments of this man. We wish the applicants much success as they continue their educational journeys.


Holmberg Scholarship

The Holmberg Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 by Mrs. Barbara Holmberg Eichmann, a current and long-time Hempfield resident. Richard Holmberg, her deceased husband, had been a successful business owner, and many of their children and grandchildren are Hempfield graduates. Mrs. Holmberg and her family recognize the value of a good education, the need and desire to continue learning, and that learning is a life-long endeavor.

Up to Three (3) Holmberg Scholarships of $3,000 are awarded annually by the Foundation. These are one time scholarships.

Key Scholarship Requirements:

The completed application for this scholarship must be received in the Hempfield Guidance Office by April 1, 2021.



Dr. Richard Bryson and daughter, Mary Bryson Dentler Scholarships

The Dr. Richard Bryson and daughter, Mary Bryson Dentler Scholarship is awarded in memory of Dr. Bryson, a long time Landisville physician and Hempfield School physician and Mary Bryson Dentler, a 1980 Hempfield High School graduate. A native of Landisville, Mary graduated from Indiana University of PA with a business degree. A dedicated wife and mother to two children, she worked several years in banking. Mary passed away in October 2001.

Up to Three (3) Bryson Dentler Scholarships of $3,000 are awarded annually by the Foundation. These are one time scholarships with preference being given to applicants who are attending Indiana University of PA or planning to be a teacher or were a member of the high school swimming team.

Key Scholarship Requirements:

  • A recipient of this scholarship must be enrolling as full or part-time student at a postsecondary educational institution to pursue an academic or professional degree
  • The postsecondary educational institution being attended by the recipient must provide an educational program of training that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, is authorized under federal or state law to provide such a program, and is accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation organization
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania or are planning to be a teacher or were HHS swimmers
  • Consideration of financial need (as indicated by their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/EFC#) will be taken into account

The completed application for this scholarship must be received in the Hempfield Guidance Office by April 1, 2021.

High school swimmer

Timothy David Nolt Memorial Scholarship Award

The Timothy David Nolt Memorial Scholarship Award is presented annually, in the spring, to a male Hempfield High School student-athlete, who has achieved a minimum of a 3.25 scholastic grade point average, and who has participated on the varsity soccer team. The award recipient must have demonstrated good sportsmanship, character, and leadership, and must have shown academic strength in the fields of math, science and technology. He should have an educational goal of attending college.

This award is given by the Nolt Family as a memorial to Timothy Nolt, an outstanding graduate of Hempfield’s Class of 1987, who passed away in April 2011. While in Hempfield schools, he participated in soccer programs from elementary grades through his senior year. He demonstrated academic and athletic excellence throughout his educational and professional career.

High School students playing basketball

An ambitious student, Tim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master’s in Business Administration, emphasis in finance from the University of Connecticut. As a parent, Tim continued to demonstrate his love and expertise in soccer by coaching the Youth program in Hebron, Connecticut. Throughout his life he possessed integrity, loyalty, and a strong work ethic. At the time of his death, he was serving in an executive managerial position at UTC-Pratt & Whitney Corporation, East Hartford, Connecticut.

Applicants from the senior class will be judged by a Hempfield faculty representative and members of the Nolt family. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,000.00, will be presented to the chosen recipient at the Hempfield High School Commencement Awards Ceremony.


The George Rakoczy Memorial Scholarship for Graduating Entrepreneurs

George Rakoczy was an owner and CEO of Warfel Construction in Lancaster. Despite being born in communist Hungary, George never allowed the communist perspective to quash his entrepreneurial spirit. In 1956, during the Hungarian Uprising, he bravely fled his homeland to begin a new life in the United States. He got his first job in construction after serving in the United States Army and while studying civil engineering. George was incredibly appreciative of the freedoms and opportunities found in this country, and he was always determined to succeed. George passed away in 1995. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor the memory of George Rakoczy by providing financial support to a graduating Hempfield student with an entrepreneurial spirit who is pursuing postsecondary education or training other than a four-year college degree.

One George Rakoczy Memorial Scholarship for Graduating Entrepreneurs of $5,000 will be awarded annually by the foundation.

Key Scholarship Requirements:

The attached application must be received in the Hempfield Guidance Office by April 1, 2021. If you chose to include the video allowed for by the application, please email your video to Wendy_Toole@hempfieldsd.org by April 1 as well. Thank you!



The Fritz Family Scholarship in Honor of Elizabeth (Fritz) Erb

Elizabeth (Fritz) Erb was a player on the very first Hempfield girls lacrosse team, and she led her squad to consecutive league titles in 2001 and 2002––the 2001 championship being the first one ever awarded for the sport in Lancaster County. She became an assistant coach for the Lady Knights in 2003, and in 2006, Liz became the head coach of the Hempfield team. While coaching, Liz graduated from Millersville University Summa Cum Laude in 3.5 years with a BA in Elementary & Early Childhood Education followed later by a Masters in Instructional Technology from Wilkes University. In 2019, after 13 years of coaching Hempfield girls lacrosse, she retired as the all-time winningest lacrosse coach in Lancaster-Lebanon League history. While she helped her players sharpen their game skills, Liz was even more focused on making sure her players developed all the intangible qualities that build strong character and lead to success off the playing field. Her positive impact on Hempfield students continues in her role as a fifth grade teacher at Farmdale Elementary School.

The Fritz Family Scholarship is awarded to a graduating member of the Hempfield girls lacrosse team who is passionate and driven as an athlete, who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship and exemplary character, and who excels as a student. Up to two Elizabeth Erb Scholarship of $800 each may be awarded annually by the Foundation.

Annual Scholarship Amount to be awarded: $800

Key Scholarship Requirements:

Use of the Scholarship: The scholarship may be used to pay for tuition/credit fees, books/materials, computers/technology, room and board or any other costs directly related to the recipient's course of study.

The completed application for this scholarship must be received in the Hempfield Guidance Office by April 1, 2021. Thank you!



The Class of 1960 Award

The Class of 1960 Award was established to recognize a graduating Hempfield senior who has distinguished him or herself through exemplary scholarship, leadership, and service.

One Class of 1960 Award of $1,000 is awarded annually by the Foundation.

Key Requirements:

The completed application for this award must be received in the Hempfield Guidance Office by March 25, 2021. Thank you!



Hempfield Alumni Altruism Award

Altruism is selfless concern for the welfare of others or giving without regard to reward or need for recognition. This one time award of $500 is made to the student most exemplifying the ideals of altruism and is given at the annual Senior Awards Ceremony. The award recipient is chosen by the Hempfield High School faculty.

PAST SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS

Fasnacht Family Education Award:

2012

Elizabeth Haldeman

2013

Kelsie Ashley

2014

Alex Otthofer

2015

Brady Mathias

2016

Kyra Brakefield

2017

Hope Kiehl

2018

Cassidy Berger
Hannah Miller

2020

Courtney Meyers

Holmberg Scholarship:

2013

Philip Eaton
Danielle Mazzeo

2014

Colton Frey
Tyler Westfall

2015

Danielle Bland
Sameh Boutros
Vanessa Cao

2016

Olivia Peduzzi
Ashley Steiner
Kelly Weigle

2017

Damon Deck
Daniel B. Forry
Brittany Mumma

2018

Sophia Buckwalter
Grace Fahrney
Jacob Rutland

2019

Jackson Fogel
Mallory Wonders
Grace Buckwalter

2020

Kaitlin Deck
Brandon Koehnke
Courtney Meyers

Dr. Richard Bryson and daughter, Mary Bryson Dentler Scholarship:

2013

Morgan Heisey
Mary Kathleen Smyser

2014

Ephrem Bekere
Jennifer Cain

2015

John Saad
Riley Stadel
Devin Washington

2016

Jordyn Oliver
Victoria Wang
Marrisa Wonders

2017

Jacqueline Nikoloff
Alexis Ober
Zachary Walter

2018

Janelle Nolt
Nathan Heisey
Daniela Romero-Suarez

2019

Elynn Nissley
Vincent Cao
Eden Marco

2020

Charles Pohl
Katie Yoder
Julia Zeidler

Timothy David Nolt Memorial Scholarship Award:

2012

Benjamin Hinkle

2012

Marshall Good

2014

Benjamin Groff

2015

Ryan Wilson

2016

Ashton Yoder

2017

Alec Tankesley

2018

Christian Benedict

2020

Colson Hunt
Brandon Koehnke

Hempfield Alumni Altruism Award:

2013

Sarah Thompson

2014

Mikayla Klien

2015

Erin Clarkin

2016

Cassandra Aloisi

2017

Alex Groff

2018

Ava Sullivan

2019

Bronwyn Meldrum

2020

Brandon Koehnke