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.

All 2018 applications are due by April 6, 2018.

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

This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from Barbara Holmberg in memory of her husband Richard Holmberg. As long time residents and supporters of Hempfield, the Holmbergs understand the importance of education and its value to future generations of students. This award is based on financial need. It is a one-time scholarship of $3,000.00.


Dr. Richard Bryson and daughter, Mary Bryson Dentler Scholarships

This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from Dr. Richard Bryson. For many years, Dr. Bryson was a Landisville physician and also served as a Hempfield School physician. He was an avid Hempfield sports fan. Mary Bryson Dentler was a Hempfield graduate.

Students who plan on attending IUP (Indiana University of PA), plan on teaching, or were involved in the high school swimming program, are given preference for these awards based on scholarship and financial need. It is awarded to a male or female recipient and is a one-time scholarship of $3,000.00.

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 $2,000.00, will be presented to the chosen recipient at the Hempfield High School Commencement Awards Ceremony.


The Maria Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award

Starting in May of 2018, this one time, $3,000.00 award is given as a memorial to Maria Fisher, a 2017 graduate of Hempfield High School, who passed away after being struck by a car, in October of 2017, while attending the University of Maryland as a freshman.

In her years at Hempfield, and during her brief time at the University of Maryland, Maria made an effort each day to bring a smile to the faces of her friends and acquaintances. She was passionate about writing and performing music, and playing soccer, as well as creative writing. She had written many short stories and poems, as well as a near-complete novel. She intended to pursue a career in Psychology or Criminology. Maria had a strong faith in God, and had a passion for serving others locally as well as through mission trips. It would be her wish to encourage others to follow those same passions.

To that end, The Maria Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award will be presented annually, in the spring, to a student of Hempfield High School.

Photo of Maria Fisher

Maria Fisher

The recipient should meet the following requirements:


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

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

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

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

The Maria Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award:

2018

Aria Rajnic

Hempfield Alumni Altruism Award:

2013

Sarah Thompson

2014

Mikayla Klien

2015

Erin Clarkin

2016

Cassandra Aloisi

2017

Alex Groff

2018

Ava Sullivan