Carol Hoy Scholarship

The Carol Hoy Scholarship Fund assists graduating seniors from Mechanicsburg Area High School who wish to pursue careers in the fields of elementary education and early childhood education. This scholarship fund was established in 2006 to honor Carol Hoy who demonstrated her commitment to the education of children during her 37 years of teaching in nursery and elementary schools and church Sunday school.  

The scholarship is a fund of the Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC.

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March 15


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Scholarship FAQs


  1. Graduating senior of Mechanicsburg Area High School 
  2. Desire to pursue a career in elementary education or early childhood education 
  3. Academic achievement 
  4. Leadership and community service 
  5. Financial need 
  6. Essay
  7. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.


Mrs. Carol Hoy served children all her adult life. After graduating from Mechanicsburg Area School District and Shippensburg University, she taught in the elementary and pre-school settings. Her last positions were at Filbert Street Elementary (12 years) and Elmwood Elementary (1 year) in the learning support program. Her dedication to students and her patient and kind demeanor will always be remembered by those she left behind. Through the Carol Hoy Memorial Scholarship, we attempt to honor her commitment to children and their educational successes. In one or two paragraphs, explain what you feel the following quote means in an educational setting: “The woods would be silent if only those birds sang who sing the best.” 300 words maximum.

Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


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