Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran Scholarship

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Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran, retired owners and operators of the former Alice Dress and Beauty Shop, have left a perpetual legacy to the students of Hancock County. Both have a long-term history in Findlay and Hancock County. In 1928 Floyd, a “barn stormer”, delivered World War I planes from the Fort Wayne Company and managed the Rummell Airport, which is now the Findlay Airport. In 1936 Alice opened Pats Beauty Shop and the couple opened the Alice Dress and Beauty Shop in 1940. The couple retired from their business in 1967. Mrs. Curran was born November 27, 1907 in Arcadia to Richard M. and Etta H. Gassman Mr. Curran was born in Garrett, Indiana on July 14, 1895 to James and Cora Curran. The couple married in 1929.

Standard for Determining Eligibility of Students

The donor wishes to identify students who will pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university, technical or professional school of their choice. The scholarship is renewable for two years after successfully completing the freshman year of post high school education. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school located in Hancock County.
  • The applicant must have demonstrated good attendance while attending high school.
  • The student must have demonstrated good moral character.
  • The applicant must have maintained a high school GPA that indicates success at the post high school level.
  • The applicant must be a resident of Hancock County.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Financial need is one of the primary considerations and will be considered in the final selection based upon parental income and the number of family members already in post secondary education or those who will attend in the near future.
  • Students who receive full scholarship support form other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.
  • Students who receive this scholarship and who may wish to renew the scholarship should forward grades to the Community Foundation office throughout the school year.


Renewal Guidelines

  • This scholarship may be renewed for up to two (2) consecutive years. It should be clear to the student making renewable applications that the amount of the scholarship award is not guaranteed, and will be reviewed annually.
  • Recipient must re-apply each year to the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.