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Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Awards Over 12,000 in Scholarships

Scholarship And BoardNORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO –The Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative scholarship committee is pleased to announce the following recipients: First place Sydney Swisher, Findlay High School; second place Vanessa Heck, Liberty-Benton High School; third place Taelor Miller, Pandora-Gilboa High School; fourth place David Borkosky, Riverdale High School; fifth place William Seedorf, Patrick Henry High School; sixth place Kennedy O’Dell, Findlay High School; and seventh place Marissa Maag, Ottawa-Glandorf High School. 

Each summer, Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative sponsors two students on an annual Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The selected winners will receive a $500 scholarship in addition to the trip. Students can learn about our nation’s Capital, the government and rural electric cooperatives while seeing the historic and cultural sights of the Washington, D.C. area. Youth Tour winners are Lauren Brooks   Elmwood High School and Grant Rider home-schooled.

Concern for the community is one of Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative’s seven cooperative principles and giving back to the children of our members is one way we display this principle. Students are selected based on their academics, cooperative knowledge, and community involvement.


Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative serving portions of 10 northwest Ohio counties.  To learn more about Hancock-Wood’s presence in local charitable support, economic development, community service, and more, visit


We demonstrate our Concern for Community by volunteering and donating to local charitable causes. Nearly $500,000 in grants have been distributed in the last decade through grants and Operation Round Up funds to individuals and organizations in need. We also provide assistance to Habitat for Humanity, schools, churches and community events. To learn more, click on Community Involvement above. learn more

Members benefit from electric service reliability, competitive rates, money after co-op bills are paid in the form of patronage/capital credits, discounts, informative co-op publications, easy-to-access payment plans, rebates, scholarships, family-friendly Member-only events and a vote in the direction of Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op. To learn more, click on Member Benefits above. learn more

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative has granted more than $100,000 in scholarships within the last decade. An additional Power Systems Engineer (PSE) Scholarship has been added to the program. The winner of this scholarship is eligible for paid internship(s) in the co-op’s engineering department. learn more