Hayes Scholarship 

Criteria:

  • York County student in junior or senior year or graduate school majoring in the Equine field

Award:

  • One-year $3,200 scholarship

The Donna E. Hayes Equine Scholarship was created by York Rotary member Al Hayes in memory of his wife following her death on April 7, 2017.  Donna had a passion for horses and interacted with them all of her life, and her scholarship will provide funding for students attending equine veterinarian school.  Donna and Al celebrated 39 years of marriage.  Al was a member of York Rotary for 26 years upon his passing on January 7, 2022.

 Smith Scholarship 

Criteria:

  • York County student majoring in Agriculture

Award:

  • One-year $3,000 scholarship

The John T. and Paige S. Smith Scholarship was established in 2013 through the Smith Fund at York County Community Foundation following John’s death.  John was a graduate of Penn State University College of Agricultural Sciences and served as the Agricultural County Agent in several PA counties and in York County for 31 years.  He dedicated his life to agriculture and education and was dedicated to the York Fair, York County 4-H, York County Agricultural Business Council, and other organizations.  John was a member of York Rotary for 59 years.  

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