The Carolyn Balsa Hancock Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by family and friends in honor of Carolyn Hancock, an educator and dedicated counselor who was always willing to work with the students facing the most difficult challenges. A native of San Jose, California, Mrs. Hancock worked for the East Side Union High School District where she developed programs that helped disabled students obtain and retain jobs.
The scholarship is for Special Education senior(s) at East Side Union High School District for vocational or academic training. The scholarship is given to someone who best emulates Mrs. Hancock's inspiring love of life, hard work and perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds. Applicants must be in the Special Education Program at the East Side Union High School District. Students must also have a plan for additional vocational or academic training after high school.