Establishing a scholarship to benefit students interested in pursuing the study of engineering or the sciences was Denny and Shirla Neff’s goal in October 2007. Denny noted, “I wanted to contribute towards the establishment of this fund in the hopes that other people would add to it so that it could grow for the benefit of students.” Whether pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree, Denny stated, “I have a lot of respect for engineers. It is a good discipline to study and it can lead to entrepreneurial pursuits.” Denny had previously served as an original board member on the Dollars for Scholars Group, a scholarship program. Treaty Co. and the Neff Co., with which he was associated as President of the Neff Co., both had scholarships. Shirla served as an educator in the Greenville schools system. Denny and Shirla wanted to do something for the community that would continue to grow.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
HOPE Foundation of Darke County, Inc.
201 W. Main St. P.O. Box 438
Greenville, OH 45331
Contact Person: Patty Lavy, President