Scholarship to Honor UWG Graduate and Son

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

An endowed scholarship has been established at the University of West Georgia to honor an Alabama mother and son who died in July 2010.

UWG Bursar Patresa Murphy, with her family and friends, established the Tabatha and Logan Hancock Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor her daughter and her grandson.

Tabatha Hancock, who was 28 when she died, graduated from UWG in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in management. At the time of her death, she worked at Community and Southern Bank. She graduated from Woodland High School in Randolph County, Ala., in 2000. Logan Hancock was eight months old when he died.

The family converted tragedy “into an opportunity for unknown students,” said UWG President Dr.  Beheruz N. Sethna.

“It speaks just volumes for the family and for their commitment to helping students in higher education,” Dr. Sethna said.

Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded each academic year starting in the fall semester. One will go to an incoming freshman and another to a current undergraduate or graduate student.

Demonstrated financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher will be required. First preference will be given to students from Woodland High School in Randolph County, Ala., followed by students from Alabama, then Carroll County.