Dick Malcom Humanitarian Scholarship Fund


This scholarship was created in memory of Dick Malcom, our friend & colleague, as well as the Fleet Administrator for State Farm Automobile Insurance. We want to remember Dick for his impact in the Fleet Industry but mostly for his kindness to others, his ability to bring the best out in whoever crossed his path with calm and humor. Dick Malcom was a true humanitarian, both in life and his career. In his honor, we have created a renewable scholarship that will be awarded to a high-school senior from his alma mater high school in El Paso, IL. The recipient will be chosen on who best demonstrates his genuine concern for helping people and improving the welfare and happiness of others.


Open to graduating El Paso-Gridley High School Seniors who demonstrate Dick’s humanitarian spirit. One (1) qualifying student will be selected and awarded $1,000. Award is contingent upon the recipient following the award criteria as outlined in the “Award Amount” section below.




  • High school GPA of 2.5 or greater

  • Completed Application
  • School Transcript

  • Completed scholarship application

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • Listing of extracurricular/volunteer activities
  • Completed Essay


Length: 400 – 500 words

Essay Topic:  What are ways that you can be a humanitarian, in your area of study or in life? Why do you feel this is important, especially in the world today?


$1,000 will be awarded for tuition and fees.


If you are chosen as the recipient, you will need to furnish verification of enrollment from your college financial aid office. PLEASE NOTE: Be mindful of all due dates for required documents as lateness could impact your award. You also need to furnish a quote (2-4 sentences) on the meaning of the scholarship and consents to its use on The Hourglass Foundation’s website and other media. Further details will be provided upon award announcement.


OPENS: January 29, 2024 **CLOSES: March 15, 2024.
Award Announcement: May 8, 2024
**The Closed Date is the date after which applications can no longer be accepted. If applying by mail The Hourglass Foundation will use the postmark date. Please submit applications by March 15, 2024 to:

The Hourglass Foundation
9200 Memorial Dr.
Plain City, OH 43064.
Attn: Janet Smail –

If submitting via the online scholarship application, please go here: