In an effort to cultivate the next generation of Democratic leaders, the Hempfield Area Democratic Committee established the Paul and Jan Wright Senior Scholarship in 2013 to honor a high school senior, residing in the Hempfield school district, who best exemplifies Democratic ideals.

The scholarship is named for Paul and Jan Wright, longtime members of the Hempfield Area Democratic Committee.

Applicants can be students at any Lancaster County high school but must be a resident in the Hempfield School District.  Winners of the scholarship receive $500 to use toward their college expenses (4-year, 2-year or technical).

Applications for 2023 will be accepted until February 24, 2023. 

Previous winners:
2022  Maurielle Courtois, Hempfield High School (University of Michigan) &
           Matthew DeBord, Lancaster Catholic High School (Penn State University)
2021  Miles Durrett, Lancaster Catholic High School
2020  Katie Yoder, Hempfield High School (Bridgewater College)
2019  Sinclaire Schuetze, Hempfield High School (Wellesley College)
2018  Caroline Ulrich, Hempfield High School (Franklin & Marshall College)
2017  Mary Thomas, Hempfield High School (Bloomsburg University)
2016  Andrew DeBord, Lancaster Catholic High School (University of Delaware)
2015  Lara Dailey, Linden Hall (Millersville University)
2014  Dayna Horsey, Hempfield High School (Swarthmore College)
2013  Madison Pontz, Lancaster Country Day School (George Washington University)