July 12, 2012

Carrollton Education Foundation – Nancy Hirshman Academic Excellence Scholarship

Nancy Hirshman taught in Carrollton Public Schools for 30 years until she lost a battle with cancer on April 14, 1998. Nancy earned a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and taught home economics. In 1989, Carrollton Superintendent Paul Novak nominated Nancy Hirshman for “Home Economics Teacher of the Year.” In the nomination, Nancy was recognized not only for her teaching skills, but also for being a volunteer advisor to the “Student Against Driving Drunk” (SADD) group. Nancy was a resourceful leader in the school improvement process.


“Her willingness to get involved in activities such as this is a major factor in the success of Carrollton High School,” said Dr. Novak. Her principal, Mr. David Pawley, wrote to Nancy in 1989: “Thank you for putting into practice the concept that the needs of the students come first.”


To honor Nancy Hirshman, a teacher who went the extra step to help students, her colleagues established the Nancy Hirshman Academic Excellence Scholarship to support and encourage future college experiences for Carrollton High School graduates.




● Carrollton High School senior ● Pursuing an associate or undergraduate degree or Career and Techincal Education (CTE) training (skilled trade/vocation) ● Full-time enrollment ● One award to a female student and one to a male student

Evaluation Criteria

Scholastic record; difficulty of curriculum; citizenship; financial need.