Mindy Loy was a 1974 Handley graduate who passed away in 2016, leaving an endowment to the Winchester Education Foundation to create scholarships for Handley graduates. Recognizing the importance of those who work in trades and technical fields, some Loy scholarships are directed to those planning to pursue careers in vocational or technical fields. A large portion of the Loy Scholarships are specified for students planning to pursue careers in education. Loy “Come Back to Teach” Scholarships are awarded to Handley graduates who become teachers and return to teach in the Winchester Public Schools. These scholarships will assist in the retention and recruitment of talented teachers.