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More than 300 students awarded scholarships to West Kentucky Community and Technical College


West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has awarded $550,000 in competitive, donor-funded scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year, college officials announced today.

“We are grateful to the generous donors who make scholarships possible,” said Lee Emmons, vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of Paducah Junior College (PJC), the foundation that supports WKCTC. “Their contributions pass on the gift of education to hundreds of deserving students each year.”

More than 300 students have been awarded scholarships for the academic year that begins in August at WKCTC. Additional students from McCracken County will receive scholarships through the Community Scholarship Program, a public-private partnership funded by the city of Paducah and McCracken County governments, the Rotary Club of Paducah, and corporate partners.

Dr. Anton Reece, WKCTC president, said each scholarship recipient is to be congratulated. “The hard work of these students has resulted in a scholarship award that isn’t easy to receive. This is an accomplishment to be proud of, and we offer our hearty congratulations.”

Selection of students for competitive scholarships is based on academic standards, a merit-based program of study, and other criteria specified by scholarship benefactors and is in addition to other sources of financial aid. While merit-based scholarship awards focus on high academic achievement, others emphasize additional factors affecting students, including scholarships for adult students and scholarships that encourage study in fields that meet area workforce needs.

“We encourage every student and potential student to apply for scholarships each year,” said Emily Peck, WKCTC’s vice president of student services. “We’re fortunate to offer a range of scholarships you don’t often find at two-year colleges, and we hope to continue increasing the number of scholarships available.”

The primary WKCTC scholarship application opens each October and is available on the college website, with an application deadline of March 1 for the academic year that begins each August. Scholarships that require a separate application are distributed as they become available. More information about scholarships can be found at westkentucky.kctcs.edu.

Donor contributions to the PJC Foundation are the primary funding source for scholarships offered at WKCTC, with additional scholarships funded through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and state agencies. Anyone interested in contributing to scholarship funds that benefit WKCTC students can contact Emmons at lee.emmons@kctcs.edu or 270-534-3084 for more information.

Students awarded scholarships for the 2018-2019 year are (listed by county):

Ballard County: Ruby Anderson, Lance Bowman, Emma Clinard, Candice Durr, Sara Meinschein, Billy Miller, Kerrie Pullen, Benjamin Verdegan, Gaelin White, Storm Wilson, Adriana Worley

Caldwell County: Felicity Baker, Macey Baker, Austin Blackburn, Josie Gibson, Erin Goodaker, John Riley, Laci Vinson

Calloway County: David Adebisi, Abraham Akabekwa, Dimitri Broches, Isaiah Butler, Mickenna Butterworth, Chaney Hill, Madison Hobbs, Kali Hopkins, Elijah Imes, Leanna Nanney, Amber Stout, Kayla Stout

Carlisle County: Chassidy Eddlemon, Kimberly French, Alan Gibson, Pamela Hale, Laken Riley

Crittenden County: Nicole Adams, Ethan Hunt, Megan Sherrell, Tiffany Stewart, Kaylyn Woodall

Fulton County: Alana Coffey, Johnna Edgin, Lauren Kelly, Dylan Williams, Passion Wilson

Graves County: Kayle Adams, Kyle Asbury, Kayla Baker, Marja Blakney, Jean Bransford, Madison Buzanis, Amanda Calderon, Dalton Carmon, Auston Carr, Chelsea Cartwright, Nathan Chambers, Alexis Christman, Leah Cope, Hayley DeBoe, Ashton Dove, Zoe Dowdy, Trevor Elder, Chandler Evans, Curtis Ford, Jocelin Garcia, Leonardo Guevara, Mary Hackel, Austin Haley, Teresa Heath, Alyse Hendley, John Hicks, Rachel Keipp, Mia Long, Carmen Madera, Faith Mandry, Kaitlyn Marshall, Madison Martin, Donovan McKinney, Katie Meade, Cassie Melcher, Loueva Moore, Robert Parm, Lyndi Qualls, Logan Riley, Kinsey Roberts, Sarah Shaffer, Bailey Sims, Rayghan Stewart, Claire Thomas, Andrew Townsend, Jerrika Travis, Cephus Tyler, Lindy Warner, Brady Wetherington, Matthew Whitaker, Clint Williams, Matthew Woods

Hickman County: Barbara Barnett, Natalie Hannon, McKenzie Hobbs, Nathan Howell, Camryn Jackson, Tevin Phelps

Johnson County, IL: Audriana Bush, Madyson Maze

Livingston County: Chaney Adams, Alisha Boone, Rachel Cherry, Allison Doyle, Fernando Molina, Tiffany Padon, Addison Ringstaff, Hailey Stafford, Macie Young

Lyon County: Shaina Driver, Morgan Stone, Christina Terrell, Trent Wilson

Marshall County: Alyssa Ariagno, Dylan Bobo, Nicole Collins, Sabrina Collins, Jensen Cosby, Taylor Defew, Jared Elliott, Olivia Erbacher, Olivia Fiser, Abigail Fletcher, Gloria Freeman, Shelby Hagan, Alex Hamlet, Billy Hamlin, Ian Harrington, Rebecca Harrison, Jordan Helton, Brianna Higgins, Shayla Holley, Victoria Howe, Callie Hughes, Savannah Hunt, Karlee Jones, Adriana Key, Dalton Leach, Anna Lewis, Landon Lindsey, Breonna Logothetis, Thomas Mahoney, Hailey Mincey, Davis Myers, Kelsey Myers, Taylen Park, Brandi Pearson, Brianna Phelps, Jess Powell, Morgan Price, Victoria Solomon, Bryce Rickman, Jaron Wood

Massac County, IL: Kyle Adkins, Sydney Beggs, Cade Miller Burgess, Danielle Carnes, Cody Dreblow, Olivia Hargan, Tylasia Mays, Brendan Patterson, Madison Penrod, Claire Russell, Audrey Thompson, Katelyn Williams

McCracken County: Zadia Addison, Stacia Arington, Landyn Bagwell, Stephen Ball, Christina Banks, Jacob Barnette, Sarah Bell, Victoria Bell, Jonathan Bilak, Zane Birdsong, Kali Bourland, Ashley Brandon, Malaysia Bridgett, Adam Brown, Ashley Brown, Lee Bumphus, Morgan Caldwell, Adanely Campos, Kailey Carper, Eliza Kate Carter, Christopher Chumbler, Colton Clark, Ciara Cockrill, Rhonda Cole, Jahkeem Coleman, Courtney Conner, Heather Corley, Isaac Dailey, Amanda Daniel, Abigail Downs, Logan Draffen, Kathryn Duncan, Eric Egli, Addison Evitts, Gregory Felts, Michael Fenwick, Joshua Ferguson, Sydney Fowler, Amber Foy, Eryn Fulton, Monica Futrell, Kyle Garner, Dru Gilbert, Madison Giltner, Serina Goff, Alec Golightly, Dominik Green, Emma Gresham, Ian Gresham, Melissa Guzek, Jenna Hackel, Michael Hall, Alaysia Hamilton, Mariah Hardeman, Madelynn Harper, Rajiah Harvey, Quintin Helton, Allyson Hendrix, Whitney Herring, Amanda Higgins, Gavin Holshouser, Kierra Huff, Charity Itiav-Gar, Christian Johnson, Caroline Jones, Matthew Jones, Rudy Kellett, Jazmyn Kelley, Caleb Kindred, Benjamin Kitchen, Aryelle Kushnak, Hannah Lampley, Thomas Largent, Hyeonu Lee, Hannah Lester, Dorian Lewis, Taylor Lindsey, Cole Massa, Kari McBride, Anntoinette McCallum, Corey Milam, Alexander Millet, Lauren Mitchell, Autumn Moore, Alexandra Morgan, Travis Myers, Dawn Nalley, Daniel Neal, Nicole Nelson, Faith Oliver, Shana Page, Brady Phillips, Richard Phillips, Kayli Poll, Brooke Posey, Holden Prather, Hadley Purcell, Stephanie Purvis, Amelia Ray, Ashley Rich, Michael Sallee, Clayton Schlei, John Schmidt, Destiny Scobie, Kiersten Slankard, Alyssa Slusmeyer, Seth Smith, Tesla Springs, Lauren Stokes, Stephanie Stokes, Lea Tapp, Kyler Teitsort, Timaya Tharp, Anna Todino, Briar Travis, Katie Turner, Christopher Wall, Ryan Weatherholtz, Kylie Wells, Madelynn Wiersma, Mason Williams, Rebecca Williams, Jordan Windhorst, Olivia Woods, Julie Wooldridge, Emily York, Shaquila Zollicoffer

Ohio County: Hannah Abner

Pope County, IL: Tucker Murphy, John Spivey

Trigg County: Stuart Boyd, Emily Crowe

From West Kentucky Community and Technical College


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  1. Randy Brookshire says:

    What a great story about the number of deserving students receiving financial assistance that is helping to advance their education and therefore advance the community and region.

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