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Kentucky Horse Council accepting applications for two $1,500 scholarships for Spring 2019 semester

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced they will be awarding two $1,500 scholarships to Kentucky students already attending college or accepted into a college who have demonstrated academic success, equine industry involvement and community service for the Spring 2019 Semester. The Equine Scholarship will be awarded to students currently enrolled with a university or college in Kentucky in an equine-related...

Transylvania offers special scholarships to graduates of Bryan Station Academy of Information Technology

Beginning in 2019, graduates of the Academy of Information Technology at Bryan Station High School will be eligible to receive a minimum $18,000 scholarship to attend Transylvania University. The newly announced partnership not only recognizes the achievements of academy graduates, but also provides them with a path to further their education at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.   “The...

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...

AT&T provides Aspire initiative grant for scholarships to Voices of Hope students in long-term recovery

AT&T and Voices of Hope are working together to support area students in recovery from drug addiction. The initiative will benefit students in recovery from addiction by providing college scholarships funded in part by AT&T’s $10,000 contribution. AT&T supports the project as part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s initiative to help provide access to education and training people...

Kentucky Horse Council to award scholarships to college-enrolled or accepted students for Fall 2018

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced they will be awarding two $1,500 scholarships to Kentucky students already attending college, or accepted into a college who have demonstrated academic success, equine industry involvement and community service for the Fall 2018 Semester. The Equine Scholarship will be awarded to students currently enrolled with a university or college in Kentucky in an...

UK Healthcare using education incentives to address critical shortage of registered nurses in Kentucky

It has been said that nurses are the most trusted professionals in healthcare. In addition to providing treatment, they are nurturers, educators, and champions for the sick and injured. And Kentucky doesn’t have enough of them. A shortage of registered nurses, whether they are in hospital or clinical setting, is a multifaceted dilemma. The aging “baby boomer” population places a strain...

Wildcats check in at No. 4, Duke ranked on top of preseason USA Today Coaches Poll

Despite losing nearly 93 percent of its scoring and almost 77 percent of its rebounding from a season ago, the panel for the USA Today Coaches Poll once again believes the Kentucky men’s basketball team will be among the top teams competing for a national title in 2017-18. The Wildcats are ranked fourth in the preseason Coaches Poll that was released Thursday. Duke will begin the season at No. 1,...

Murray State University alumni create scholarship for chemistry, physics and mathematics students

Murray State University alumni have created the James Frank and Patricia Ann Wilson Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics Scholarship Endowment. James and Patricia both entered Murray State University in the fall of 1962, but they came from very different backgrounds. James was born in Murray and graduated from Murray High School. Patricia was born in the Bronx, was raised in Rye, N.Y. and graduated from...

Lexington Rotary Club invites high school seniors to apply for $1,000 academic achievement scholarships

The Rotary Club of Lexington invites top-performing high school seniors to apply for scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. This year the club will present $1,000 apiece to at least eight students on the All Fayette County Academic Team and a $10,000 scholarship to the overall Rotary Scholar. The completed application and all supporting...

The 16th District PTA is offering scholarships to seniors who are continuing their education

  By Tammy L. Lane Fayette County Public Schools     Members of the Class of 2015 in Fayette County Public Schools are invited to apply for the 16th District PTA scholarships, which help deserving young people continue their education.   The awards are based on financial need, academic achievement and contributions to the community through extracurricular activities. The minimum...

Kentucky Society of CPAs offers applications for Educational Foundation scholarships

  The Kentucky Society of CPAs is accepting applications for its Educational Foundation scholarships now through Feb. 9.   Students studying accounting at Kentucky-based colleges and universities are eligible to apply for the scholarships. For more information, criteria or an online application, click

Deadline fast approaching for freshmen interested in Robinson Leaders Program

  By Jeff Spradling UKNow     The Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for its high school leadership program through 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.   To be eligible, applicants must be in the freshman year of high school, reside in one of the 29 Eastern Kentucky counties in the Robinson Scholars service area, and be first generation...