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Applications for the following scholarships are available at the applicable school’s counselors’ office or by calling the Foundation at 606-324-3888.

AK Steel Self-Reliance Award
School(s): Paul G. Blazer High School; Boyd County High School; Fairview High School; Rose Hill Christian School; Russell High School

  • The “Sebald” Self-Reliance Award was established to reward a neglected talent of a student – using his/her time wisely. This means not only in school, but also in church activities, in the community, at home or in the workplace.
  • This is not a scholarship. The student need not be at the top of his/her class scholastically nor must he/she be going to college to win the cash award. Please be advised that this is a taxable award. Recipients will receive a 1099 from the Foundation at year-end for tax purposes.
  • Judges will examine school, church, community, home and job activities.  On this basis, the judges will select and interview possible Award recipients. Awards will be granted on the basis of:
                   Work for pay
                   Work without pay
                   Resourcefulness with time and money
                   Activities
                   Character

Ashland High School Class of 1939 Scholarship
School(s): Paul G. Blazer High School

  • The Ashland High School Class of 1939 Scholarship Fund was established to annually provide a scholarship for a student at Paul G. Blazer High School who maintains a 3.0 or higher grade point average, demonstrates financial need and shows a history of involvement in community and/or religious service.

Ashland Women’s Scholarship

School(s): Paul G. Blazer High School; Boyd County High School; Fairview High School

  • The Ashland Women’s Club established this scholarship for graduating seniors who are residents of Boyd County, Kentucky and are students at Paul G. Blazer High School, Boyd County High School, or Fairview High School. Applications will be considered by the committee on the basis of need, leadership ability, high moral character and academic excellence.

Jamie Sue Barker Memorial Scholarship
School(s): Ironton High School

  • The Jamie Sue Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by the Friends of Ironton, Inc. to provide scholarships for seniors at Ironton High School who will be attending Ohio University Southern Campus.  Eligible candidates must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.  Selection criteria will also include, but is not limited to, (1) community service and (2) financial need.

Michael David Daniels Scholarship
School(s): Paul G. Blazer High School; Russell High School

  • The family of Michael David Daniels established this scholarship in his memory. 

Janet Nunley Scholarship
School(s): Paul G. Blazer High School

  • This scholarship was established in memory of Janet Nunley to benefit a graduating female senior at Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland, Kentucky.
  • The qualifications for the scholarship are
       l Average grades
       l Financial need
       l Strong potential and a burning desire to attend college

Representative Don Farley Scholarship
School(s): Paul G. Blazer High School; Boyd County High School; Fairview High School; Rose Hill Christian School

  • The Representative Don Farley Memorial Scholarship Fund honors his memory and service to the people of the 100th Legislative District.  Applicants must reside in the 100th Legislative District of Kentucky, maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average, demonstrate financial need and show a history of involvement in community and/or religious service.

Lowell & Dorothy Gornall Viking I Scholarship; Dorothy, Lowell & George Gornall and Betty Cripps Viking II Scholarship; Lowell, Dorothy, John and Susan Gornall Viking III Scholarship and Lowell, Dorothy, Matney, Ian and Colin Gornall Viking IV Scholarship
School(s): Symmes Valley District High School

  • Lowell Gornall established the Viking Scholarships for graduating seniors at Symmes Valley District High School.  Applicants should be honor or near honor students who are highly motivated and who may not be able to continue their education without this financial assistance.

Ironton Kiwanis Club Scholarship
School(s): Any Lawrence County, OH High School

  • The Ironton Area Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students who are graduating high school in Lawrence County, Ohio and who are members of the Key Club or Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Program or who excel in community service.

Oren & Patty Justice Scholarship Fund
School(s): FIVCO Counties of Kentucky (Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup & Lawrence)

  • Established in late 2000, this scholarship provides assistance to students graduating from public or private high schools in the FIVCO counties of Kentucky (which consist of Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence Counties).    Applying students must be planning to attend Ashland Community & Technical College, Marshall University, Morehead State University, Ohio University (Southern or Athens Branch), Rio Grande University, Shawnee State University or the University of Kentucky.
  • Each scholarship recipient shall be chosen on the basis of merit and financial need relative to tuition costs. Preference will be given to students studying the sciences; education majors will not be considered.

Lawrence County Goodwill Scholarship
School(s): Lawrence County (KY) High School

  • The Lawrence County Goodwill Scholarship Fund was established in 2000, to provide scholarships to students graduating from Lawrence County (KY) High School. Applicants should be solid, well-rounded students who are highly motivated and who may not be able to continue their education without this financial assistance. This scholarship is available to students who plan to attend a 2-4 year college or technical school.

LP-JOMAR Scholarship
School(s): Ironton Catholic Schools

  • The LP-JOMAR Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students graduating from the Ironton Catholic Schools.
  • The criteria for the scholarship will be as follows:
      • A student who demonstrates financial need and who is enthusiastic to learn and to pursue a college education.
      • Students with the highest grade point average will not be the target of this scholarship.

Patricia L. Matthews Scholarship
School(s): All high schools in Boyd/Greenup Counties, KY; Cabell & Wayne Counties, WV and Lawrence County, OH

  • This scholarship provides assistance to students graduating from public and private schools in Boyd and Greenup Counties in Kentucky, Cabell and Wayne Counties in West Virginia or Lawrence County, Ohio.  This scholarship is payable over two years, provided that the student maintains at least a 2.5 GPA in the first year of college/technical school.
  • Each scholarship recipient shall be chosen on the basis of application and subsequent acceptance and enrollment into a health related program at a college or technical school; demonstrated financial need; solid academic performance; involvement in school and volunteer activities; and quality of essay and letters of recommendation.

Lacey Parnell Memorial Scholarship
School(s): Ironton High School

  • The Lacey Parnell Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by the Friends of Ironton, Inc. to provide scholarships for seniors at Ironton High School who will be attending Ohio University Southern Campus.  Eligible candidates must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.  Selection criteria will also include, but is not limited to, (1) community service and (2) financial need.

Lisa Price Memorial Scholarship
School(s): Paul G. Blazer High School

  • The Lisa Price Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for seniors at Paul G. Blazer High School who were students of Lisa Price for at least three years at either Crabbe or Oakview Elementary Schools. Eligible candidates must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and plan to major in Arts/Humanities, Education, Design, Journalism or other artistic/creative studies.

Courtney Thomas Memorial Scholarship
School(s): Paul G. Blazer High School

  • Established in 1998, the first scholarship from this fund was awarded in 2003 to a senior in Courtney’s graduating class at Paul G. Blazer High School.
  • Applicants should be interested in a career which provides care to children or adults with medical or special needs and plan to attend a two - four year accredited college, university or technical school.  The scholarship recipient shall be chosen on the basis of (1) care and concern shown for individuals with medical or special needs; (2) economic need compared to educational costs; (3) history of community service.

Craig Thompson Memorial Scholarship
School(s): Greenup County High School

  • The Craig Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 to annually provide a scholarship to a graduating senior at Greenup County High School. Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in the sciences or mathematics.

Billy Gammon Memorial Scholarship; Larry Joe Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Awarded each fall to football players at Paul G. Blazer High School

Huntington Steel & Supply Company Scholarship Fund
School(s): Any

  • Applicants must be dependent children of employees of Huntington Steel & Supply Company entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year at any four-year accredited college or university. 
  • Each scholarship recipient shall be chosen on the basis of an evaluation of his or her academic performance, leadership abilities, demonstrated and potential contributions to school and community, and financial need compared to costs of the institution at which they intend to enroll after expected family contributions and other grants and scholarship assistance have been considered.  Applications are available through the Human Resource Department of Huntington Steel.

Judith Paige Johnson Memorial Scholarship
School(s): Pikeville High School

  • This scholarship was established by Governor and Mrs. Patton in 2006 in memory of their granddaughter. The scholarship is awarded each spring to a graduating female senior of Pikeville High School chosen by the faculty.

Kentucky Migrant Education Scholarship
School(s): All Kentucky High Schools

  • Applicants must be a graduating senior from an accredited Kentucky high school or have received GED during current school year and: (1) must be or have been enrolled in a migrant education program in KY during a portion of the application year; (2) must be accepted at a 2-4 year college or technical school and must provide documentation of such acceptance; (3) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better (HS transcript) with an ACT score of at least 17 or a comparable score on the SAT; and (4) must submit 2 letters of recommendation with one letter being from a high school teacher, principal or counselor from the school which the student attends. Please contact your county migrant advocate to obtain an application. Applications are due each year by March 23rd to the Foundation office.

Rachel Lauren Lavalley Scholarship

  • This scholarship was set up in memory of Rachel Lauren Lavalley to provide tuition assistance to Our Lady of Fatima (Huntington, WV) students.    Please contact the school office for applications.

Ward and Irene Patton Leadership Award
School(s): Lawrence County (KY) High School

  • This scholarship was established by Governor Patton in 1999 in honor of his parents and is awarded each spring to a graduating senior of Lawrence County High School chosen by the faculty.

Jane McConnell Memorial Scholarship
School(s): St. Joseph Catholic High School

  • This scholarship was established in memory of Jane McConnell to benefit a graduating senior at St. Joseph Catholic High School in Ironton, Ohio.
  • The qualification for the scholarship are as follows:
    • Verified volunteer time by the applicant in the Ironton Catholic Schools, church and community
    • Christian Lifestyle evaluations by the students of the senior class
    • Evaluation by the faculty in the areas of character, service, scholarship and practicality
  • A GPA of at least 2.5 at the end of the first semester of the senior year..

Mary Ann and Larry Akers Scholarship

  • The Mary Ann and Larry Akers Scholarship Fund was established to provide a scholarship to a graduating senior from Lawrence County (KY) High School whose academic standing will aid them in having a successful college experience.  Eligible applicants MUST be accepted at an accredited 4 year college or university and have verified unmet financial need at that college or university.

James A. Anderson Student Athlete Award

  • The James A. Anderson, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to provide a scholarship to a graduating senior from Paul G. Blazer High School who demonstrates proficiency in both the classroom and athletic achievement, and plans to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.  Eligible applicants must have: (1) a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 through the first semester, senior year; (2) a minimum ACT score of 21; and (3) have obtained a Varsity letter in at least one KHSAA sanctioned sport during their Junior or Senior year of school.

Sam L. and Mollie Gatrell Scholarship

  • The Sam L. and Mollie Gatrell Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to provide scholarships for deserving seniors attending Boyd County, Kentucky schools, with special consideration given to students who have been orphaned and/or those with demonstrated financial need.

Dick Griffith Memorial Scholarship

  • The Dick Griffith Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to provide a scholarship to a graduating senior from Cabell or Wayne County, WV; Lawrence County, OH; or, Boyd County, KY.  Eligible candidates must plan to attend an accredited 2-4 year college, university, community college or technical school. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who best exemplifies Mr. Griffith’s dedication to tennis as a life-long enterprise. The award is not limited to a competitive tennis player; however, preference will be given to an individual who is an active participant in athletic endeavors. Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to, sportsmanship, moral character, citizenship and satisfactory academic standing. Financial need may be considered.

Morning Has Broken Scholarship

  • The Morning Has Broken Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to provide a scholarship for seniors at Boyd County, Paul G. Blazer or Russell High Schools who plan to pursue a business major in college.  Eligible candidates must also plan to attend an accredited 2-4 year college or university. 

Brent David Shattles Memorial Scholarship

  • The Brent David Shattles Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to provide scholarships for male seniors at Paul G. Blazer High School.   Eligible candidates must play on the soccer team, show initiative to fulfill potential, be well regarded by teachers and peers and demonstrate financial need relative to the cost of his college education.  Candidates must also plan to attend an accredited 2-4 year college or technical school.

Anne and John P. Ward Memorial Scholarship

  • The Anne and John P. Ward Memorial Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship to a graduating female senior at Russell High School, who demonstrates leadership ability and good moral conduct.

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