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AK Steel Self-Reliance Award

Schools: Boyd County High School, Fairview High School, Paul G. Blazer 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: 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

Schools: Boyd County High School, Fairview High School, Paul G. Blazer 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.

Billy Gammon Memorial Scholarship

School: Paul G. Blazer High School

The Billy Gammon Memorial Scholarship is awarded each fall to a football player at Paul G. Blazer High School.

Candy Haugen Memorial Scholarship Fund

School: Fairland High School

In memory of Candy Haugen, this scholarship is available to Fairland High School students in the graduating classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020.  Qualifying students must demonstrate the virtues of courage, intellect, faith and love.

Chad Gabbard Memorial Scholarship Fund

Schools: Raceland High School, Russell High School

The Chad Gabbard Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to provide a scholarship for a graduating senior at Russell High School or Raceland High School.  Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to: academic performance and outstanding extracurricular involvement, with a demonstrated emphasis on leadership experience.

Courtney Thomas Memorial Scholarship

School: 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 in a caring profession such as nursing or teaching and plan to attend either a two- or four-year accredited college, university or technical school. The scholarship recipient shall be chosen on the basis of (1) care and concern shown for others; (2) economic need compared to educational costs; and (3) history of community service.

Craig Thompson Memorial Scholarship

School: 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.

Deborah’s Porch Scholarship

School: East Carter High School

The Deborah’s Porch Scholarship was established to provide a scholarship for a deserving student graduating from East Carter High School, with special consideration given to students who have demonstrated an outstanding record of community service, good behavior, and proven leadership skills.  To be eligible, applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and an ACT score of 20.

Dick Griffith Scholarship

Schools: Boyd County High School, Fairview High School, Paul G. Blazer High School, Rose Hill Christian School, Chesapeake High School, Dawson-Bryant High School, Fairland High School, Ironton High School, Rock Hill High School, South Point High School, St. Joseph High School, Symmes Valley High School, Cabell-Midland High School, Covenant High School, Grace Christian High School, Huntington High School, Spring Valley High School, St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, Tolsia High School, Wayne High School

The Dick Griffith Scholarship Fund was established to provide a scholarship(s) for seniors from Cabell or Wayne County, West Virginia; Lawrence County, Ohio; or Boyd County, Kentucky. The scholarship is awarded to an individual who best exemplifies Mr. Griffith’s dedication to tennis as a life-long endeavor. While the scholarship is not limited to a competitive tennis player, non-tennis players must have a connection to the tennis community at large. Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to, sportsmanship, moral character, citizenship and satisfactory academic standing. Financial need may be considered. Candidates must also plan to attend an accredited two- to four-year year college, university, community college or technical school.

Huntington Steel & Supply Company Scholarship

Schools: Boyd County High School, East Carter High School, Elliott County High School, Fairview High School, Greenup County High School, Lawrence County High School, Paul G. Blazer High School, Pikeville High School, Raceland High School, Rose Hill Christian School, Russell High School, West Carter High School, Chesapeake High School, Dawson-Bryant High School, Fairland High School, Ironton High School, Rock Hill High School, South Point High School, St. Joseph High School, Symmes Valley High School, Cabell-Midland High School, Covenant High School, Grace Christian High School, Huntington High School, Spring Valley High School, Tolsia High School, Wayne High School

Applicants must be dependent children of employees of Huntington Steel & Supply Company entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year as a full-time student at any four-year accredited college, university or technical school.

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.

Ironton Area Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Schools: Chesapeake High School, Dawson-Bryant High School, Fairland High School, Ironton High School, Rock Hill High School, South Point High School, St. Joseph High School, Symmes Valley 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.

James A. Anderson, Jr. Scholarship

School: Paul G. Blazer High School

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 both proficiency in the classroom and athletic achievement and plans to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. Eligible applicants must: (1) have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 through the first semester, senior year; (2) have 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.

Jamie Sue Barker Memorial Scholarship

School: 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 also includes, but is not limited to, community service and financial need.

Jane McConnell Memorial Scholarship

School: St. Joseph High School

Each applicant must be a graduating senior at St. Joseph's High School (Ironton, Ohio) and: (1) have served volunteer time in the Ironton Catholic Schools, church and Catholic community; (2) receive Christian lifestyle evaluations by the students of the senior class; (3) receive evaluation by the faculty in the areas of character, service, scholarship and practicality; and (4) have at least a 2.5 GPA overall at the end of the first semester of the senior year.

Janet Nunley Scholarship

School: Paul G. Blazer High School

The Janet Nunley Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for female seniors at Paul G. Blazer High School. Eligible candidates have average grades and financial need but also have strong potential and a burning desire to attend college.

John W. Estep, Jr. Scholarship

Schools: Boyd County High School, Paul G. Blazer High School

The John W. Estep, Jr. Scholarship Fund for Career and Technical Education was established in 2016 to provide a scholarship for one deserving senior attending Paul Blazer or Boyd County High School who has completed a pathway in Career and Technical Education (CTE).  Students must have a minimum ACT score of 19 to be considered.

Judith Paige Johnson Memorial Scholarship

School: 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

Schools: Boyd County High School, East Carter High School, Elliott County High School, Fairview High School, Greenup County High School, Lawrence County High School, Paul G. Blazer High School, Pikeville High School, Raceland High School, Rose Hill Christian School, Russell High School, West Carter High School

Or any other accredited high school in Kentucky

Applicants must be a graduating senior from an accredited Kentucky high school or have received a GED diploma during the current school year and: (1) must be or have been enrolled in a migrant education program in Kentucky during any portion of grades 9-12; (2) must apply to an institution of higher learning and must provide documentation of such acceptance; (3) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (HS transcript) with an ACT score of at least 17 or comparable score on post-secondary entrance exam; and (4) must submit three letters of recommendation, with one letter being from a high school teacher, principal or counselor from the school that the student attends, one from a community source, and one from an additional source. Please contact your county migrant advocate to obtain an application. Applications are due each year by March 23 to the Foundation office.

Lacey Parnell Memorial Scholarship

School: 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, community service and financial need.

Lawrence County (KY) High School

School: Lawrence County High School

The Lawrence County (KY) High School 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 two- to four-year college or technical school.

LP-JOMAR Scholarship

School: St. Joseph High School

The LP-JOMAR Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students graduating from the Ironton Catholic Schools.

Each applicant must be 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.

Mary Ann & Larry Akers Scholarship

School: Lawrence County High School

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 him or her in having a successful college experience. Eligible applicants must be accepted at an accredited four-year college or university, have verified unmet financial need at that college or university and have a minimum ACT score of 20.

Matthews Family Scholarship

Schools: Boyd County High School, Fairview High School, Greenup County High School, Paul G. Blazer High School, Raceland High School, Rose Hill Christian School, Russell High School, Chesapeake High School, Dawson-Bryant High School, Fairland High School, Ironton High School, Rock Hill High School, South Point High School, St. Joseph High School, Symmes Valley High School, Cabell-Midland High School, Covenant High School, Grace Christian High School, Huntington High School, Spring Valley High School, St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, Tolsia High School, Wayne High School

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 nursing program at a college or technical school. Applicants will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated financial need, solid academic performance, involvement in school and volunteer activities and quality of essay and letters of recommendation.

Michael David Daniels Scholarship

Schools: Paul G. Blazer High School, Russell High School

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

Morning Has Broken Scholarship

Schools: Boyd County High School, Paul G. Blazer High School, Russell High School

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

Oren & Patty Justice Scholarship

Schools: Boyd County High School, East Carter High School, Elliott County High School, Fairview High School, Greenup County High School, Lawrence County High School, Paul G. Blazer High School, Raceland High School, Rose Hill Christian School, Russell High School, West Carter High School

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 campus), 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.

Rachel Lauren Lavalley Scholarship

School: Our Lady of Fatima Parish School (K-8)

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

Representative Don Farley Scholarship

Schools: Boyd County High School, Fairview High School, Paul G. Blazer 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.

Sam L. and Mollie Gatrell Scholarship

Schools: Boyd County High School, Fairview High School, Paul G. Blazer High School

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.

The Gornall Viking Scholarships

School: Symmes Valley High School

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

Ward and Irene Patton Outstanding Graduate Award

School: Lawrence County 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.