Western Hills High School: 100 Doctors Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601
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Kentucky Federation of Republican Women

The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1,500.00 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party.  The qualified applicant will graduate from a Kentucky high school in 2019, is or will be a registered Republican and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  The completed application must be mailed with a postmark no later than April 1, 2019.

Democratic Women's Club of Frankfort

Applicants must be registered as a member of the Kentucky Democratic Party or submit a notarized statement that applicant will do so upon reaching voting age.  Both parents/guardians or the custodial parent /guardian in a single family household must be registered as a member of the Kentucky Democratic Party.  Plan to attend an accredited Kentucky Institution of Higher Learning. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 
 
Applications are available in the Guidance Office. 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Honoring the legacy and character of our natin's 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue high education.  To be eligible for this award, applicants must:  demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate stront academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA/4.0 scale or eguivalent); be a citizen of the Uniter States; be current high school senior attending high school in the United States; plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the US for the entire upcoming academic year.  Apply at reaganfoundation.org/scholarships by January 4, 2019.  

Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund

Requirements:  Any senior that is a child of a full-time thoroughbred horse farm employee in central Kentucky, and has been accepted to the University of Kentucky as a first generation college attendee from their family, may be eligible for one of several special scholarships.  All applicants must have completed the FAFSA application to be considered.  To be considered, applicant must contact mstuart727@msn.com or call 859-269-1719, no later than January 20, 2019.  
 
In addition, regarding the annual scholarship that is offered, which has a July 1 deadline:  this fund provides scholarship assistance toward tuition only, to children of full-time thoroughbred horse farm workers for post-high school education at any college, university, or technical school, in-state or out-of-state.  These annual scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and a personal interview.  Students should contact mstuart727@msn.com or call  859-269-1719.

Imagine America Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors or recent graduates planning to attend a career school participating in the Imageine America High School Scholarship Program.  Anyone who will graduate from high school between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019,  plans to attend a career school participating in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program, and has a 2.5 or above GPA may apply.  Apply using the mobile app by searching the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.  You can also apply online at www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships.  For questions visit studentservices@imagine-america.org or call 571-267-3010.

Franklin County Conservation Scholarship

Scholarship Rules

ELIGIBILITY:  Applicant must be an agriculture student graduating high school or college student majoring or planning to major in agriculture.  High school students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.  College students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 the first year (2 semesters) in college and a 2.5 grade point average each year thereafter.   A check will be made payable to the student and the college.  Applicants must provide proof of enrollment in college at the time of the scholarship presentation.

PROCEDURE:  Application forms will be made available to eligible students, including family members of the Supervisors and Natural Resources Conservation Service employees, through the conservation district office.  The Board of Supervisors of the Franklin County Conservation District will select the winning applicant.

The application must include two letters of recommendation, a high school or college transcript, and a 200-300 word essay describing what you foresee as the future of agriculture and the important issues facing the agriculture community.

Applications, letters of recommendation, grade transcript, and essay should be returned to the Franklin County Conservation District, 103 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY  40601 no later than ­­­­­June 1, 2019

Applications are available in the Guidance Office. 

Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, school service and community service. The award process for 2018-2019 is now underway.

Applications are being accepted for students to apply for those awards through Friday, January 12, 2019. The award winners will be announced in conjunction with the boys’ state basketball tournament in March. Two grants, each in the amount of a one-time scholarship of $2,000 payable to an institution of higher learning, will be awarded. The scholarship is not renewable and is not endowed for expansion. Minimum criteria is a 3.5 (converted to 4.0 scale) grade point average; involvement in varsity sports or sport-activities; involvement in other school activities, a record of community service/involvement and a member of the 2018-2019 senior class.

The application for the scholarships is located at http://khsaa.org/ge65-application-for-louis-stout-memorial-scholarship/ on the KHSAA web site.    

Stout was named the fifth Commissioner of the KHSAA on July 1, 1994, after serving as Executive Assistant Commissioner for two years and Assistant Commissioner for 21 years. Stout was the first African-American in the nation to head a state high school athletic association and was the fifth individual to serve as commissioner of the Association. As Assistant and Executive Assistant Commissioner, Stout handled day-to-day management of the sports of baseball, cross country, soccer, wrestling and softball. He also conducted rules clinics, recruited workers and officials and managed State Tournament competition in those sports. He served on numerous national committees for the National Federation of High School Association (NFHS) from rules to governance.

Stout was also well-known nationally as chairman of Kentucky AAU/USA Junior Olympic Basketball from 1982-90 and Commissioner for the Great Lakes Valley Conference from 1979-82. At the time of his passing he was serving as the president of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) of the United States taking over the leadership role of that organization when his strength, leadership and guidance were needed most. He was active in a variety of civic organizations and served on a number of local boards and commissions. A Kentucky native, Stout graduated from Cynthiana High School in 1959 where he received first-team All-America and All-State honors in basketball. He earned a scholarship to Regis College in Denver, Colorado, where he played for former University of Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall. After earning his teaching certificate in 1963, he began his career as teacher and athletic director at Lookout Mountain School for Boys in Golden, Colorado.

In 1965, he returned to Lexington as head boys’ basketball coach at Dunbar High School, succeeding legendary coach S. T. Roach. In two seasons, he compiled a 37-15 record, including two district titles before the school closed. In 1967, he became a teacher and assistant coach for Tates Creek High School in Lexington. Following the retirement of boys’ basketball coach Dick Jones, Stout was named coach of the Commodores in 1969. In two years at the helm, his teams compiled a 33-14 record, capturing district titles in 1970 and 1971.

He was inducted in many Halls of Fame including the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame, the ASA Hall of Fame, the Regis University Hall of Fame and the AAU Hall of Fame.

Donations be made to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students, c/o KHSAA, 2280 Executive Drive, Lexington, KY 40505. The KHSAA will provide a receipt for any such donation, which is fully tax deductible and 100% of all donations will be used for special projects in his name specifically benefitting students and will not be used in any way by the General Fund of the KHSAA.

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