Youth Fund Announces 2020 Scholarships
Reprinted with Permission from
the Frankfort State Journal
Despite the cancellation of its major fundraiser due to COVID-19, the Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund and its partners, the Frankfort Plant Board, Burch Court Dental and the daughter of Col. Edward T. Davis, have awarded 10 local students with college scholarships for the 2020- 2021 academic year. “When our Swing for the Future golf scramble was canceled due to the virus, we discussed the option of cancelling this year’s awards, but our board and partners felt that the economic hardships created by this pandemic made
these scholarships more necessary than ever,” Bill Scott, youth fund chair, said. Since its establishment in 1988, the Rotary Youth Fund and its partners have awarded approximately $300,000 in academic scholarships to local youth. The $2,000 and $1,000 awards are available to all graduating seniors of Frankfort High, Western Hills, Franklin County and the Franklin County Career and Technical
Center. Applications are disseminated through school guidance counselors and selection is based on a combination of academic achievement, community service and economic need.
“The Youth Fund board is truly appreciative of our partners and the many generous donations received from local businesses and individuals. Although we haven’t yet met our financial goal for this year, current contributions make it possible to fund 10 very deserving students.
We are especially grateful for the initiation of the Col. Edward T. Davis award, which is endowed by his daughter, Debbie Kimbrough” Scott said.
The Youth Fund Board wishes to express its appreciation to the following supporters:
Youth Fund Partners
Frankfort Plant Board
Burch Court Dental
Platinum Level Sponsors
Rotary District 6710
RB Brown State Farm Insurance
The Rotary Club of Frankfort, Kentucky
Gold Level Sponsors
True Guarnier Ayer LLP
Cap City Communications
Crossroads Ford Lincoln, Inc.
William and Linda Bowker
George and Carol Gill
Whitehead-Hancock Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning
Daniel and Cynthia Fick
Silver Level Sponsors
Inside Out Design
Dr. S.H. and Maree Sutley
Nancy and Dick Watkins
Edward and Susan Dance
Charles and Patricia Geveden
Barry K. Holder
Don Stosberg and Ida Palmer-Ball.
Zoe Antenucci, Frankfort High, a zoology major, $2,000 from the Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund to attend Oregon State University
George Martin Perry, Frankfort High, first recipient of the $2000 Edward T. Davis Scholarship. Attending the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering majoring in mechanical engineering.
Chaeli Evans, Franklin County High School, a nurse anesthetist major, $2,000 from the Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund to attend Kentucky State University
Makaya Ballinger, Thornhill Learning Center, a zoology and equine services major, $1,000 from the Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund to attend Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Brookelyn Holleran, Franklin County High School, a computer science major, $2,000 from the Frankfort Plant Board to attend Transylvania University
Lakin Hamblin, Franklin County High School, a biology and dentistry major, $1,000 from Burch Court Dental to attend the University of Kentucky
Addison McCoun, a political science and law major, Western Hills High School, $2,000 from Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund to attend Western Kentucky University
Shelby Rhoades, a biology and physical therapy major, Franklin County High School, $2,000 from the Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund to attend Bellarmine University
Malia Scott, a radiologic science major, Franklin County Career and Tech Center – $2000 from the Frankfort Plant Board to attend Morehead State University
To have your contribution picked up call:
Bill Scott, Youth Fund President
To mail your contribution:
Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund
P.O. Box 1189
Frankfort, KY 40602
Help us meet our 2020
Scholarship Fund goal!
To make a contribution online
Kennadie Pritchett, a biology and pre-med major, Frankfort High School, $2,000 from the Frankfort Plant Board to attend Asbury University