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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

Debra Kimbrough


Platinum Level Sponsors

Rotary District 6710

RB Brown State Farm Insurance

The Rotary Club of Frankfort, Kentucky

John Sower

Duane Ellis

Stephen Dooley

Bill Scott


Gold Level Sponsors

True Guarnier Ayer LLP

Joe Gravis

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

Sherrill Smith

Inside Out Design

Melinda Nunley

Sherry Sebastian

Dr. S.H. and Maree Sutley

Donald Nunnelly

John Lloyd

Nancy and Dick Watkins

Edward and Susan Dance

Gary Foreman

Presley Winners

Sam Marcus

Charles and Patricia Geveden

Don Dampier

Lee Colten

Barry K. Holder

Don Stosberg and Ida Palmer-Ball.

Zoe Antenucci, Oregon State University (

Zoe Antenucci, Frankfort High, a zoology major, $2,000 from the Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund to attend Oregon State University

George Martin Perry, University of Louis

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, Kentucky State University

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, BCTC (Thorn Hill Learn

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, Transylvania Univers

Brookelyn Holleran, Franklin County High School, a computer science major, $2,000 from the Frankfort Plant Board to attend Transylvania University

Lakin Hamblin, University of Kentucky (F

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, Western Kentucky Univers

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, Bellarmine University (F

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, Morehead State 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, Asbury University (F

Kennadie Pritchett, a biology and pre-med major, Frankfort High School, $2,000 from the Frankfort Plant Board to attend Asbury University

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