Scholarships and Awards for Residents or Service in Appalachia

James Sterling Ayars Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student of high character and scholarship with financial need. Preference given to students from the mountains of eastern Kentucky or western North Carolina.

J. E. Bach Scholarship for Breathitt County, Kentucky

Awarded annually for up to four students graduating from the high schools of Breathitt County. May be renewed for students making satisfactory progress.

George L. Bagby Scholarship-Loan Fund

Provides scholarship-interest free loans to juniors and seniors from the Appalachian region.

Julia Drukker Stammer Fund for Volunteer (Appalachian) Service

Provides grants to students who participate actively in existing volunteer programs, or establish new action programs where there is an identified need, to improve the quality of life of individuals or communities of the Eastern Kentucky portion of the Appalachian region.

Clifford Ralph Hartsog Memorial Award

Awarded annually to a deserving student from Ashe County, North Carolina.

J. Woodford and Florence Stephens Howard Memorial Scholarships

Provides aid to Kentucky students on the basis of academic performance and financial need. Preference is given to students from the Kentucky counties of Floyd, Breathitt, Magoffin, and Morgan.

Francis S. Hutchins Robinson Mountain Fund Scholarship

Awarded annually to a rising junior or senior from one of the eastern Kentucky counties served by the E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund. The recipient must demonstrate academic excellence and have made significant contributions to the College as demonstrated by good citizenship and labor record.

Thornton A. Lemaster Scholarship Fund

Awarded to worthy Kentucky students, preferably from Jackson and Morgan counties, on the basis of need.

Ernest Edwin “Hennie Hunt” May Scholarship

Provides a scholarship for an Appalachian student on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

J. D. McFerron Endowment for Student Assistance

Provides educational funds and assistance to worthy students from Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

Robert and Rosa Osborn Student Aid Fund

Provides grants to several worthy students each year on the basis of financial need. Preference is given to students from the Cabin Creek area of Lewis County, Kentucky.

Weatherford-Hammond Appalachian Prizes

Awarded to encourage research and writing on Appalachian subjects.

Virginia Palmer Widener Memorial Child and Family Studies Award

An annual scholarship providing financial assistance to a Child and Family Studies major. Preference given to students from the counties of Lee (Kentucky) or Washington (Virginia); or the city of Bristol, Virginia.