Celebrating 13 Exemplary JCPS Students

Thirteen outstanding students from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have each been awarded the 2018 Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship recognizes the most accomplished JCPS high school seniors for their academic achievements and leadership in and out of the classroom. The students celebrated their accomplishments alongside their school administrators and some of the most influential leaders in Louisville during the annual awards luncheon at The Olmsted on March 19.

This special award was created by Henry V. Heuser Sr., prior to his death in 1999, which established an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. Henry Heuser Jr. says the award honors exceptional students who have demonstrated high standards of scholarship, leadership, character and citizenship and who “compete with their mind, body and heart.” To date, over 290 students have been awarded a total of $2.9 million.

Also joining the celebration, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio congratulated the recipients on this amazing achievement and encouraged them to stay or come back to the city after their higher education to help create a well-rounded, well-educated community.  Additionally, JCPS principals, more than 100 business and community leaders and representatives from several universities and colleges from around the region joined the festivities in recognition of these remarkable students.

Each student winner is selected based on their SAT/ACT scores and cumulative GPAs. But according to Emory Williamson, Scholarship Coordinator at the Community Foundation of Louisville, “Not only does each student excel academically, but each of the recipients demonstrates community and campus leadership, participation in extracurricular activities and a strong commitment to community service.”

Because of its reputation and partnerships with other universities, being awarded a Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholarship provides the opportunity for additional scholarships.

This scholarship lends several opportunities for each student. David Do from Fairdale High School said, “This scholarship has opened up the opportunity for me to start off college almost debt free. With my aspirations of going to medical school and knowing that I will have more tuition to pay later, this is something that will help alleviate future stress, and for that I am thankful.”

Please join us in celebrating the 2018 recipients of the Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholarship.

The 2018 Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholarship recipients are:

Franklin Alongi, Atherton High School

Brian Knapp, Ballard High School

Nora Alshimary, Brown School

Randi House, Butler Traditional High School

Madison Sneve, DuPont Manual High School

Jovita Devasia, Eastern High School

David Do, Fairdale High School

Patrick Ryan, Fern Creek High School

Rachel Roberts, Jeffersontown High School

Kaylee Coleman, Louisville Male High School

Madison Shely, Marion C. Moore School

Ryan Finley, Southern High School

Oliver Kratholm, Waggener High School