Over $1.5 Million In College Scholarships For 2019-2020
“Without my scholarships I would not be able to be here,” Bellarmine University sophomore, Alyssa Durbin said. For the past two years, Alyssa has received the William J. Kircher Memorial Scholarship to help support her educational goals. “I truly appreciate the Foundation’s support as well as the support of the William J. Kircher Scholarship Fund.” Proud to support even more students like Alyssa, the Community Foundation of Louisville will award over $1.5 million in college scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.
With more than 100 scholarship funds, the Community Foundation of Louisville began accepting scholarship applications on December 14, 2018, with most due by March 15, 2019. Individual awards range from $500-$10,000. The online application system uses applicants’ general information to “auto-match” them to potential scholarship options. The applicant then answers a few additional questions to apply for the matched scholarship opportunities. There are scholarship opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students.
Abby Balkin, a sophomore at the University of Missouri, was a recipient of the Harry Isaac Shrader Scholarship, which awards high-achieving Jewish students.
“This university is so special to me and my family and I am very grateful for the opportunity to study here,” said Abby, whose family members also attended the University of Missouri. “I’ve also been able to find an amazing support system and Jewish community through the Hillel here. I am so excited to see what new opportunities and learning experiences this year has to offer.”
Since 2000, the Community Foundation and its affiliate community foundations have awarded scholarships totaling more than $15 million to students across Kentucky. “We like to say that the Community Foundation is a force for good. These scholarships are a perfect example of our efforts to help others achieve their potential,” said Susan Barry, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville.
The Community Foundation scholarship program’s diverse range of educational opportunities include:
- 15,000 Degrees Scholarship: This fund is part of an initiative to actively engage and mobilize Louisville’s African-American community in support of 55,000 Degrees – scholarships are awarded to high school graduates, current college students and those have earned college credits and are seeking to return to complete their degree.
- Brian Jennemann Memorial Scholarship: Created in memory of an emergency medical technician (EMT) with Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services, this award goes to individuals who have been accepted into a certified paramedic training program.
- H.L. Lyons III Memorial Scholarship: This fund provides assistance to help defray expenses for vocational and/or technical post-secondary educational courses or other training that would help the recipient attain, sustain or expand their employability by learning new technical skills or trades.
- Darcy Blair Memorial Scholarship: Created in memory of a physician, this award helps young girls and women pursue interests in addition to their formal education, such as extracurricular or life experience activities, travel or studying a foreign language.
- Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns, Jr. Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Dr. Marian Kincaid Warns to help defray the law school expenses of students currently enrolled at the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville that have completed at least one year of full-time coursework.
- Women’s Second Chance Scholarship Fund: This fund was established by Ruth Ann Tillman to provide assistance, through financial grants and mentoring, to women age 25 to 40 who have the determination and discipline to obtain a bachelor’s degree.
For a complete list of available scholarship opportunities and to begin an application, visit www.cflouisville.org/scholarships. For more information, contact Emory Williamson at 502.855.6989 or [email protected]
A scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville can be established with a minimum gift of $25,000. Donors can create their funds in memory of a loved one, to support educational opportunities, or to fund awards for a specific educational institution or a course of study. For more information on establishing a scholarship fund, contact Jennifer Fust-Rutherford, Director of Gift Planning, at 502.855.6953 or [email protected].