Youth Fund Awards $17,000 to
2019 Scholarship Recipients

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

To donate online securely

You may also send your check to:
Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund
P.O. Box 1189, Frankfort, KY 40602
Or call Youth Fund President Bill Scott at
(502)395-1566 for donation pickup.

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

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

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

Malia Scott, a radiologic science major, Franklin County Career and Tech Center – $2000 from the Frankfort Plant Board to attend Morehead State University

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

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