TRAK Scholarships AwardedApr 28th, 2013 | By Editorial Staff | Category: Spotlight
Two students, the first in their respective families to attend college, were the recipients of scholarship awards funded in part by the Towing & Recovery Association of Kentucky (TRAK). One scholarship was awarded to a male and a female student on February 23, 2013, at the Galt House ballroom in Louisville.
TRAK has partnered with the Kentucky School Board Association to grant funds to enable high-school seniors to attend college or other institutes of higher learning. This year marks the second year that two $2,500 scholarships are bestowed to eligible candidates. Eligible students are those who would be the first members of their immediate families (parents, guardians, siblings) to complete degree requirements from an institution of higher education.
Nominated students must have attained a score of at least 20 in reading on the ACT during their junior or senior year at the time of nomination. These nonrenewable scholarships will be paid directly to the institution of higher education upon the recipients’ official admission acceptances.
After several years of the cumbersome process of collecting and sorting through scholarship applications, TRAK turned to the Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA) to assist in seeing that TRAK’s investment in the future was appropriately and properly placed.Utilizing this partnership, KSBA administers the selection process. TRAK President Nicholas Schade participated in the awards presentation before an audience of hundreds of Kentucky School Board members, invited guests and state education officials.
From left in top photo, Steve Butcher, Superintendent of Pulaski County Schools, Bill Scott, executive director, KSBA, scholarship recipient Kevin Charles Haney, Tom Blankenship, KSBA president, Nicholas Schade, TRAK president and Wendell Emerson, Ross-Sinclaire-Associates.
From left in bottom photo, Steve Butcher, Superintendent of Pulaski County Schools, Bill Scott, executive director, KSBA, scholarship recipient Taylor Dashae Russell, Nicholas Schade, TRAK president, Tom Blankenship, KSBA president and Wendell Emerson, Ross-Sinclaire-Associates.