President's Gala and Benefactors Awards Dinner
LG&E Energy Foundation, Louisville
Being Honored by Owensboro Community and Technical College District
To accept the award is Ms. Elaine Ashcraft, Grants Administrator
The LG&E Energy Foundation has partnered with the Community College Foundation of Owensboro to support educational excellence to provide funds to create scholarships for both community and technical college students. Over 30 students in the Owensboro Community and Technical College District have received scholarship funds because of the commitment of the LG&E Energy Foundation to improve the college going rate in our region. The LG&E Foundation is exemplary of organizations, which by providing grant funding for postsecondary education, enhance the quality of the lives for citizens in the Commonwealth. The Owensboro Community and Technical College District is grateful to the LG&E Energy Foundation for their leadership and support to our students.
Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation, Owensboro
Being Honored by Community College Foundation of Owensboro, Inc.
To accept the award is Mr. E. Phillips Malone, Vice President/Director
Last fall, four partners in the Owensboro region came together to develop an innovative scholarship program that creates college opportunities for alternative high school students. It is estimated that 95% of these students come from working poor families; 90% are first-generation college students; 75% must work 15 hours or more each week while completing their high school education; and approximately 25% are homeless, live in parentless households, or have deceased parents. The Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation funded a two-year grant to provide scholarships for tuition and books to eligible graduates of Beacon Central High School. As its name reflects, the Beacon of Hope scholarship program makes the dream of a college education possible for a student population that is often left behind or under served. The Community College Foundation of Owensboro, the Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation, Beacon High School and Owensboro Community and Technical College District partnership exemplifies how working together can create opportunities never dreamed possible for these students.