Story Category: Education

Rowan County Community Fund Provides Chromebooks for Students

When the Rowan County Community Fund advisory board learned 45 Rowan County students did not have a computer to use for virtual learning, the fund awarded a $9,000 grant to Rowan County Public Schools to purchase Chromebooks. “Your generous contribution has made a difficult situation much easier for these students,”… Read More

Making the Dream of College a Reality: MacLellan Scholarship

Baylee Oldham thought her dream of getting a college education would always be just that — a dream. “I could never have gone to college without the MacLellan Scholarship,” said Baylee Oldham, who graduated cum laude with a GPA of 3.7 from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree… Read More

Providing Diverse + Creative Solutions: Bilal ibn Rabah Scholarship

Hadeel Abdallah, a University of Kentucky Rhodes Scholar from Lexington, wanted to create a scholarship for students of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Working with UK Philanthropy, she created the Bilal ibn Rabah Scholarship, which rewards deserving UK students who have overcome adversity and want to fight for justice and equality. Read More

Grants Awarded to Aid Virtual Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As Fayette County Public Schools prepare to open for virtual instruction, Blue Grass Community Foundation and its fundholders awarded $19,000 in grants to William Wells Brown Elementary School to facilitate the transition to virtual learning for educators and students. Grant funding will support the following programs: Leapfrog Pen Readers and… Read More

CLARK Scholarship Provides Students with Much-Needed Lift

CLARK Material Handling, the international manufacturer of forklifts headquartered in Lexington, has a commitment to giving back to the Lexington community by providing need-based scholarships for Fayette County students. While the children of CLARK Material Handling are eligible to apply, the scholarship is offered to all Fayette County high school… Read More