$1.6 Million Gift Creates Scholarship Opportunities for LaRue County Students

$1.6 Million Gift Creates Scholarship Opportunities for LaRue County Students

February 16, 2018 – The legacy of Harold and Cynthia Carter will go on forever through the many students who will benefit from their generous scholarship fund.

Through their estate, the Carters’ $1.6 million gift, thought to be the largest single charitable gift in LaRue County history, is a true community asset for LaRue Countians.

As an endowment fund of Central Kentucky Community Foundation, the Harold and Cynthia Carter Scholarship Fund will make awards yearly. Beginning in the fall of 2018, up to ten students will receive a $2,000 per year scholarship to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

A distinguishing feature of the Carter scholarship fund is that it is open to past as well as current year graduates of LaRue County High School. Mrs. Carter attended college later in life and valued the importance of supporting education and opportunities for improvement throughout life. This generous gesture opens the scholarship up to many more residents of LaRue County.

“It was an honor to work with Mrs. Carter as she considered ways she could invest in education,” said Davette B. Swiney, President and CEO of CKCF. “The passion in her voice was evident. It was a very personal commitment and decision to make this significant gift to help students.”

“Mrs. Carter’s commitment to advancing her community through education is highly commendable, and the fact that she placed her trust in ECTC as the pathway to achieving her goal is a great honor and privilege for us,” said ECTC President Dr. Juston Pate.

Applications for this scholarship and many others are being accepted now through March 1. Applying is made easy through Scholarship Central, an online scholarship portal located at www.ckcf4people.org. Scholarship Central is user-friendly and allows students to apply for multiple scholarships with just one application, based on eligibility.

For more information visit ckcf4people.org or call CKCF at (270) 737-8393.

About Central Kentucky Community Foundation

Central Kentucky Community Foundation is the philanthropic focal point in the region, serving as a resource, leader and catalyst to people who wish to improve life in their community. For more about CKCF visit www.ckcf4people.org.

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