Dr. Richard "Richie" Hunley was the Educational Talent Search director at Berea College when he passed away unexpectedly in 2016 at the age of 36. He had previously served as the Director of Student Support Services at Lindsey Wilson College. Ritchie had served as Secretary and Vice President of KY TRIO.
Criteria for the Dr. Richard “Richie” Hunley Scholarship
Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of the following Kentucky TRIO programs: Talent Search, UB, UBMS, VUB, EOC, SSS or McNair. Applicants for the Dr. Richard “Richie” Hunley Scholarship must be admitted or currently enrolled at a postsecondary institution and plan to be enrolled the following semester (i.e. must be admitted and planning to attend college during the fall semester of the 2020/2021 academic year).
Applicants must be BOTH low-income (based on federal TRIO guidelines) and first-generation. Applicant must also be from a distressed Appalachian county in Kentucky. Those counties include: Adair, Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Robertson, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe counties.
Personal Essay. A personal essay (750 words max) based on “What being the first in your family to attend college means to you.”
Activities. List any significant experience with specific emphasis on leadership positions (i.e. these may include such things as family, school, church, community, work, volunteer, or any other activities that the applicant feels are relevant.
Honors and Awards. List any national, regional, or local awards/recognition.
Letter of Recommendation. One letter of recommendation of the applicant’s choice (i.e. counselor, instructor, employer, pastor, etc).
Letter of Nomination. One letter of nomination from a TRIO professional in your program who is currently a KY TRIO member.
Scholastics. Must submit the following:
· Copy of current high school or college transcript
· ACT/SAT score
DEADLINE: Submit no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 27, 2020.
Applications that are incomplete or missing required information WILL NOT be considered and will be disqualified.