RICHMOND, Kentucky (WKYT) – A new scholarship program was announced Monday in honor of the late Carol Barr.
The scholarship is the result of a partnership with the Morey Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the Carol Barr Fund. They say the new scholarship can make a huge difference in the lives of girls in eastern Kentucky.
American Heart Association officials say the creation of the new Carol Barr STEM Fund scholarship program will allow high school girls from 54 Appalachian Kentucky counties to continue their education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The program will offer three scholarships of $10,000, renewable for four years, and three one-year scholarships of $2,500 for girls from eastern Kentucky. High school students from grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Carol Barr died in June of 2020 from a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse, but before that, she was a STEM woman.
“Carol was a wonderful mother and if we could support a future for women like her to live longer than we all are,” said Dr. Ann Morey, Murry’s founder.
Congressman Andy Barr was on hand for the announcement and said his wife was attractive. He said he was proud to see his late wife’s legacy live on and create opportunities for young women.
“The fund will continue to create young women leaders in STEM and create role models for young women including my daughters. So, Carol will continue to be a role model for young women, but those young women who will receive these STEM scholarships, will go on to lead in science and technology And engineering and mathematics, they will themselves set an example,” said Congressman Barr, (right) Kentucky.
Applications for the scholarship will be accepted between the dates of November 29, 2021 and March 12, 2022. More details below:
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