Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. Debbie Gardner Educational Scholarship Fact Sheet for Scholarship Program Marion County Only

Article By:  Ellen B. Leake

Press Release   |   Feb 27, 2023

Scholarships are being offered to graduating seniors and GED recipients in this county who are preparing for a career in:

  1. Social Services                                                                               
  2. Business                                                                                         
  3. Agriculture
  4. Education
  5. Medical

This one-time scholarship will apply $500.00 to direct costs (tuition, books, Laboratory equipment, etc.) Incurred by curriculum at a 4-year, 2-year or business or vocational institution, for each full time recipient.


  1. Grade point average of “B” or higher (documentation from school is required)
  2. Career goal focused on social service, business, agriculture, education or medical.
  3. Gross household income for 2022 may not exceed FEDERAL INCOME GUIDELINES (ATTACHED) Written documentation required. (copy of tax return or certified statement).
  4. Completion of a one-page handwritten essay (see application form).
  5. Submit complete Application Packet to Guidance Counselor or Community Action by March 31, 2023.

A completed application consists of:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Documentation of grade point average-transcript form school.
  3. Written documentation of gross household income for 2023
  4. One page handwritten essay

Applications submitted without complete documentation will not be processed. Applications with income over the stated income levels will not be processed.

Scholarship winners may be announced at the Awards Banquet or Ceremonies. Recipients will need to see the local Community Action Office to complete payment process. Questions may be directed to your local Community Action Services Coordinator. 270-692-6411

This project is funded, in part under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.