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2023 Aspire Appalachia Scholarship


Aspire will award (2) $500 scholarships to (2) students in Breathitt County. Scholarship funds will be issued directly to the recipient’s campus and may not be used to pay back college loans of any kind. Recipients MUST be attending the same Kentucky Higher Education Institute for 2 consecutive semesters. The scholarship will be divided into a Fall and Spring payment to your campus. Lump sums will not be paid out in full.

Student Sitting in the Library


  • A current senior, in good standing, at a high school located in Breathitt County, Kentucky;

  • Pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;

  • A minimum 2.5 GPA;


  • Attached application must be filled out in its entirety;

  • Two letters or recommendation (one must be from a current or past teacher);

  • Current High School Transcript;

  • Choose ONE of the following questions and write a brief essay (No more than 600 words)

    • How you have made a difference in your community;

    • Describe an obstacle you have overcome in your life and how you used that obstacle to better yourself or your community.

Submit completed application and all supporting documents:

                    Aspire Appalachia, Inc.

                    P.O. Box 1255

                    Jackson, KY 41339


*Mailed applications must be postmarked by the deadline date. Incomplete or illegible applications may be disqualified.


Application Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2023


Announcement of Scholarship Recipients: Friday, April 28, 2023

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