Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education

KABHE Awards & Scholarship

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Nominations Chair.  Please send all applications to:

Marlisa Austin 

Northwest Regional Representative 

Jefferson Community and Technical College 

Email: Marlisa.austin@kctcs.edu


 All application materials must be received by March 22. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.  Upon receipt of the scholarship materials, a confirmation email will be sent.

  Award recipients will be notified by April 2nd . Awards will be presented to the recipients during the KABHE Awards Ceremony.




William Parker Scholarship

KABHE, is the premier organization supporting diversity efforts throughout the Commonwealth, was founded in 1983 by the late Dr. William Parker (1925-2008), then Vice-Chancellor of Minority Affairs at the University of Kentucky, and other minority leaders in the Commonwealth.

 

Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education

2019-2020 William C. Parker Scholarship

Scholarship Application Instructions Revised 1/20/2015

 

The KABHE William C. Parker Scholarship Committee will award two $500 scholarships based on achievement and community service for the 2019-2020 academic year.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

·    Student applicants must be nominated by a KABHE Northwest* region member.

·  Student applicants must be Black/African-American (non-international) and residents of Kentucky.

·  Student applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) at their current college or university.

·  Student applicants must be full-time (12 credit hours or more) undergraduate students enrolled at an institution in the Northwest* region.

·  Student applicants must have demonstrated service to the African American community and have demonstrated service or leadership to the campus/community.

 

(*) The annual KABHE conference for the 2018-19 academic year is being sponsored by the Northwest region.

Student applicants must be attending one of the following colleges or universities in the Northwest region to be given consideration for the scholarship: Bellarmine University, Council on Postsecondary Education, Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Indiana University Southeast, Indiana Weslyan University, Jefferson Community & Technical College, Kentucky Community & Technical College System Office, Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky State University, Kentuckiana College Access Center, Midway College, Simmons College, Spalding University, Sullivan University, or the University of Louisville.

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED

To be considered, the William C. Parker Scholarship Application must include:

1.       Nomination Form (to be completed by a KABHE Northwest region member)

2.       Student Application (to be completed by a student in the Northwest region)

3.       One copy of student’s official transcript from current college or university

 

HOW TO SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION MATERIALS

Print and scan ALL documents and send together via e-mail to:

Marlisa Austin   email: Marlisa.austin@kctcs.edu

SPECIAL NOTE: It is preferred that all application materials be submitted together by e-mail. 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION MATERIALS

All application materials must be received by March 22, 2019. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. Upon receipt of the scholarship materials, a confirmation email will be sent. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 2, 2019.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Scholarships will be presented to the recipients on April 12, 2019 at 6:30PM during the KABHE Awards Banquet. Scholarship recipients must be present at the awards banquet to receive the scholarship.

 

QUESTIONS

All interested, qualified students are encouraged to apply for the William C. Parker Scholarship – Student Achievement Award. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Scholarship Committee Chairperson: Marlisa Austin   email: Marlisa.austin@kctcs.edu 

  


 

 

DR. KIMBERLY D. MERRITT SCHOLAR AWARD

Kimberly D. Merritt received her posthumous doctoral degree (Ed.D) in December 2015 from Eastern Kentucky University.  The former President of KABHE and long standing member of KABHE has left a lasting legacy influencing those who came to know her and grew to love her.


For students who:                                    

1. Enrolled full time at a KABHE affiliated institution as an undergraduate

2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or greater

3. Traditionally under-represented in academic or institutional programs as it relates to the goal of increasing diversity. This would also include first generation college students, students from impoverished families, and/or students with a history of overcoming adversity.

4. An Award of $1000.00 will be given in two payments of $500.00 (spring) and (fall) term

5. Applicants should complete and submit an essay (500-700 words) on their perspective from

   Dr. Kimberly D. Merritt’s Philosophy: From the Hood or the Holler: Education makes a difference


Submit all application materials – complete packet, transcript and essay no later than March 22, 2019 Send to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson: Marlisa Austin email: Marlisa.austin@kctcs.edu


Please review the following instructions:


KABHE Dr Kim Merritt Scholarship Instructions 2019.pdf

 



This award is presented in recognition of an individual's endeavors to promote the cause of African Americans in higher education and for his/her commitment to promoting equal opportunity. This award is selected by the KABHE Executive Board and presented during the Annual Conference

New Professional Award 

 

This award is presented to professionals with 1 - 5 years’ experience in higher education who (are actively) involved in KABHE, demonstrating service to the profession, possessing outstanding character, and are potential role models for other new professionals in higher education. Nominations should include specific information identifying the individual’s title, role and service in higher education, demonstrated leadership activities and qualities that would deem them suitable for this award. This award is for individuals who are serving in higher education administration as administrators, professional staff or teaching.

Nominations are open to the general membership. Selections are made by the KABHE Vice President and Regional Representatives and presented at the Annual Conference.

2019 KABHE AWARD NOMINATION FORM.pdf


This award is presented as a tribute to the late Dr. Joseph McMillan to honor his legacy as Co-Founder of the Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education and for his outstanding leadership, service, research and teaching. The award will be given to a current tenure-track faculty member in Kentucky, who is a member of the Association and has a demonstrated record of scholarly research, service and teaching. The award will be presented to salute and highlight the state’s top minority talents in academia. To nominate candidates, send the names and background information of any outstanding, high-achieving, award-winning, path-paving and/or highly regarded academic that is currently serving as a full-time teaching faculty member in a postsecondary institution in Kentucky. Include information on research, service and teaching to support your nomination. This award is selected by the KABHE Executive Board and presented during the Annual Conference.

2019 KABHE AWARD NOMINATION FORM.pdf

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