Park Community Credit Union - Scholarships

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The William Christian Lewis Shadburne Memorial Scholarship

Son of Park Community’s Executive Vice President, David Shadburne, Christian Shadburne was an athlete, a leader, and a servant. A 2012 graduate of Hart County High School, Christian was an avid sports fan participating in basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, and cross-country. He earned all-district honors in basketball and soccer and was a captain on his basketball, soccer and tennis teams. Christian was selected as a Kentucky Governor Scholar, voted Mr. Hart County High School, and maintained a 4.0 GPA. Christian played an active role in his church and had a passion for serving at nursing homes and camps for children with disabilities. After graduating from high school, Christian enrolled at Western Kentucky University majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. His career aspiration was to be a pediatrician. While completing his junior year at Western Kentucky University he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Despite radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Christian passed from this life on May 26, 2016, at the age of 22.

Though Christian’s life was short, he left a legacy that will be remembered. His priority in life was to be faithful to his God. He cared about his community and tried to help others whenever he could. It was Christian’s character to go out of his way to help his friends and loved ones. Even when he was fighting cancer, he continued to think of others before he thought of himself. To be a friend of Christian’s meant never having to face a challenge alone.

Park Community Credit Union is awarding five (5) $1,000 non-renewable scholarships in memory of Christian to honor his achievements and hard work and remember his unselfish desire to help his community. It is our goal to reward well-rounded students who seek to improve their community as Christian did.

We will not be accepting paper applications. Applications for this scholarship must be submitted online by May 31, 2021. 

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Mark and Kellie Carter Scholarship Fund

The Mark and Kellie Carter Scholarship Fund 

The Mark and Kellie Carter Scholarship Fund was created in 2018 to inspire people who are the first in their family to obtain post-secondary education and training. Former Passport Health Plan CEO, Mark Carter, and his wife, Kellie, are honored to lend their names to the scholarship fund and have provided generous funding to establish this important education initiative aimed to address the wealth and income gap in black, brown and rural communities across Kentucky.

This is a one-year scholarship program.

The program will provide tuition assistance, books, school-related supplies and, based upon need, assistance with food and transportation access and child care up to ($1,000) for individuals pursuing training in a certified technical trade.

Also included in the scholarship package:

  1. Laptop computer*
  2. Stipend to cover textbook and supply expenses*
  3. Additional support to cover gaps, such as childcare, food, or transportation, to allow the scholarship awardee to attend classes.*

* These award features are offered and determined upon need.

This opportunity is a need-based scholarship. The goal of this program is to help aspiring Kentuckians avoid unemployment or underemployment, escape the poverty cycle, and positively influence their families and local communities.

Students graduating from high school in Spring 2021 and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Non-traditional students must have completed a GED at the College Ready Level or high school equivalent.

Two scholarships are available, up to $1,000.00 per scholarship. Applications will be accepted starting February 1, 2021.

Applications must be submitted online by May 31, 2021.