Appalachian Connection Awards 2019 Scholarship

Appalachian Connection is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2019 scholarship. Ms. Kellie Griffith, a senior at Buckhorn High School was awarded the scholarship on April 16, 2019 at a ceremony at her school. Kellie will receive a grant in the amount of $10,000 to be used towards her higher education. She plans to begin her studies at Morehead State University in the Fall.

Kellie Griifth, the 2019 winner, along with Appalachian Connection board members (from left) George Fitz and Charlotte Fitz

George Fitz, a member of the Appalachian Connection Board of Directors said, “We are so excited to be giving this award to such a wonderful young woman. We are looking forward to following Kellie’s academic career and all of her future endeavors.”

Kellie is planning to pursue a pre-med track while at Morehead. After completing her education at Morehead, she aspires to attend medical school with plans to become a neurosurgeon. Inspired by her family’s background in nursing and medical care, Kellie is passionate about healing and helping people live a healthier life. She intends to use these skills to make a positive impact on eastern Kentucky.

When asked what it meant to receive the 2019 scholarship, Kellie responded, “Receiving this scholarship is very important to me because it shows that other people are able to picture me helping out my community in the future. I plan on providing this area with a service that is very limited and I am so thankful to Appalachian Connection for providing the means for me to do so.”

Appalachian Connection was established in November 2015. Its mission is to ease the financial burden of higher education for deserving students in Appalachian schools. Appalachian Connection is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that provides scholarships to four year colleges. The scholarships have a value of $10,000 ($2,500 per year) and are awarded to applicants who demonstrate academic achievement, impact in the community, and a desire to utilize their education to help further our Appalachian region.

Congratulations to Kellie.