Scholar Profiles


Lauren Little

2016 Scholar – Lauren Little

Lauren is a 2016 graduate of Hazard High School and is currently a sophomore at Alice Lloyd College. While in high school Lauren served many leadership roles, including Class of 2016 President, founding member of the HHS theater department, Co-editor of the yearbook, and Co-Captain of the Varsity Soccer team. Lauren has also been active in community leadership while growing up in Hazard.

“When I heard I had won this scholarship I was overwhelmed and could not believe what I was hearing, “said Lauren. “It has been such a great help to me and my family. Now that I have graduated, I am attending Alice Lloyd College and have been accepted into the Honors Program. Receiving this scholarship allows me to pay for my room and board, while following a Pre-Med track.”

Lauren will be keeping us updated on her college experience. Check out Lauren’s Blog for more.


2017 Scholar – Stacie Fugate

Stacie is a 2017 graduate of Hazard High School and is currently in her first year at the University of Kentucky. Stacie comes to us with a long list of impressive achievements and community service. She has been a member of the soccer team, academic team, and speech team. She has also served on the Appalachia Renaissance Initiative’s Student Senate, working regionally to add young voices to current economic revitalization initiatives.

“Winning this scholarship is nothing short of a wonderful opportunity to say the least. I’m forever grateful for several things, but I’m especially thankful that there is a group of people who want to give back to our community and invest in our future. I plan to use the scholarship to grow as a student and individual so that I can return to Appalachia and pay it forward. I’m beyond proud of where I come from and this opportunity will allow me to prove that.”

Stacie will be keeping us updated on her college experience. Check out Stacie’s Blog for more.