Fifteen Hardin County students received a John Dink Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation.

The recipients from Central Hardin High School are Allie Blair, daughter of Leann Blair, who plans to attend Western Kentucky University to study agriculture; Anna Turlington, daughter of Lance and Christiane Turlington, who plans to attend the University Kentucky to study agricultural and medical biotechnology; Carrigan Lyons, daughter of Cassie Lyons, who plans to attend the University of Louisville to study bioengineering; Emma Case, daughter of Joseph and Kim Case, who plans to attend Western Kentucky University to study veterinary medicine; Graham Hewitt, son of Clark and Angela Hewitt, who plans to attend the University of Kentucky; Keegan Walker, son of Brian and Donna Walker, who plans to attend the University of Louisville JB Speed School to study mechanical engineering; Nayeli Perez, daughter of Hilario Morales-Bartolon and Marleny Perez Perez, who plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to study business; Sierra Spell, daughter of Jeffrey Spell and Megan Dale, who plans to attend the University of Louisville to study neuroscience; and Susie Mohamed, daughter of Mahmoud and Lynn Mohamed, who plans to attend Western Kentucky University to study chemistry and pre-medicine.

The recipients from Elizabethtown High School are Jonah Smith, son of Brian Smith and Angela Richardson, who plans to attend Western Kentucky University to study film production; Matthew Barnes, son of V. Keith and Beth Barnes, who plans to attend the University of Louisville to study biology; Matthew Dyer, son of Marc and Tiffany Dyer, who plans to attend the University of Louisville to study chemical engineering.

The recipient from John Hardin High School is Raneem Ktout, son of Mohammed Ktout and Sawsan Alkhatib. He plans to attend the University of Kentucky to study biology.

The recipients from North Hardin High School are Amadis Davis, son of Insook Davis, who plans to study English and music and David Herrada, son of Fernando and Martha Herrada, who plans to attend Centre College to study biology.

The John Dink Memorial Scholarship has awarded to students annually since it was established as a legacy gift in 1978. A farmer and rural route mail carrier, Dink served his country in World War I. He had a desire to help make educational opportunities available to young people in Hardin County. Through his gift, he will forever provide educational assistance through a $2,000 annual award to multiple students.

The John Dink Memorial Scholarship is part of the 194 scholarships awarded by CKCF this year through Scholarship Central. The scholarships total nearly $345,000 and were awarded to 152 students from 17 high schools and four colleges in the region. All scholarship awards were announced during Celebrating Achievement, Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s scholarship awards program, which can be viewed on CKCF’s YouTube channel.

To establish a scholarship fund or to find out more information on scholarship opportunities for students, go to ckcf4people.org/scholarships.