Memorial Foundation awards $48K in scholarships

Published 10:39 am Thursday, May 9, 2019

From staff reports

College scholarships totaling $48,000 have been awarded to 26 Kentucky students by the Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Scholarship endowment.
Three $5,000 scholarships each were awarded to surviving children of Kentucky officers who died in the line of duty. They include children of Kentucky State Police Trooper Johnny Edrington, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Jason Cammack and Jessamine County Sheriff’s Deputy Billy Walls.
The remaining recipients, which includes one Kentucky dispatcher and 22 dependents of Kentucky officers and dispatchers, were awarded $1,500 scholarships each.
This year, Madison Adkins of Nicholasville, daughter of Nicholasville Police Lt. Scott Adkins was awarded the scholarship. Madison attends Morehead State University.
“The goal of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation has always been to honor and help the officers of this state,” said KLEMF Executive Director Drexel Neal. “I cannot think of a better way to honor the fallen heroes of the past and our officers of today than to help educate their survivors, their comrades and their dependents for a better future.”
Applications for the Healy scholarships are due annually in March and are reviewed by the KLEMF Board of Directors. For details and to obtain an application, visit klemf.org/scholarships.