Scholarships

2018 Scholarship Recipients Announced

 
Twenty-two high school seniors have been selected to receive 2018 “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $33,000 for being champions for anti-drug efforts.
 
Created during the spring of 2013, “I Am UNITE” Scholarships provide high school seniors $1,500 to be used for post-secondary education expenses. Funding for these scholarships comes from private, tax-deductible donations to UNITE.
 
Operation UNITE has awarded 134 scholarships to high school seniors in its service region over the past six years.
 


2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

  • Jacob Adkins, Pike Central High (Pike County) View Photo  
  • Sammuel Bentley, Jenkins Independent High (Letcher County) View Photo  
  • Jordan Blevins, Harlan County High (Harlan County) View Photo  
  • Kaylee Caldwell, Bell County High (Bell County) – Photo not available
  • Ellie Carloftis, Corbin High (Whitley County) View Photo  
  • Tyler Carmical, Harlan Independent High (Harlan County) View Photo  
  • Lauryn Carpenter, Rockcastle County High (Rockcastle County) View Photo  
  • Bradley Copley, Lawrence County High (Lawrence County) View Photo  
  • Jesse Dillow, Fairview High (Boyd County) View Photo  
  • Kaylee Fannin, Phelps High (Pike County) View Photo  
  • Izabella Fuson, Pineville Independent High (Bell County) View Photo  
  • Chase Gilbert, Jackson County High (Jackson County) View Photo  
  • Kaelyn Greene, Magoffin County High (Magoffin County) View Photo  
  • Trenton Gullett, Wolfe County High (Wolfe County) View Photo  
  • McKaelyn Hatmaker, Harlan County High (Harlan County) View Photo  
  • Jacklyn Johnson, McCreary Central High (McCreary County) View Photo  
  • Paige Lemaster, Prestonsburg High-Floyd Early College (Floyd County) View Photo  
  • Taylor Mayabb, Wolfe County High (Wolfe County) View Photo  
  • Rebecca Robinette, Somerset Christian (Pulaski County) View Photo  
  • Austin Smith, Corbin High (Whitley County) View Photo  
  • Kyleigh Tackett, Shelby Valley High (Pike County) View Photo  
  • Teddi Young, Pike Central High (Pike County) View Photo  

View all Scholarship presentation photos  
 


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an “I Am UNITE” Scholarship, high school seniors must:

  • Complete a signed application. Scholarship packets available in early 2019.
  • Be a member of their school’s UNITE Club; have attended Camp UNITE as a camper, Junior Team Leader, or Team Leader; and/or been impacted (either directly or through their family) by substance abuse.
  • Attend school within UNITE’s 32-county service region. Click here to see counties.
  • Submit a typed Essay of 500 words or less detailing how they exemplify the theme “I Am UNITE.”
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 unweighted, or 3.75 weighted.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (one from a school employee and one from a community member).
  • Provide a copy of their unofficial high school transcript.

 


 

Past Recipients