College-bound seniors from any high school in Boyle County are eligible for the Jack Freeman Scholarship administered by the Wilderness Trace Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Louisville.
Applications, available through the guidance office at Danville High School, Boyle County High School, Danville Christian Academy or Kentucky School for the Deaf, should be postmarked by March 15 and mailed to Meredith Zahirovic, The Community Foundation of Louisville, Waterfront Plaza, 325 W. Main St., Suite 1110, Louisville, KY 40202-4251.
The scholarship funded by Dr. Jack Freeman, a 1953 graduate of Danville High School, grants a minimum of $1,000 to recipients each year. The award may be renewed for each recipient for a maximum of four years pending the submission of a renewal application and proof of full-time student status with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Dr. Freeman attended the University of Kentucky and played under Coach Bear Bryant on a full football scholarship. Contributions made during “Jack Freeman Day” in Danville paid for his education at Vanderbilt University Medical School. Freeman was board certified in pathology in 1965 and practiced as owner of Nashville Pathology Associates until his retirement in 1988. Freeman died in Nashville of a heart attack at the age of 69 on Dec. 28, 2003.
WTCF began with no assets in 2002 following a study sanctioned by the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. The local foundation operates as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Louisville, the largest community foundation in Kentucky. The experienced staff at CFL is available to assist donors and organizations in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties with a wide range of services for charitable giving and gift planning. Current, WTCF’s committed assets exceed $2.8 million.
Anyone can contribute to the Freeman Scholarship Fund.
For further information contact Meredith Zahirovic at the Community Foundation of Louisville, (502) 585-4649, ext. 1031, or visit www.cflouisville.org.