Kentucky Bourbon Festival to expand scholarship program
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is expanding its scholarship program from two awards to three awards for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival has awarded children of Kentucky Bourbon distillery employees with scholarships since 2000.
The scholarship program will now offer a third non-traditional scholarship which will be available to students with a diagnosed disability as determined by the World Health Organization.
When signed by Governor Paul Patton in early 2000, the official scholarship bill stated that the Kentucky Bourbon Festival would provide one yearly scholarship to a senior high school student of a parent employed by a Kentucky Bourbon Distilling Company.
The addition to the scholarship program is made possible through the partnership between the Kentucky Bourbon Festival and both the Bluegrass Ice Company and the Cincinnati Dowel and Wood Products Company.