Cash Scholarship Recipients

We would like to thank all of our generous scholarship sponsors for their continued support of the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Competition!
Cash scholarships are paid only to the school or student loan provider(s), not directly to the candidate.

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Grand Total of Cash Scholarships awarded by the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Program for 2017

Over $46,000

Miss Kentucky 2017
$16,000 Scholarship

Molly Matney
Miss Mammoth Cave Area

Sponsored by the Miss America Organization, the Miss Kentucky Organization, and the Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen Program

First Runner-Up
$5,000 Scholarship

Jacquelyn Crawford
Miss Lexington

Sponsored by the Ervin Family

Second Runner-Up
$2,500 Scholarship

Rose Pidgorodetska
Miss EKU

Sponsored by the Robert Pinson Memorial Fund

Third Runner-Up
$2,000 Scholarship

Caroline Ford
Miss Tops In Lexington

Sponsored by Royal Arts Productions

Fourth Runner-Up
$1,000 Scholarship

Talia Horn
Miss Bowling Green

Sponsored by the Bluegrass Princess Program

Remaining Top Eleven Finalists
$500 Scholarship

McKenzie Ross Miss Black U of L
Haley Wheeler Miss Frankfort
Katie Bouchard Miss Horse Capital of the World
Susanna White Miss Monticello
Makenna Thibodeaux Miss Nibroc Festival
Abbigaile Gibson Miss Wildcat Country

Sponsored by the Miss Kentucky Organization

Preliminary Talent Awards
$500 Scholarship

Susanna White Miss Monticello
Charlee Schaefer Miss Wayne County Area

Sponsored by Bob Haven and the Dale Wagner Memorial Fund

Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimsuit Awards
$300 Scholarship

Caroline Ford Miss Tops In Lexington
Jacquelyn Crawford Miss Lexington

Sponsored by Gerald Odom and Steve Thomas & Bob Jones

Miss America Community Service Award
$1,000 Scholarship

Jacquelyn Crawford
Miss Lexington

Sponsored by the Miss America Organization

Non-Finalist Talent Awards
$300 Scholarship

Charlee Schaefer Miss Wayne County Area
Makayela Banks Miss Belle of Louisville

Jo Ann Clark Scholarship Fund donated by Forever Miss Kentucky Titleholders

Non-Finalist Interview Awards
$500 Scholarship

Alex Housman Miss Falling Springs
Hayley Leach Miss University of Kentucky

Sponsored by Gerald Odom and Steve Thomas & Bob Jones

Julia Baker Non-Finalist Newcomer Award
(Highest Placing Non-Finalist Newcomer)
$500 Scholarship

Makayela Banks
Miss Belle of Louisville

Sponsored by Angie Springate, Bob Haven and friends of the Miss Kentucky Organization

Miss America Academic Scholarship
$1,000 Scholarship

Haley Taulbee
Miss Casey County

Sponsored by the Miss America Organization

Best Smile Award
$500 Scholarship

Caroline Ford
Miss Tops In Lexington

Sponsored by Dr. Laura Justice, DMD

Spirit of Miss Kentucky Award
$500 Scholarship

Hope LeMaster
Miss Jefferson County

Sponsored by the Miss Kentucky Organization and selected by the Hostess Committee

Miss Congeniality
$300 Scholarship

Brooke Way
Miss Richmond

Sponsored by the Miss Kentucky Organization, Wesley Ware, and Sara Sowards in memory of James Sowards

Heather French Henry Quality of Life Award, Winner
$500 Scholarship

Jacquelyn Crawford
Miss Lexington

Sponsored by Bob Jones & Steve Thomas

Heather French Henry Quality of Life Award, 1st runner-up
$300 Scholarship

Hayley Leach
Miss University of Kentucky

Sponsored by Bob Jones & Steve Thomas

Heather French Henry Quality of Life Award, 2nd runner-up
$200 Scholarship

Emily Sharp
Miss Danville

Sponsored by Bob Jones & Steve Thomas

Non-finalist Participation Award
$200 Scholarship

Allyson Ledford Miss Bluegrass Area
Hannah Robb Miss Capital City
MacKenzie Hammond Miss Cardinal Country
Cynthia Thomas Miss Casey County Apple Festival
Kourtney Wahl Miss Fayette County
McKaylah Robinson Miss Heart of Central Kentucky
Georgia Gardner Miss Heart of Louisville
Kyla Paige Hale Miss Magoffin County
Cassidy Emerson Miss McCrearyFest
Meredith Ellis Miss University of Louisville
Sydney Prince Miss Woodford County

Sponsored by the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization

Program Book Advertising Scholarship Winners

Cassidy Emerson Miss McCrearyFest ($700)
Katie Bouchard Miss Horse Capital of the World ($600)
Charlee Schaefer Miss Wayne County Area ($550)
Makenna Thibodeaux Miss Nibroc Festival ($550)
Susanna White Miss Monticello ($500)

Program Book Advertising Scholarship Awards to Local Pageants

Miss McCrearyFest ($150)
Miss Horse Capital of the World ($100)
Miss Nibroc Festival ($75)
Miss Wayne County Area ($75)
Miss Monticello ($50)

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