Thursday, October 30, 2014

Scholarships available to victims of drug abuse

The Kentucky Attorney General's Office and two other organizations are offering two $1,500 college scholarships to graduating high school students whose lives have been impacted by prescription drug abuse.

The donations to the scholarship funds, which are also being put forth by the Prosecutors Advisory Council, the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), and two concerned parents who have lost children to prescription drug abuse, are tax deductible.

One "Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship" and one "Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship" will be awarded each year to a graduating high school female and male, who meet the scholarship criteria, to put toward postsecondary education expenses.