Marshall County students, McKinsey Borders and Abigail Henderson, will start college with help from West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (WKRECC).
They were among eight member-students each awarded $1,000 scholarships this year by WKRECC. The electric co-op powers more than 12,000 homes, farms and businesses in Marshall County.
Borders, the daughter of Adam and Jade Borders, of Gilbertsville, is a graduate of Marshall County High School. She plans to attend Murray State University to study biology and bio-medical sciences.
Henderson, the daughter of John and Susan Henderson, of Benton, is also a graduate of Marshall County High School. She plans to attend Murray State University to study communication disorders with plans to become a speech pathologist.
“We are very proud of these students and are pleased to help them pursue their dreams through education,” said WKRECC President and CEO David Smart.
Applications for WKRECC’s 2021 scholarship program will be available from local guidance counselors and at wkrecc.com in January 2021.