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Freeland Education Scholarship established

The Morehead State University Foundation has announced the establishment of the Freeland Education Scholarship, as well as the award’s first recipient. Mckensie Fielding of Rowan County has been chosen to receive the Freeland Education Scholarship. 

The scholarship was created by Drs. Kent and Kay Freeland, two lifelong teachers and administrators in public schools and higher education institutions across Kentucky, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. Kent Freeland is a professor emeritus of education at Morehead State University and Kay was superintendent of Rowan County Schools from 1993 to 2005.  

The awardee, Mckensie Fielding, is a freshman pursuing her degree in education. Specifically, the degree she is working towards will be in moderate/severe disabilities for grades kindergarten through 12th and fifth grade through seventh grade social studies. In her free time, she volunteers as an assistant girls’ basketball coach for Rowan County Middle School and as the statistics keeper for the Rowan County Senior High School girls' basketball team. After graduating, she plans on staying in the Rowan County area to become a special education teacher. 

“I’m very appreciative of the Freelands’ generosity,” said Fielding. “The Freeland Education Scholarship is helping me reach my goals and I am truly thankful. I encourage all donors to invest in MSU. It really does make a difference in students’ lives.” 

This scholarship endowment was established as part of the Soar to New Heights Scholarship Campaign. For more information on this scholarship, or to establish your own, contact MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033, email or visit