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Jenkins named recipient of Thomas Raymond Curtis Scholarship

Curtis Scholarship AwardMadison Jenkins, of Flat Gap, daughter of Elizabeth and Jeremy Jenkins, has been named as the recipient of this year’s Thomas Raymond Curtis Memorial Scholarship. 

Each year, at least one Curtis Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Johnson Central High School. These scholars are awarded $10,000 annually to be applied to their studies at Morehead State University. 

This scholarship support is possible because of the generosity of Thomas Raymond Curtis. In 1997, Curtis, an unassuming teacher of 30 years from Flat Gap, chose to leave a lasting legacy for the education of Johnson County students. When he passed away, he left the largest bequest in the MSU Foundation’s history, $1.3 million, to fund the Thomas Raymond Curtis Memorial Scholarship. 

Students from Johnson Central High School who plan to further their education at Morehead State University are eligible to apply for the award. Preference is given to students from Flat Gap who plan to pursue a degree in education. The award is renewable for three years if academic eligibility requirements are maintained. 

“I will be majoring in secondary English education and I plan to return to Johnson County after graduation from MSU. I am proud to be from Flat Gap and Johnson Central and I will be proud to obtain my education and return home and work as an educator,” said Jenkins. “This scholarship will allow me to attend MSU and pursue my dreams and I am very thankful.”  

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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