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Nickolas R. Bailey Memorial Scholarship established

The Morehead State University Foundation and the social work program of MSU at Prestonsburg has announced the establishment of the Nickolas R. Bailey Memorial Scholarship, a fund to benefit MSU Prestonsburg students.   

The scholarship is named in honor of the late Nickolas R. Bailey (18). The Mousie, Kentucky, native passed away from a motorcycle accident in Floyd County at the age of 25. Bailey was a family preservation and reunification specialist for KVC Behavioral HealthCare. He graduated from MSU Prestonsburg with a bachelor’s degree in social work and has volunteered with the Prestonsburg Student Association of Social Work (SASW).  

“We are all so honored that there is a scholarship that will be awarded in Nick’s name,” said Jessica Bailey (18), Nick’s wife. “He valued his education and always wanted to set a good example for our son. He was an amazing husband and an even more amazing father. With this scholarship, our son will grow up knowing education is important and be reminded of everything his dad accomplished.”  

The scholarship recipients must be a first-semester senior in the social work program at MSU Prestonsburg with a minimum 3.5 overall GPA, an interest in social justice and a documented history of volunteer social work.   

In addition to the establishment of this scholarship, there will be an event to honor Bailey from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at on the lawn of the MSU Prestonsburg campus located at 6 Bert Combs Drive. 

“Guests will have the opportunity to join us for grilling and games. We will be selling T-shirts honoring Nick and all proceeds will support the scholarship,” said Deirdra Robinson, MSU Prestonsburg social work program facilitator. “This is a family-friendly event hosted by the MSU Prestonsburg Bachelor of Social Work Class of 2018 and we invite the public to attend.”   

To learn more about MSU at Prestonsburg, visit, email or call 606-886-2405. 

Details about MSU’s social work program can be found by visiting or by contacting the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminology at or 606-783-2656. 

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 to contribute today.