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New scholarship established for Morehead State Public Radio

A new scholarship to aid students who work or volunteer at Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) has been established thanks to a generous contribution of a loyal listener. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, provided $10,000 to the MSU Foundation to create the fund.

The MSPR Enhancement Fund will provide an annual scholarship to students who are enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree in convergent media or related field. Preference is given to students who work or volunteer at MSPR.

Paul Hitchcock, general manager of MSPR, says the scholarship will greatly benefit students.

"The funds will directly benefit student success, enhancing their ability to study, learn and apply relevant experience to meet career goals," he said. "Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) has a long history of providing hands-on training and experience, getting students directly involved with all aspects of daily radio operations. We're extremely grateful for the generosity in establishing this needed scholarship to enhance student success."

Morehead State Public Radio, 90.3 FM, WMKY, is Morehead State's Public Radio station. It is a National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate with listeners in Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. To learn more about the station, visit

At Morehead State University, 95% of students receive some form of financial aid. The MSU Foundation is instrumental in assisting with scholarship support. The Foundation's endowment, valued at over $70 million, manages nearly 600 funds to support MSU students. As the University celebrates 100 years as a public institution, the MSU Foundation is on a mission to grow the endowment to $100 million.

If you're interested in establishing a scholarship or making a planned gift commitment, contact MSU's Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033, email or visit

Photo Caption: Students like Caylee Lacey, a sophomore strategic communication major from Williamstown, gain valuable hands-on experience at Morehead State Public Radio.