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College Scholarships

The Letcher County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications through April 15 for two $500 scholarships available to high school seniors who reside in Letcher County and are college-bound or entering another type of  post-secondary educational/training program upon graduation. 

Selected candidates will be scheduled for a personal interview with the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee.  The winners will be notified in May 2018 and scholarships will be awarded at their school’s Awards Ceremony. Applications may be picked up at the Letcher County Public Libraries in Whitesburg and Jenkins, the guidance counselor offices at Jenkins Middle High School and Letcher County Central High School and at the Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College admissions office.

For additional information or to request an electronic copy of the application, contact Joan Curry at or Eileen Sanders . 


Members of the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce work to improve their community by promoting business and economic development.  They also leave an impact on the future of our region by sponsoring youth-centered programs and scholarships.

This year President Joe DePriest once again visited the high school seniors at both Jenkins High School and Letcher County Central High School to share the Chamber's Work Ethic Scholarship Program.  He discussed that the mission of the program is to ensure that students are acquiring the needed work ethic in order to obtain and secure successful employment.  

Students listened as President DePriest told the senior classes that meeting the criteria of the program which combines hard work, attendance, and extra-curricular activities will distinguish them from the norm when seeking post-secondary education and employment.

Students who complete this program will receive a Certificate that can be used for college and job applications and an opportunity to receive a $1,000 cash scholarship.

The Letcher County Chamber has provided $12,000 in scholarships to our local students over the last six years.  We are able to provide this by the annual dues of our members and member sponsorship.  Anyone wishing to help sponsor this valuable program may contact


This JHS student is signing his commitment form to participate in the 2014-2015 Work Ethic Program.