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Simon Kenton Grad Awarded Full Scholarship from Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that a local high school graduate received a full scholarship to pursue a civil engineering degree.

Ryan Huesman, a 2018 graduate of Simon Kenton High School in Independence, received the scholarship, worth up to $38,000.

This competitive scholarship, established in 1948, has been awarded to more than 1,800 students from throughout the state.

Currently, the scholarship is worth up to $38,800 for a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering for students who attend or plan to attend the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, or Kentucky State University.

Students are offered the opportunity to work for the Cabinet during summer months, as well as secure full-time employment upon graduation. Students agree to work one year for KYTC for each year of scholarship assistance. Students are chosen based on performance in high school, ACT scores, aptitude in math and science, and an interest in engineering as a career.

Huesman is one of 18 students to receive the civil engineering scholarship this award cycle.

-Staff report

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