Scholarship Donations

Invest in Future Leaders!

Sponsored Scholarships

To Be Awarded in 2021

Women Leading Kentucky believes that education is a powerful equalizer. We are deeply committed to empowering women enrolled in Kentucky colleges and universities to become leaders, and scholarships are a critical tool towards achieving this goal. Together with our generous donors, we have helped more than 160 students with nearly $200,000 donated to advance their education. Awards are made to women who display extraordinary leadership.

Jayne Hancock

Jayne Hancock Memorial

Sports | Media | Entertainment




In Memory of Our Friend Jayne

The WLK Scholarship Program was dear to Jayne’s heart, as awards go to the next generation of women leaders. Honor Jayne by making a donation to benefit a female student studying sports, media or entertainment at a Kentucky college.

We are humbled by Jayne’s passion in giving back to her community and grateful to Elayne for making this possible!


Janet Holloway 2

Founder’s Scholarship

Honoring Janet Holloway

Journalism | English | Social Work | Arts


Goal: $1,500


Founder | Visionary | Author

This scholarship honors Janet’s many years of committed service through her leadership at Women Leading Kentucky as Founder, Executive Director, Co-Chair of the Advisory Council, and Advisory Council emerita member.

Providing support to future leaders recognizes Janet’s vision to connect, inspire and empower women.


Women Leading KY Scholarship



Goal: $1,500

J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar



Woman Leading Kentucky Board of Directors

High School Student


Goal: $1,500

Women Leading KY Scholarship



Board of Directors

High School Student



2020 Scholarship Recipients

Katrina Eterovich

Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky

Hometown: Sagamore Hills, OH
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY

Jordanne Howard

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Eastern Kentucky University

Hometown: Louisville, KY
Sponsor: Baptist Health

Marie Dishian

Economics & Finance
Centre College

Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Sponsor: City National Bank

Dakota Palmer

Criminal Justice
Northern Kentucky University

Hometown: Dry Ridge, KY
Sponsor: Buds Gun Shop & Range

Sondra Vernengo

Communications & Media Studies
Georgetown College

Hometown: Plainfield, IN
Sponsor: WLK Founder’s Scholarship

Gracie Marie Johnson

Senior at Casey County High School
Admitted to University of Kentucky

Hometown: Windsor, KY
Sponsor: WLK Board of Directors


From Scholarship Winners