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05-13-2011


Alexis Brown Honored as Henry R. Racki Scholarship Recipient

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) is pleased to announce that Alexis Brown (Gray, KY) is the recipient of the 2011 Dr. Henry R. Racki Initiative for Leadership Scholarship award.

According to Racki, a good citizen not only obeys the laws but also seeks to better the community. Dr. Racki established the Initiative for Leadership Scholarship at Cumberlands to recognize the contributions of good citizens to their fellowman through community service. Students selected for this scholarship must be of sound moral character and will have proven leadership ability and an outstanding record of citizenship through school or community involvement.

Brown attends Barbourville High School and intends on majoring in biology during her time at Cumberlands with an emphasis in pre-med.

To apply for the Racki scholarship, the applicant must be a current graduating high school senior and have been admitted to University of the Cumberlands by March 15th. In addition, they must complete and submit the Racki Leadership Scholarship application along with a sealed letter of recommendation.

The Racki Leadership Scholarship has a monetary value of $1,000 per year and may be renewed for up to four years at Cumberlands. To be eligible for renewal of this scholarship, the recipient must demonstrate a record of good citizenship on campus by documenting involvement in school and community activities.

Brown was also named a WYMT-TV scholar earning an additional scholarship award for her finances at Cumberlands. Alexis will begin her Patriot tenure in August where she has already committed to an active collegiate athletic adventure on the diamond playing softball.