Awards and Scholarships

An exciting leadership workshop will be held in the spring in cooperation with several central Kentucky colleges to allow students to interact with other youth leaders.  The “Youth Salute” awards ceremony will be held on the same day with “Youth Salute Week” being proclaimed by the Mayor of Lexington and the Governor of Kentucky in recognition of “Youth Salute” students’ accomplishments.  See below for available scholarships & awards.


College scholarships are selected by each college/university*:

Five $4,000 scholarships from Asbury University

Five $4,000 scholarships from Eastern Kentucky University

Five $4,000 scholarships from Georgetown College

Five $4,000 scholarships from Transylvania University


Awards selected by the “Youth Salute” Scholarships and Awards Committee:*

$1,000 in scholarships  –  Two $500 scholarships from Holifield Photography

$2,500 in courses  –  Five ACT – SAT Courses valued at $500 each from Class 101

$500 scholarship  –  One $500 scholarship from Class 101

200 certificates  –  200 – $50 certificates from Class 101

$500 in awards  –  Four $125 leadership awards from Central Bank & Trust Co.

$6,000 in trips  –  Six $1000 trips to Town Meeting on Tomorrow, St. Louis

55 Awards  –  Top Youth Leader from each high school

One Award  –  Central Kentucky Youth Leader of the Year

One Award  –  Lexington Youth Leader of the Year


Each student will receive a certificate from the National Council on Youth Leadership for their participation in the program.

Youth Leadership Scholarships, Trips to the National Leadership Workshop, Titles and Leadership Awards will be awarded on the basis of the Application Form, Leadership Essay and attendance at the Leadership Workshop and Awards Ceremony by the Awards and Scholarship Committee.  Your participation at the leadership seminar and awards ceremony is mandatory to be eligible for any awards.

*subject to change