The Lexington School to Offer Scholarship for Girls

The Lexington School has introduced a new scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year – the Bandoroff Family Scholarship for Girls.

This scholarship will pay all expenses for a female student entering sixth grade for all three years of middle school.

Applicants must demonstrate high academic promise and character, a strong work ethic and financial need.

The scholarship will cover all school trips, materials, fees, after-school care, technology and uniform needs.

The Lexington School is an independent day school for children ages 2 through eighth grade with small class sizes, a 7-1 student-teacher ratio, highly-qualified faculty and a challenging curriculum.

To be eligible for the scholarship, valued at $25,000 per year, a student’s family must qualify for free or reduced lunch.

A supportive individual in her life must be willing to partner with the school to assure her success.

A similar scholarship established in 2011 at The Lexington School – the Anita Madden Bluegrass Boys Ranch Scholarship – inspired the Bandoroff family to create its counterpart.

The Bandoroffs — Craig and Holly and their children Katherine, Conrad, and Isabel – wanted to provide a similar opportunity for female students in Central Kentucky after seeing the success and impact of this scholarship

“When [my wife] Holly and I talked to our children about this, they were immediately enthusiastic about supporting this scholarship,” said Craig Bandoroff, a Lexington

School parent for 19 years and current Board of Trustees member.

“To raise children who are willing to do this and understand the importance of education is very gratifying.

“Passing our good fortune on to a young girl and her family and presenting her with this opportunity is a blessing for our family.”

Application deadline is April 1 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Info: Beth Pride, 278-0501.