As the school has in the past, The Lexington School will grant two scholarships worth up to $75,000 each to a disadvantaged boy and girl entering the sixth grade.
The scholarships will cover all expenses including materials, fees, after school care and school trips during the student’s time in middle school.
To be eligible, students must qualify for free or reduced lunch, be academically promising, and possess qualities of high integrity and a strong work ethic.
The scholarship deadline is Monday, April 10.
The hope is for recipients to reach their full intellectual potential in order to succeed and be productive members of a compassionate society.
In 2011, Pat Madden of Hamburg Place Development set out to form a merit-based scholarship for middle school boys of low-income Kentucky families, called the Bluegrass Boys Scholarship.
Madden felt strongly that, “a great education is the difference for these boys, and there’s no doubt The Lexington School provides that.
“We knew it could change their course in the most positive way.”
Moved by the immediate success of the boys’ scholarship program, Craig and Holly Bandoroff of Denali Stud horse farm, along with their children Katherine, Conrad and Isabelle, jumped on board with The Bandoroff Family Scholarship for Girls.
This was the first in a series of girls’ scholarships now under one name: Pin Oak Scholarship for Girls.
“The Lexington School needed a scholarship for girls, so we talked about it as a family, stepped up and made it happen,” Craig Bandorff said.
“We’re so happy to have started something that will sustain for years to come and make a difference one girl at a time.”