Elizabethtown Highway District
Hardin County student to receive scholarship

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, July 07, 2010  
Contact Information:  Mark Brown, marka.brown@ky.gov, 270-766-5066  

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 7, 2010) – A recent graduate of Central Hardin High School has been awarded a scholarship to study civil engineering at the University of Kentucky. Katie Elizabeth Meredith, 19, is one of 18 students across the state to receive the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s civil engineering scholarship for 2010.


The scholarship, established in 1948, has been awarded to more than 1,500 Kentucky students.  Currently, the scholarship is worth around $44,000. Students pursue a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and are offered the opportunity to work for the Transportation Cabinet during summer months and then full time after graduation.


Students are chosen based on performance in high school, college entrance exams, aptitude in math and science and their interest in engineering as a career.   





Top Row, from left:  Cory Leigh Jones, Dustin Rowland, Al Harris, Tyler Sheffield, Program Manager, Jamie Bewley Byrd


Middle Row, from left:  Program Coordinator Stephanie Manley, Clifton E. Carter, John Michael Burgett, Tanner Jones, Gregory Lee York, Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock, Cole Overstreet, Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle.


Front Row, from left:  Deputy State Highway Engineer Chuck Knowles, Austin Hart, Allison Toon, Nishel’le Clayton, Britney Shannon, Ashley Tincher, Katie Elizabeth Meredith, Jacob Chaney, Tevin Parker, Jordan Begley