The Hedges-Barnett Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Bracken County High School, Brooksville, Kentucky, and to current recipients who are reapplying. 


The Hedges-Barnett Scholarship was established in 2001 by the late Kenneth Hedges, an alumnus of Bracken County High School.  A retiree from General Electric, Mr. Hedges wished to give something of lasting value back to the community of his childhood.  He was assisted in the development of the program by Dr. David Barnett, who was the Superintendent of Schools for Bracken County at
that time.  The program seeks to reward young people who exhibit the qualities necessary to succeed in life.


First-time applicants must be members of the senior class at Bracken County High School.  The only applications accepted from college students are those of current recipients who are applying to retain their scholarships.

Applicants must be under the age of 25 at the time of initial application, and must not have already completed or attended four years of college.  Scholarships are not awarded for post-graduate study.

Members of the families of the directors or staff of the Foundation, and of the original donor, are ineligible.

Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited post secondary institution in the United States.

There is no minimum grade point average for eligibility.


Complete applications must be delivered to the office of the guidance counselor at Bracken County High School by the third week of April each year.  The exact date will be posted on this site, and indicated in the application form.  "Complete" applications include the application form, all required attachments, and letters of recommendation (if applicable).  Specific instructions will be included in the application form.  Applications may also be delivered to the office of the Foundation, by the same deadline


Selection is based on financial need, academics, and extra-curricular activities.  Every effort is made to finalize the selection of recipients by the end of May, but delays are often unavoidable due to the nature of the selection process.

The amount of each award is calculated based on the recipient's qualifying expenses, and the amount of grants and scholarships received from other sources.  Qualifying expenses include tuition, room and board, books, and certain class-related fees.  The scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years, provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements.


Once selected, scholarship recipients must complete 10 hours of volunteer community service each year, as a condition of receiving a scholarship, and as a requirement for reapplying to renew a scholarship for additional years.  See the report form and instructions for more information about this requirement.






Contact Us

Hayswood Foundation, Inc.
1 W. McDonald Parkway, Suite 3A, Maysville, Ky. 41056
Phone:  (606) 563-9333    Fax:  (606) 563-9444

Application forms for
the 2022-2023 school year in early 2022 will
be available in
February of 2022.

Community Service Form & Instructions