The Laurance L. Browning, Jr. Scholarship is available to students whose principal residence is in Mason County, Kentucky, or whose parents reside in Mason County.


The Laurance L. Browning, Jr. Scholarship program was established in early 2018 by Mrs. Virginia Browning of Maysville, in memory of her late husband who passed away in his Maysville home on December 2, 2012, at the age of 83.  Mr. Browning was a former Vice Chairman of Emerson E
lectric, and former President of Browning Manufacturing.  A graduate of Cornell University, where he received a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree, Mr. Browning later served two years as a mechanical development officer in the Research and Development Command of the U.S. Air Force,  attaining the rank of first lieutenant. Mr. Browning was involved in a wide range of civic, charitable and arts-related programs both in Maysville and in St. Louis. He served on the Board of Directors of Maysville's Tom Browning Boys & Girls Club, was a founding member of the Maysville Players, and was on the inaugural board of the Fleming Mason Airport. In St. Louis, he was associated with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the St. Louis Science Center, the
St. Louis Symphony, and Webster University.

This scholarship was created to reward students who have demonstrated academic excellence while maintaining involvement in extra-curricular, co-curricular, and community activities. Financial need is not a factor in the selection process.






Contact Us

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

Laurance L. Browning, Jr.
May 13, 1929 - Dec. 2, 2012

First-time applicants must be members of the current graduating class at their high school.

The applicant must be a resident of Mason County, Kentucky.  The applicant, or the applicant's parents, must have maintained a principal residence in Mason County for at least two years immediately prior to an application's submission.  The number of years of residency will determine the total number of years that an applicant may qualify to receive the scholarship.

Applicants must be under the age of 25 at the time of initial application. Scholarships may be applied towards up to the equivalent of four full academic years, and may applied toward undergraduate, graduate, or professional school studies.  A recipient shall have five calendar years, commencing from their graduation from high school, to utilize the scholarship.

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

Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited U. S. college or university.

First-time applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.  After selection, college students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better to apply to retain their scholarships.

Family income and other sources of financial assistance are not a consideration.

Complete applications are due in April of 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.


Selection is based on academics, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, and community involvement.  Achievements both in and out of the classroom will be considered.  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.

Scholarships have a value of $6,000 each per school year.  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.

(For New Applicants, Only)

New applicant forms will again be available in the spring of 2023.

(For Current Recipients with Eligibility Remaining)

5 PM Friday, May 6, 2022