The Lois Mathewson Bronson Walden Scholarship is available to students in the graduating class of Lewis County High, Vanceburg, Kentucky who are residents of Lewis County and maintain residency during their time of receipt.


The Lois Mathewson Bronson Walden Scholarship program was established in early 2022 under the will of Mrs. Walden, who passed away in 2021 at the age age of 92.  A resident of Maysville, Kentucky at the time of her death, Mrs. Walden was born in Vanceburg, Kentucky.   Mrs. Walden was a
graduate of the University of Kentucky, and was retired from the Tug Valley Arts Council in Williamson, West Virginia.

This scholarship was created to reward students who exhibit the determination necessary to succeed in a post-secondary school environment.  Applicant evaluation also takes into consideration financial need, academics, extra and co-curricular activities, and community involvement.






Contact Us

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


Lois Walden
Lois M. B. Walden
Nov. 24, 1928 - May 13, 2021

Applicants must be members of the current graduating class at Lewis County High School  

Applicants must be residents of Lewis County, Kentucky.  If selected, recipients must maintain principal residency in Lewis County in order to continue receipt of their scholarships.  

Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university located within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Recipients must continue to attend a Kentucky school in order to retain their scholarships.

Applicants must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.8 or better.  Recipients must maintain a cumulative college grade point average of 2.8 or better in order to continue receipt of their scholarships.

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.

Complete initial 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.  Specific instructions will be included in the application form.

Recipients must submit an informational renewal application each year, generally in early May (Note the community service requirement, below.).


Selection is based on financial need, academics, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, and community involvement (thou not necessarily in that order).  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 $3,000 each per school year.  The scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years, provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements.  Payments are made directly to the recipient's school.


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)

Not applicable at this time.