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UK Students Receive Scholarships From Kentucky Broadcasters Association

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 26, 2017) — University of Kentucky student Brady Trapnell, a journalism major in the College of Communication and Information, has received the Harry Barfield Scholarship from the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA). Ethan Fedele, a digital media and design student in the College of Fine Arts, also had his Barfield Scholarship from the 2016-17 academic year renewed. Both students will receive $2,500 for the 2017-18 academic year.

The scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process which includes academic achievement, the recommendation of a faculty member and extracurricular activities. The awards are renewable for a second year of undergraduate study provided recipients continue to meet specified criteria.

"The KBA is proud to be able to help these talented students pursue their higher education," said Henry Lackey, president and CEO of KBA. "This year's total of $20,000 in scholarship awards means the KBA now has awarded a total of $265,000 in scholarships since the inception of the program in the 1992-93 academic year. Many of these recipients have gone on to successful careers in broadcasting and other related communications fields."

The program is named in honor of Harry Barfield, the late president and chairman of WLEX-TV in Lexington. 

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