Next Gen Nelson Co., Inc. would like to invite all 2017 graduating seniors to apply for the “Enrich the Future Scholarship”.

We'll begin taking applications in the Fall of 2016

Enrich The Future Scholarship Application


The “Enrich the Future Scholarship” is awarded to graduating seniors planning to pursue higher education at an accredited University or Vocation School for the academic year 2017-2018 based on their essays provided.


Students eligible for the scholarship must be graduating seniors (2017) from Bardstown High School,Bethlehem High School, Nelson County High School and Thomas Nelson High School. One $1,000 award will be granted to each of the High Schools. Eligible students will be required to submit their application and essay using the outlined guidelines.


A total of four (4) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.


The application deadline is April 1st, 2017. We will begin taking applications in the Fall of 2016.


The Next Gen Nelson Co., Inc. Board members will read, discuss and determine who the scholarship winners will be on or before April 30, 2017.


All submissions must be made through the Next Gen Nelson Co., Inc. website. Visit

Essay Guidelines

We want to know: What will enrich your future?

What programs, events, entities or opportunities would entice you to settle in Bardstown after you graduate from college? Dream big! No idea is too big or too small.

  • Be specific. We want to know how you would implement your ideas and why you feel it would be an asset to our town in the future.
  • What resources would be needed? What costs would be incurred? What community support would be needed?
  • Who would this affect? Who would gain from this? Would there be any negative impact to a certain group of people?
  • Essay must be between 1,250 and 1,500 words and submitted through the website.
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Enrich The Future Scholarship

Next Generation Scholarship Submissions