The Community Improvement Foundation has announced that a scholarship fund is being created in memory of Charles Gant. Mr. Gant, who passed away earlier this year, was assistant superintendent of Hopkins County Schools.
Once the endowment is funded, scholarships will be awarded to two students from both Madisonville-North Hopkins and Hopkins County Central high schools. The awards will be granted to a student entering vocational/technical training and a minority student pursuing an education major with the hopes of “growing our own” future educators and workforce. Representatives of Madisonville-Hopkins County NAACP, Hopkins County Schools, Hopkins County government, and the community took part in the announcement. The Foundation will be working with a committee to raise funds to award scholarships to these students and to perpetuate Mr. Gant’s legacy. Donations may be sent to the Community Improvement Foundation, P.O. Box 413, Madisonville, KY 42431.