Established in 2009

Eligibility: Applicants should be graduating seniors who are residents of Trigg County, KY, who have earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above.

The Risë Carol Thompson Memorial Scholarship was established originally through the Rotary Club of Cadiz, Ky., by Brent and Dot Thompson in memory of their daughter, Risë Carol, a student at Vanderbilt University at the time she was killed in an automobile accident. At the time of her death in 1977, her father, Brent Thompson, was president of a local bank and a Rotarian, so the Club established this scholarship. Brent and Dot Thompson have continued to make contributions and have worked with the Cadiz Rotary Club to create this Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to assure the scholarship in their daughter’s name will exist in perpetuity.