Dr. and Mrs. Barney Osborne
Memorial Scholarship

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Ironton High School Commencement
May 23, 2015

Good evening.  My name is Dave Osborne and I am the son of Dr. and Mrs. Barney Osborne. Tonight we continue the tradition started in 1998 of awarding a one-time $1,500 scholarship to an Ironton High School graduating senior who has excelled not only in the classroom but also in many extracurricular activities, as well as helping the Ironton community.

The scholarship is in honor of my father who, as a surgeon and family physician, served the community of Ironton and Lawrence County for over 30 years before his passing in 1985 and my mother, who supported our family and lived in Ironton almost all of her life before her passing in 2002.

One of the requirements of the scholarship application is a short essay describing why the student would be a worthy winner.  This year's winner provided an outstanding essay that would have made my dad proud.  Our winner spoke of helping people through a career in medicine and how she would be the first one in her family with a college degree.  These are things that my dad might have said when he returned to Ironton after his WWII service ended in 1945.  Our winner also had an impeccable academic record while participating in many activities that made Ironton and Lawrence County a better place throughout her time at Ironton High School.  Tonight I am proud to present the 2015 Dr. and Mrs. Barney Osborne Memorial Scholarship to Brooklyn Shope.

Dr. and Mrs. Barney Osborne Scholarship Fund, Inc.
c/o Dave Osborne 1096 Autumn Ridge Drive
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 227-4799