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Cumberlands awards $10,000 scholarship to Corbin High School senior


Williamsburg, Ky. – During the Christmas break, University of the Cumberlands (UC) awarded a $10,000 scholarship at the annual Cumberland Falls Invitational Basketball Tournament held at Corbin High School.

The tournament director Benny Hinkle approached UC about doing a giveaway and the University decided to provide a scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship was Amerah Dixon who is a senior at Corbin High School.

Any senior high school student could fill out a form from University of the Cumberlands during the tournament. Then in the championship game, at halftime, a drawing was held and Dixon’s name was chosen.

If Amerah decides to attend Cumberlands and become a Patriot, she will receive payments yearly of $2,500 during her four years. The scholarship is a general scholarship that was created by University of the Cumberlands.

Amerah is the daughter of Randy and Lorie Dixon.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit

Photo courtesy of Jim McAlister, Corbin News Journal