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Jim Taylor II Memorial Scholarship Recipients Recognized

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.- Joshua Bowman, Russell Maynard, and Christopher Peace were honored as recipients of the Jim Taylor II Memorial Scholarship during the Honors Day service held at University of the Cumberlands on April 21.

The scholarship was established at Cumberland to honor the memory of Jim Taylor II, the only child of President and Mrs. Jim Taylor, who died in an automobile accident in 1991, the night before he would have graduated from Williamsburg High School.

To qualify for the scholarship students must have attended either Williamsburg High School or Whitley County High School, must meet certain academic standards, and must write an essay to Jim’s parents explaining why he or she would like to receive the scholarship to attend University of the Cumberlands.

The recipients receive a medallion at their high school’s honor program, which they wear to their high school graduation. They also wear the medallion at their Cumberlands graduation. Because young Jim loved horses, each recipient is given a crystal horse during the University of the Cumberlands Honors Day service in the year of their graduation.

Bowman, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ronnie Bowman of Williamsburg, Ky., has a major in History and a minor in Psychology.

Maynard, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Maynard of Williamsburg, Ky., has a major in Psychology and a minor in Public Health.

Peace, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rob Lee Peace, Jr. of Williamsburg, Ky., has a major in Communication and Theater Arts and a minor in Biology.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 119th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.