RCHS senior receives prestigious Singletary Scholarship at UK

Olivia Pierce, a senior at Russell County High School, has received the Otis A. Singletary Scholarship from the University of Kentucky.

This is UK’s most prestigious academic scholarship and is only awarded to 20 Kentucky students and five out-of-state students each year out of 2,500 to 3,000 applicants. The scholarship is awarded based on an unweighted GPA, ACT scores, an application and an essay.

Only 150 of all the applicants are chosen to complete the interview process with the scholarship committee. According to UK, scholarship recipients receive full tuition for four years, a two-year housing stipend, admission to the Lewis Honors College, and are enrolled in a three-course mentored experience.

Olivia is the daughter of Kelly Pierce and the late Shawn Pierce of Russell Springs.