Appalachian Health Career Scholarships

The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) at the University of Kentucky is administering scholarships where funding has been provided by the New York Community Trust, to Appalachian students seeking education in health or a health‐related field. Because of the shortage of health care providers in the Appalachian region, along with the expected retirement of many physicians and an aging population that demands more health care, the need to educate and then retain young health care professionals is a real priority. Scholarships are allocated for full‐time students with a maximum award of $2,500 per semester. Part‐time students are eligible to apply for partial scholarships. Students must be from an ARC defined Appalachian county to be eligible. Scholarship is for one year and cannot be renewed.

The 2015-2016 academic year scholarship application is now available.

Please, no calls or emails on the status of your application.  All applicants will be notified by mail once scholarships are awarded.

Applications must be complete and postmarked by May 15th, 2015.

Leadership Development Program Materials

The Kentucky Extension Leadership Development (KELD) Program has released program materials on ten important leadership development topics.  These self-guided materials are ideal for use in several organizational and community settings. 

Questions Landowners Should Ask in Negotiations with Companies Seeking Easements

As a property owner, you should make a decision about granting an easement based on the same level of information available to the company seeking an easement. Moreover, you should negotiate an easement agreement that is in your best interest.

This PDF provides some questions that you should ask with regard to the purpose and potential consequences of an easement. In addition, information is provided as to the kinds of issues that you should seek to include in an easement agreement. All sources will tell you that you should seek your own legal representation in an easement negotiation. (August 2013)


Kentucky Health Coalition Directory

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has just released a directory of KY Health Coalitions. FHK describes it as a directory of community coalitions, collectives, collaborations, groups, networks and partnerships working to improve the health of the citizens of Kentucky.


Community Gardening Resource
Are you working on a community garden project and need assistance? Check out the American Community Gardening Association's website.  


USDA Atlas Click here to view the new atlas of Rural and Small-Town America featuring data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.  View statistics on people, jobs, agriculture and more.

Thinking of Starting a Home Based Business? Here are several online resources that can help.

Downtown Traffic Calming Resources We've gathered these resources to help.