Future Kentucky Kernal Editors To Be Awarded New Scholarship

Apr 19, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A new scholarship just announced Wednesday is sure to make editing the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper a more attractive job. 

Jack Guthrie, who served as the first editor of UK’s Kentucky Kernel in 1950, is establishing a scholarship that will pay the tuition for future Kernel editors during their tenure at the newspaper. Guthrie has said he wanted to recognize the hard work and effort that goes into crafting the student publication. Becca Clemons, who will take over the post of editor-in-chief next fall, will be the first recipient of the scholarship. Guthrie will be footing the bill – nearly $8,000 to $10,000 each year. Upon his death, a $250,000 endowment will keep the program alive according to Chris Poore, the Kernel's adviser.