William Christian Lewis Shadburne Memorial Scholarship

William Christian Lewis Shadburne Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Park Community Credit Union

Christian Shadburne was an athlete, a leader, and a servant. A 2012 graduate of Hart County High School, Christian was an avid sports fan participating in basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, and cross-country. He earned all-district honors in basketball and soccer, and was a captain on his basketball, soccer and tennis teams. Christian was selected as a Kentucky Governor Scholar, voted Mr. Hart County High School, and maintained a 4.0 GPA. Christian played an active role in his church and had a passion for serving at nursing homes and camps for children with disabilities. After graduating from high school, Christian enrolled at Western Kentucky University majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. His career aspiration was to be a pediatrician. While completing his junior year at Western Kentucky University he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Despite radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Christian passed from this life on May 26, 2016 at the age of 22.

Though Christian’s life was short, he left a legacy that will be remembered. His priority in life was to be faithful to his God. He cared about his community and tried to help others whenever he could. It was Christian’s character to go out of his way to help his friends and loved ones. Even when he was fighting cancer, he continued to think of others before he thought of himself. To be a friend of Christian’s meant never having to face a challenge alone.

Park Community Credit Union is awarding five (5) $1,000 non-renewable scholarships in memory of Christian to honor his achievements and hard work and remember his unselfish desire to help his community. It is our goal to reward well rounded students who seek to improve their community as Christian did.

Scholarship Criteria
Each applicant must be a member (have a share/savings account) of Park Community Credit Union in good standing and must include each item below to meet the criteria of a completed application.
• Copy of your official high school transcript with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
• Proof of acceptance/admittance into a college, university or institution of higher learning.
• 2 letters of recommendation, one from a high school teacher and one from a non-school and non-family related individual.
• Essay of no more than 400 words on the subject What I Can Do Or Have Done To Improve My Community.
• Completed application (attached).

Selection Process
Your completed application and the materials above must be submitted via the online application no later than May 31, 2021. The scholarship will be selected by an independent selection committee selected by Park Community Credit Union. The scholarship may be used to pay for books, tuition, room and board or other related educational expenses.

Park Community Credit Union employees and their immediate family members are not eligible for this scholarship.

Note: Each applicant will be required to sign up, confirm their account, and complete the general application. The confirmation email will come from Park Community Credit Union nspirechange@parkcommunity.com. Be sure to check spam and junk mail filters for the confirmation email.

To ensure the best experience while using the online application system, students/applicants are encouraged to use a supported internet browser.
For optimal compatibility, we recommend using any newer browser such as:
- Google Chrome,
- Mozilla Firefox,
- Apple Safari, or
- Microsoft Edge.
- Not Fully Compatible: Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11)

If you have any questions, please e-mail: nspirechange@parkcommunity.com.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Compose an essay of 400 words or less that describes what you can do or have done to improve your community.