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Charles H. Futrell Endowed Scholarship

Charles H. Futrell Endowed Scholarship
Ammie Marcum

𝗘𝗻𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝗞𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝘀𝘂𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝗨𝗞

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘏. 𝘍𝘶𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘌𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘶𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘒𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘺.

𝙗𝙮 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙮

The Charles H. Futrell Endowed Scholarship, a recent gift from Tim Futrell of Cadiz, Kentucky, will provide annual support to students from Trigg and/or Clinton counties who want to pursue agriculture educational at the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Futrell is establishing this scholarship in memory of his uncle Charles H. Futrell who died in 1991 and received an agricultural B.S. degree from UK in the 1940’s.

"This gift honors my uncle's legacy as a vocational agriculture teacher and cattleman,” Futrell said. “It is intended to benefit young men and women from Clinton and Trigg Counties as they seek educational opportunities in farming and agriculture at the university my uncle loved ."

The fund supports scholarships for two or more undergraduate students enrolled in the college who demonstrate academic excellence. A committee will be designated to approve the scholarships for qualified students.

𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗛. 𝗙𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹

Humble, compassionate , business-minded and community-oriented, Charles H. Futrell grew up on a Cumberland River farm near Cadiz in Trigg County. He made an immeasurable impact in Clinton County, pursuing his career after serving in the military during World War II.

He was a long-time vocational agriculture teacher at Clinton County High School in Albany, Kentucky and a cattle farmer. Futrell believed in teaching land conservation, emphasizing farming as an economically viable enterprise. For approximately 22 years, he taught cattle farming and instilled land stewardship among his students and young farmers.

In the early 1950s, his family donated the land directly to the Clinton County Hospital, where it’s currently located today . For many years, Futrell served as a board member of the local hospital, county fair, cattlemen's association and Lions Club.

Growing up during the Depression, Futrell observed his community’s financial struggles and the difficulties accessing education. Before he passed in 1991, he wanted to help more youth from his hometown access funding to pursue agriculture-related education.

Futrell loved his educational experience at UK, often sharing stories about how much it shaped his future life’s values.

“My uncle recognized that scholarships make it easier for those that have a passion for learning, but might be lacking financial resources,” Tim Futrell said. “Although he was born over 100 years ago , he certainly learned the value of agriculture education and giving back, especially during his time at the University of Kentucky and as an educator.”

Martin-Gatton CAFE offers more than 500 unique awards funding student scholarships, research, facilities and more. Support funds in improving lives and creating a sustainable future at or contacting the philanthropy office at or 859-257-7200.

Pictured below is Mr. Charles H. Futrell in his classroom at Clinton County High School, from The Clintonian, 1969.



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