MOREHEAD, Ky. — The Morehead State University Foundation has announced the establishment of the “Food for Thought” Scholarship, a fund to assist students at Morehead State University in affording an on-campus meal plan to encourage them to complete their education. The first recipient of the award is Janessa Broadhurst, a senior music education major with an area of concentration in vocal performance from Louisville.
The scholarship was established by Brian Gardner (93), who received his Bachelor of Arts in Government from MSU. The Louisville native went on to earn a Master of Arts in Communications from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1994 and he is currently the vice president of business development for Waites Wireless Sensor Technology in Cincinnati.
Gardner said he recalls his time living on the MSU campus as a college student and his idea in establishing the “Food for Thought” Scholarship was to give students something more tangible than tuition dollars.
“I remember being a student there. When you ate and you ate well, you appreciated it,” Gardner said. “Maybe that student will have a meal and think to themselves, wow, this is something that I earned and it was part of my scholarship package and part of the hard work that I’m doing and just a reminder to keep giving my best in school and applying myself.”
This scholarship was established as part of the Soar to New Heights Scholarship Campaign.