Funds from a memorial left for Bowling Green High School by a long-time employee is being used to boost student learning opportunities.
Carolyn Ulsh died in 2020 and left the high school “a significant amount of money to be used for students,” said Principal Dan Black at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Ulsh had served as a high school guidance counselor from 1964-85 and had been a Latin teacher for six years prior to that in Mt. Vernon, Black said.
She died Sept. 24, 2020.
A committee was formed to determine how best use the money, Black said.
Two scholarships have been developed for seniors going into education in the amount of $2,500 each, renewable for four years.
Last year was the first year for the scholarships, and by year four, $20,000 per year will be awarded, Black said.
“We don’t always have kids who are looking at education that early, but if we do, there is a very nice scholarship available to them,” he said.
The second area the memorial funds is being spent is on STEAM education. STEAM stands for science, technology, education, art, and math.
Black said $10,000 will be spent annually to support STEAM education at the high school.