The Beatty Heritage Award was developed in 2001 to promote an interest in the heritage of Beattyville, Kentucky, its founders, and the significant events in its history.
For 2012, the amount of the award will be $500. Since its inception in 2001, winners of the Beatty Heritage Award have shared a total of over $4,500.
The award competition is open to all graduating seniors of Lee County High School who have been accepted to a college or university in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
For the 2012 award, interested students will write an essay on a topic selected by the Beatty Heritage Award sponsors. Essay details will be announced in January 2012. The essays will be judged by the sponsors or their representatives without regard to the applicant's age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or political affiliation.
The Beatty Heritage Award sponsors will notify both the winning student and Lee County High School as soon as possible following the completion of the judging.
The monetary award will be paid directly to the student's account at the college or university he or she will attend.
All essays become the property of the Beatty Heritage Award sponsors.