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Somerset-Pulaski County Rotary Awards Inaugural Somerset Community College Scholarship in Memory of Jack Ford

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Somerset-Pulaski Rotary Club President Ben Robertson (left), Diane Ford, wife of the late Jack Ford (second from left) and SCC Director of Advancement Cindy Clouse (right) are pictured with Michael Crowhurst, recipient of the inaugural Jack Ford Boy Scout Memorial Scholarship.
The Rotary Club of Somerset-Pulaski County recently funded and named a scholarship at Somerset Community College (SCC) in memory of John Jack Ford.

Ford passed away in 2011. He was a former CFO of Lifeline Home Health and worked as a CPA/controller for Somerset Food Service. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and served as a past district chairman for the Boy Scouts of America. Ford was an Eagle Scout and was named Rotarian of the Year in 2008.

The Jack Ford Boy Scout Memorial Scholarship at SCC was set up by the Rotary Club to award a $500 scholarship per semester. The scholarship recipient must be either a current or past member of the Boy Scouts Lake Cumberland District.

The first recipient of the Jack Ford Boy Scout Memorial Scholarship is Michael Crowhurst of Somerset. Crowhurst is a 2012 graduate of Somerset High School. He plans to pursue a career in engineering technology. Crowhurst was active in several clubs and organizations while in high school and was awarded Eagle Scout, Kentucky Colonel and Marine Corps League Good Citizenship Award recognitions in 2011. He is the son of Mike and Carolyn Crowhurst.

The Rotary Club of Somerset-Pulaski County was chartered in 1998. The club is actively involved in various community projects, including an International Dinner, building wheelchair ramps for individuals with disabilities, the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic, Access to Careers day at SCC, clean water projects in various countries and the global initiative to eradicate polio. The Somerset-Pulaski County Rotary Club meets Thursday mornings at 7 a.m. at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Conference Room A.