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Posted: Monday, 23 September 2013 11:40AM

Scholarships For Students Impacted By Drug Abuse



Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, along with the Prosecutors Advisory Council, the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, and the parents of two young overdose victims, Monday announced that two $1500 scholarships will be offered this school year to graduating high school students whose lives have been impacted by prescription drug abuse.

The scholarships are in memory of 19-year old Sarah Shay and 24-year old Michael Donta. Shay, of Morehead, died of a prescription drug overdose in 2006. Donta, of Ashland, lost his battle with prescription painkiller abuse in 2010. Sarah and Michael’s parents, Dr. Karen Shay and Mike Donta, now travel with General Conway across the state as part of his Keep Kentucky Kids Safe initiative to warn middle and high school students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

The Sarah Shay and Michael Donta Memorial Scholarships were created this year to help Kentucky students who have excelled in their personal and academic lives despite seeing firsthand the devastating consequences of prescription drug abuse. These students have embraced a positive lifestyle and brighter future for themselves and their families.

One “Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship” and one “Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship” will be awarded each year to a graduating high school female and male, who meet the scholarship criteria, to put toward postsecondary education expenses. In addition to receiving funding from NADDI, the scholarships were made possible through donations from Michael and Sarah’s families.

Completed scholarship applications must be submitted by January 15, 2014. Recipients will be announced by the Office of the Attorney General, in conjunction with PAC and NADDI, in May of 2014. Scholarship applications and eligibility requirements are available at http://ag.ky.gov/rxabuse.

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