The Zachary Ruble Memorial Scholarship program was established by Jay and Paula Ruble in memory of their son, who passed away unexpectedly in April of 2009. An honor student at the University of Utah, Zachary had an intense passion for protecting the environment, and practiced conservation and recycling. During most of his senior year in high school, he rode his bicycle to school in an attempt to encourage others to conserve. He was an Eagle Scout, and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed rock climbing, backpacking, snow skiing, and water sports. A 2008 honors graduate of Mason County High School, Zachary maintained a 4.0 grade point average, while still finding the time to play on the school’s soccer and tennis teams, and to participate in community service projects. This scholarship was created to reward students who have demonstrated academic excellence while maintaining involvement in community projects, athletics, and extracurricular activities. Financial need is not a factor in the selection process.
-First-time applicants must be members of the current graduating class at Mason County High School, Maysville, Kentucky. -The scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years. Applicants must be under the age of 25 at the time of initial application. Scholarships are not awarded for post-graduate study. – Members of the families of the directors or staff of the Foundation, and of the original donors, are ineligible. – Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited U. S. college or university. High school students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and an ACT score of 25 or higher (or SAT of 1150 or higher.). -College students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better to retain their scholarships. Family income and other sources of financial assistance are not a consideration.