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Adam Hyatt Memorial Scholarship

From our inaugural meeting September 2018, Adam Hyatt supported the WJRF mission.  He loved and served his students at Franklin County High School; he loved and served children and youth in his community.  It is with great honor that we offer the WJRF Adam Hyatt Memorial Scholarship to qualified candidates in Frankfort and Franklin County, KY.

  • Applicants must be directly impacted by incarceration, including: a parent and/or family member’s current or previous incarceration. The scholarship award will be in the amount of $1000 and paid directly to the institution of higher education. Scholarships can be renewed up to three additional years, upon the review of the applicants’ academic standing and reevaluation of qualifications. 
  • The deadline for 2023 has passed.

TO APPLY: Download application, print and mail or email in. OR, fill out digital application below and mail or email essay in. All applications and supporting documents due by April 1, 2023. Email [email protected] with questions.

"This foundation has a unique and necessary mission to serve the children of the incarcerated. This mission is fueled by the passion of a man who was separated from his children,and those who seek to come alongside these families in need to break the chains of generational poverty, incarceration, and neglect."
Adam Hyatt
Former Volunteer/Supporter


Adam Hyatt was a part of Franklin County High School for over 10 years and anyone who knew Mr. Hyatt knew this; Adam was a devout Christian, loved his family, his students, and FCHS. Mr. Hyatt passed away in July 2019.

WJRF awarded our first high school graduate with a scholarship in May 2019. It is with great honor that we rename this award the Adam Hyatt Memorial Scholarship. Any graduating senior impacted by incarceration is eligible to apply. We look forward to granting this annual award in Adam’s name,a man who lived his life to serve others.


Scholarships Recipients

2019, 2020, 2021

The first recipient of the Wanda Joyce Robinson Scholarship was Tre Simmons lll. A graduate of Franklin County High School, this phenomenal young man is enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University and plays football.

2020, 2021

Abbey Wilhoite, a graduating senior from Franklin County High School. She is a Life Group Leader in the Forks Of Elkhorn youth group, an Ambassador for the Frankfort Junior Cotillion and is involved in the Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Organization as a titleholder. 

2020, 2021

Jasmine Simpson, a graduating senior from Franklin County High School, has played varsity basketball for the Flyers for four years. She has volunteered her time with Cinderella’s Closet and the soup kitchen in Frankfort. 


Jakab Hosley graduated from William Cofield High School and signed with Campbellsville University to attend their Pipe Welding program.


Hannah Stockton graduated from Franklin County High School with plans to attend Morehead and become a Veterinarian. 


Trinity Brackett graduated from Western Hills High School with a goal to get her Registered Nursing Degree, starting the Associates Program this Summer.


Taiya Hogan graduated from Franklin County High School with plans to attend Thomas More University and study Marine Biology. 

Donate to the Scholarship

Support the Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation and the students in our community by donating to the Adam Hyatt Scholarship fund. Any amount helps!