Ky. Right to Life announces scholarship for pregnant, parenting studentsBy Tessa Redmond | KENTUCKY TODAY | Aug 24 2023
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – One of Kentucky's leading pro-life organizations is offering an avenue of support for high schoolers and college students who choose life when facing an unexpected pregnancy. On Thursday, Kentucky Right to Life unveiled the "Her Future" Pregnant & Parenting Scholarship at the Kentucky State Fair.
"Studies have shown that pregnancy and birth…are significant contributors to high school dropout rates," said Addia Wuchner, executive director of Kentucky Right to Life. "We know that one in five women in college are unmarried mothers…We know there is a need. No woman, or girls, should ever have to choose between the life of her child and her education."
Wuchner added that higher educational attainment among mothers generally leads to higher-paying jobs, more involved and supportive parenting, safer living situations and access to healthcare for their children.
"This is critical for the children of the commonwealth of Kentucky," she said.
Kentucky Right to Life's education foundation pledged a $50,000 institutional match, while phase one of the funding process has set a goal of $100,000.
Sisters for Life, a Louisville-based pro-life ministry, also offers an education scholarship to address a need they frequently hear abortion-vulnerable women articulate, and the organization's president, Angela Minter, applauded the scholarship announcement.