The Kloepfer Family Foundation, Inc. Scholars Program was founded by Richard Kloepfer, a retired businessman from Greenwood, Indiana. Mr. Kloepfer envisioned an initiative that would help students in Leslie County overcome barriers to obtaining a college education. “It is of the utmost importance that students begin thinking about their future careers at an early age. The Kloepfer Family Scholarship enables fifth graders to begin seriously considering a career path without having to be concerned about the costs of an undergraduate degree”. Kloepfer partnered with Eastern Kentucky native Steven L. Jones to transform his idea into a reality. Kloepfer and Jones collaborated to develop the Scholars Program, including applicant eligibility requirements, selection protocol and award components. A Board of Directors was seated, and the program officially rolled out in 2011
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