Since 1988, the Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society (BIACS) has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to college-bound, graduating high school seniors from Commonwealth of Kentucky. The BIACS Scholarship program started with a single $1000 scholarship in 1988 and has grown to 19 scholarships awarded in 2020.

Cash awards ($1000-$1500) are presented to deserving students at the Annual BIACS Awards Banquet conducted in Lexington, KY. Both merit and need-based scholarships are awarded. One scholarship is also awarded every other year to student enrolled in graduate studies (any discipline) at the University of Kentucky.

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2020 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Sydney Sun, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  2. Ashley Su, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  3. Garth Pais, Model Laboratory School
  4. Nadia Flynn, Southwestern High School
  5. Morgan McCoart, Johnson Central High School
  6. Morgan Lewis, Morgan County High School
  7. Kaleigh Oldham, Morgan County High School
  8. Destiny Turner, Southwestern High School
  9. Myra Martinez, Woodford Country High School
  10. Abraham Alhamdani, Franklin County High School
  11. Shria Holla, Model Laboratory School
  12. Mary Grace Hemmingway, Owensboro High School
  13. Sydney Bastin, Henry County High School
  14. Kacie Howard, Magoffin County High School
  15. Cameron Goble, Prestonsburg High School
  16. Reka Gal, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  17. Maxton Cantrell, Russell High School
  18. Jessica Overbay, North Laurel High School
  19. James Creech, Wolfe County High School

2019 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Kayli Bolton, South Laurel High School
  2. Gracie Thompson, Floyd Central High School
  3. Monique Williams, Glasgow High School
  4. John Brandon Fairchild, Johnson Central High School
  5. Anna Sweets, South Warren High School
  6. Anna Kimmell, Owensboro High School
  7. Freedom McMurray, Knox Central High School
  8. Robert Mathew Tackett, Paintsville High School
  9. Jaelyn Young, Boyle County High School
  10. Makaylla Moore, Johnson Central High School
  11. Chloe Istre, Portland Christian High School
  12. Eleanor Liu, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School
  13. Dubraska Ospino, Tates Creek High School
  14. Betty Ngo, duPont Manual High School
  15. Samuel Showalter, Scott County High School
  16. Makayla Sloane, Prestonsburg High School
  17. Z’Naja Talbott, Owensboro High School

2018 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Mr. Ethan Chenoweth, Barren County High School
  2. Mr. Elijah Cooper, Daviess County High School
  3. Ms. Mackenzie Florence, Henry Clay High School
  4. Ms. Taryn Fields, North Laurel High School
  5. Ms. Kasey Fields, Oak Academy
  6. Mr. Zsombor Gal, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  7. Ms. Krina Patel, Apollo High School
  8. Ms. Mahalakshmi Pattabiraman, DuPont Manual High School
  9. Ms. Johnna Preston, Floyd Central High School
  10. Ms. Rebekah Preston, Johnson Central High School
  11. Mr. Shyen Shah, Lafayette High School
  12. Ms. Madelin Shelton, Owen County High School
  13. Ms. Tejaswini Sudhakar, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  14. Ms. Claire Telfer, Henry Clay High School
  15. Mr. Angelo Ou, Madison Southern High School
  16. Ms. Lucy Dever, Lexington Catholic High School

2017 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Mr. Aaron Kirtland, Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science
  2. Mr. Kenneth Taylor Whitsell, Boyle County High School
  3. Ms. Madison Faith Smith, Belfry High School
  4. Ms. Priyanka Paul, University of Kentucky
  5. Ms. Hailey Nicole Chappell, Owen County High School
  6. Ms. McKenzie Gail Scott, Owen County High School
  7. Mr. Andre R. Faria, Paintsville High School
  8. Ms.Tress Anna Wigginton, Christian Educational Consortium
  9. Mr. Kevin Samuel Young, John Hardin High School
  10. Ms. Simran Khiani, duPont Manual High School
  11. Ms. Mary Marchaterre, Bryan Station High School
  12. Ms. Urvi A Patel, Madison Central High School
  13. Ms. Caitlyn Dixon, Bryan Station High School
  14. Ms. Autumn Chaney, Morgan County High School
  15. Ms. Leah Elizabeth McDonald, Muhlenberg County High School
  16. Ms. Ally June VanHook, Southwestern High School
  17. Mr. Justin Wayne Chance Eads, Conner high school

2016 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Ms. Sanjana Rane, duPont Manual High School
  2. Ms. Margaret Foster, North Oldham High School
  3. Mr. Eric Zhang, Paul Laurence Dunbar High school
  4. Mr. Alexander Cash Spragens, Rockcastle County High School
  5. Ms. Julia Raimondi, Mercer County Senior High School
  6. Ms. Kaylee Horn, Madison Central High School
  7. Mr. Noah Thomas Ramsey, duPont Manual High School
  8. Mr. Akshaykumar Kalose, Lafayette Senior High School
  9. Ms. Caleigh Brianne Propes, McCracken County High School
  10. Mr. Connor Douglas Krolak, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  11. Ms. Alexis Nichole Morris, Oldham County High School
  12. Ms. Juanita Marie Bowen, Harrison County High School
  13. Ms. Racheal Dakota Collins, Prestonsburg High School
  14. Mr. Stephen Zapata Ramirez, Boone County High School
  15. Ms. Kayla Marie Thomas, Russell County High School
  16. Ms. Haley Nicole Rigsby, duPont Manual High School
  17. Mr. Jared Tate Greene, Prestonsburg High School

2015 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Mr. Sahil Nair, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  2. Mr. Nathan John Vranicar, Lafayette Senior High School
  3. Ms. Sarah Jeoung, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  4. Ms. Anna Jeanne Farmer Mayo, Gatton Academy
  5. Mr. Yue Zhang, duPont Manual High School
  6. Ms. Skylar Dawn Hoskins, North Laurel High School
  7. Ms. Victoria Nicole Carter, Mercer County Senior High School
  8. Ms. Halie Rice, Montgomery County High School
  9. Mr. Gregory Dalton Hopper, Johnson Central High School
  10. Ms. Angel Thornsbury, Prestonsburg High School
  11. Mr. Alex Benjamin Tackett, South Floyd High School
  12. Ms. Jennifer Harney, Henry County High School
  13. Ms. Faith Elizabeth Haley, Christian Fellowship School
  14. Mr. Alex Christopher Simpson, Randall K. Cooper High School
  15. Mr. Rajasimha Narasimha, Henry Clay High School
  16. Ms. Siddhi Suhas Desai, University of Kentucky

2014 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Mr. Bharat Krishna Ammisetty, Pikevillle High School
  2. Ms. Jiahui Hu, DuPont Manual Magnet High School
  3. Mr. David Vaughn Pierce, Clinton County High School
  4. Ms. Hellary Yu Zhang, Dupont Manual High School
  5. Mr. Dylan Blake Baldridge, Prestonsburg High School
  6. Ms. Alexis Leigh-Ann Croft, Logan County High School
  7. Ms. Smruti Dattatraya Patil, Lafayette High School
  8. Ms. Cassandra Geneva Almasri, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  9. Ms. Joslyn Deeann Isaac, South Floyd High School
  10. Ms. Erica Lindsey Fields, Southwestern High School
  11. Ms. Tara Virginia Eling, Montgomery County High School
  12. Mr. John Tyler Henderson, Boyle County High School
  13. Ms. Lauren Michelle Eastman, Western Hill High School
  14. Mr. Zachary Austin Bailey, Prestonsburg High School
  15. Mr. Ryan James Melton, North Laurel High School
  16. Ms. Ashley Brooke Crager, Allen Central High School
  17. Ms. Mahala Amber Watts, South Lavrel High School
  18. Ms. Shelby Savannah Maldonado, Russell County High School
  19. Ms. Heather Nicole Keeton, Morgan County High School
  20. Mr. Srivenu Seelam, University of Kentucky

2013 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Leia Wedlund, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School
  2. Sravya Vishnubhatla, DuPont Manual High School
  3. Joshua L. Wood, Muhlenberg County High School
  4. Jessie Y. Li, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School
  5. Felicia K. Perkins, Owen County High School
  6. Courtney L. Wright, Casey County High School
  7. Victoria L. Potter, Paducah Tilgman High School
  8. Shelli P. Cierra Hurt, Clay County High School
  9. LaTracia S. Burchett, Betsy Layne High School
  10. Kasey J. Collins, Allen Central High School
  11. Brent A. Richey, Logan County High School
  12. Kaitlyn M. Jordan, North Hardin High School
  13. Lacy E. Walker, Christian County High School
  14. Tiffany M. Hudson, Breathitt High School
  15. Ravinder K. Garlapalli, University of Kentucky

2012 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Ivy Cheng, University of Kentucky
  2. Maria Wu, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School
  3. Nadine F. Almasari, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School
  4. Christopher Allen, DuPont Manual Youth Performing Arts School
  5. Ankush Gupta, DuPont Manual High School
  6. Tiffany M.  Hughes, South Laurel High School
  7. Gabrialla Pugh, Phelps High School
  8. Seham Aldabbagh, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School
  9. Meha A. Joshi, Henry Clay High School
  10. Swati Gutti, The Piarist School
  11. Emily L. Stromberg, Henry Clay High School
  12. Orsolya R. Heggi, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School
  13. McKenziew Young, Logan County High School
  14. Chintan M. Suthar, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School
  15. Amrita M. Srinivasan, Mason County High School 

2011 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Danielle Palmer, University of Kentucky
  2. Shray Kapoor, duPont Manual High School
  3. Savannah Tate, Russell High School
  4. Laramie James Scott, Clinton County High School
  5. Yixin Li, Ballard High School
  6. Jenna Mae Rufer, Madison Southern High School
  7. Lauren Taylor Mullins, AllenCentral High School
  8. Sydney Nicole Branam, Menifee County High School
  9. Caroline Paige Sabharwal, Sayre High School
  10. Megan Lynn Clark, Montgomery County High School
  11. Yihua Li, Ballard High School
  12. Rebecca JoAnne Knauss, Lloyd Memorial High School
  13. Austin Wade Smock, Logan County High School

2010 BIACS Scholarship Recipients
  1. Tyler W. Fitzpatrick
  2. Adam F. Knecht
  3. Martha M. Carwile
  4. Anna E. Stepp
  5. Cody G. Mccoy
  6. John Cybriwsky
  7. Casey D. Newsome
  8. Keyana Boka
  9. John Cybriwsky
  10. Dhiyanan Jayamohan
  11. Grace J. Tsai
  12. Alice L. Driver