Langston Legacy Scholarship Application

In 2020, the LEAD Board established a scholarship in honor of Chairman Michael Young. Michael was an alumni of the last graduating class of Langston High School.  Michael loved history but was particularly passionate about collecting and sharing knowledge of local history and the stories of our community and all its people.  His passion for Langston High School’s sense of community and its inspiring charge to its students, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” fueled his seemingly endless energy for preserving Langston artifacts, stories, and the structure itself.

LEAD is expanding the name of the scholarship, to not only continue to honor Michael’s love for his high school, but to recognize the entire Langston community.  The Langston Legacy Scholarship honors any Langston student, faculty, staff or community member in perpetuity.

This annual scholarship will grant five $1000 scholarships to encourage young scholars to ignite their education with a passion for life-long learning, but also to emulate Michael Young’s legacy, along with other Langston personnel, of using education to serve and impact their community.

Applying for the Langston Legacy Scholarship at Langston Legacy Scholarship.

Application Specifications:

Application deadline is Sunday, March 10, 2024, Midnight.

Scholarship Award will be announced on Wednesday, May 1.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements: 

The Langston Legacy Scholarship will be offered annually to a high school senior who has been accepted for full-time enrollment in an accredited college, university, trade school, or seminary.

Applicants for trade school must submit the application prior to the entry trimester/semester. Applicants for trade school scholarships must be Washington County residents 17 years of age or older.

  • Must be a 2024 graduate of one of the following schools: Daniel Boone High School, David Crockett High School, Providence Academy, Science Hill High School, or University School
  • Must enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year University, 2-year College, trade school or seminary.
  • Demonstrates outstanding extracurricular involvement and volunteer commitment to the Johnson City/Washington County community.
  • Has a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 or higher.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Academic Record
  • Service to School, Church, and/or Broader Community
  • Finalists must attend a virtual interview by Zoom

Required Online Application and Short Essay Questions –

  • Submit a fully completed online application using the following URL link:
  • Answer the two short essay questions online, as below, in 300 words or less:
  1. If you could change anything about your community, what would it be, how would you be a positive catalyst to change, and what other groups or community members could you bring to a team to work in partnership with you?
  2. How will this scholarship benefit your ability to attend college?

 Scholarship Award Details:

  • Five (5) $ 1,000 scholarships will be awarded; $500 – fall semester, $ 500 – spring semester.
  • The LEAD Scholarship Committee will contact award recipients with specific terms of the award and awards will be presented at the Langston Centre.
  • The LEAD Board will send the Langston Legacy Scholarship fund check in the name of the awardee to the financial aid office of the recipient’s college, university, or seminary.
  • Winners will be assigned a LEAD mentor(s) during the first year of college.
  • Winners will be required to submit an essay/letter by May 1st, 2025, about their first-year college experience and how they engaged with the LEAD mentor, the Langston Centre, and their community during the year.

 Scholarship application questions or requests for information, Contact us HERE.