about our fund
The Margretta Nash Scholarship Fund
Margretta Nash was born and raised in Smoketown Area of Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from Central High School in 1949. During her 12 years of education she had perfect attendance.
Although she didn’t receive any post-secondary education, she was a strong advocate for education. Because of her encouragement, she had two daughters and four grandchildren graduate from college. She was an entrepreneur who was a self-taught seamstress who specialized in design and alterations. Additionally she was a well-known caterer and excellent cake baker, known for her Italian Cream Cakes.
Most importantly she was a “people person” with friends representing all walks of life and never passed up an opportunity to assist others. Her spirit of entrepreneurship. thoughtfulness and consideration of others prompted the effort to establish this scholarship fund bearing name.
The Margretta Nash Scholarship Fund has annually provided financial support to young African American women; as they transition from high school to college. The Scholarship focuses on women pursuing STEAM-related careers fields. We are always seeking both donations to our organization and applications from students who fit our criteria.
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