Paul Goodpaster (89, left), executive vice president and chief operating officer for The Citizens Bank in Morehead, and Ryan Neff (right), vice president of The Citizens Bank, present The Citizens Bank Scholarship to Justin Davis (center), an incoming freshman business major from Morehead.
Paul Goodpaster (89, left), executive vice president and chief operating officer for The Citizens Bank in Morehead, and Ryan Neff (right), vice president of The Citizens Bank, present The Citizens Bank Scholarship to Justin Davis (center), an incoming freshman business major from Morehead.

The Morehead State University Foundation has announced the recipient of The Citizens Bank Scholarship, a fund to benefit students at Morehead State University pursuing degrees in business for the 2019-20 academic year. The student receiving the award is Justin Davis, a freshman majoring in business with an emphasis in marketing from Morehead.   

Davis has worked for his family’s recycling business, Steve and Sons’ Recycling in Salt Lick, since he was in the sixth grade and has assisted with the business’s bookkeeping while attending Rowan County Senior High School. He said he intends to graduate and help run the business after college and is grateful for the extra financial help this scholarship provides.  

“Receiving this scholarship makes a big difference,” Davis said. “I am very thankful for the Citizens Bank’s support of my education.”  

The Citizens Bank Scholarship was established in July 2018 and is available to incoming freshman from Rowan, Morgan or Bath counties majoring in business with preference given to students focusing on finance or marketing. The scholarship is renewable annually if the student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major.   

“We don’t see a lot of young folks today thinking about business or the area of finance,” said Paul Goodpaster (89), executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Citizens Bank and former chair of the MSU Board of Regents. “We feel an obligation because obviously, that’s what we do here, and we like to be a good corporate citizen and partner. That’s one way we thought we could have a positive impact to our communities, not just to the Morehead community but to the other communities we serve as well.”   

This scholarship was established as part of the Soar to New Heights Scholarship Campaign.  

For more information on this scholarship, or to establish your own, contact MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033, email giving@moreheadstate.edu, or visit alumni.moreheadstate.edu/give to make a contribution today.