Each year the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce awards four scholarships: 

  • One $500.00 scholarship to a Franklin County Schools graduate in memory of Matt Hester

  • One $500.00 scholarship to a Russellville City School graduate in memory of Jim Webb 

  • Two scholarships of $500.00 to a Franklin County Schools student and a Russellville City School student who graduated from the Franklin County Junior Leadership Program.

 2024 Scholarships are now closed.
*2025 Scholarship Applications will be available in January*


  • Scholarship Applications are online ONLY. Any printed or mailed applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications must be received by the deadline date.
  • Applications must be complete to be considered.
  • You must include your high school transcript with your application. 
  • Two letters of recommendation are required:
    One from a teacher in your high school and
    One from a member of your community other than a relative. 
  • You must include a one page scholarship resume with your application.

Matt Hester Scholarship Application  (Franklin County Schools)

Jim Webb Scholarship Application (Russellville City Schools)

Junior Leadership Scholarship Application

Please contact us with any questions: 
[email protected]