Distiller announces annual scholarship for Kentucky State

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky whiskey maker has announced a $25,000 annual scholarship for Kentucky State University’s master of agriculture sciences in environmental studies program. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey says it hopes to promote diversity in the industry with the gift to the historically Black university. The scholarship is on top of a $10 million commitment that parent company Diageo North America announced earlier this year. That money is to be used to fund permanent endowments at 25 historically Black colleges and universities. Bulleit says Kentucky State received $1 million of that donation, the largest in the school’s history.