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Keith Hutson Memorial Scholarship

Administered by the Farmington Educational Foundation

The Keith Hutson Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Farmington High School senior who played FHS Knights football.  Keith was a 1972 graduate of Farmington High School.  During his years at FHS, he was a defensive back and wing back on the Knights football team. He went on to become a life-long fan and supporter of the Knights football program. He helped raise money for the current football field, the video boards, as well as the Walker Johns Memorial press booth.  For many years, Keith and his wife, Karen, hosted the football boys for homecoming lunch at their home after the parade and before the game. Keith, a pipefitter, became a savvy businessman and fierce negotiator who owned multiple businesses over the years.  He and Karen opened Taco Bell in Farmington and grew the franchise to 35 before selling the stores. Keith also served on the Farmington R7 School Board.  This scholarship is given by Brian and Kim Hutson and family.




  1. Applicant must be a graduating student of Farmington Senior High School.

  2. Applicant must have been a member of the FHS Knights football team one or more seasons.

  3. Applicant must have exhibited a history of hard work, diligence, and initiative and detail these attributes through letters of reference and anecdotal evidence.

  4. Applicant will be attending a two- or four-year college or university or a Missouri post- secondary vocational or technical school (private or public).




The following documents must be included with each application:


  1. A completed and signed application form.

  2. Write a 600-word type-written essay that focuses on the applicant’s life experiences and achievements, as well as the applicant’s aspirations for the future.

  3. At least two (2) but not more than four (4) written recommendations, half of which are from a Farmington High School faculty or staff member.

  4. The most recent official High School transcript.


An interview with the applicant may be requested.  Applicant will be notified if an interview is desired.   If no suitable applicant is found, the scholarship committee may choose to not present a scholarship.


Disposition of Scholarship Award Money


  1. The monetary award will either be sent directly to the scholarship winner or to the recipient’s college or vocational technical school.  This will solely be a decision of the scholarship committee.  The scholarship funds must be used for direct expenses incurred while attending either of these post-secondary institutions full time.  Any use of funds not used in this manner must be reimbursed, in full, to the Farmington Educational Foundation. Eligible expenses are tuition, books, fees, and supplies needed for class work.

  2. Prior to dispersing this money, the scholarship committee or the Executive Director must receive evidence that the student has enrolled full time.

  3. Awards will be dispersed in one lump sum prior to the fall semester of the student’s first year at college.

  4. The student is required to notify the Farmington Educational Foundation in the event the student leaves school, reduces the number of credit hours to part time, or any other non-compliance to either the intent of this scholarship program or its expressed requirements.  Student will reimburse the Farmington Educational Foundation for any funds received for the semester affected.

  5. Student, by accepting the scholarship funds, agrees to reimburse the Farmington Educational Foundation for any funds received but not used for purposes congruent with the intent and requirements of this scholarship program.

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