Prompted by the untimely passing of Mary Hammond, the long time executive director of the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau, our inaugural STS Marketing College Leadership Legacy Scholarship is dedicated to Mary’s memory and to her extraordinary legacy of leadership. Mary’s leadership was marked by tending to the tasks of today while always laying the groundwork for the future. So too will KTIA’s Leadership Legacy Scholarship program, in that we hope to grow it into multiple scholarships in future years in continued tribute to Mary as well as a memorial to other industry leaders. Click below for detailed information on scholarship information and a link to the 2024 application.


KTIA is underwriting the 2024 inaugural scholarship and will continue to make an investment in future years’ scholarships. Any member or partner who would like to support this initiative with a donation is invited to do so. Checks can be sent to or you can click below to donate with a credit card:

C/O Leadership Legacy Scholarship
931 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY  40601

Please note that KTIA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization, therefore and unfortunately, donations are not tax deductible. 


Contact Sarah Brock with any questions.