Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary and Animal Refuge provides an annual 4 year scholarship to a graduating senior of Hardin County High School.

  • The recipient must maintain enrollment in a two- or four-year degree program at an accredited college, university, or trade school.
  • Study may be in any discipline selected by the student.
  • Beginning the summer after high school graduation and for the duration of the scholarship period, the recipient must volunteer for a minimum of 100 hours each year at either Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary or at an approved animal shelter located outside Hardin County.
  • The award amount will be $2,000 per semester, renewable for eight (8) semesters, providing the recipient carries a full-time credit load and maintains an annual grade point average of at least 2.5. The recipient of the scholarship will be selected each year based on the following criteria:


  • The student will be a U. S. citizen and a resident of Hardin County, Tennessee.

Academic Record

  • The student will graduate high school with a grade point average of at least 2.5.

Financial Need

  • The student will have a demonstrated need for financial assistance.
  • The student will not receive funds from any other scholarships or awards during the school's annual awards process.

Selection Process

  • A Selection Committee will be determined each year by the Principal of Hardin County High School. The Committee will consist of two senior class teachers and one other staff member.
  • In addition, the General Manager and the Administrative Manager of Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary and Animal Refuge, will observe the selection process.

Subjective Criteria

  • All of the above criteria must be met for a student to be considered. In addition, the following items will be weighed in the final selection process: character, attendance, attitude, potential, career identification and preparation.


Will Browder - 2017 Recipient



Sarah White - 2016 Recipient



Shelby Martin - 2015 Recipient







Jessie Spears

2014 Recipient

Sarah Casteel

2013 Recipient




Dylan Bhakta

2012 Recipient

Jennifer White

2011 Recipient

Emily Franks

2010 Recipient

Kaydee Neill

2009 Recipient

Darren Griswell

2008 Recipient

Chelsi Fasking

2007 Recipient


Kristie Irvin

2006 Recipient

Brandon Young

2005 Recipient

Sarah Barnhill

2004 Recipient

Cathy Hudson

2003 Recipient

David Lee

2002 Recipient

Jonathan Adams

2001 Recipient


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