Jake Stover was a beloved son who passed away in 2021 at the age of sixteen in a fishing/kayaking accident. A young man who was just starting to become the man he was meant to be.
Jake had a passion for life. From a young age, he showed a great love for the outdoors and art. As he got older, it seemed he was always trying to find a way to turn these passions into a lifestyle. In his grade school years Jake excelled at sketching, painting, and photography. At the age of twelve, he turned his creative talents into his own custom sneaker and restorations business, Stovetop Customs. He created a website, social media presence, and traveled to sneaker shows to display and sell his creations on the weekends. When he wasn’t creating something, Jake often spent his time outdoors. Fishing and snow skiing were some of his favorite things to do. In high school, Jake took his love of fishing to a new level. He joined the North Oldham Bass Fishing team with hopes to carry this skill into his college career.
Jake was a junior at North Oldham High School when he passed away and would have wanted to leave behind a legacy of supporting his peers and helping them achieve their educational and career goals. Jake had an attitude and philosophy of “just one more” and he would apply it to everything he did. Just one more sight to see, just one more run down the ski slopes or just one more cast into the pond. He wanted to squeeze every second he could out of life. We are looking for students who share this same kind of determination and passion for life.
Any high school senior within the Oldham County School District in Kentucky who shares in Jake’s diversity of passions in conservation/outdoors, art, or entrepreneurship/business may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, express your creativity by submitting videos and/or pictures of your favorite outdoor experience, artwork or entrepreneurial endeavor, along with a write-up explaining why it is important to you.