Strauss Troy attorney Kenneth Kinder II and his wife, Michelle, have endowed a scholarship at Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law for students from Eastern Kentucky. The Kenneth H. And Michelle R. Kinder II Endowed Scholarship for Eastern Kentucky will be awarded on the basis of high academic promise to students from any of 11 Eastern Kentucky Counties, with a preference for students interested in tax law, estate planning law, or entrepreneurship law.
Ken and his wife, who both grew up in Pikeville, Kentucky, recognize the barriers rural students can encounter when pursuing higher education. The Kinders’ goal in establishing the scholarship was to reduce the burden by providing students financial assistance and an opportunity they might not have otherwise had. “Michelle and I felt it was important to ‘pay it forward’ by donating to Chase College of Law because the education I received at Chase had a profound effect on our lives that we never dreamed possible when embarking on my law school journey,” Ken said.
Ken is a member of the Chase Board of Visitors, past president of the Chase Alumni Council, and 2010 recipient of the Chase Outstanding Alumnus of the Past Decade Award. He a shareholder with Strauss Troy, and focuses his practice on estate planning, trust and estate administration, tax law, and business transactions.