Your help requested with the cost ($$$) of the Scripps Spelling Bee

The School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky hosts the Kentucky Scripps Spelling Bee on campus each year.This year’s bee in scheduled for March 3. 

The School pays for the event fee, refreshments, trophies, and the winner and a parent’s travel and lodging for 5-6 days (also a small spending stipend) to attend the national bee in Washington D.C. 

The total cost is about $4500 annually and the School’s budget is currently extremely tight.

If you’re able to help financially to underwrite some of the cost of the Scripps Spelling Bee, please contact Denise Carl at as soon as possible. Or give her a call at 859-257-3033. She can give you more information about the Bee as well.

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