After retiring from a career in business, Ken Renau turned to writing as an outlet for his wit and intelligence. He wrote an occasional feature column, "First Person", in the Courier-Journal from 1987-1998, and had articles published periodically in Louisville Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kentucky Monthly, and various health and sports magazines. Several of his published works can be read in the "Article Archive" of this website.



The Renau Foundation received a record number of entries this year, and the quality was at such a high level, the Foundation and the judges from Louisville Magazine decided that it would be appropriate to award more than just one winner in each category.  As a result, there was a tie for First in the Non-Fiction category and two Runner-Up winners in the Fiction category.  The 2014 Renau Foundation Scholarship winners are as follows:

Winner, Fiction Category ($5,000 per school year):

 “Collected Works of Prose”; Tristan Krebs,  St. Francis High School

 Winners, Non-Fiction Category ($5,000 per school year):

“Another Brother, Another Story”; Cara Jennings, DuPont Manual High School

“In Hope of Freedom”; Kinsey Morrison, St. Francis High School

Runners-Up, Fiction Category ($2,500 per school year):

“Space Girl”; Emma Morris, Atherton High School

“Without Pralines”; Canessa Dickerson, Southern High School


 Congratulations to this year’s winners!