University of Kentucky   www.uky.edu  You must apply for all scholarships!    
    Berea College      www.berea.edu/admissions Upon acceptance, you receive a 4-year tuition scholarship!    
    Northern KY University                                                 www.scholarships.nku.edu Must complete the freshman scholarship application if  the scholarship is coming from the Office of Student Financial Aid. All other scholarships must be applied through their specific office.     
    Morehead State University    www.moreheadstate.edu     No separate application necessary! Just apply for admission. EXCEPTION:  The Diversity Opportunity Scholarship and Black Achievers Scholarship application is separate and must be applied for! The scholarship is val7ued at full tuition for first-time freshman or as a transfer student with less than 24 total semester hours.  December 1st for Diversity Scholarships  
    Murray State University  www.murraystate.edu Must apply separately for scholarships! Check     
      the website!    
    Western KY University  www.wku.edu Application for admission serves as application for academic/merit awards. Targeted awards have separate applications found on the website.    
    University of Louisville  www.louisville.edu No separate scholarship application is required for academic rewards!!!     
    Eastern KY University  www.eku.edu Merit scholarships are automatic with the admission application. Special scholarships do require separate applications found on the website.     
    KY State University  www.kysu.edu No separate application for scholarships! Just apply for admission     
    University of Pikeville  www.upike.edu With the exception of the Osteopathic Medical School, no separate application for scholarships! Just apply for admission!    
    Tips for filling out a scholarship applications:      
    Make sure you are qualified for the scholarship      
    This may seem obvious, be it bears mentioning. You may have friends that are applying for this scholarship or that one, but don't feel 
    like you need to jump on the bandwagon. Whether you're attending a specific university, plan to study a particular subject, or have an 
    affinity for a unique hobby, there's more than likely a scholarship out there tailored to your unique qualifications.  
    Read the directions carefully      
    Believe it or not, many scholarship applications are immediately discarded because the applicant failed to follow directions. Don't let 
    this happen to you! Once you've located a scholarship you feel confident you can win, read the directions and reread them. Whether 
    the scholarship requires you write an essay, fill out a form, or a combination of both, make sure you completely understand what the 
    institution awarding the scholarship is asking of you and follow those instructions explicitly.    
    Develop a plan of attack      
    Before you even begin filling out the scholarship application or writing the required essay, make sure you have a good sense of exactly 
    how you wish to proceed. Make note of any personal strengths and accomplishments you wish to emphasize. If you're having difficulty 
    with this portion, ask a trusted teacher or friend what they think you should highlight. Laying out everything you wish to cover in 
    outline form will help you to avoid mistakes on the application.    
    Don’t be afraid to let yourself shine      
    On scholarship applications, you want to be honest, but avoid being too modest. If you feel that you have contributed a great deal to 
    your community, for example, let the organization awarding the scholarship know and pinpoint specific examples that support your 
    opinion. While you want your confidence to shine through, you don't want to come off as too cocky either. For example, if they ask you 
    about your weaknesses, don't say that you don't have any. Instead pick a weakness you have and turn it into a positive. For example, 
    if you are shy, let them know that you're making an effort to become more social by participating more in community events. 
    Have someone else review your application      
    Whether it's a teacher, a parent, or a good friend whose writing skills you trust, always have at least one other person read your 
    application documents before sending them in for consideration. You could read your own application five times and fail to notice tiny 
    errors that may well stand out and count against you when the organization awarding the scholarship reviews your application. Your 
    chosen application reviewer may also suggest information you overlooked that you can add to your application.   
    Practice makes perfect      
    Your application is now ready to be mailed. Is it time to relax yet? Not so fast! Why cool your heels waiting for a response when there
     are many other scholarships for which you can apply? You’ve already knocked out your first application, which is undoubtedly the
     most difficult. You're on a roll now. Keep applying! You can always use more free money for college.     
    taken from: www.collegeexpress.com/articles      
    Contact: Christina Bowen 121 Oswald Bldg. Lex      
    Commonwealth Scholarship Must be a current-year high school graduate who    3/1/2020
      finished in the top quartile of graduating class.    
    Herron-Rodgers Family Scholarship Must be enrolled full-time at the time of award and have   
      at least a 2.5 GPA    
    KCTCS Presidential Scholarship Preference given to a Kentucky resident who is     
      enrolled for at least 6 credit hours.    
    PNC Bank Endowed Scholarship Must demonstrate ability to do college work or     
      maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial  
      need.  Renewable    
    John T. Smith Scholarship Must be a minority student, attend at least 1 academic  
      year at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, plan to     
      attend a 4-year school and demonstrate financial need.  
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Scholarship Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program in the   
      automotive field, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate  
      financial need.     
    Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Scholarship Must be a full time student in pursuit of an associate's $2,500 3/1/2020
      degree; be a single working parent with at least 1 child renewable  
      under the age of 12; and demonstrate financial need,  
      enthusiasm for learning and potential for academic    
    Workforce Development/Transfer Scholarship Must plan to earn an associate's degree at KCTCS and/  
      or transfer to an accredited KY public or independent  
      public 4-year institution. A first-year student's     
      scholarship will be renewed for a second year if in     
      good standing.      
    Architectural Technology      
     Architectural Technology Alumni Endowed Scholarship      
     Buford R. Burchfield Scholarship      
    Construction Specifications Institute, Bluegrass Chapter Endowed Scholarship;    
    John R. Gove's Scholarship      
    Tri-State Roofing and Metal Endowed Scholarship      
    Banchtel Scholarship Must be academically inclined, be a full time student,   
      and plan to continue in a STEM major after high school  
    Todd Louis Musgrave Scholarship Must be a business major or have a concentration in    
      retail or marketing and possess a strong spirit and     
      willingness to help others. Preference given to a non-  
      traditional student with past personal and academic    
      struggles. Renewable.     
    Katherine Warner Scholarship Must be a cosmetology student and demonstrate     
      spirit, confidence, drive, effort, humor, honesty, and   
      tenacity. Renewable.    
    Electrical Technology      
    Electrical technology Scholarship Must be enrolled full time in the electrical technology  
      program. Renewable for a second year if the student  
      is in good standing.     
    Fine Arts/Education      
    Ferzacca Scholarship Must be a fine arts or education major, have performed  
      community service to benefit those in poverty,     
      demonstrate financial need, have at least a 3.0 GPA and   
      be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours. Renewable.     
    Health Sciences      
    Baptist Health Hospital Endowed Scholarship      
    Dr. L.R. Bean Radiology Scholarship      
    Kim Knight Endowed Scholarship      
    LCC Nursing Endowment Challenge Match Scholarship      
    Office Systems Technology      
    Elizabeth W. Page Scholarship Must be pursuing an associate of applied science    
      degree in office administration    
    BCTC Aspire Scholars Program Must be an African American/Black High School senior;  
    https://legacy.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/forms/transfer_center/aspire/ plan to attend BCTC as a first-year student in the Fall  
      of 2018 pursuing a an Associates degree in Arts, Science  
      or Applied Science; a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher   
      with extracurricular involvement in athletics,     
      community and/or student government OR have a 3.0  
      GPA without extracurricular activities.    
      Must complete the FAFSA to be considered. Priority will  
      be given to PEARL Academy and TIES participants and   
      loan only recipients.    
    More Scholarship Resources:      
    The Ultimate Scholarship Book      
    Check it out at your local public library.       
    Bluegrass Community Foundation Scholarship      
    Application are now online. A list of all available scholarships can be accessed by going to:    
    Bonner Scholars Program Students must complete annual service requirements Varies Varies
    www.bonner.org as stipulated by the organization. Awards are geared   
      toward students demonstrating significant financial    
      need.  Scholarship recipients are named Bonner Scholars  
      This scholarship is for students planning to attend one of  
      the 75 participating colleges.     
    Bright! Tax Global Scholar Initiative A U.S. citizen and will be studying abroad for at least 2 - $1,000 rolling  
    www.brighttax.com/scholarships.html one full semester; minimum GPA of 3.9; selection is  deadlines
      based on academic and extracurricular achievement,   
      community involvement, future ambitions and financial  
      need. Scholarship is awarded on an ongoing basis    
      with no deadlines.     
    CKSF Scholarships Applicants must register online with CKSF and  $250 - $2,500 Monthly
    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation complete quizzes on various topics.     
    Kids' Chance of Kentucky For students who have been affected by a parent   rolling 
    http://www.kidschanceky.org/apply or guardian's injury or death. This foundation ]    
      provides scholarships to children of KY workers who    
      have been hit with this type of tragedy. It is good    
      for 4-year or 2-year technical school.    
    Exemption from Tuition Fees for Dependents of  Applicants must be children, stepchildren, adopted Full Tuition Varies
    Kentucky Veterans.  children, spouses or unremarried widows or    
    https://veterans.ky.gov/benefits/pages/education.aspx widowers of qualifying Kentucky veterans. The     
      veteran must have died on active duty or as a     
      result of a service-connected disability, be 100%    
      disabled from service, be totally disabled with     
      wartime service or be deceased and have served    
      during wartime.     
    Golden Door Scholars For undocumented high school students or recent full tuition Open in 
    www.goldendoorscholars.org/application/open graduates; interest in the STEM fields and demon- room, board September
      station of strong leadership skills. for 4 years  
    Work Ready KY Scholarship Program Eligibility: This is for Kentuckians who have not yet  apply quickly Upon
    www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/work_ready?main=1 earned an associate's degree afford an industry-   application
      recognized certificate or diploma. Approved    to KCTCS
      programs of study include: Health care, advanced    
      manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business    
      services/IT, and construction.    
    Council on International Educational Exchange  Applicants must plant to participate in a CIEE study $4,000 10/1/2019
    CIEE Scholarships abroad program. Financial need is strongly considered & 3/1/2019
    www.ciee.org along with other materials from the study abroad    
    American Muscle Student Scholarship Program Planning to attend a college or post secondary  $2,000 10/15/2019
    www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships institution pursuing an automotive degree or  4 Awards 6/15/2020
      related field of study.     
    Kids Chance of KY Scholarship Must be a child who had a parent seriously,  up to $1,500 10/30/2019
    www.kidschanceky.org catastrophically or fatally injured in an employ- per semester 4/15/2020
      ment-related accident and who is between 16 &     
      25 years old. The financial impact of the parent's     
      injury or death will be a major consideration    
    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Current High School seniors are eligible for this  up to  11/13/2019
    https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships scholarship; up to $40,000 per year to complete $40,000  
      your Bachelor's degree, opportunities for internships, per year  
      study abroad, and graduate school.    
    Botts Foundation Inc. They are looking for motivated individuals who are  3 available 12/1/2019
    applications in the counseling office interested in Beauty School or Barber School.     
      Please attach to the application, a 250 word     
      essay describing why you should be chosen to     
      receive assistance.    
    Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composter Awards Applicants must be under the age of 30 and U.S.  Amount  12/1/2019
    https://www.ascapfoundation.org/programs-and-grants citizens or permanent residents. They must submit varies  
      one original composition including a score and     
      performance if possible.     
    Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers high school senior pursuing a career in teaching $2,000 12/1/2019
    www.studentscholarships.org physics in high school. 5 awards  
    National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholarship senior in high school with intentions in pursing a  $10,000 12/2/2019
    https://www.scaceclub.org career in the STEM field, with a preference for those 1 award  
      with space-related interests.     
    The League of Women Voters of Lexington This contest is open to students in grades 9-12  $250, $150 12/6/2019
    www.lwvlexington.com attending any Fayette County School. Essays are to  $100  
    email entries to : be printed double-spaced, using no smaller than 12    
    Judy Johnson at Lexington.lwvessaycontest@gmail.com point font, and should be minimum three pages     
      excluding the title page. Essays should be research-    
    applications in the counseling office based, thoughtful, organized writings.     
      Special Recognition for ESL Writing: $100    
    LEDA - Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America Must be a Junior and a U.S. Citizen, permanent Up to and  12/11/2019
    https://www.tfaforms.com/4754709 resident, or DACA; total family income of less than including   
      $90,000/year; minimum unweighted GPA of 3.6; tuition/room  
      Taking advanced courses such as honors, AP, IB,  and board  
      Dual Credit, etc.; be involved in the community and/  
      or school; desire to be a leader.     
    AXA Achievement Scholarships Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident living or  $25,000 12/14/2019
      claiming residency in one of the 50 states; be a high 52 Awards  
      school senior who plans to enroll full time in an     
      accredited 2-year or 4-year college.     
    Burger King Scholars Program Must be an employee or child of an employee to  $1,000 -  12/15/2019
    www.bkmclamorefoundation.org  apply. Recipients are selected based on GPA, work experience, $50,000  
      experience, community service and extracurricular    
    (scroll to bottom of page) activities    
    ACT Student Champion Award Eligibility: A senior who has overcome challenges and  $15,000 10/30/2019
    academy.act.org can articulate education and career actions; must have   12/18/2019
      a composite ACT of 22 or a 3.0 GPA or greater;    2/12/2020
      preference given to underrepresented and/or first   4/8/2020
      generation college students.   6/17/2020
    Easton/NFAA Scholarship Program Eligibility: High school applicants must be applying to be  $5,000 12/31/2019
    National Field Archery Association full time student at a two or four year college/ 5 Awards  
      university or a technical training college.     
    CrossLites Scholarship Eligibility: write a reflective essay (400 - 600  $3,800 12/31/2019
    www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12561/ words); applicants compete with students at their 27 awards  
      level. Please use the website to the left to find     
      the application.    
    The Coolidge - A Scholarship for America The primary criterion of the Coolidge Scholarship is Full ride + 1/16/2020
    Coolidgescholars.org academic excellence. Scholars must possess a  expenses  
      distinguished academic record. More info in the  finalists =  
      counseling office. $5,000  
    2020 Profile in Courage Essay Contest Write an original and creative essay that 1-$10,000 1/17/2020
    www.JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest demonstrates an understanding of political  1-$3,000  
      courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles 5-$1,000  
      in Courage. Read the instructions on the website    
      carefully as to the requirements.  U.S. high school    
      students in grades 9-12 are eligible. All students    
      must register online and essays preferably will    
      be submitted online.     
    The Dream.US TheDream.us is the nation's largest college access    
    www.thedream.us/scholarships/ and success program for immigrant youth with     
      DACA or TPS status, or that meet TheDream.US    
      immigration eligibility criteria. It opened its new     
      round of scholarship applications for the 2020-21    
      academic year on November 1, 2019. TheDream.US    
      has provided more than 6,000 scholarships to     
      to students who are attending one of its more than    
      75 partner colleges and universities in 15 states.    
    Opportunity Scholarship The Opportunity Scholarship Is for first-time up to $80,000 1/30/2020
      college students.    
    National Scholarship The National Scholarship is for high school or up to $30,000 2/27/2020
      first-time college students and community college    
    The Jackie Robinson Foundation The Jackie Robinson Foundation offers promising    2/1/2020
    www.jackierobinson.org/apply/ minority students not only a generous four-year    
      grant to assist with the costs of attending college,     
      but also a full support network of fellow scholars,     
      alumni, and professional mentors to help them    
      excel in school and beyond.    


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