Check the paper packet outside of the Counseling Office for additional information.
STATE SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS: 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 valued 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 BCTC SCHOLARSHIPS: Contact: Christina Bowen 121 Oswald Bldg. Lex firstname.lastname@example.org 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 success. 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. Goves Scholarship Tri-State Roofing and Metal Endowed Scholarship BioTechnology Banchtel Scholarship Must be academically inclined, be a full time student, and plan to continue in a STEM major after high school Business 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. Cosmetology 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: http://bgcf.org/learn/scholarships 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 collages. 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. www.cksf.org 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. P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Graduating female, exhibit excellence in leadership, $2,500 September www.peointernational.org extracurricular activities community service & academics. ask counselor to be nominated! Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada; be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter. 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 stration 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. Davidson College Bryan Scholarships Must be nominated (ask for it); must have an outstanding $35,000 9/20/2019 www.davidson.edu/Bryan sport; are an impact player a the NCAA Division I level. annually Davidson College Bryan Scholarships Must be nominated (ask for it); must have an outstanding $30,000 9/27/2019 www.davidson.edu/Bryan sport; are an impact player a the NCAA Division I level. annually The Write Stuff Email for more details. This is a Teen Contest sharing $500 9/27/2019 email@example.com (email for more information) how cancer has touched your life in your own words http://www.gildasclublouisville.org or artwork, with your personal reflections and original insights. 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 application. Create Real Impact Scholarship Open to legal residents or DACA recipients; must be $1,500 10/5/2019 https://createrealimpact.com/contest rules/ enrolled as full time students in an accredited high school, college or trade school. Create an original work showcasing your idea for a solution or strategy to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving. Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Eligibility: High School Latino seniors who have an $3,500 10/15/2019 https://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2019/forms/welcome.php unweighted 3.0 GPA and be enrolling in an accredited Click: Youth Awards higher education institution in 2020. Be a U.S. permanent resident, citizen or qualify under the DACA Amy Lowell Poetry Travel ling Scholarship The purpose of this scholarship is to support travel $54,000 10/15/2019 www.amylowell.org abroad for American-born poets. Applicants should submit applications, curriculum vitae and poetry samples. Gilman International Scholarship Students must be recipients of a Pell Grant. They $5,000 4/15& 8/1& www.gilmanscholarship.org must be currently attending a two-year or four- 10/15/2019 college in the U.S. Recipients must study abroad for at least four weeks in any country excluding Cuba and other countries on the Travel Warning List. Business and Professional Women of KY Foundation Grant Applicants must be KY residents who are at least varies 4/15 and http://bpw-ky.org/ 18 years of age. They must be employed or planning 10/15/2019 a career in the Kentucky workforce and attending an institution of higher learning. Individuals may receive a grant no more than once every 24 months. AmericanMuscle 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. Colgate-Palmolive Make the U Scholarship This scholarship honors Latino high school seniors 1 - $15,000 10/15/2019 https://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2019/forms/welcome.php who excel in the classroom and community and for 10 -$ 3,500 their excellence in various categories including: 10 - $3,000 Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, 10 -$ 2,000 Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering. The Horatio Alger Scholarship Eligibility: full-time senior in high school with plans to up to 10/25/2019 www.scholars.horatioalger.org enter college no later than the Fall of 2020. Exhibit a $25,000 strong commitment to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the U.S. Demonstrate critical financial need; be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in over- coming adversity; hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0; be a United States citizen. 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 Coca-Cola Scholars Program Be a current high school student attending a school $20,000 10/31/2019 in the U.S. who will graduate in 2019. 150 awards https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8843/coca_cola_scholars_program_scholarship.php Davidson College John Montgomery Belk Scholarship Ask to be nominated if you have these qualifications: up to $67,794 11/1/2019 firstname.lastname@example.org superior intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability CardsDirect Future Designer Scholarship The purpose of this scholarship is to support $2,500 11/2/2019 www.cardsdirect.com/scholarship.aspx aspiring card designers. Applicants must be at least 17 years old, and accepted at any accredited post- secondary institution. Students must submit an original design for a holiday card. Elks Most Valuable Student Competition Applicants must be U.S.. Citizens, and will be judged $50,000 11/5/2019 https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm on scholarship, leadership and financial need. 500 Awards Do not have to be related to a member of the Elks. 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards This awards recognizes those students who have $1,000 and 11/5/2019 www.nassp.org/spirit distinguished themselves through community trip to D.C.. service. The students must have participated in a volunteer activity in the past year. Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. 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.
College and Career Representative Visits
The Emory University Admissions Representative has partnered with the Carnegie Center in downtown Lexington to offer an evening program on Monday, September 23rd from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. During this program, the same information will be provided as is in a traditional high school visit. to register, click the link below:
For Seniors Only!
The University of Kentucky is offering a UK Twilight Tour for students that live in Lexington and the surrounding counties. This even will take place on September 19th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.. The UK Twilight Tour will include an admissions prewentation and a 60-minute walking tour of campus.
We still encourage students to attend on of our Open House dates this fall, however, we understand that many parents want to attend a coullege tour with their child and we want to accommodate them so they don't have to take off work.
Watch this space for a registration link.
Who's Coming to See YOU at Lafayette?
Preference to Juniors and Seniors
http://LHS-CC-Coach.eventbrite.com Follow for updates!
The Eventbrite Ticket – printed or digital – will serve as your pass from class to the scheduled visit. Please put the visits you sign up for in your calendar. Most visits will occur in Room 302.
Date Time College City, ST Location Wed, Aug 28, 2019 10:15am Bluegrass Community and Technical College - Long Visit Lexington, KY Room 302 Tue, Sep 03, 2019 8:45am Midway University Midway, KY Room 302 Tue, Sep 03, 2019 9:25am University of Kentucky - Long Visit Lexington, KY Room 302 Wed, Sep 04, 2019 9:25am Berea College Berea, KY Room 302 Thu, Sep 05, 2019 9:25am Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH Room 302 Thu, Sep 05, 2019 11:00am Villanova University Villanova, PA Room 302 Thu, Sep 05, 2019 2:45pm Williams College Williamstown, MA Room 302 Fri, Sep 06, 2019 11:00am DePaul University Chicago, IL Room 302 Fri, Sep 06, 2019 2:45pm Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN Room 302 Mon, Sep 09, 2019 9:25am The George Washington University Washington, DC Room 302 Tue, Sep 10, 2019 8:45am Miami University-Oxford Oxford, OH Room 302 Tue, Sep 10, 2019 9:25am University of Louisville Louisville, KY Room 302 Tue, Sep 10, 2019 10:15am University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL Room 302 Tue, Sep 10, 2019 11:00am The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL Room 302 Thu, Sep 12, 2019 8:45am Transylvania University Lexington, KY Room 302 Thu, Sep 12, 2019 9:25am Georgetown College Georgetown, KY Room 302 Thu, Sep 12, 2019 2:45pm Northeastern University Boston, MA Room 302 Thu, Sep 12, 2019 10:45am Kenyon College Gambier, OH Room 302 Fri, Sep 13, 2019 9:25am Oberlin College Oberlin, OH Room 302 Fri, Sep 13, 2019 11:00am Sewanee-The University of the South Sewanee, TN Room 302 Mon, Sep 16, 2019 8:45am Watkins College of Art Design & Film Nashville, TN Room 302 Wed, Sep 18, 2019 9:25am Sullivan University Louisville, KY Room 302 Wed, Sep 18, 2019 2:45pm Xavier University Cincinnati, OH Room 302 Mon, Sep 23, 2019 8:45am Millikin University Decatur, IL Room 302 Mon, Sep 23, 2019 9:25am The College of Wooster Wooster, OH Room 302 Mon, Sep 23, 2019 10:15am High Point University High Point, NC Room 302 Wed, Sep 25, 2019 10:15am Yale University New Haven, CT Room 302 Wed, Sep 25, 2019 11:00am Saint Mary's College Notre Dame, IN Room 302 Thu, Sep 26, 2019 8:45am Northern Kentucky University - Long Visit Highland Heights, KY Room 302 Thu, Sep 26, 2019 9:25am Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY Room 302 Thu, Sep 26, 2019 10:15am University of South Carolina Columbia, SC Room 302 Mon, Sep 30, 2019 8:45am Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, IN TBD Mon, Sep 30, 2019 8:45am Bellarmine University Louisville, KY TBD Mon, Sep 30, 2019 8:45am Hanover College Hanover, IN TBD Mon, Sep 30, 2019 9:25am Rhodes College - Memphis Memphis, TN TBD Mon, Sep 30, 2019 11:00am Wofford College Spartanburg, SC TBD Mon, Sep 30, 2019 2:00pm University of Georgia Athens, GA TBD Mon, Sep 30, 2019 2:00pm Mount St. Joseph University Cincinnati, OH TBD Mon, Sep 30, 2019 2:00pm Furman University Greenville, SC TBD Mon, Sep 30, 2019 2:45pm Ohio University Main Campus Athens, OH TBD Mon, Sep 30, 2019 2:45pm University of Dayton Dayton, OH TBD Mon, Sep 30, 2019 2:45pm Ohio Dominican University Columbus, OH TBD Tue, Oct 01, 2019 8:45am The Juilliard School New York, NY TBD Tue, Oct 01, 2019 9:25am Butler University Indianapolis, IN TBD Tue, Oct 01, 2019 9:25am University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA TBD Tue, Oct 01, 2019 9:25am Otterbein University Westerville, OH TBD Tue, Oct 01, 2019 10:15am Belmont University Nashville, TN TBD Tue, Oct 01, 2019 10:15am College of Charleston Charleston, SC TBD Tue, Oct 01, 2019 10:15am Amherst College Amherst, MA TBD Tue, Oct 01, 2019 11:00am Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN TBD Tue, Oct 01, 2019 11:00am Wittenberg University Springfield, OH TBD Tue, Oct 01, 2019 11:00am University of Evansville Evansville, IN TBD Wed, Oct 02, 2019 8:45am The University of Chicago Chicago, IL TBD Wed, Oct 02, 2019 8:45am Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN TBD Wed, Oct 02, 2019 8:45am Samford University Birmingham, AL TBD Wed, Oct 02, 2019 9:25am Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, FL TBD Wed, Oct 02, 2019 9:25am University of Southern California - Long Visit Los Angeles, CA TBD Mon, Oct 07, 2019 9:25am Morehead State University Morehead, KY Room 302 Mon, Oct 07, 2019 10:15am Washington University in St. Louis Saint Louis, MO Room 302 Mon, Oct 07, 2019 2:00pm Tufts University Medford, MA Room 302 Tue, Oct 08, 2019 9:25am Lipscomb University Nashville, TN Room 302 Tue, Oct 08, 2019 2:45pm Anderson University Anderson, SC Room 302 Wed, Oct 09, 2019 10:15am Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN Room 302 Thu, Oct 10, 2019 8:45am Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL Room 302 Tue, Oct 15, 2019 8:45am Earlham College Richmond, IN Room 302 Tue, Oct 15, 2019 11:00am Centre College Danville, KY Room 302 Wed, Oct 16, 2019 8:45am New York University New York, NY Room 302 Wed, Oct 16, 2019 10:15am Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO Room 302 Thu, Oct 17, 2019 8:45am Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Room 302 Fri, Oct 18, 2019 2:00pm Spalding University Louisville, KY Room 302 Tue, Oct 22, 2019 11:00am Murray State University Murray, KY Room 302 Wed, Oct 23, 2019 2:00pm DePauw University Greencastle, IN Room 302 Thu, Oct 24, 2019 8:45am University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Room 302 Fri, Oct 25, 2019 8:45am Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH Room 302 Mon, Oct 28, 2019 8:45am University of Richmond Richmond, VA Room 302 Mon, Oct 28, 2019 10:15am Centre College Danville, KY Room 302 Wed, Oct 30, 2019 8:45am University of Kentucky - Long Visit Lexington, KY Room 302 Wed, Oct 30, 2019 10:15am Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC Room 302 Wed, Oct 30, 2019 11:00am University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville, NC Room 302 Thu, Nov 21, 2019 10:15am West Virginia State University Institute, WV Room 302