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 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 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. Gove's 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 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. 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. 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 application. 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.email@example.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. https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9591/axa_achievement_scholarship_scholarship.php 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. https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12654/easton_nfaa_scholarship_program_scholarship.php 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 graduates. 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.
The College Project is hosting a FREE College Planning Workshop at Bronte's Bistro in Joseph Beth Booksellers on Wednesday, December 4th from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.
Topics of discussion:
The college admissions/financial aid process
What selective colleges are looking for in candidates
Tackling the ever-increasing tuition costs
Timeline - what your student should be doing and when