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    Tips for filling out scholarship applications:

    Make sure you are qualified for the scholarship

    This may seem obvious, but 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: Collegexpress articles and advice

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    Updated 02/03/2023

     

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  • Big Future Scholarships

         Deadlines: Various Dates/Monthly Awards

    Awards: $500 to 40,000

    Earn entries in monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships by completing steps to plan for college. The sooner you start and the more steps you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. Every month, BigFuture selects two $40,000 winners and hundreds of $500 winners who complete one or more steps.

    Visit https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships to begin your entry.

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  • Bold.org

    https://bold.org/scholarships/easy-scholarships-list/

    Awards vary

    Deadlines - monthly

    Bold.org is a student scholarship platform introducing 22 new easy scholarships, totalling $66,000 in funding. These scholarships are brand new, no-essay, and have application deadlines every month. High school students at any grade level or GPA are eligible to apply. The awards will be applied directly to their college tuition.

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  • Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship

        Applications Open by December 14, 2022

    Award: $20,000

    Foot Locker is awarding $20,000 to 20 student athletes. They want to celebrate YOU–not just because you scored the game-winning point–but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community.

    This year we’re considering applicants who plan to attend a four-year school for an undergraduate degree or two-year or four-year community college.

    Visit https://www.footlockerscholarathletes.com/ for more information.

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  • UK College of Arts & Science:  S-STEM Program Scholarship

    Award:  up to $10,000

    Apply at https://forms.as.uky.edu/s-stem-application

    Eligibility Criteria:

    To be eligible for the S-STEM scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

    • be enrolled at least half-time as an incoming first-year Biology or Neuroscience major at the University of Kentucky
    • be low-income, defined as those whose family incomes fall below 125% of federally established poverty levels
    • have at least $4000 of unmet financial need after other sources of aid are applied
    • demonstrate academic potential as defined by an unweighted high school GPA of ≥ 3.65
      OR an unweighted high school GPA of ≥ 3.3 and completion of precalculus or calculus
    • complete the scholarship application
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  • UNCF Scholarships

    Deadline:  Deadlines Vary

    https://scholarships.uncf.org/

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  • Women in Cybersecurity Scholarships

    Find many scholarship opportunities for women pursuing degrees in cybersecurity here:  https://www.wicys.org/resources/scholarship-opportunities/.

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  • Kids' Chance of Kentucky

    Deadlines: April 15 and October 30

    Apply at http://www.kidschanceky.org/apply/

    Full Tuition

    For students who have been affected by a parent 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.

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  • McDonald's HACER Scholarship Program

         Deadline: February 6, 2023

    Award: $5,000-$100,000

    The McDonald's HACER National Scholarship Program will offer scholarships to up to 30 outstanding Hispanic students from all over the country. Funds are aimed to help recipients finance their college tuition, and there are three tiers. Tier 1 recipients will be awarded up to $100,000. Tier 2 recipients will receive $20,000 or $10,000 and Tier 3 recipients will receive $5,000. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, personal statement and financial need. 

    Visit https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html for more information or to apply.

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  • Independence Bank Scholarship

         Deadline:  February 13, 2023

    Award: Varies

    Applicants must:

    • be a high school senior 
    • lives or attends school in one of the following counties: Calloway, Daviess, Fayette, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, Logan, McCracken, McLean, Shelby, Warren, Webster 
    • homeschooled students are eligible to apply

    Applicants are judged based on a submitted essay, high school grades, ACT scores, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and personal interviews.

    Visit www.1776bank.com/scholarships for more information or to apply.

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  • Venus Morris Griffin Scholarship

         Deadline: February 15, 2023

    Award:  $10,000

    For more information, please visit https://vmgfoundation.org/.

    • You MUST be a High School Senior in the United States
    • You MUST have a biological parent that is currently incarcerated
    • Students that are adopted and in foster care that meet all terms and conditions are encouraged to apply
    • You MUST prove acceptance into either an institution of higher learning or a trades program, by March 2023 – Payment shall be made directly to the institution 
    • You MUST show proof of acceptance to attend college  in the next one year and also provide an invoice issued by the institution
    • Only one (1) entry letter is allowed per person/household explaining how having an incarcerated parent has impacted your life
    • All scholarship money MUST be used on tuition ONLY and within the first or second year of high school graduation
    • Winners will be notified by email, posted on vmgfoundation.org and announced in March 2023.

     

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  • Gordon A. Rich Scholarship

         Deadline: February 16, 2023

    Award:  $50,000

    College scholarship money is available to offspring of those working in the financial services industry. Each GAR scholarship is worth up to $50,000 (approx. $12,500 per year) awarded to bright, hardworking high school seniors who have a financial need.

    Requirements and Selection Process
    1. Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application).
    2. Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
    3. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
    4. Students must demonstrate financial need.
    5. Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.

    For more information or to apply, visit http://www.gordonrich.org/html/index.html 

    Any questions please email info@gordonrich.org.

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  • Bluegrass Orthopaedic Scholarships

         Deadline:  February 24, 2023

    Award: $500-2,500

    Bluegrass Orthopaedics is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual BGO Night of Champions.  This event will be held on Tuesday May 2nd, 2023 at the Marriott – Griffin Gate beginning at 6:00PM.  The evening is a celebratory event for those individuals not always recognized with awards or accolades. 

    The BGO Champion Award will be given to two very deserving high school student-athletes from the central Kentucky area - one male and one female. This award is unique as it honors student-athletes at the high school level who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or injury, and returned and excelled beyond expectations in their respective sport(s). The award is accompanied with a $2,500 scholarship per individual.

    The BGO Achievement Awards are given to central Kentucky high school student-athletes who have distinguished themselves in the classroom, in their community, on the playing field/court, and have been high achievers in every aspect of their life.  High schools from the central Kentucky will have the opportunity to nominate student-athletes for this award.  The award is accompanied with a $500 scholarship per individual.

    To apply, visit https://www.bluegrassortho.com/night-of-champions.

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  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority - Bertie J. Harris Scholarship

         Deadline: February 27, 2023

    Award:  $500

    Application Qualifications:

    • Must be a graduating senior from a Fayette County Public High School
    • Must be an African-American female planning to attend a four-year college/university
    • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative unweighted G.P.A. (must provide official transcript)

    Application Requirements & Qualifications:

    • Be able to document college/university acceptance for 2023-2024 academic school year
    • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or community leader
    • Zoom interview
    • Current photograph (headshot) of the applicant wearing professional attire
    • Write a 1- 2-page essay (12 point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced) on the following:
      • What are your educational and professional goals?
      • How will the scholarship help you achieve these goals? 
      • Why should you be selected to receive the scholarship?
      • How will this scholarship benefit you financially?

    Apply at https://bit.ly/scholarshipklz

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  • Dan & Vicky Hancock Scholarship (Mechanical Engineering)

         Deadline: February 28, 2023

    Award: $5,500

    The Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence, established by Dan and Vicky Hancock, provides financial support for students pursuing college degrees in the field of mechanical engineering.

    Requirements:

    • U.S. Resident\
    • Open to all applicants - freshman through senior
    • Applicant must be planning to pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree through an ABET accredited program
    • Preference is given to students planning to attend or already attending Kettering University
    • Minimum unweighted 3.50 high school GPA for incoming freshmen; 3.0 cumulative college GPA for upperclassmen
    • Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation - one (1) that focuses on academics and one (1) that details involvement in extra-curricular activities or employment ( It is preferred that the extra-curricular activity be related to academic degree or career intent)
    • FAFSA Form (Maximum EFC # $15,000)
    • Applicant must demonstrate service in a leadership role inside or outside of school. Applicant must be able to outline how leadership skills were developed, the size of the team(s) led and how personal leadership skills will benefit desired future career.
    • Freshman applicants must be planning to pursue a Mechanical Engineering through a U.S. ABET accredited program.

    For more information or to apply, visit https://www.sae.org/participate/scholarships/dan-and-vicky-hancock-scholarship-for-mechanical-engineering-excellence

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  • College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    Deadlines:  Vary from 06/30/2022 through 02/28/2023

    https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/

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  • Kentucky Association of Professional African American Women (KAPAAW) Scholarship

         Deadline: March 1, 2023

    Award: Varied

    This scholarship is an aid to help African American high school seniors with college expenses.

    Requirements: 

    • be a graduating black senior from a FCPS school
    • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • have demonstrated community service
    • have 2 letters of recommendation

    To apply, send an email to kapaaw16@gmail.com.

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  • American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship

         Deadline: March 1, 2023

    Award: $10,000

    The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year nomination window is from November 1st to March 1st, annually. Nomination packets must be received by each applicant's respective American Legion Department (state) no later than March 1st. Then each respective American Legion Department (state) Selection Committee will determine the Eagle Scout judged to be the best in their Department (state). The Department (state) will then send that packet, along with a list of the members serving on that Selection Committee, to The American Legion National Headquarters no later than April 1st.

    The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three (3) runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each.

    The scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarship upon enrollment to an accredited trade school, college, or university within the United States. Disbursement of the scholarship funds through an online request will be made available jointly to the student and the school. Scholarship winners must utilize the total award within four (4) years of their post high school graduation date, excluding active military duty or religious mission.

    Additionally, the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will travel to join the Youth Champion Delegation of The American Legion that is honored each August at the annual National Convention of The American Legion.

    Applicants having questions or seeking additional information about their application, or the application process should contact their respective American Legion Department (state). Contact information for American Legion Department (state) may be obtained at www.legion.org/departments.

    During the annual nomination window the application form is available at the following link: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/eaglescout

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  • Children of Warriors National Scholarship

         Deadline: March 1, 2023

    Award:  $5,000

    Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion, listed below.

    • April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918
    • Any time after December 7, 1941

    To apply, visit https://www.legion-aux.org/Scholarships/Children-of-Warriors.

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  • Gallery Collection's Greeting Card Scholarship

         Award: $10,000

    Deadline: March 2, 2023

    • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
    • Contest submissions accepted from: June 7th, 2022 - March 2nd, 2023.
    • Winner will be announced on or about May 15th, 2023.
    • Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.
    • The finalists will again be decided by voting!

    For more details visit https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

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  • Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarships 

    Deadline: March 6, 2023 

    Award: Varied

    The following scholarships are available to students graduating from FCPS high schools:

    16TH DISTRICT PTA SCHOLARSHIP 

    The objective of the 16th District PTA Scholarship is to give deserving young people the financial means to continue their education. This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Fayette County Public Schools. Eligible applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Scholarships are awarded based on applicant’s financial need, academic achievement and contribution to the community. The amount of the award varies each year.  

    CLARK SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP 

    Established by CLARK Material Handling Company in Lexington, KY, this scholarship is open to graduating seniors attending public high schools in Fayette County, as well as to immediate family members of CLARK employees who reside in Kentucky. Students must demonstrate community involvement; have financial need; and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must be a resident of Kentucky and plan to attend a four-year college or university. Preference is given to first-generation scholarship students. The CLARK Scholars Scholarship provides an award of $1,000 that is renewable for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study.  

    EMMA E. BUCKLEY SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship was established in honor of Emma E. Buckley, a long-time philanthropist in Kentucky. This renewable scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Woodford County High School and Fayette County Public Schools who demonstrate significant financial need. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to first-generation college students. This scholarship provides an award of $2,500 that is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. 

    GILL-ELLIOTT SCHOLARSHIP 

    The Gill-Elliott Scholarship was established to honor William J. Elliott, a chemistry and physics teacher at Highlands High School for 32 years. This non-renewable merit-based scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Highlands High School who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, math or pre-medicine. Applicant must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and a composite ACT score of at least 28 or SAT score of at least 1250. 

    HOWARD EDELSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship was established in 2022 with an estate gift from Howard Edelstein. The purpose of this scholarship is to support Kentucky students of Jewish faith who are pursuing four-year college degree at the University of Kentucky or University of Louisville.  Students must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 1.7, but not greater than 3.3.   The scholarship provides an award of $1,000 that is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

    JANE ALLEN NEWMAN SCHOLARSHIP

    The Jane Allen Newman Scholarship Fund awards three scholarships of $2,500 each to high school seniors in Fayette, Harrison, or Union counties, Kentucky with significant financial need who wish to further pursue their education by attending college. Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference given to first-generation college students. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided that the student maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA, maintains full-time status, and is in good academic standing. 

    JARED BANTA LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP 

    The Jared E. Banta Scholarship is offered to graduating seniors at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, KY. This scholarship was established in 2017 by Nancy A. Compson to create a permanent legacy in memory of her grandson, Jared E. Banta. Eligible candidates must be involved in sports and/or the arts; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; demonstrate financial need; and plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or university, with preference given to students who plan to attend college in Kentucky or Ohio. 

    JEAN H. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP & GEORGE F. JOHNSON, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

    Through a generous bequest from Hobart Johnson, these scholarships were established to aid Pike County students in attaining postsecondary education.  Applicant must be a high school senior attending a public high school in Pike County; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and demonstrate financial need.  Preference is given to first-generation college students.  Each scholarship award is $3,000 and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

    JENNIFER LEIGH SOPER CYSTIC FIBROSIS SCHOLARSHIP 

    The Jennifer Leigh Soper Scholarship was established by Lee Soper, in memory of his daughter. This scholarship provides a non-renewable scholarship to a college-bound student with cystic fibrosis. Past recipients are eligible to reapply. The award amount varies each year. 

    JOHN AND MAGGIE PRICE SCHOLARSHIP 

    The John and Maggie Price Scholarship was established in 2015 through an estate gift from Mr. John Price, former member of the Fayette County Board of Education. Mr. Price established this scholarship so that his passion for education and helping Fayette County public school students would continue. This non-renewable scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Kentucky who intend to major in nursing at an accredited, four-year college. The amount of the scholarship varies each year. 

    KING-BARTON SCHOLARSHIP 

    The King-Barton scholarship was established provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending Harrison County High School who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to first-generation college student. This scholarship is non-renewable and the award amount varies each year. 

    LEWIS SEXTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

    The Lewis Sexton Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 by the Morris Foundation in honor of Lewis Sexton, former President of UAW Local 862. The scholarship provides three non-renewable awards of $5,000 each to children (or legal wards) of UAW 862 member or retirees who plan to attend college in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Students must be graduating high school seniors who have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Award is paid directly to the recipient’s college/university over the course of 2 semesters. 

    LOGAN THOMAS FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

    The Logan Thomas Family Scholarship was created to honor the legacy of Logan Thomas and his son Logan Thomas, Jr. Both were proud graduates of Lee County High School. This scholarship is open to high school seniors attending Lee County High School in Beattyville, Kentucky who demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must attend a college or university within the state of Kentucky. The scholarship provides an annual award of $5,000 which is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. 

    THE MACLELLAN EDUCATION FUND SCHOLARSHIP 

    The MacLellan Education Scholarship was established to benefit children and stepchildren of MacLellan Services Inc. employees. MacLellan Services, Inc., seeks to recognize and honor academic excellence by providing scholarships to students who have financial need and who plan to major in any of the specified fields of study as listed under the eligibility requirements. The scholarship is renewable up to four years of undergraduate study. 

    MONICA COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

    The Monica Combs Memorial Scholarship was established at Blue Grass Community Foundation in 2017 to honor the life of Monica “Moni” Combs. Monica died June 25th, 2006 at the age of 26. This scholarship has been established in her memory to be awarded to a Woodford County High School graduating senior who exemplifies her compassion for others. This scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Woodford County High School with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must attend an accredited two- or four-year College, University or Technical School. Recipients should share Monica’s values by being selfless, genuine, a natural leader, willing to put the needs of others ahead of their own wants, not afraid to challenge the status quo, and dedicated to the value of friendship. Financial need may be considered. This scholarship offers a non-renewable award of $5,000. 

    MURRY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

    The Murry Foundation Scholarship was established at Blue Grass Community Foundation by the Murry Foundation to assist students residing in Fayette County, Kentucky and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania achieve post-secondary education.  The scholarship provides a $5,000 award that is renewable for up to a total of four years of undergraduate study.  Eligible applicants must be residents of either Fayette County, KY or Lancaster County, PA; have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.5; and demonstrate financial need.

    R.L. BROWN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship was established from a generous bequest from R.L. Brown whose family resided for generations in Sharpsburg, KY.  Through his family’s legacy, this scholarship was established to aid Bath County students in attaining postsecondary education. The renewable scholarship of $2,500 is available to graduating seniors from Bath County High School who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to first-generation college students and to those students who reside within Sharpsburg city limits.

    STEPHEN L. KELLER SCHOLARSHIP

    The Stephen L. Keller Scholarship was established to support outstanding students from Eastern Kentucky who intend to major in a business-related field. The student must attend an accredited four-year educational institution in Kentucky. Graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible to apply. The Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. This scholarship provides an award of $1,500 that is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. 

    THOMAS B. BRIGHT, JR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

    The Thomas B. Bright, Jr., Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Thomas B. Bright Jr., former president of Kentucky Propane Gas Association. The scholarship provides an award of $1,500 to high school seniors or current undergraduate students who are employees or relatives of employees of companies belonging to the Kentucky Propane Gas Association. Former recipients are eligible to re-apply. 

    THOMAS D. URMSTON SCHOLARSHIP 

    The Thomas D. Urmston scholarship was established to provide scholarships to female students who are graduating high school seniors attending Harrison County High School who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to first-generation college students. This provides an award of $3,000 that is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. 

    VENGU FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

    The Vengu Family Scholarship was created by Georgetown Community Hospital to honor the memory of Dr. Narayan Kumar “Dr. Vengu” Venguswamy and his wife, Jayanthy Venguswamy. Dr. Vengu was a member of the Georgetown hospital medical staff for 27 years. This scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Scott County who intend on pursuing a degree in the medical field or in photography. Applicant must be a graduating senior from Scott County High School or Great Crossing High School; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; and plan to be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university in the fall. A non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to two recipients. 

    W.O. DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    The W.O. Davis Memorial scholarship was established to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending Woodford County High School who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher. Preference given to a first-generation college student. This is a non-renewable scholarship and the award amount varies each year. 

    How to Apply:

    • Online applications are available on the Blue Grass Community Foundation Online Application Portal: https://www.bgcf.org/scholarships/
    • You will need to register as a user on the BGCF Application Portal and request to access of Scholarship Applicant.
    • Once you register, you will see a list of all Available Scholarships and you will need to search to find the specific scholarship opportunity(ies) for which you want to apply.
    • You will need to submit an application for each scholarship for which you want to apply.
    • You do not have to complete the application in one session. You can save your work, logout and return at a later time to complete the application.
    • When you log back in, you can click the My Saved Applications tab and see the application(s) you have started.
    • Read all the directions carefully, making sure you gather all the appropriate documentation.
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  • Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship

         Deadline: March 15, 2023

    Award: $2,500 (renewable)

    Requirements:

    • 3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale for High School applicant) or 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale for College applicant)
    • Plan to enroll or be enrolled in full time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire academic year
    • Students coming from families with total incomes less than $100,000 annually or with an extenuating circumstance (medical, recent job change, etc.)

    Visit https://www.rjhollandscholarship.org/ for more information or to apply.

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  • **OPEN TO JUNIORS ONLY**

    Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Scholarship

         Deadline: March 15, 2023

    Award: $10,000-$25,000

    As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

    The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, and the District of Columbia. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.

    To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

    Visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/ to apply

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  • Fayette County Farm Bureau

    Deadline: March 24, 2023

    Award:  4 year $20,000 and 2 year $10,000

    4-Year Scholarship 

      • Must reside in Fayette County AND attend a Fayette County school
      • Be a high school senior
      • Be a member of Fayette County Farm Bureau. (If you are not a member, you or your family may join FCFB prior to your application submission.) You must maintain your membership while your scholarship is in force.
      • Have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
      • If taken the SAT or ACT please list your scores, however no minimum will be required for application.
      • Enclose an official high school transcript.
      • Enclose a letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher.
      • Complete the scholarship application, including the essay.
      • If invited to an interview, applicants will be contacted to set up an interview time.

    2 Year Vocational/Technical Scholarship

    • Be a member of Fayette County Farm Bureau and remain such while the scholarship is in force. If you are not a member, you may become a member prior to your application submission.
    • Be 18 years or older. 
    • Both part-time; non–traditional students as well as full-time students can apply.
    • Reside in Fayette County at the time of application. If not yet a high school graduate, you must also attend school in Fayette County.
    • Enclose a most recent transcript for all college work attempted or official high school transcript or GED.
    • Enclose a letter of recommendation.
    • Complete the scholarship application, including the short answer section.

    Please note:

    • If invited to an interview, applicants will be contacted to set up an interview time.

    Additional notes:

      • The scholarship committee will make the final determination on all cases concerning the interpretation of these rules.  All applications become the property of the Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation, Inc. and will not be returned.
      • Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation Inc. scholarship program is open to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin.

    Visit https://fayettecofarmbureau.com/education-foundation/scholarships/ to apply.

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  • Emmanuel "Manny" Caulk Jr. Memorial Scholarship

         Deadline:  March 25, 2023

    Award:  $2,500

    Criteria:

    • Be a Graduating Senior from a Fayette County Public high school or program
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher
    • Be accepted and enrolled in a two or four-year institution or program within 12 months of graduation
    • Plan to study a service-related area (education, nursing, health services, social work, etc.)
    • Must be active in school, community or workforce
    • Write and submit a 500 minimum word essay with application “Why is Community Service Important?”
    • Complete online application no later than March 25 at midnight.

    To apply, visit https://fayettefoundation.org/mcms/.

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