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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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    Scholarship Opportunities 

    Updated 05/11/2022

    UNCF Scholarships

    Deadline:  Deadlines Vary

    https://scholarships.uncf.org/

     

    Daryl Lee Martin Scholarship

    Deadline:  May 23, 2022

    Award Amount: $500

    Applications can be picked up in the Counseling Office

    The scholarship is named for Daryl Martin, a young man who lost his life in an automobile accident in August 1998.  He was a native of Versailles, Kentucky and a graduate of Woodford County High School.  He held degrees from Vanderbilt University and Eastern Kentucky University.  He was employed by the YMCA of Central Kentucky as a Program Director for the South Lexington branch and was widely involved in youth sports activities in Lexington.

    All applications will be reviewed by members of the Daryl Lee Martin Endowment Fund Committee.  The recipient will be notified by the end of July and a check will be sent directly to the school where the recipient will be enrolled in the fall.

    Students who will be entering as college freshmen in the fall of this year and live in Fayette or a surrounding county are eligible for this $500 award.  Please make copies of this original to distribute to your students.  Completed applications must be postmarked by May 23, 2022 and must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or community leader.  Submission via email will also be accepted and is preferred.   

     

    KEA Central District Minority Student Scholarship

    Deadline: May 24, 2022

    Requirement Checklist:  

    • An ethnic minority of any of the following:  American Indian/Alaskan native, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiethnic.  
    • Completed Personal Data Section 
    • 500 Words or fewer response that answers the following questions:  
      • Why are you considering a career in education and what have you done to prepare yourself to achieve this goal? 
      • What is a barrier/challenge that you have overcome in your education and how did the experience change you?
      • How can you now or in 4 years help your community?
    • Recommendation letter from a member of KEA-Central District sent directly to tim.middleton@fayette.kyschools.us 
    • Graduating Senior of any High School in KEA-Central District NOTE:  student can attend any college.
    • Enrollment in an Education related field in college (teaching, counseling, social work, school psychologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, school safety, etc.…)
    • Parent Guardian Signature (if under 18)

    Deadlines

    • Email a completed application to tim.middleton@fayette.kyschools.us by May 24,2022.
    • Winners will be announced by August 1, 2022.
    • Meet with Mentor (Central District Board Meeting) to receive a check by September 30, and show proof of school enrollment

    Award: Two recipients will be selected.  

    • Year 1:  Each recipient will receive a $1000.00 scholarship the first year after evidence of college enrollment.
    • Years 2-4:  $250 for each of the following three years of college ($750.00 total)

     

    Robert Henry Hughes Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2022

    This scholarship is open to all Fayette County seniors who will be attending college full time.  Applications may be picked up in the Counseling Office or by emailing emily.tillett@fayette.kyschools.us.

     

    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.

     

    Bright! Tax Global Scholar Initiative

    Deadlines: November 1 for Spring semester; June 1 for Fall semester

    www.brighttax.com/scholarships.html

    A U.S. citizen and will be studying abroad for at least one full semester; minimum GPA of 3.9; selection is based on academic and extracurricular achievement, community involvement, future ambitions and financial need. Scholarship is awarded on an ongoing basis with no deadlines.

     

    Branch & Cook Scholarships

    Deadline: June 17, 2022

    Martha J. Branch Scholarship

    Eligibility

    • The student has, or is planning to have, a declared fitness or nutrition related major at an accredited college/university in Kentucky.*
    • Must be currently enrolled full-time (12 hours) at the undergraduate level OR, for incoming freshman, must have accepted admission with plans of enrolling full time.*
    • Maintenance of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Must be of African/African American descent. 
    • Past recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship again, but must complete the application procedure and be selected. 

    Application Procedure

    • Complete the online application form here and accompanying materials by the application due date.  Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
    • Include a current resume.
    • Include a transcript that indicates your cumulative GPA.
    • Include a double-spaced, typed essay about your career interests and professional goals and why fitness/health is important to the community. (Your essay must be approximately 500 words in length in a 12-point font.)
    • Include a letter of recommendation. The letter should attest to your involvement in fitness related activities and organizations, and their perception of the student's future contributions to fitness and health as a part of their career.
    • Include proof of enrollment from your colleges registrars or admission office.
    • *Please note that in order to complete the application you'll need a google/gmail account as you will need to upload your documents.

    Nola Cook Scholarship

    Eligibility

    • The student has, or is planning to have, a declared S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering, math) related major at an accredited college/university in Kentucky.*
    • Must be currently enrolled full-time (12 hours) at the undergraduate level OR, for incoming freshman, must have accepted admission with plans of enrolling full time.*
    • Maintenance of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    • ​Must be a member of an underrepresented group (female, of rural decent, or a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority).
    • Past recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship again, but must complete the application procedure and be selected. 

    Application Procedure

    • Complete the online application form and accompanying materials by the application due date.  Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
    • Include a current resume.
    • ​Include a transcript that indicates your cumulative GPA. 
    • Include a double-spaced, typed essay about your career interests and professional goals and why your selected S.T.E.M. field is important to the community. (Your essay must be approximately 500 words in length in a 12-point font.)
    • Include a letter of recommendation. The letter should attest to your interest or involvement in S.T.E.M., and their perception of the student's future contributions to the S.T.E.M. fields as a part of their career.
    • Include proof of enrollment from your college's registrars or admission office.
    • *Please note that in order to complete the application you'll need a google/gmail account as you will need to upload your documents. 

     

    Balanced Man Scholarship - University of Louisville

    Deadline: August 1, 2022

    Award: up to $3,000

    Application: Click Here

    The fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon KY Beta Chapter will be offering a scholarship known as the Balanced Man Scholarship to the students of the University of Louisville. If you are an individual who is motivated, who has and will continue to demonstrate success in all areas such as academics and involvement within your community, then this is just for you.

    A Balanced Man is an ideal man who others will strive to be. This is a person who, in all aspects of life, will continue to excel and perform in anything they do. A Balanced man also embodies our core principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love.

    Sigma Phi Epsilon will be awarding a grand total of $3,000 this fall, in scholarships. You do not have to be a member of the chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon in order to participate in this application or scholarship process.

    For more information, contact Adam Keohe at adamkehoe11@gmail.com or (270) 283-8770.

     

    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

     

    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.


    Sallie Mae/Thurgood Marshall College Fund

    To help first-generation, low-income, and minority students access and complete college, The Sallie Mae Fund, the charitable arm of Sallie Mae®, has again partnered with Thurgood Marshall College Fund to offer scholarships through its Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program.

     Who is eligible and how to apply:

    • The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors: The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply NOW through Feb. 28 at www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream.

    • The Completing the Dream Scholarship:  The Sallie Mae Fund will award (185) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 each to minority students and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at risk of not completing due to financial emergency or unpaid school bills.  Students can apply NOW for the Completing the Dream Scholarship at www.salliemae.com/landing/completing-the-dream.  

    More Scholarship Resources:

    The Ultimate Scholarship Book - Check it out at your local public library.

    Kentucky Scholarships

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    STATE SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIPS:

    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
    https://inside.nku.edu/financialaid/programs/scholarships.html
    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!

    BCTC SCHOLARSHIPS
    BCTC Scholarship Application
    Contact: Christina Bowen 121 Oswald Bldg.
    470 Cooper Dr, Lexington, KY 40506
    bluegrassfinancialaid@kctcs.edu

    • ASPIRE Scholars Program$500-$1,000 renewable scholarship for African American high school seniors
      Application Requirements:
      • Completed Admission Application to Bluegrass Community & Technical College
      • Completed Online ASPIRE Interest Form
      • Completed BCTC Scholarship Application Including:
        • Official High School Transcript
        • An original statement that is at least one typed page in length on the following topic: Discuss the value and importance in your life of continuing your education and how it relates to your choosing Bluegrass Community & Technical College.
    • Commonwealth Scholarship
      • Must be a current-year high school graduate who 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 - $2,500 Renewable
      • Deadline: March 1, 2022
      • Must be a full time student in pursuit of an associate's degree; be a single working parent with at least 1 child 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
    • Bluegrass Workforce Scholars Program:
    Administrative Office Technology Air Conditioning Technology
    Biotechnology Business Administration Systems
    Civil Engineering Technology Computer Aided Drafting and Design
    Computer & Information Technology Computerized Manufacturing & Machining
    Construction Technology Criminal Justice
    Diesel Technology Electrical Technology
    Engineering and Electronics Technology Digital Cinematic Arts
    Equine Studies Fire/Rescue Science Technology
    Graphic Design and Library Technology Human Services
    Industrial Maintenance Technology Integrated Engineering Technology
    Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Medical Assisting
    Medical Information Technology Nursing
    Supply Chain Management Welding Technology

     

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    OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

     

    Distinguished Young Women of Fayette County

    Deadline: May 15, 2022

    This is a part of a national program that empowers young women to reach their full potential by providing scholarships, life skills workshops (like interview), and a positive peer network.  Plus showcase your abilities and what makes you uniquely you.  Sign up at www.distinguishedYW.org.  

     

    Kentucky Veterans Tuition Waiver
    https://veterans.ky.gov/Benefits/Pages/Education-for-Veterans-in-Kentucky.aspx

    Children, spouses or unremarried widows or 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

    https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now

    Opens in September

    Full Tuition, room, board for 4 years

    For undocumented high school students or recent graduates; interest in the STEM fields and demonstration of strong leadership skills.

     

    Bonner Scholars Program

    www.bonner.org/apply

    • Students must complete annual service requirements 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.
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