- Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
- Scholarships & Opportunities
The Martha Patton Clarke Scholarship 2022
Dear High School Seniors,
As a member of the "The Traveling Girls Club", we have established a scholarship in memory of a devoted friend. The scholarship is established for Martha Patton Clarke, a native of Frankfort, Kentucky, a graduate of Kentucky State University, and an educator in the Dayton, Ohio Public Schools for more than 30 years.
Click below for a flyer outlining the details of the scholarship. On the body of the flyer is the address of the link to the scholarship's application.
Chairperson of the scholarship committee
Forcht Bank Community Impact Scholarship
Forcht Bank is pleased to announce a new scholarship program available to graduating high school seniors attending schools in communities in which Forcht Bank operates. The scholarship will be called the Forcht Bank Community Impact Scholarship. As the title suggests, the focus of the scholarship will be centered around the students impact on their community.
The Forcht Bank Community Impact Scholarship will consist of three scholarships of $5,000 each for graduating seniors. The scholarship is a one-time payment to the student, and each year a new set of students will be selected as winners to assist in expenses tied to secondary education.
Applicants must first meet a limited number of eligibility requirements:
- Current high school senior attending a school in one of the counties in which Forcht Bank has a location.
- Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college/university in the U.S
The online application will be made available to students on September 1 through the bank’s website, forchbank.com, with the window closing on November 30, 2021. The top finalists will be selected for a panel interview to determine the three winners of the scholarship.
For more information on the scholarship and details, please visit https://www.forchtbank.com/Discover/Community-Impact-Scholarship.
United State Service Academy Nominations
Service Academy Nomination information from the Office of Andy Barr, Sixth Congressional District
Please click here for more information.
Scholarship for Fayette County Students Pursuing Ag/Cons/Nat Res/Env Sci
We are offering a Scholarship of $1,000 and two second place awards of $500 this summer to High School graduates of 2021 or rising seniors (class of 2022).
Students must be permanent residents of Fayette County, KY; must be a senior (class of 2021 or 2022); must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher; and must sincerely intend to pursue agriculture, conservation, natural resources, environmental science, or related disciplines.
Attached you'll find our one page application with guidelines. Additional information may be found here.
$1000 University of Kentucky Freshman STEM Scholarship
Starting in the fall semester, we will be offering a $1000 scholarship to a qualifying incoming male freshman at the University of Kentucky. The specific requirements to receive the scholarship are listed below:
- Must be a male student
- Must be an incoming freshman at UK
- Must have an intended major in a STEM field
- Must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA
The scholarship application can be accessed through our website www.uktriangle.com. Students can find the link to the application by clicking the "Scholarships and Programs" tab in the top right and scrolling to the bottom of the page. The deadline to apply is September 18th, 2021.
Everyone here at Triangle Fraternity is excited to recognize students who have gone above and beyond their studies in the STEM field. We hope to see outstanding applicants from your school!
Thank you for your time,
Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarship
Commonwealth Credit Union’s Scholarship application period is ending on March 15th at 5:00pm ET.
We are again offering four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors!
The good news about our scholarships is that they focus less on GPA and more on celebrating students who are making a difference in the world around them. Here’s the information:
What is the Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarship?
The Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarship is an one-time $1,000 scholarship that is awarded to four high school seniors for use in post-secondary education. It utilizes a video submission where applicants tell their personal story on bettering lives, both now and in the future. They also share their insights into banking experiences for young adults. Students may access the scholarship application through our website at: College Scholarships | KY Credit Union | Commonwealth CU (ccuky.org).
When is the deadline?
All submissions must be fully completed and uploaded by 5:00 pm ET on March 15, 2021 to: Scholarship Application › Commonwealth Credit Union (ccuky.org). Only digital submissions to this link allowed.
How do students apply?
With creativity and passion, students will need to record an unlisted/private video of themselves to YouTube that does not exceed 5 minutes. Once completed, students are asked to fill out a short submission form on our website where they will upload the URL to the recording. They are asked to address the following in their video:
- How are you currently Bettering Lives in your community?
- How can CCU Better the Lives of college-aged students?
- How will your education empower you to Better Lives in the future?
- What are you looking for from your banking experience?
Who is eligible?
Basically, to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must be a graduating high school senior attending a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2021. They must also be the primary account holder on a Commonwealth Credit Union membership on or before March 15, 2021. For information on membership, students may go to: Why Commonwealth Credit Union › Commonwealth Credit Union (ccuky.org). Specific details about scholarship eligibility are found on the scholarship application page.
How are the winners selected?
A panel of three judges comprised of professionals from the Louisville Metro Area and Central Kentucky will view and score each video submissions. To ensure a fair adjudication process, no CCU employees serve on this panel. Video submissions are scored using a rubric based on the application criteria. The four highest-ranking videos will be the scholarship winners. Traditionally judging takes place in April and applicants are notified of decisions in May.
I have questions about the scholarship. Who should I contact?
Our Marketing Supervisor, Lindsay Orange, serves as our Scholarship Coordinator:
Commonwealth Credit Union
(502)564-4775, ext. 5299
You mentioned dynamic Financial Education opportunities. I want to learn more...
Commonwealth Credit Union has an award-winning financial education program designed with students in mind. Our engaging online experience is powered by iGrad and focuses on behavioral finances and helping students build healthy money habits while providing high schools with an incredible resource to help meet the new financial literacy graduation requirement. We would love to share more about this incredible service we offer to schools at no cost to them. It’s just one way we have the pleasure of Bettering Lives in our community! Feel free to contact me directly (information below) or reach out to FinEd@cwcu.org to schedule a time to learn more.
The amount awarded for the scholarships is $500 each. The deadline to apply for the CNA Free Training scholarship is April 2 and the CNA Classes Near Me scholarship is on August 21.
"CNA Free Training" provides free training materials for those preparing to take the CNA exam, which is a requirement in order to become a licensed CNA. We have free practice tests for each section of the CNA exam, as well as supplemental training materials that can be used while taking CNA classes – all of which are free.
"CNA Classes Near Me" helps those interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) find training programs. Many of these programs are free as they are funded by the U.S. Department of Labor or state equivalent agencies. Our site has state by state pages that list out all training locations in a given state as well as their contact information.
Bonner Scholarship at Rhodes College
The Bonner Scholarship is for entering students who have a passion for service and social justice, and who require financial assistance in order to attend Rhodes. If you are passionate about effecting positive change in the world, you may be a good candidate for this award. Each year, we select 15 incoming first-year students with exceptional records of leadership, community-service and/or social-justice work to participate in a unique, four-year leadership program.
What benefits will I receive as a Bonner Scholar?
- A scholarship of $10,000 per year
- A stipend of $1,500 per semester, based on fulfilling the weekly service requirement
- Your documented need (as determined by the FAFSA) met through institutional and federal funding (if eligible), which may include subsidized loans
- $1,000 living stipend and $1,500 in earnings for each of the two summers you participate in service projects
- An additional $500 available to senior Bonner Scholars for a final summer service project or for a special project during senior year
- A four-year program of leadership development, reflection, and service activities
Eastern Kentucky University Army ROTCArmy ROTC is also one of the only programs that offer students a guaranteed part-time OR full-time job in 18 different career fields after successful completion of the Army ROTC program and college graduation.The Army ROTC National Scholarship board is a competitive program that provides eligible Juniors and Seniors 3-Year and 4-Year scholarship opportunities to a university that has Army ROTC. These scholarships provide 100% tuition assistance OR $10,000 Room & Board per year, a $1,200 book stipend per year, and a $420 monthly stipend during the fall and spring semesters.Please share this information to current Juniors and Seniors. If you have any students or parents who may have any questions or concerns about the Army ROTC at a College or University, please contact me or Mr. Eric Sheaks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-622-1215.Additional information: https://armyrotc.eku.edu/high-school-students
ACT and PSAT Workshops from Ultimate Test Prep
Ultimate Test Prep would like to share a few opportunities they are offering to Dunbar Students.
Free ACT Workshop
As many seniors and juniors prepare to take the September, October, and December ACT this Fall, we would love to offer a free, 2-hour ACT Workshop to help these students prepare. In this workshop, we will cover content and strategies for the most common missed questions in all four sections of the ACT (English, Math, Reading, and Science). We will also show students how to study and better prepare themselves for the upcoming test.
In-School ACT Classes
Ultimate Test Prep has provided various ACT-prep services for many schools in Lexington and surrounding areas. These programs are designed to target precise areas where your specific group of students are struggling. You can read more about our in-school ACT classes here. We are also flexible and able to work with schools to cater these courses to what the school needs.
We have 3 ACT courses available this Fall (see our class schedule and feel free to share the hyperlink).
We have affordable class prices (between $299.00 and $359.00).
We have small class sizes (fewer than 15 people per class and all classes are in-person).
We have multiple class options (weekend and weekday available).
We analyze each student’s skills during every session.
For your top juniors, the PSAT is a chance to gain a National Merit Status, which entitles a student to free tuition in numerous universities. Most families do not know about the importance of this test, and many top students score only in the 90th – 98th percentile because they are over-confident or under-prepared. A score of 99% takes extreme talent or thorough preparation.
Just like our top athletes, who practice every day, we believe that a top performance follows rigorous practice. We have a PSAT course set out for the 6 weeks that lead up to the October test. We analyze each student’s test, question by question, to individualize his or her road to fewer mistakes. For top students, eliminating just two mistakes in each category would increase their score from a 200 to a 215! See PSAT course schedule.
If Ultimate Test Prep can be of any further assistance, please let us know. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Ultimate Test Prep
1517 Nicholasville Road, Suite 404
Lexington, KY 40503
The College Project - FAFSA Workshop Zoom 9/28/21, 6pm
Please see the link below for more information.
Kid's Make It at UK's Ecological Research Education Center
September 11th - Kids Make It is looking for focused & determined, scientifically minded 14–18-year-old students who would like to serve 12 Saturdays at UK's Ecological Research Education Center studying native bird species and their habitats. They'd earn a bird banding and bird watching certification from UK, study advanced biological processes and create engaging IOT Technology environmental monitoring, and expand field research on the second Saturday of every month from 9-12 a.m. This is FREE to students. Sign up here! https://forms.gle/crDngNwKbeNDkpYX8
Oberlin College Opportunity
As the first college in the country to adopt a policy to admit students regardless of race, Oberlin College and Conservatory has a deep commitment to access and inclusion. That’s why we offer the Multicultural Visit Program. This all-expenses-paid trip to campus allows students to experience the vibrancy and diversity of a top liberal arts college that challenges convention, embraces difference, and encourages originality, as well as connect directly with our esteemed conservatory faculty and community.
High school seniors selected for the program will be hosted overnight by a current Oberlin student and will attend classes, visit with professors, and get a firsthand view of campus life.
We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds such as American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African-American, Hispanic/Latino(a), Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. We will also consider low-income and/or first-generation college students, regardless of cultural or racial background.
MVP will be offered twice this fall: October 28-30 and November 4-6. Applications for both programs are due by October 10th. Students applying via Early Decision, to the Posse Scholars Program, or as a QuestBridge Match Scholar to another institution are NOT eligible to attend MVP and should visit our campus visit website for other ways to connect with Oberlin.
Thank you in advance for recommending this program to interested students. Please visit the Multicultural Visit Program website to learn more. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Bellarmine Pathways Opportunity
Fall 2021 Bellarmine Pathways program connects Bellarmine undergraduate students with high school students to share their lived experiences with the success skills for college. Bellarmine students will lead virtual evening sessions via Zoom on the following topics:
1. Health and Wellness
2. Financial Literacy
5. Study Skills and Time management
6. Student Involvement
7. Major and Career Exploration
The Bellarmine Pathways program is a part of the Bellarmine Trustee Scholarship offering. If a student completes the Bellarmine Pathways program and files their FASFA, they will be awarded a $1500 scholarship to Bellarmine University.
Fall 2021 registration is open! Register online at www.bellarmine.edu/ce/register. Register as Guest, then click the “CE Youth” tab and you will see the Pathways to College course. The courses will take place on:
8 Wednesdays / October 6th- December 1st* / 6:30 – 7:45 pm / $39**
The deadline for registering is Friday, October 1st, 2021.
*No sessions will be held the week of November 22nd-26th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
**If a student has a financial barrier, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a coupon code. The mission of this program is for Bellarmine and Kentucky high school students to connect directly and allow a space for authentic dialogues on the expectations of college. We want all interested students to have access to these mentorship talks and resources.
In community solidarity,
Community Engagement Advisor | Bellarmine University
For more information, please click below for flyer.
Job Opportunities for students
Pharmacy Department Technician Job
Pharmacy Technician opportunities at Saint Joseph Hospital for graduating senior class! Click the link for information.
Updates at EKU
- EKU has announced its BookSmart Program which will give all undergrad students free textbooks! This is a game changer for our students.
- Students who apply this week will be entered into a raffle for a free parking pass worth $140, deadline is Sunday night.
Lastly it's still FREE to apply to EKU!
The YMCA of Central Kentucky Black Achievers Program
YMCA Achievers is a nationally known college and career readiness program aimed to support student's higher education and career goals.
The YMCA of Central Kentucky Black Achievers Program serves students in grades 6-12, through dedicated volunteers, educational institutions, corporate sponsors and community partners who support the program through time, talents and treasures.
Founded in 1985, Black Achievers continues to support youth in academics, career exploration & planning, mentoring and post secondary support. Participants develop relationships, build character and interact with professionals who serve as role models to inspire them to pursue their dreams.
Additonal information and to apply: YMCA Black Achievers
HBCU Summit Series
To Register: https://hbcusummitseries.com/