Scholarship Opportunities Updated 6/4//2020
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STATE SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
University of Kentucky
You must apply for all scholarships!
Upon acceptance, you receive a 4-year tuition scholarship!
Northern KY University
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
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
Must apply separately for scholarships! Check the website!
Western KY University
Application for admission serves as application for academic/merit awards. Targeted awards have separate applications found on the website.
University of Louisville
No separate scholarship application is required for academic rewards!!!
Eastern KY University
Merit scholarships are automatic with the admission application. Special scholarships do require separate applications found on the website.
KY State University
No separate application for scholarships! Just apply for admission
University of Pikeville
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, 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: www.collegeexpress.com/articles
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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
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 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
Banchtel Scholarship Must be academically inclined, be a full time student,
and plan to continue in a STEM major after high school
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.
Katherine Warner Scholarship
Must be a cosmetology student and demonstrate spirit, confidence, drive, effort, humor, honesty, and tenacity. Renewable.
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.
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.
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 https://legacy.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/forms/transfer_center/aspire/
Must be an African American/Black High School senior; 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
Applications are now online. A list of all available scholarships can be accessed by going to: http://bgcf.org/learn/scholarships
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Bonner Scholars Program 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.
Bright! Tax Global Scholar Initiative
2 - $1,000 Awards
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.
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
$250 - $2,500 Monthly awards
Applicants must register online with CKSF and complete quizzes on various topics.
Kids' Chance of Kentucky
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.
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
Opens in September
Full Tuition, room, board for 4 years
For undocumented high school students or recent graduates; interest in the STEM fields and demon station of strong leadership skills.
Work Ready KY Scholarship Program
Upon Application to KCTCS
Eligibility: This is for Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate's degree afford an industry-recognized certificate or diploma. Approved programs of study include: Health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business services/IT, and construction.
American Muscle Student Scholarship Program
Deadlines: 10/15/2019; 6/15/2020
Planning to attend a college or post secondary institution pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.
Business and Professional Women of KY Foundation Grant
Deadlines: 4/30/2020; 10/15/2020
Applicants must be Kentucky residents who are at least 18 years of age. They must be employed or planning a career in the Kentucky workforce and attending an institution of higher learning.
Saint Joseph Volunteer Guild
$2,000 4 awards
Qualifications: a minimum of 150 hospital volunteer hours; students must maintain a B avg; Only student's volunteer hours will be counted toward the requirement; Application must be sent in by June 1st for the Fall Semester and October 1st for the Spring Semester.
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships
Applicants must be interested in automotive careers. Other requirements vary depending on the specific scholarship. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required.
The Daryl Lee Martin Scholarship
email: firstname.lastname@example.org for application
Must submit 2 letters of recommendatiohn and answer 10 questions such as:
Current GPA and Awards
Brief description of yourself, including personal interests & activities
Describe your activities in the community