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Guidance - Scholarships

GI Bill
Eligible Servicemembers may transfer all 36 months or the portion of unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (unless DoD or the Department of Homeland Security has limited the number of transferable months). MCHS seniors: If your parent is eligible, he/she may transfer benefits to YOU! The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spose or dependent children.
For further details, here is the link to the website to transfer education benefits:


Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
$20,000 to 20 student-athletes
GPA: 3.0
Involved in high school sports or community based sports
Scheduled to enroll in a 4-year US college or university in Fall, 2019
NOT a Foot Locker employee
Deadline: December 14
Application online at: https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/about


Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship
3.5 GPA or a minimum 23 ACT
be a child of a Kentucky Farm Bureau member
2 essay questions and 2 letters of recommendation
Applicants for the Leadership in Ag Scholarship must submit a narrative describing his/her family farming operation.
Application may be downloaded at kyfb.com/scholarships
Deadline: February 28, 2019


Study Strong Award at EKU
Students who plan to attend EKU next fall can now qualify for the "Study Strong Award" (this scholarship replaces the EKU Now! Scholarship which funded one dual credit course per semester). The Study Strong award provides scholarships based on prior EKU Dual Credit course work or Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Recipients earn $300 for every EKU Dual Credit grade of A, or for every AP exam score of 5; $225 for every B or 4; and $150 for every C or 3, up to the maximum award ($2,400). Awards can be stacked on top of EKU's new merit awards, which range from $2,000 to $16,000 per year.


Burger King Scholars Program
Do you work at Burger King? If so, you are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship to help offset the cost of college or post-secondary vocational/technical school!
Created in memory of Burger King's co-founder, James "Jim" W. McLamore. Recipients are selected based on their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.
Deadline: Saturday, December 15, 2018


The David Ward Memorial Music Scholarship
Requirements: MCHS Band member for 3 out of 4 years, 3.0 GPA, essay, full-time Fall 2019 college student
Two $250 scholarships awarded
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Scholarship application is in the Guidance Office 


EKU Scholarships
See what award you could get with EKU's simple online "estimator."
No separate application and no essay! Automatic Award if applicable.


Blake McMeans Scholarship Program
Award: to be determined
Criteria: High school student involved in school athletics and must have listened to Blake's presentation at MCHS on Thursday, October 18, 2018
Deadline: March, 2019
Google Blake McMeans Scholarship Program for details. Enter online


UPS in Louisville
Graduate Debt Free! The UPS Kentucky LOOP (Living Options and Opportunites Path), a 2-year program, offers students 100% of their tuition paid (a $9,360 savings through Jefferson Community & Technical College - JCTC). Students are also eligible for up to $7,800 in housing assistance at one of the two approved UPS housing facilities (The Bellamy or The Arch), both located adjacent to the University of Louisville, A $1,300 book allowance, a competitive hourly wage at UPS, as well as a benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, opportunity to participate in a 401K, stock options and paid vacations and holidays, and up to $4,075 in bonuses.....a $22,535 value. Students can graduate with an associates degree, or remain in the program and earn a bachelor degree from the University of Louisville.
Two students from the MCHS Class of 2018 are currently in the program!
For further information, e-mail: askLOOP@ups.com


Amazon in Lexington
Amazon pays 95% of tuition and fees towards a certificate or diploma in qualified fields of study, leading to in-demand jobs. To make it easy for associates to participate, many classes are held in dedicated classrooms at Amazon facilities. Benefits start day one of work which include: medical, dental and vision insurance, stock awards program, 401K with company match, tuition assistance, and flexible work schedules for associates in school. Associates must work for one year at Amazon to be eligible to participate in the education program offering 95% tuition.  Go to amazon.com/lexingtonjobs for more details.


University of Kentucky Updated Scholarship Information:
UK has updated their scholarships this year and have released more details about exact offers to help students plan financially. Scholarship sheets are at:


Please note that students who complete the GSE program will now be eligible for the same scholarship opportunities as GSA and GSP students.
These awards begin Fall 2019 with the summer 2018 GSE graduates. Students that attended GSE in previous years are not eligible.

Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program - Kentucky needs trained workers to meet increasing demands in its fastest growing workforce industries. The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship provides financial assistance for eligible Kentuckians who are pursuing an industry recognized certificate, diploma or associate of applied science degree.
High-demand workforce sectors include advanced manufacturing, business services and information technology, construction, health care, and transportation and logistics. For more information, including a complete list of approved programs, visit www.kheaa.com
CARiD Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship (two awarded each year)
This money can be used to offset your educational expenses (books, food, or some sweet spinners for your commuter vehicle!). CARID believes in higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals!
Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry (your first car, customized modifications you've made, coolest vehicle you've ever seen.....be creative, inspiring and thought provoking!).
1 Corporate Drive
Cranbury, NJ 08512
April 30, 2019 deadline (Spring award)
JRC Insurance Group Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship (two awarded)
500 - 1,000 word compelling and persuasive essay explaining why the family breadwinner's income should be protected by life insurance and the characteristics displayed by those who put their family first.
February 1, 2019 deadline (Spring Scholarship)
CLEP allows students to demonstrate their mastery of introductory college-level material and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by achieving qualifying scores on any of the 33 examinations. Not all colleges have the same CLEP policies - some colleges accept credit for a few exams, while others accept credit for all of them. A college often grants the same amount of credit to a student who earns satisfactory scores on a CLEP exam as it does for a student who successfully completes the related course. Only colleges may grant credit toward a degree, not CLEP.
Resource Center: https://groups.collegeboard.org/clep/
Cost: Varies according to each college (ex.: EKU: $112, U of L: less than $130)
Tuition Promise Scholarship - Every admitted student is awarded the Tuition Promise Scholarship. The only way to know if you are eligible for this scholarship is to apply for admission! No application fee! The priority filing date is October 31, 2018.
Berea College Office of Admissions 
CPO 2220 
Berea, KY 40404
kheaa.com - search for "affording higher education" (2018-19 edition, on-line only)
This is an excellent source of information for MCHS seniors pursuing higher education and seeking financial assistance. This is a 400 page publication detailing state and federal government grants and loans, as well as scholarships from Kentucky's eight public universities, 40 private colleges, universities and seminaries, 17 two-year public colleges and nine trade schools. Also listed are scholarships offered specifically in Madison County.
University of Louisville
Mentored Scholarships - U of L offers 4 unique mentored scholarhip programs. In addition to monetary awards, these scholarships have significant programing components which can include travel, leadership, development, faculty mentors, service and more.
apply at: uofl.me/mentor-scholar
Deadline: December 15, 2018
U of L Honors Program - 29 act, 3.5 gpa Early Action deadline is October 15, regular application deadline is December 15, 2018. louisville.edu/honors
Morehead State University
MSU Foundation Awards: apply at www.moreheadstate.edu/scholarships
Fashion Institue of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) National Scholarship 
visit bit.ly/FIDMscholarship for entry deails
Deadline: March 29, 2019
See MCHS Guidance Office for flyer
LendEDU Information:
In an effort to help students afford their higher education, our team at LendEDU recently updated our guide to college scholarships to help students find relevant opportunities specifically for them.
Within this update, we have added our new search tool where students can filter scholarship opportunities based on their grade level, GPA, the scholarship amount, and the requirements of the scholarship.
On top of this new tool, our resource teaches students and families the importance of searching for scholarships when figuring out how to pay for college. Here is the URL:

Note: You can click the link at the top of the page to jump down to the scholarship search tool.
Here are some other points we cover in the guide:
- Different Types of Scholarships Available
- Applying for Scholarships
- Essay Tips
- Letters of Recommendation Tips
- Spotting Scholarship Scam


Eastern Kentucky University Scholarship Opportunites:

For students interested in attending Eastern Kentucky University, below is a list of various scholarship opportunites through departments and programs at the University:

  • EKU Departmental Scholarships can be found here: 


And finally, tips for applying:  https://scholarships.eku.edu/guidelines


Kentucky Christian University Scholarships:

For those interested in attending KCU, please click on the link to receive information regarding scholarship opportunities available.  To access the application(s) please visit the school website at www.kcu.edu and click on Future Students and then proceed to the Financial Aid link.


Lindsey Wilson College Scholarships:  Please find here various scholarship opportunities available at Lindsey Wilson College.  To view other institutional scholarships, visit www.lindsey.edu/financialaid.


Centre College:  Information and applications regarding scholarships available through Centre College can be found at the following website.  Each Program provides full-tuition or full-cost scholarships.  https://admission.centre.edu/register/PremierScholarship


Bellarmine University Scholarshipswww.bellarmine.edu


EKU Military Science and Army JROTC Scholarship Opportunities:  Please find here information regarding the EKU Military Science and Army JROTC Scholarship Opportunies.


BCTC Scholarships:  Please find attached here financial information and scholarship opportunities available through Bluegrass Community and Technical College.  For questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 855-246-2477 or email bluegrass-financialaid@kctcs.edu.


Lincoln Memorial University Scholarships:  Please find attached here scholarship opportunities and information regarding Lincoln Memorial University.  Please note the LMU matches KEES scholarships dollar for dollar so Kentucky students who are eligible for these benefits do not forfeit their KEES money for enrolling in a Tennessee school.


Asbury University: Please visit asbury.edu/visit to find scholarship opportunities and information regarding Asbury University.  You may also contact Greg Bowling, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at 1-800-888-1818, ext. 2347.





EKU Scholarshipswww.scholarships.eku.edu 

February 1 - Priority deadline to be admitted and be considered for incoming Freshman Merit Scholarships for the upcoming academic year

March 1 -

  • Deadline to update scores for incoming scholarship considerations

  • New Horizons Scholarship application deadline

  • Trailblazer Scholarship application deadline

  • Dr. Rodney Gross Diversity Scholarship application deadline

April 16 -

  • Merit Transfer Scholarship deadline for students starting the Summer 2018 term

  • EKU Foundation Scholarships deadline

May 1

  • EKU Retention Scholarship
  • Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship deadline
  • KHEAA Teacher Scholarship deadline

FAFSA and KHEAA Verify-contact EKU for assistance at 859-622-2361 or finaid@eku.edu



Northern Kentucky University:

The following link provides scholarship information for Northern Kentucky University.  For additional information and other scholarship opportunities visit www.nku.edu/scholarships.


Alice Lloyd College Scholarships:

The following link provides scholarship information and opportunities available at Alice Lloyd College.  You can receive an application packet by contacting 1-888-280-4252 or visiting the school website at www.alc.edu


Sullivan University Scholarships:  You can find information and opportunities available through Sullivan University at https://sullivan.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/high-school-scholarships.pdf.  Take a moment to review the documents, especially the Jump Start Program that is offered to seniors.


Baldwin Wallace University:

Please find attached financial information and opportunities available at Baldwin Wallace University.  You can apply to the liberal arts school for free at www.bw.edu/apply


University of the Cumberlands:

Academic money starts at about $4,000 with a 2.5 & 18 and goes all the way up to full tuition at $23,000 with a 3.5 GPA or above and 32 on the ACT. http://www.ucumberlands.edu/admissions/aid/scholarships


Sallie Mae FAFSA Info

October 1, 2017 kicks off the new 2018-2019 FAFSA filing season.  


For more details on the 2018-19 FAFSA, visit SallieMae.com/FAFSA as well as additional college planning tools, are available at SallieMae.com/PlanForCollege.


Morehead State University Scholarship Information:

Find attached In-State Student Scholarship information for Morehead State University.  Please review the eligibility criteria and application deadline dates for the various scholarship opportunities.


Senior Information Web Sites:


To check on KEES money:  www.kheaa.com


Federal Financial Aid (grants/loans/work study):  www.fafsa.ed.gov


To Request a transcript:  www.parchment.com


Scholarship web search:








For EKU Academic Scholarship applications and information:  www.scholarships.eku.edu


Remember that you SHOULD NEVER have to provide a credit card number or other bank account data to receive information about scholarships and financial assistance.