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Guidance - Scholarships

Student Scholarships:  Please click here to find multiple scholarship opportunities available through various companies and organizations.  Applications can be found on the website provided for each scholarship.  A hard copy of this document can be found in the Guidance Office on the scholarship bulletin board.


Tusculum Scholarships:  Please click here for information regarding a full-tuition scholarship opportunity available at Tusculum.  The application can be found at www.tusculum.edu/trusteescholars/ or visit the website at www.tusculum.edu.


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 applicatoins 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


Woodmen Life Scholarships:  The following website provides eligibility requirements and information associated with the Woodmen Life Focus Forward Scholarship.  To apply for this opportunity visit the website at WoodmenLife.Org and click on the scholarship image on the home page.  Follow the directions under the “How to Apply” section in the attached document.


Bellarmine University Scholarshipswww.bellarmine.edu


David Ward Memorial Music Scholarship:  This scholarship will go to a MCHS student who has been in band for at least 3-4 years.  Music is not required as a major or minor in college.The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0.  The application deadline is February 1, 2018 and applications are available in the Guidance Office. 


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


Centre College Scholarship Information:

  • The Brown Fellows Program seeks ambitious, intellectually curious, academically accomplished students with high leadership potential.  In addition to a scholarship that covers the full cost of tuition, room and board, the program provides each Fellow international travel experiences, leadership development, faculty mentorship, and two independent summer projects, funded up to $6,000 per summer.  Centre awards 10 Brown Fellows per year.
  • The Grissom Scholars Program awards full-tuition scholarships to high-need, first-generation college students who are driven to achieve academically, have exceptional potential as leaders, and possess strong character and compassion.  Grissom Scholars receive any additional aid necessary to fully meet financial need plus $5,000 in enrichment funds to support study abroad, internship and research experiences.  They benefit from exceptional mentoring and cohort support.  More than 20 percent of new students at Centre are first-generation college students, and our first-gen students graduate at or around a 90 percent rate.  Centre awards 10 Grissom Scholars per year.
  • The Lincoln Scholars Program was established in 2015 for students who aspire to change the world and have the capacity to possibly do so.  Lincoln Scholars are passionate, idealistic, visionary, audacious and selfless.  In addition to a full-cost scholarship, each Lincoln Scholar is equipped with three funded summer experiences designed to build their capacity as agents of change.  They develop personally and intellectually through individual mentoring, special programming and seminars, and a supportive, challenging community of fellow Lincoln Scholars.  Centre awards 10 Lincoln Scholars per year.

Please nominate worthy students at www.centre.edu/nominate.  We ask that you submit nominations by January 5, 2018.


Your students may apply, with or without a nomination, using a single form for any of these three programs, found at https://admission.centre.edu/register/PremierScholarshipProgram applications are due by January 20, 2018.  (Students must also apply for admission using the Common Application by January 15.)


Berea College Information:

You can visit the website at Berea.edu/apply to find information regarding Berea’s Tuition Promise Scholarship.  There is no application fee to apply. 


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.


StudentScholarships.org:  Please find attached here scholarship opportunities available through various businesses and organizations.  Applications can be found on the website provided for each scholarship.  A hard copy of this document can be found in the Guidance Office on the scholarship bulletin board.


Cobell Scholarships:  Merit and need based scholarships are available to qualified students of Native American heritage.  Please visit the website at http://cobellscholar.org/ for more information.


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.


Drive Wise Saves Lives Scholarship:

Drive Wise Saves Lives, is an official LLC.,  nonprofit organization that is looking to bring awareness to young motorcycle riders and drivers of the responsibilities of each other on the street, and to help provide proper training for these riders as well as teach vehicle awareness through education to make the street safer for our youth.  We are also looking to grow to be able to help families of fallen riders. 

To help fund our organization members participate in Drive Wise charitable events, as well as other public events to bring awareness to the cause.  We also sell patches, t-shirts, and hooded sweatshirts with the Drive Wise logo.  All profits from any merchandise sold goes 100% towards the organization and its cause.

To help bring awareness to our organization, in 2018 Drive Wise will be donating five $500 scholarships to the 2018 graduation class, across the United States.  The qualifying recipient must be graduating from high school in 2018 along, with writing a 1-2 page essay indicating their goals in life and how this scholarship would help in achieving those goals.  The scholarship will be sent out in May 2018, to the qualifying recipients to be presented at graduation. Depending upon location it may be presented by the drive wise committee.  


To participate for this scholarship please submit the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Graduation Date
  • School Name, address and email
  • 1-2 page essay

We will start accepting submissions beginning November 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018

Please submit the above information to drivewisesaveslives@gmail.com


Discover Scholarship Opportunity:

Our $2,500 Scholarship Award is still available for eligible students and parents through December 31, 2017. Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on CollegeCovered.com. No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win.

We also have a Scholarship Search tool where students can search 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion, and no registration is required.

As students prepare to complete their college applications, CollegeCovered.com has helpful content on getting into college. Be sure to check out the article on how to make a college essay stand out as well as other helpful information related to the college application process.



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.


BigSun Scholarship:
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.


Deadline               -     June 19, 2018    

Amount of Award  -        $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..


Please visit our website at  http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.


Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS):

The Work Ready KY Scholarship program provides free tuition for programs deemed high wage, high demand.  The scholarships are available at an of the state's 4-year public universities, schools within KCTCS, or accredited colleges in KY.  Students must first apply for the FAFSA.  Please find information and apply for Work Ready scholarships for students interested in pursuing a certificate or degree in one of the following fields, health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business services/information technology, and construction trades at www.kheaa.com.


University of Louisville Scholarship Information:

The link for all U of L scholarships can be found at the attached website:  http://louisville.edu/admissions/cost-aid/scholarships/ky-so-in-scholarships. Please check deadline dates for scholarship opportunities.  The Competitive Scholarships application deadline is December 15, 2017.


The Jackie Robinson Foundation:

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.  The application deadline is February 1st.  To find out additional information visit the website at www.jackierobinson.org


EKU Scholarshipswww.scholarships.eku.edu 

2018 EKU Scholarship Deadlines

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 Univerisity 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. 


HONORSGRADU Scholarship:

The HonorsGradU Design a Better Future $10,000 2018 Scholarship

For 5 years, every time we've raised the bar for our scholarship, students have surpassed it! So, this year we're upping the challenge once again. To demonstrate our continued belief in students' phenomenal ability to use their learning to better the world around them, we created the:

HonorsGradU Design a Better Future $10,000 Scholarship


Whether through essays or multimedia, students have used their voices to share visions for a better world. So, here's their chance to put them to action! We're asking high school seniors to submit a proposal for how they'll better their communities. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, we're also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.


We will be breaking the process into 3 rounds, using the principles of design thinking:

  1. Design and submit your ROUND 1 proposal:
    • First 3 stages of design thinking Launch cycle
    • Students submit overall proposal based on the Ford Institute community building principles
    • We select applications based on their completion, seriousness, and viability, offering feedback for those approved to move on to round 2.
    • Deadline: February 11, 2018, 11:59 MST
  2. Design and submit your ROUND 2 artifact:
    • Next 3 phases of design thinking launch cycle (all but the final launch)
    • Students submit an artifact representing their progress and learning
    • We give additional feedback
    • Deadline: March 18, 2018, 11:59 MST
  3. Design and submit your ROUND 3 reflection:
    • LAUNCH phase of design thinking launch cycle.
    • Students submit a final reflection that shares how their project is doing one of the following: 1) increasing connections, 2) building capacity, or 3) taking community-led action. They also share their ideas for acquiring further funding, in addition to the $5,000 from HGU if selected as the top finalist.
    • Include a video of yourself working on your project
    • Deadline: April 15, 2018 at 11:59 MST.

We will select 5 winners to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project into the design thinking cycle once more during the summer of 2018 to maximize impact.

Here is a link to anything else you may need to know to tell your students about our scholarship, including a digital form for them to submit their projects: www.honorsgradu.com/scholarship.

Thank you, and please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions!
Lindsay Mecham
Scholarship Marketing Chair
Honors Graduation, LLC
Phone: 801-852-2339
Email: scholarship@honorsgraduation.com


University of Kentucky Scholarships:  https://www.uky.edu/financialaid/scholarship-incoming-freshmen


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


ACT Student Champion Award:

Please find attached information for a scholarship opportunity through ACT State Organizations.  Applications can be found online and must be submitted by December 31, 2017.


Summit Salon Academy:

Please find attached information and scholarships associated with the Summit Salon Academy located in Lexington, KY.  Please see attached documents for contact information.


UPS Kentucky LOOP Program:

Please find attached information associated with the UPS Kentucky LOOP – Earn and Learn Program.   This is a  great opportunity for students interested in working part-time, going to school and the capability of graduating debt free (must meet program guidelines listed in the attached documents).


University of Pikeville Scholarship Information:

If you would like more information on UPIKE – University of Pikeville, please see Ms. Saylor in the Guidance Office.


Boston University Scholarship:

Information about the Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition can be found at the following website.  Application instructions are available online at bu.edu/admissions/trustee or contact the school for additional information at 617-353-2320 or scholars@bu.edu.


AMDA Admission and Scholarships:

Please find information here regarding the AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in the third attachment.  Please make sure you scroll down to view all pages.  The 2017 National Audition Tour and the National Scholarship Nomination Form are included.  You can also find additional information in the Guidance Office on the Scholarship Information Bulletin Board.


Midway University Scholarship Information:

Midway University offers a variety of scholarships for college students. Below is an overview of our Undergraduate Institutional merit, talent and academic scholarship programs. Our Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office are happy to discuss these with students during campus visits, open houses or by calling or scheduling an appointment.

We also have college scholarship information specific to transfer students, athletes and a special leadership scholarship:

Transfer Scholarships (Evening/Online Students)

Athletic Scholarships

Ruth Slack Roach Leadership Scholarship

Institutional Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

For scholarship consideration, students must be enrolled as an Undergraduate student and attend full-time. Scholarship eligibility is determined during application and admission to Midway University. Most institutional scholarships are renewable for up to four years when a student meets the renewal requirements outlined for the specific award.


Merit Scholarship

Merit Awards for Incoming Freshmen

Award: up to $11,000 per year


Strong high school academic performance

Awards available for residential and commuter students


Talent Awards

Choral Scholars

Award: up to $2,000 per year


On-campus audition

Choral Scholars Program applications have a priority deadline of April 1

Participation in all choral programs


Legacy Scholarship

Award: up to $2,000 per year


Students with a sibling, parent, or grandparent who graduated from Midway University


Disciples of Christ Scholarship

Award: up to $2,000 per year


Students who are members of the Disciples of Christ church


Governor’s Scholars Scholarship

Award: up to $4,000 per year (available to new freshman only)


Students who have completed Kentucky’s Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) or Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA)


Please visit the school website for additional scholarship information:



Free Speech Essay Scholarship:

Free speech essay scholarship opportunity.  More information available at www.thefire.org/contest.  One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,0000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays.  Four $500.00 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing. Entries due by December 31, 2017.


Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship:

The Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship requires that the Daughters of the American Revolution national number of the mother or stepmother, who is a current dues-paying member be on the application.  Hard copies of the application/checklist can be picked up in the Guidance Office.  Application and required documents must be turned into Ms. Saylor by Monday, January 15th.


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


E.K.U. Foundation Scholarship Opportunities:         http://scholarships.eku.edu/foundation


Bluegrass Community and Technical College Information:

Visit BCTC’s campuses! Our Visitor Center, located at the Cooper campus (next to The University of Kentucky), provides one-on-one and large group tours for perspective students, Monday through Friday.  The visits consist of an informational presentation that includes general college information, available services to support their academic success, and admissions and financial aid information. We also review transfer information and partnership programs with universities around the state, including The University of Kentucky. Following the presentation, students have an opportunity to see our facilities.   Students interested in visiting campus, please call 859-246-6247 or email me at dan.pauley@kctcs.edu and I would be happy to arrange a visit.


University of Kentucky Information:  https://www.uky.edu/financialaid/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.


University of KY:  Learn more about Preparing Science Professionals, an upcoming event on our campus designed for STEM-minded students, parents, and counselors. The UK Markey Cancer Center and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) are partnering to put on this event where science takes center stage- through interactive workshops, exciting science demonstrations, thought-provoking speakers, and face-to-face activities that explore the importance of science. Please help us advertise this symposium to your current students!
Interested high school juniors and seniors, as well as their parents, can register here.  
Further details and an agenda can be found here


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.