Martha J. Branch Scholarship

June 16, 2025
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

The Martha J. Branch Scholarship is for those minority students seeking to improve the health, fitness, and/or nutrition of the community. Example programs are exercise science, nutrition, or health education. Past recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship again, but must complete the application procedure and be selected.


  • 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.

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 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. You can sign up for a free account here. If you don't have one contact us for another method. Scholarship Search