Kentucky Scholarships

Kentucky scholarships, or at least the few examples below, appear to lean considerably toward helping others once you've graduated. However, these aren't the only scholarships for which you can qualify as a Kentucky resident. Myriad sources of financial aid are available to those willing to do the research. The opportunities and their criteria stretch well beyond the state from which you hail, too. Scholarships.com can help you find information about scholarships especially created for those living in Kentucky at the same time we are finding other opportunities for you based on your interests, academics and GPA. Just conduct a free scholarship search today and you will find a whole list of scholarship opportunities based on all manner of filtering criteria. The scholarships below will give you an idea of the opportunities that may be found at Scholarships.com. To get the full benefit of our free services and for additional information about Kentucky scholarships and awards based on different search criteria, you should conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

16th District PTA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The objective of the 16th District PTA Scholarship is to give deserving young people the financial means to continue their education. This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Fayette County Public Schools. Eligible applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Scholarships are awarded based on applicant's financial need, academic achievement and [...] More

BGCF CLARK Scholars Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship was established by CLARK Material Handling Company to provide $1,000 non-renewable scholarships to students who can show individual achievement, community awareness and involvement and academic accomplishment. This Scholarship is open to graduating seniors attending public high schools in Fayette County, as well as to immediate family members of CLARK employees who reside in [...] More

Emma E. Buckley Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • This scholarship was established in honor of Emma E. Buckley, a long-time philanthropist in Kentucky. This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Woodford County High School or Fayette County Public Schools who demonstrate significant financial need. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference give to first-generation college student. The number [...] More

Gill-Elliott Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Thanks to our generous donors, Blue Grass Community Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to area students seeking educational opportunities beyond high school.

    The Gill-Elliott Scholarship was established to honor William J. Elliott, a chemistry and physics teacher at Highlands High School (Fort Thomas, KY) for 32 years. This scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 [...] More

Jane Allen Newman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Jane Allen Newman Scholarship Fund awards three scholarships of $2,500 each to high school seniors in Fayette, Harrison, or Union counties, Kentucky with significant financial need who wish to further pursue their education by attending college. Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Preference given to first-generation college students. The scholarship is renewable for up to four [...] More

Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (NISF) provides scholarships to Kentucky residents who will be attending approved prelicensure nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing programs. Students in prelicensure (LPN & RN) and BSN completion nursing programs must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of published requirements for the nursing program per academic [...] More

KHEAA Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship helps Kentucky students attend Pikeville College's School of Osteopathic Medicine. The award is equal to the difference between the average amount charged for in-state tuition at the state medical schools and the tuition at the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a Kentucky resident. Must practice one [...] More

King-Barton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The King-Barton scholarship was established provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending Harrison County High School who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to first-generation college student. This scholarship is non-renewable and the award amount varies each year. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers the Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarship to students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North [...] More

Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship was established by Linda and Jack Gill, to honor Linda Gill’s mother and grandmother. This non-renewable merit-based scholarship provides one annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Kentucky who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in science, [...] More

Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/28/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate, masters-level and doctoral students enrolled in 12+ credit hours who have graduated from a high school located in Jefferson County, KY. Applicants must be members of a Baptist church.

    For more information, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

McConnell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The McConnell Scholars Program is a prestigious enrichment program aimed at Kentucky residents who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential and are committed to the principles of scholarship, leadership, and service. There are 10 awards given each year, and the program has produced more than 200 successful alumni. The program is open to Kentucky high school graduates with a minimum 3.5 [...] More

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Open to high school seniosr pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management,
    communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering,
    mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and
    administration in agriculture. Resident of [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Ray Fowler/Armstrong Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Armstrong family (Randall, Dwight and Jeff) sponsors this scholarship in honor of Ray Fowler, their FFA Advisor, and in memory of their mother, Joan, for her support, encouragement and love. Must be a high school senior or college student pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture with a preference in agricultural education or animal science. Applicant must be member of Lyon [...] More

Stephen L. Keller Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Stephen L. Keller Scholarship was established to annually provide three non-renewable scholarships of $2,000 to outstanding undergraduate students from Eastern Kentucky majoring in a business-related field. The student must be attending a accredited four-year educational institution in Kentucky. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

The AAF-Greater Evansville Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The AAF-Greater Evansville awards scholarships to deserving high school and/or college students yearly in April. Over the past 40 years, AAF-Greater Evansville has distributed over $158,000 in scholarship awards. To be eligible, students must plan to pursue a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or graphic design. The application deadline varies yearly, but is typically in early [...] More

Thomas D. Urmston Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Thomas D. Urmston scholarship was established to provide scholarships to female students who are graduating high school seniors attending Harrison County High School who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to first-generation college students. This is a non-renewable scholarship and the award amount varies each year. For more [...] More

Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior or college student pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural engineering or agricultural science/technology. Resident of Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas or West Virginia required. Must have been active in extracurricular activities. Completion of the financial analysis section is required. If [...] More

W.O. Davis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The W.O. Davis Memorial scholarship was established to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending Woodford County High School who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher. Preference given to a first-generation college student. This is a non-renewable scholarship and the award amount varies each year. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Amazon Offers $40K Future Engineer Scholarships

November 6, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

E-tail giant Amazon is now accepting applications to its Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program for students entering college in the fall of 2020. The scholarship program offers 100 current high school seniors from underserved and underrepresented communities across the country the opportunity to receive $40,000 scholarships to study computer science at a four-year college or university and a guaranteed paid internship offer at Amazon after the completion of their first year. [...]

NC Senator Proposes Taxing of Athletic Scholarships

October 31, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

In response to the NCAA's vote to allow athletes to profit from their names, images and likeness, Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina has proposed taxing those scholarships. Senator Burr tweeted: "If college athletes are going to make money off their likenesses while in school, their scholarships should be treated like income. I'll be introducing legislation that subjects scholarships given to athletes who choose to 'cash in' to income taxes." [...]

Gucci Gaffe Results in Green for Grads

October 8, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Gucci is releasing a new line of... diversity undergraduate scholarships for students who are "traditionally underrepresented in the fashion industry." The 1.5 million U.S. university college scholarship program is set to run for four years, targeting students who attend four-year universities. Special consideration will be given to those residing in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, D.C and/or for those who plan to attend or are currently attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). [...]

Last Reviewed: November 2019