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 Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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 objective of the 16th District PTA Scholarship is to give deserving young people the financial means to continue their education. The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Fayette County Public [...] More

Ann Crawford Alexander Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Ann Crawford Alexander family has established a scholarship in loving memory of Ann who passed away July 23rd, 2008 at the age of 25 after a lifelong battle against cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disorder.Family and friends of Ann have contributed to a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 that will be awarded annually. The scholarship will be divided into two payments at the end of the first [...] More

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Green to Gold Scholarship Option winners receive:
-Tuition or room and board support
-Additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment
-A monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year that increases each year based on your Military Science Class
-Pay for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college
-If qualified, [...] More

Army ROTC Scholarships
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Start Strong in life – enroll in Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), the college elective for undergraduate and graduate students that provides unrivalled leadership training for success in any career field. If you have a passion for it, you can find a place to fit in the Army as an officer and get the training you need to turn that passion into a career.The Four-Year High School [...] More

ASTA Southeast Chapter Professional Development Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 03, Annually
Tourism Cares will award ASTA Southeast Chapter Professional Development Scholarships to be applied to the cost of an ASTA or The Travel Institute Educational Program, or the registration fee only for the ASTA International Destination Expo. To be eligible, applicants must be permanent U.S. residents, with a minimum of two years of experience in the travel industry, who have successfully [...] More

CLARK Scholars Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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, Kentucky, as well as to immediate family members of Clark employees who [...] More

Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Henkal Corporation's Duck Brand Duct Tape "Stuck at Prom" Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Puerto Rico and the Province of Quebec. This contest rewards individuals for creating prom attire made completely out of duct tape.

Each couple/single entry must include:
-One color photograph (professional or [...] More

Emerson Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Emerson family made their home in Lexington in the early 1900's. Raymond Emerson owned Emerson Furniture. His son, Wilber Emerson graduated from Lexington High School in 1927, graduated from college with a degree in Mortuary Science and came to practice as a mortician until he was enlisted in the army in 1942. In his will, Wilbur directed funds to establish the scholarship fund in memory of [...] More

Emma E. Buckley Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
This scholarship was established in honor of Emma E. Buckley, a long-time philanthropist in Kentucky. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Woodford County High School or Fayette County Public Schools who demonstrate significant financial need. The scholarship amount varies each year. [...] More

EMU National Scholars Program
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The EMU National Scholars Program is a four-year award that pays 30 credit hours per year (15 per semester) of out-of-state tuition differential.

Must be a new freshmen or new transfer student with a minimum 3.50 GPA and a resident of a state other than Michigan or Ohio to be considered. Freshmen recipients must live in university housing the first two years of this award.

For more [...] More

Gill-Elliott Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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

Herb Schlaughenhoupt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
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This scholarship fund was established by the family of Herb Schlaughenhoupt, Jr., one of the founders of the Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation, in honor of his memory. The Herb Schlaughenhoupt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded twice each year to individuals with hemophilia or a similar bleeding disorder - or -individuals with an immediate family member with a bleeding disorder.

The scholarship [...] More

Jane Allen Newman Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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 Jane Allen Newman Scholarship Fund awards 3 scholarships of $2,000 each to high school seniors in Fayette, Harrison, or Union counties, Kentucky with significant financial need who wish to further pursue their [...] More

Kentucky College Access Program Grant (CAP)
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CAP Grants help Kentucky's financially needy undergraduate students attend eligible public and private colleges and universities, proprietary schools, and technical colleges.

Student must:
-Be a Kentucky resident
-Have financial need
-Attend an eligible college
-Have no past due financial obligations to KHEAA or to any Title IV program
-Be enrolled at least half-time in a program at least [...] More

Kentucky Colonel’s Better Life Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
At least one student in each of the 16 KCTCS college districts will be selected to receive the Kentucky Colonel's Better Life Scholarship to cover tuition, books, and other educational expenses.

Eligibility:
-Recipients must be a Kentucky resident
-Must attend school full time, pursue an associate degree
-Must be a single working parent with one or more children under the age of [...] More

Kentucky Early Childhood Development Scholarship
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The Early Childhood Development Scholarship provides financial aid to Kentucky students pursuing one of the following: Child Development Associate Credential, Associate;s degree in early childhood education, Bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education or a related program approved by the Early Childhood Development Authority,
Kentucky Early Childhood Development Director's [...] More

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)
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The KEES program provides scholarships to students who earn at least a 2.5 GPA each year they attend a certified Kentucky high school. The better they do in high school, the more they earn toward college. They may also earn awards for ACT/SAT scores and Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) test scores. Home school and GED graduates [...] More

Kentucky Go Higher Grant
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The Go Higher Grant is a need-based grant for non-traditional students ages 24 and older who are enrolled in a participating school less than half-time.

Student must:
-Be a Kentucky resident
-Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident
-Be age 24 or older
-Have a financial need
-Enroll in a participating Kentucky school less than half-time
-Have no past due financial obligations [...] More

Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
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. NISF recipients are selected individually by the Board, using specified criteria. NISF scholarships may be used for cost of living expenses, as well as school expenses.

The NISF [...] More

Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Scholarship is open to students from schools in Kentucky who have a passion for using technology skills to make a positive social change in the world or at home in their communities. In order to be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must currently be attending a rural high school as a senior in the state of Kentucky and be an [...] More

Kentucky Teacher Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
The Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial aid to Kentucky students pursuing initial teacher certification at participating Kentucky colleges. Recipients must provide qualified teaching service at a school certified by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student must:
-Be a U.S. citizen
-Be a Kentucky resident
-Be admitted into a teacher education program at a participating [...] More

Kentucky Tuition Grant
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The Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) Program provides need-based grants to qualified Kentucky residents to attend the These grants provide need-based aid to help Kentucky residents attend eligible Kentucky private colleges.

Eligibility:
-Be a Kentucky resident
-Have financial need
-Attend an eligible college
-Be enrolled full-time in an associate's or bachelor's degree program
-Have no past [...] More

KHEAA Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship
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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.

Eligibility:
-Be a U.S. citizen
-Be a Kentucky resident
-Practice one year in [...] More

King-Barton Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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 King-Barton scholarship was established provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending Harrison County High School (Kentucky) who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA [...] More

King's Daughters Health Foundation Health Career Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
A scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2,500 for the first school year, and the use is limited to tuition, room and board, books and lab fees for a student pursuing a career in healthcare. The Health Foundation will mail $1,250 directly to the recipient's school of choice a the beginning of each semester.

Scholarships winners are required to maintain a 2.50 GPA with a minimum of 12 hours [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter
Application Deadlines: July 08, Annually
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership [...] More

KYTESOL ESL/LEP Student Scholarship Opportunity
Application Deadlines: March 16, Annually
KYTESOL (Kentucky Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) offers a scholarship of $ 1,000 to an ESL/LEP student graduating from a KY high school. This scholarship may be dispersed in two installments (beginning of the first semester as well as the second semester) pending funding.

Eligibility:
-ESL/LEP Student with a native language other than English
-2.5 GPA or [...] More

Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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.

This scholarship provides one annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Kentucky. The recipient must plan to major in science, math, engineering, pre-medicine, [...] More

Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 28, Annually
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.

Eligibility:
-Be a graduate of a public, parochial, or private high school in Jefferson County, KY
-Have an academic record indicating the ability to succeed at the undergraduate/graduate [...] More

Louisville Branch NAACP Scholarship Awards Program
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The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Eligibility:
-Graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students must possess a 2.5 GPA or above
-Graduate students must possess a 3.0 GPA or above
-Must be a legal resident of Metro Louisville [...] More

Mary Jo Young Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Mary Jo Young Scholarship is offered to high school juniors and seniors who participate in dual-enrollment programs at a Kentucky high school. Credits must be from a Kentucky college. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a legal resident of Kentucky, and have either an ACT composite of at least 18 or at least a 2.5 GPA.

For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

McConnell Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
The prestigious McConnell Scholarships are reserved for 10 Kentucky graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential. Scholarships are renewable for a total of four years.

Scholarship amounts will be determined by the selections committee, but typically will include full tuition and a stipend for books at the University of Louisville. In addition, each [...] More

MetLife Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 to continue MetLife's long tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since its founding through the end of 2014, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $670 million in grants and $70 million in programrelated investments to organizations addressing issues that have a positive impact in their communities. Today, the Foundation is [...] More

Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Scholarship
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The Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Scholarship was created to encourage minority students to major in education, and teach in Kentucky after graduation.

Student must:
-Be a Kentucky resident
-Be a U.S. citizen
-Be a member of an ethnic minority as defined by the school and state law
-Be enrolled full-time in a participating Kentucky college
-Major in teacher education
-Be [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 18, Annually
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 awards are presented each June of every year at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention. The following regions are:

-Region I: [...] More

Ray Fowler/Armstrong Family Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
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.

Eligibility: Pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture with a preference in agricultural education or
animal science. Applicant must be a member of Lyon County Chapter, Eddyville, Ky., [...] More

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: February 25, Annually
Of all the African-Americans who have made significant achievements and innovations for our society, is there one in particular who inspires you?

Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you. Your essay should, in 500 words or less:
1. Address how an African-American has been an inspiration in your life
2. Discuss the contributions of the African-American individual [...] More

Riding Forward Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 25, Annually
The Black History Month Campaign, "Black History is Our History" begins in January and celebrate the contributions of African-Americans, who move us forward today. In conjunction, Regions is proud to once again offer the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

The Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest [...] More

SCOAR Scholarship
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The Southeastern Construction Owners and Associates Roundtable (SCOAR) is offering $1,000 scholarships for students who wish to pursue further education or credential in a construction-related field.

The applicants can be a secondary student continuing their education in a postsecondary educational institution for a degree, diploma or certificate program. Applicants should be seniors in high [...] More

Southern Automotive Womens Forum Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The SAWF Scholarship Program, introduced in 2011, provides financial assistance to women enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or graduate program hopefully to be used for a career in the automotive industry. The amount of each scholarship is dependent upon the number of applicants and generally ranges from $500 to [...] More

Stephen L. Keller Scholarship
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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 an accredited four-year educational institution in [...] More

The AAF-Greater Evansville Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: March 23, Annually
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 $153,000 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

The Anthony Muñoz Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The Anthony Muñoz Scholarship Fund was created by Anthony Muñoz and his family to support Tri-State youth in achieving their dreams of attending a local college or university.

Eligibility:
-Be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA and minimum 18 ACT composite score
-Attend a high school in the Tri-State region including:
Kentucky: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, [...] More

Thomas D. Urmston Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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 Thomas D. Urmston scholarship was established to provide scholarships to female students who are graduating high school seniors attending Harrison County High School (Kentucky) who demonstrate significant [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
Application Deadlines: March 07, Annually
Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving and you could win a grand [...] More

Toyoya Motor Sales, USA Inc. Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Toyota's philanthropic focus is education, with a strong emphasis on the environment and safety. In 2006, Toyota U.S.A. contributed $41 million to U.S. philanthropic programs. This includes nationwide grant programs for teachers (Toyota International Teachers Program and Toyota TAPESTRY), scholarships through FFA, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, The College Fund/UNCF, and the Toyota Community Scholars [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program
Application Deadlines: June 23, Annually
U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

W.O. Davis Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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 W.O. Davis Memorial scholarship was established to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending Woodford County High School (Kentucky) who demonstrate significant financial need and have a [...] More

Last Edited: July 2016

Kentucky Scholarships

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