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: 3/4/2021
  • 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

CLARK Scholars Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Established by Clark Material Handling Company in Lexington, KY, 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 Kentucky. Students must demonstrate community involvement; have financial need; and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must be a resident of Kentucky [...] More

Emma E. Buckley Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • This scholarship was established in honor of Emma E. Buckley, a long-time philanthropist in Kentucky. This renewable scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Woodford County High School and Fayette County Public Schools who demonstrate significant financial need. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to first-generation college students. This [...] More

Gill-Elliott Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Gill-Elliott Scholarship was established to honor William J. Elliott, a chemistry and physics teacher at Highlands High School for 32 years. This non-renewable merit-based scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Highlands High School who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, math or [...] More

Jane Allen Newman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • 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 College Access Program Grant (CAP)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • CAP Grants help Kentucky's financially needy undergraduate students attend eligible public and private colleges and universities, proprietary schools, and technical colleges. Applicants must be a Kentucky resident, demonstrate financial need, and attend an eligible college at least part-time and in a program at least two years in length. Kentucky students applying for the FAFSA will be entered [...] More

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 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

Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 Tuition Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) Program provides need-based grants to qualified Kentucky residents to attend eligible Kentucky private colleges. Applicants must be a Kentucky resident, have financial need, attend an eligible college, be enrolled full-time in an associate's or bachelor's degree program, and have no past due financial obligations to KHEAA or to any Title IV program. Students must [...] 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 year in [...] More

King-Barton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The King-Barton scholarship was established to 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

Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/28/2021
  • 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

Mary Jo Young Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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.
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McConnell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • 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

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • 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

Riding Forward Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Your story will inspire the future. Tell us about an African-American who inspired you and you could earn a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship in celebration of Black History Month and those who have inspired the next generation to make history. Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the [...] More

Southern Automotive Womens Forum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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. Recipients are notified by June 30. [...] More

Stephen L. Keller Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Stephen L. Keller Scholarship was established to annually provide three non-renewable scholarships of $2,000 to outstanding students from Eastern Kentucky who intend to major in a business-related field. The student must attend an accredited four-year educational institution in Kentucky. Graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible to apply. For more [...] More

The AAF-Greater Evansville Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The AAF-Greater Evansville awards scholarships to deserving high school and/or college students yearly in April. To be eligible, students must plan to pursue a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or graphic design. The applicant must be graduating from a high school or currently attending college in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, Gibson, Pike in Indianna or Edwards, White, Wabash, [...] More

Thomas D. Urmston Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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 provides an award of $3,000 that is renewable for up to four years of [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • You have the power to prevent distracted driving among teens. Make a 30-60 second video that inspires your peers to drive safely, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes. Approach your video submission as your chance to find a message that would resonate with you and your peers. If your friends - and teens throughout the United States - were going to watch ONE video that [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • 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 Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • 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

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities quickly transitioned from in-person instruction to online learning, inadvertently overlooking the needs of students with disabilities and "placing them on the backburner 'en masse.'" While eductors have been transferring two months' worth of lesson plans to digital format, disabled students have been left without adequate digital accessibility to succeed in the unprecedented and current remote learning environment. [...]

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Higher education has long been seen as a pillar in American life, as an essential element of our economic system and society. But the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the underlying health conditions of this cultural institution. Many colleges and universities have been struggling to meet the needs of students while also keeping themselves above water financially. While we hope that our lives will return to normal when this crisis is over, it is hard to imagine that higher education will ever be the same. [...]

Scholarship Deadlines Extended Due to COVID-19

April 2, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Just as schools have closed their doors due to coronavirus, charities and non-profit organizations have had to shutter down. While they might suspend board meetings, community fundraisers or award ceremonies, chances are they haven't shut down their scholarship offerings - in fact, many non-profits have extended their scholarship application windows from mid- or late March into April, May or even June. If you've been applying for scholarships this spring and missed out on some March or early April deadlines, check your account - you may find that some scholarships have had their due dates pushed back, giving you more time to submit an application. [...]

Last Reviewed: April 2020