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
  • The Blue Grass Community Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to area students seeking educational opportunities beyond high school. The CLARK Material Handling Company provides $1,000 in non-renewable scholarships to students who can show individual achievement, community awareness, involvement, and academic accomplishment. This Scholarship is open to graduating seniors [...] More

Emma E. Buckley Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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. Preference is given to first-generation college students. The number of scholarships and the scholarship amounts vary [...] 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 to a [...] More

Herb Schlaughenhoupt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500
  • 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. Deadlines in mid [...] 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 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. Must be a Kentucky resident. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] 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 Tuition Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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 due [...] 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

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

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: 3/9/2020
  • 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

Riding Forward Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/25/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] 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 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $15,000
  • 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. Your video's message should [...] 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

Get Paid to Play in College with ESA Esports Scholarships

January 21, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced its first Esports scholarship, expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include Esports competitors in college, according to Polygon. The ESA Esports scholarship program is "intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities" who currently "account for a very small percentage of Esports scholarship recipients. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, you must either be a woman or minority and pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences. Current high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore and juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for the ESA Esports scholarship. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four (4) year college or university in the upcoming fall semester in order to be considered. All scholarship applications are due March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applicants will receive results by mid-June and funds will be issued to scholarship winners by end of August. [...]

Biggest / Largest Dollar Scholarships in 2020

January 16, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

When it comes to large dollar scholarships, mo' money means fewer problems in paying your college tuition bill. The average student will land between $1,000 and $5,000 in college scholarships after investing a decent amount of time and effort into applying for scholarships. Even smaller scholarships worth $500 are enough to cover books and fees, even if they aren't enough to foot an entire semester’s college tuition bill. [...]

Gap Year for National Service as a College Graduation Requirement?

January 13, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Should students be required to and serve their nation either before or during college? Pete Buttigieg thinks so, as he has rolled out a $20-billion proposal to enlist young people in national service after high school in order to produce "civically informed and dedicated Americans." In his commentary, Why Colleges Should Require a Gap Year, Jonathan Zimmeran outlines why a gap-year would be the ideal timeline for this initiative. [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020