College Scholarships

All colleges have their own scholarships that students must apply for to receive. It is very important that students check deadlines with these colleges so they do not miss out on scholarship opportunities.

College Scholarships Website

Alyssa Kelty Scholarship

Burgin Christian Church Scholarship

Wilderness Trace Quilt Guild Scholarship

Kentucky Association for Government Communicators

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship

Dixie Huffman Scholarship from Shaker Village

Equitable Scholarship

Due by December 15th

EMH Healthcare Scholarship

EMH Health Care Scholarship

This scholarship is available to high school seniors and college students from Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Mercer and Washington counties. Candidates must be in the top 25% of their class, have a minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1000, and be accepted at a regionally accredited college or university. College students must have completed undergraduate educational requirements and be accepted into a professional health career program recognized by Ephraim McDowell Health.

$1,000 is paid directly to the college or university for high school students, renewable for the second semester if the recipient earns a 2.5 or higher GPA during the initial semester; $2,000 is paid directly to the college or university for college students, renewable for the second semester if the recipient earns a 3.0 or higher GPA during the initial semester.

Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship

Available to a high school senior in Mercer County who has been accepted to an in-state college or university to study any of the health care career programs recognized by Ephraim McDowell Health. The award is $500 for the first semester.  Awards may be given to one Mercer County High School senior and one Burgin Independent High School senior. 

Faith, Hope, and Love - Community Service Scholarship

Hagan Scholarship


Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
Must be a student in the 2020 high school graduating class.
Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.75 or higher.
Must have scored 24 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score) or 1,150 on the SAT.
Must enroll at an eligible four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college; from August 2019 to August 2020.
Must complete the FAFSA in 2019 using 2018 tax return information; the EFC must not exceed $6,500.
Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
Must not have been convicted of a felony.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving self-motivated student in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.

Deadline  11/15/2020

Inter County Energy Scholarship Opportunity

Janet Buckner Memorial Scholarship

KAGC Scholarship

2021 KAGC Scholarship Application
Details: The Kentucky Association of Government Communicators has created a scholarship program to recognize Kentucky high school seniors for their hard work and commitment to both school and community.
Amount: A non-renewable $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to one (1) public high school senior who intends to study communications or journalism at any postsecondary institution.
Deadline for Application: Friday, March 12, 2021
Announcement: The winner will be announced and notified via email by Friday April 9, 2021. There will be a virtual presentation of the scholarship by the KAGC President and Board sometime in the spring of 2021. Details will follow.
Eligibility: Applicant must be a Kentucky resident. Students who are seniors in the spring of 2021 are eligible for this scholarship. KAGC members and their immediate family are not eligible for this scholarship.
Requirements: We recommend that applicants gather and prepare all required information and documents prior to starting the submission process. The application must be submitted electronically and completed in one session; applicant information will not be saved if browser is closed. Documentation must be submitted in one of the following formats: DOC, DOCX, JPG, PDF, or PNG.
Applicants must submit the following information and documents:
·         500-700 Word Original Essay: describing your post-secondary education and career goals in the field of communications
·         Current GPA: winner’s GPA must be verified by school principal
·         One (1) Letter of Recommendation: from a teacher/administrator; author must be listed as one of the three required references
·         Three (3) References: two from teachers/administrators and one from a representative of an external group/organization (name, title, email, and phone)
·         General Resume Information: personal information about school activities and honors; work and volunteer experience

Questions: Please send questions (with “Question” in the subject line) to KAGC at [email protected].
How to Apply: Electronic submission, through SurveyMonkey, is required. Apply at:  Complete the survey, including uploading the required documents listed above, no later than Friday March 12, 2021.

Kentucky Association of School Business Officials Scholarship

KASBO awards $2,500 scholarships to three Kentucky high school graduating seniors who will major in business or education.
Interested students must go to to apply. 
Additional information:
All applicants must obtain two (2) letters of recommendation.  One recommendation must be school-related and one recommendation must be either community-related or church-related.  These letters must be emailed directly to [email protected] from the author.  The student’s name and high school should be in the subject line.  (example:  John Smith Adair County High).
Once the application is received KASBO will send a request to the high school counselor to verify enrollment and transcript information. 
Finalists will be contacted to schedule an interview.  Interviews are conducted electronically.  
The application and letters of recommendation must be received by December 15, 2020.   
Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified no later than March 31, 2021.
Judy Spalding, KASBO Scholarship Chair


Keith & Vicki A. Darnell Scholarship

Available to a high school senior from Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Mercer and Washington counties who has been accepted to an in-state college or university to study any of the health care career programs recognized by Ephraim McDowell Health, with preference given to students pursuing a BSN degree.  The award is $500 for one semester. 

Kentucky 2A State Championship Scholarship

The KENTUCKY 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS is pleased to announce the availability of non-renewable scholarships/grants-in-aid awarded annually to deserving seniors from Kentucky’s eligible high schools who will be continuing their education at a post-secondary school.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Scholarship

For over 60 years, Kentucky Farm Bureau has been assisting students in their educational pursuits. Since its inception in 1953, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation has distributed over $3 million dollars of scholarship money to more than 2,000 deserving students.
The 2021 Kentucky Farm Bureau scholarship rules for eligibility and link to start the application process can be found online at
Please note there is only one application for all scholarship awards. When submitting an application, please include all materials that are requested.  I would encourage you to distribute the scholarship application website to eligible seniors in your county. Please be aware that for most of the scholarships, the student does not have to be from a farm family. The exception is the Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship. For more information and a complete list of available county and state scholarships refer to the link above.
All applications must be submitted by February 28, 2021, to be considered. Winners will be notified by May 21, 2021.
The Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation scholarship application will also be sent to every accredited high school in Kentucky.  Your cooperation in promoting Farm Bureau’s scholarship program in your community is greatly appreciated.  

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women

The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1,500 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party. The qualified applicant will graduate from a Kentucky high school in 2021, is or will be a registered Republican, and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship

KYTC Civil Engineering Scholarship

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is now accepting applications for scholarship opportunities for students who will be pursuing a Civil Engineering Degree at the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, or Western Kentucky University AND who would be interested in working for KYTC after graduation.  If selected, the students will be eligible for stipends in the amount of $6,200/semester for the freshman & sophomore years and $6,600/semester for the junior & senior years, along with the opportunity to work for KYTC after graduation. 
Note – this is a scholarship available for those interested in employment with state government in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  It is not a scholarship that is offered as general financial assistance.
For complete details and to apply, please visit our website at


Leon Mayo Scholarship

Lindsey Wilson College - Begley Scholarship

Applications are being accepted for students to apply for those awards through Sunday, February 28, 2021. The award winners will be announced in conjunction with the boys’ state basketball tournament in March. Two grants, each in the amount of a one-time scholarship of $2,000 payable to an institution of higher learning, will be awarded. The scholarship is not renewable and is not endowed for expansion. Minimum criteria is a 3.5 (converted to 4.0 scale) grade point average; involvement in varsity sports or sport-activities; involvement in other school activities, a record of community service/involvement and a member of the 2020-2021 senior class. 

Mercer County Democrat Club Scholarship

NaviGo Scholars Opportunity

Juniors and seniors who may be interested in careers in advanced manufacturing, mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering, CAD and GIS.
NaviGo has partnered with Toyota and Duke Energy to offer VIRTUAL work-centered learning experiences for selected students this year.

In addition to direct interactions with business partners each month (all AFTER school hours), selected students will also have access to a NaviGo coach who will work with them monthly on identifying their strengths, next steps to achieving their goals, including identifying educational requirements, resume’ development, college application processes, and financial planning – including scholarship opportunities.

This is a NO COST opportunity to students.

Our NaviGo Scholars groups will meet virtually this year. While in-person is preferred, there are important benefits of virtual work-based learning.

Scholars will meet 1-1.5 hours two times each month in Jan, Feb, Mar, and April 2021 (a total of 8 meetings). Meetings are after school hours via Zoom. *An orientation meeting will likely be scheduled in Mid December.


The Mercer County Farm Bureau Federation will award one $1,000 college scholarship for the 2021-22 school year.  Scholarship monies can be applied to tuition, housing, books, etc.   Payments are made directly to the college of your choice.  
To be eligible, applicants must:
  • be a member of Mercer County Farm Bureau and remain such while the scholarship is in force.
Note:  Applicants may not apply under a relative’s membership, if they don’t live in that household.    
  • be a high school graduating senior with a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • be majoring in agriculture or a related field at a college or university.
  • be enrolled as a full-time student for the fall semester.
must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 after first semester or forfeit the award

PB & J Scholarship

The PB & J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:
*Medical issues
*Peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc . . . 
*Family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc . . . 

$500 - $1,000 awards, students have to fill out the online application, submit a transcript and one letter of recommendation (two is preferred).  

SAE Engineering Scholarship

Deadline:  March 15th (check each scholarship for specifics)

Applicants must be high school seniors intending to earn a degree in engineering or related science and must meet minimum GPA and ACT or SAT requirements outlined in the specific scholarship.  

Multiple scholarships are available through SAE, please see your counselor for more details or click on link below. 

Salvisa Ruritan Club Scholarship

Scholarship Guide

Scholastic Opportunities

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program

The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university.

University of Kentucky Student Athletic Trainer Scholarship

Our goal each year is to bring in students who have an interest in a career in the medical field (i.e. athletic training, physical therapy, nursing, pre-med, etc.) and expose them to the profession of athletic training and sports medicine. Scholarships are available after a student completes one year in the program. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s performance in the athletic training room and the classroom. 
This is available for senior students who hold a 2.75 or above cumulative GPA and may be interested in becoming a student athletic training aide at the University of Kentucky, please have them fill out a copy of the enclosed application form and either email to me or mail to me by February 8, 2020 at: Joe Craft Football Training Center, 295 Alumni Drive Room 110, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0280

Vietnam Veterans of America Scholarship

Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarship

Dear High School Seniors: 
Are you ready for graduation and the opportunity to further your education? Even though it’s been a much different version of school this year, one thing has not changed. Commonwealth Credit Union is still committed to bettering lives of students! We are again offering four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Wouldn’t it be exciting if one of those students was YOU?!
The good news about our scholarships is that they focus less on GPA and more on celebrating students who are making a difference in the world around them. Here’s the information:
What is the Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarship? 
The Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarship is an one-time $1,000 scholarship that is awarded to four high school seniors for use in post-secondary education. It utilizes a video submission where applicants tell their personal story on bettering lives, both now and in the future. They also share their insights into banking experiences for young adults. Students may access the scholarship application through our website at: College Scholarships | KY Credit Union | Commonwealth CU (
When is the deadline? 
All submissions must be fully completed and uploaded by 5:00 pm ET on March 15, 2021 to: Scholarship Application › Commonwealth Credit Union ( Only digital submissions to this link allowed.
How do students apply? 
With creativity and passion, students will need to record an unlisted/private video of themselves to YouTube that does not exceed 5 minutes. Once completed, students are asked to fill out a short submission form on our website where they will upload the URL to the recording. They are asked to address the following in their video:
  1. How are you currently Bettering Lives in your community?
  2. How can CCU Better the Lives of college-aged students?
  3. How will your education empower you to Better Lives in the future?
  4. What are you looking for from your banking experience?
Who is eligible? 
Basically, to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must be a graduating high school senior attending a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2021. They must also be the primary account holder on a Commonwealth Credit Union membership on or before March 15, 2021. For information on membership, students may go to: Why Commonwealth Credit Union › Commonwealth Credit Union ( Specific details about scholarship eligibility are found on the scholarship application page.
How are the winners selected?
A panel of three judges comprised of professionals from the Louisville Metro Area and Central Kentucky will view and score each video submissions. To ensure a fair adjudication process, no CCU employees serve on this panel. Video submissions are scored using a rubric based on the application criteria. The four highest-ranking videos will be the scholarship winners. Traditionally judging takes place in April and applicants are notified of decisions in May.
I have questions about the scholarship. Who should I contact?
Our Marketing Supervisor, Lindsay Orange, serves as our Scholarship Coordinator:
Lindsay Orange
Marketing Supervisor
Commonwealth Credit Union
(502)564-4775, ext. 5299
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