Scholarship and Senior Information

Scholarship/Senior Information

This page will be the only page used for information regarding scholarships.  There will not be printed Senior Bulletins-only this digital page which you may print if you wish!

Scholarships and Senior Information will be added to this page as it becomes available.  KHEAA's website is a great resource on colleges, financial aid, FAFSA, and KEES money.  Click here-KHEAA.  There are other senior resources on the front page of the Boyle County Counseling Office and under Links and Resources.  Past scholarship newsletters can be found here under What's Happening. which may give you an indication of what is to come this year and last year's deadlines/requirements.  The 2018 Getting In that you were given can be found here!  

The following site will have college webinars on the following topics:

* How To Graduate From College Debt Free
* College Applications 101
* Why It’s Hard to Get Into a Top College.
* Ten Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Planning for College
* Seven Biggest Mistakes Made On The FAFSA
* ACT vs SAT –How Important are they REALLY?
* How to Analyze Financial Aid Award Letters
* Picking Schools That Fit your Child and Wallet
* The Ideal College Planning Timeline
www.CollegePlanningWebinars.com

Welcome to your senior year, Class of 2018!  Congratulations on all of your achievements thus far.  Remember, colleges, scholarships, and future employers will look closely at your academic performance, attendance, discipline, and extra-curricular involvement during your senior year. So, keep working hard!  Your senior year can be a juggling act.  There are decisions to be made about college and your future, applications to complete, and tests to take as you prepare to leave high school.  It is the goal of the Counseling Department to help you through this process. You should have completed a Senior Contract during scheduling last spring. This will ensure that you know what courses you need in order to graduate and that you are enrolled in those courses this year. Feel free to make an appointment with your counselor anytime if you have a question regarding your senior contract or need assistance with college/career planning. 

Best wishes for a successful and fun senior year!

College Planning

PARCHMENT!  To send transcripts from Boyle County High School, you will need to create a parchment.com account. Information was given to all Seniors regarding parchment.  If you need the code, please see your counselor!  Parchment is the only way that transcripts can be sent.  More information can be found here!  Remember, if you have earned dual credit from a college, you will need to request a transcript from that college to go to your selected school.

September      

  • Sign up for the SAT/ACT again
  • Double check that your courses met graduation requirements
  • Request recommendations from teachers, employers and counselors. Give each person your resume; a stamped, addressed envelope; and any required forms.  This Senior Brag Sheet may be helpful when requesting recommendations!
  • Check out the catalog from each school you’re interested in. Most catalogs are online, or you can ask the school to send you one.
  • If you didn’t make college visits over the summer, make plans to visit during a long weekend or fall break 
  • Request your personalized Getting the Facts – Your Personalized College Guide online through your MyKHEAA account
  • Begin to look at NCAA/NAIA athletic requirements and applications.
  • Create an FSAID now here for the FAFSA!
  • Create a college access calendar to track:  Test dates, fees and deadlines, College application due dates, Financial aid applications and deadlines, Deadlines for requesting recommendation letters, transcripts and other necessary material. Ask people at least two weeks before you need them.

October  

Students will be able to file a 2018–19 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2017, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2018. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. You can find information for the FAFSA here

  • Begin to gather information needed to complete applications.
  • Contact colleges regarding scholarships and financial aid opportunities
  • Follow up on your teacher recommendations.
  • If you are applying for Early Decision, send in your applications now. Keep copies of everything you send
  • (Also, prepare applications for back-up schools)
  • Start sending in your applications
  • Sign up for December/January Tests (ACT/SAT)

November      

  • Continue filing applications with colleges.  Don’t forget to have test scores sent to your college directly from ACT if required.
  • Complete any college essays you have to submit. Have a teacher or parent proofread for mistakes.

December

  • Consult your counselor again to review your final list of colleges.  Be sure you have all your bases covered. 
  • Get your recommendation letters from your references and send them thank-you notes.
  • Finish and submit your college applications. Keep copies of everything you send.
  • Have your high school send transcripts to the colleges you selected using parchment.com

Helpful Websites

  • https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/?exmpid=VT-00060 Plan for college, prepare for testing, search and apply for college…this website offers many options to assist you in preparing for your college career.

  • https://www.cappex.com/ Compare colleges, find tuition and admission information and discover your admission chances from more than 3,000 schools. Conduct a scholarship search to find the ones that match your strengths and skills best. Our scholarship directory has more than $11 billion.

  •  http://www.fastweb.com/  Scholarship search

 

  • http://www.collegexpress.com/ Scholarship search
  • https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/  College Counseling Website!  Lots of helpful info on essay writing, apps, etc!
  • https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/  With more than 4,000 institutions available for students and families to search, the College Scorecard provides answers to critical questions about each institution, like how likely students are to complete their degrees, how much debt students take out, and how much the students typically earn after attending. The interactive website provides users with the ability to search by program, degree type, location, or by name of institution. Click here for how to guide!

There are many other sites that allow you to search for colleges, to take virtual tours, and to research loans and scholarships.  Be aware, however, that some sites may be scams.  Never pay for anything related to college planning, scholarships or financial aid.  Talk to your Counselor if you have a question about a site or need assistance with college planning.

Scholarships

All scholarships ever offered cannot be listed here!  Check your colleges of interest for scholarships specific to freshman and specific to area usually on their financial aid page.  The scholarship search websites listed above can also help you to find more scholarships!

  • QuestBridge National College Match

          Deadline: September 27, 2017

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges. If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students. Visit https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/how-to-apply

  • Write Stuff Teen Essay, Poetry and Visual Art Contest

    Deadline: September 29, 2017

    Youth in grades 6-12 in Kentucky and Indiana may enter their original writing, artwork or video about their own cancer diagnosis or that of a family member or friend.  Cash prizes are awarded to the top three participants in six categories.  Visit http://www.gildasclublouisville.org/writestuff.html

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman

    Deadline: October 2, 2017

    The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program recognizes outstanding seniors and their schools at every stage of the program.  If you’re selected as a school, state or national finalist, you’ll receive a Heisman Patch as well as an official winner’s certificate, medal or trophy from the program.  Plus, you’ll be recognized by your school, community and possibly the nation at special events and ceremonies. Visit https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/ 

  • Washington University in St. Louis

    Danforth Scholars Program

    Deadline: November, 15, 2017

    For students who would like to attend Washington University in St. Louis and who have demonstrated leadership, personal integrity and dedication to academic excellence.  See your counselor to be nominated

    https://admissions.wustl.edu/Financial_Aid_Scholarships/First_Year_Academic_Scholarships/Pages/Danforth-Scholars-Program.aspx

  • Horatio Alger Kentucky Scholarship Program

    Deadline: October 25 2017

    Eligible students should have critical financial need (50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family), academic achievement, and involvement in extracurricular or community activities.

    Applications are online at: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

  • Coca-Cola Scholarship

    Deadline: October 31 2017

    Applicants should be high school seniors who are well-rounded individuals with highly developed interests in their community.  Applicants are evaluated on the following:

  • Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • Demonstrated leadership in school
  • Commitment to community

Applications are available at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/the-process

  • The University of Kentucky Academic Scholarships

    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017

          Academic - Based on academic credentials on file in Admissions, pending early application and availability of funds. Completed admission application             and high school transcript must be received by December 1, 2016, in order to be considered for an academic scholarship. Qualifying test scores must             be received by January 15. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

          Competitive – Presidential and Commonwealth Scholarships - Requires unweighted GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale and minimum 31 ACT or 1360 SAT                 (M+CR), and completion of competitive scholarship section of Admission application, by December 1, 2016.

          Competitive – Otis A Singletary Scholarship - Requires unweighted GPA of 3.80 on a 4.0 scale and minimum 33 ACT or 1440 SAT (M+CR), and                     completion of competitive scholarship section of Admission application, by December 1, 2016.

         Automatic - Kentucky GSP/GSA Scholarships and Patterson Scholarships

  (see new criteria on UK’s website)   http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/scholarship-incoming-freshmen

  • SAE Engineering Scholarships

    Deadline: Various but March 15th for many

    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. 

    Applications are online at: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hsseniors.htm
  • UPS Metropolitan College Program

    UPS offers opportunities to have up to 100% of your tuition paid if you attend University of Louisville or Jefferson Community College through this program.  Students must be employed by the UPS overnight air operation in Louisville KY and must be on the UPS payroll by specified date and remain employed by UPS until the end of the student agreement period.  For more information, see your counselor or visit: http://metro-college.com/

  • KSBA Scholarship-Information to Counselor by 9/29 if selected.  Must sign sheet in Guidance Office by Friday 9/15.

Boyle County may nominate two Seniors who would be the first members of their immediate families to complete college degree for a KSBA scholarship.  Student must have obtained an ACT reading score of at least 20 as a junior or senior. If you meet these requirements, please sign list in Guidance Office.  Selections will be made based upon ACT/GPA.  Applications are forwarded to our school board for selection.  One male and one female will be nominated for a chance at $2500 each!

  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

If you have participated in community service, you can complete an application at http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc. The top youth will be selected from BCHS to be nominated for state-level honors.  The school honoree will receive the President's Volunteer Service Award and will become eligible to win $1000 and more including a trip to Washington D.C. Deadline is November 7th, 2017.

  • KRMCA Wm.T.Robertson High School Essay Contest

See the attached information regarding a potential $2000 scholarship! Deadline is 11/30.

Info here

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

Please see the attached information regarding a $1000 scholarship that will be given to one Kentucky student!  It might as well be you! Kentucky Society DAR Scholarship-see materials and requirements here

Deadline 11/20/2017 to the Guidance Office-all materials required including essay, resume, application, transcript

Other DAR scholarships can be found here!

  • Hagan Scholarship

2017 Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  2. Must attend a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents.
  3. Must be a student in the 2018 high school graduating class.
  4. Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher.
  5. Must score 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or 1,200 on the SAT (Reading & Math).
  6. Must enroll in a four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
  7. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college.
  8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2017 using 2016 tax return information.
    FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500.
  9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  10. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving and self-motivated student, who aspires to obtain a four-year college education in order to realize his or her full potential. If you are one of these students, and meet the eligibility requirements, I encourage you to apply for a scholarship.  Application Deadline November 15, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS.  Application available 9/1.

http://haganscholarships.org/application/

  • Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship

    Link to our Scholarship pagehttp://www.parentinn.com/scholarship

    Award: $1000

    Deadline: Not released for 17-18.

    Here is the list of our requirements:

    - Applicant must be Boyle County High School student.

    - Applicant must write an article of 600-1000 words on the topic “Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?"

  • USDA National Scholars Program

           To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship a student must:

           Be a U.S. citizen

           Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)

           Be interested in attending one of the nineteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities

           Intend to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines

           Demonstrate leadership and community service

           Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature

           Submit a signed application (original signature only)  Application not posted yet.

  • Kentucky Federation of Republican Women

The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1500 scholarship each year to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party.  The completed application must be mailed with a postmark no later than April 2, 2018.  Requirements and application here.

  • National Beta Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available for Beta Club Members.  Application opens November 1 and deadline is January 25, 2018.  Information and application available here:http://www.betaclub.org/scholarship

  • The Army Reserve 4-Year Minuteman Scholarship

This scholarship covers full tuition and fees at any college or university served by an Army ROTC program.  Students must be in the Army Reserve or eligible for enlistment.  For more information, go here

  • Lieutenant Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge

http://www.kylgec.com/apply/

  • Tobi Cares Scholarship

The Tobi Cares Scholarship was created to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue higher education, leadership, and of course, personal style! The $3000 scholarship, along with a $200 Tobi.com store credit, will be issued to a female undergrad student attending a community college or university. We have opened the scholarship to high school applicants in their senior year that will be attending college for the '17-'18 school year! We're hoping you can share the opportunity with your students so that they can apply! The deadline for applications is 12/31/16. Site not updated.

http://www.tobi.com/#scholarship_program

  • KASBO Scholarship

KASBO awards three $2,500 scholarships each year. In order to be eligible, the student must be a high school senior. Applications must be received by KASBO by not announced or updated.  Please send the completed application, counselor verification form, and two letters of reference to:

Debbie Frazier, KASBO Scholarship Chair
Madison County Board of Education
PO Box 768
Richmond, KY  40476-0768

Applications are reviewed by the KASBO scholarship committee with awards being made at the annual KASBO conference.

This is for seniors who plan to major in business or education!  Application and information here! 

http://www.kasbo.com/recognition-scholorship/student-scholarships/

  • Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare 

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Deadline is 8/31/2018.

Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. 

  • KYACAC "Achieve Your Dreams" Scholarship

Deadline: February 17, 2018
One $500 Award will be given for each of four regions of Kentucky (Northern, Central, Eastern, Western).

NOTE: Preference will be given to students from KYACAC member high schools.

Application https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhuiM2alwkwyN0cXhZ_dxY6TDrek3jEvrjTscddG5Dnhp5Hg/viewform

  • KY Farm Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation will award 95 county and state college scholarships to high school seniors for the current school year. Scholarships may be applied to tuition, housing, books and other educational expenses. Payments will be made directly to the college or university of your choice. All available scholarships are listed on the back of this application. This and other scholarship applications may be downloaded at kyfb.com/scholarships.

To be eligible, applicant must:

  • have either a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or a minimum 23 ACT score
  • be the child of a Kentucky Farm Bureau member and remain such while the scholarship is in force
  • finish high school within the year they apply for the scholarship
  • for the Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship, applicant’s parents must be actively engaged in production ag
  • Those not eligible are the children of:
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Claims Personnel
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau State Board Members
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau State & District Employees
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau State Women’s Advisory Committee Members

Please note:     Children of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Agency Managers, Agents, Agency Secretaries and CSRs are only eligible for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Agents Association Scholarship and should utilize this application to apply for the scholarship.

RULES

  • Recipient may enter any accredited college, but must pursue a four-year course of study.
  • Recipient must enter college as a beginning freshman no later than the fall semester following high school graduation, unless a circumstance beyond the student’s control, such as serious illness or injury, prevents enrollment at that time. In such a case, recipient must enter college by the spring semester of the following year or the scholarship will go to the first alternate.
  • Dropping out of school, except for serious illness or injury, shall cause the recipient to lose the scholarship.  The remaining award will then go to the first alternate.
  • Winner must be a full-time student each semester unless an exception is requested in writing and approved.  Winner is required to annually furnish a transcript before additional monies are sent to the college.
  • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 after each semester or forfeit the award. (Only beginning freshman will be given a second chance to improve their overall GPA.)
  • All application materials must be postmarked by not updated or hand-delivered by February 28, 2018 to the Kentucky Farm Bureau State Office in Louisville. Mail the completed application and support materials to:

Attn:  Scholarship Coordinator, Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation

9201 Bunsen Parkway, PO Box 20700, Louisville, KY 40250-0700

  • The scholarship committee will make the final determination on all cases concerning the interpretation of these rules. All applications become the property of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and will not be returned.

Application available here  and https://www.kyfb.com/federation/youth-development/scholarships/kentucky-farm-bureau-education-foundation/

  • Boyle County Farm Bureau David C. Sparrow Memorial Scholarship

Preference for this scholarship will be given to 4-H, FCCLA and/or FFA members.One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior.  Student must be pursuing a degree at a Kentucky school unless program is not offered in this state.To be eligible, applicant must have 3.0 GPA or a 21ACT AND be child of a BC Farm Bureau member family.Deadline is 2/28/18.  See further guidelines and application here!

  • KY Transportation Scholarship Programs

Kentucky Transportation Scholarship Program's deadline is February 1.

Application packets must be at the address listed on the application by February 1.  Links to the applications are below.  

Do you know a graduating senior who is interested in Engineering?  Math?  CAD?  Building structures or roadways?  If so, we have an exceptional scholarship opportunity available!  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet offers two scholarship programs geared toward civil engineering.  These scholarships provide money for college, paid summer employment while in school, and full-time employment after college graduation.  This opportunity can’t be beat!!  The application deadline is February 1.  Below you will find a brief description.  More details and the applications can be found on our website at https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Civil-Engineering-Scholarship.aspx

  • Inter-County Energy Scholarship Program

Announcing the Inter-County Energy Scholarship Program is offering 6 $1000 scholarships.  Deadline to apply is March 20th.  Applicant will be judged on basis of GPA, need, extracurricular activities, and teacher/counselor written recommendation.  Applicant will be required to submit a brief biography.  See the attached requirements and application here

  • Groth & Associates Scholarship
  1. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
  2. Fill out the form with your contact information
  3. Attach school transcript to verify enrollment
  4. Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome

The deadline for application submissions is not available yet. Qualifying students can apply here:

http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/

  • Cumberland Family Medical Center Scholarship

$1000 scholarship opportunity for seniors planning to attend college and major in health-related field.  Return application to Guidance Office by end of day 3/30.  No late applications will be accepted.  Application here.

  • HOPE 53 Scholarship

What is HOPE 53?  HOPE 53 Ministries is a non-profit organization, based in Stanford, KY.  The primary purpose of HOPE 53 is to provide financial and spiritual support for an orphanage in Port au Prince, Haiti.  This orphanage is home to approximately 20 children.  Funds generated by HOPE 53 Ministries are sent to help provide food, shelter, and education for these orphans.  More info can be obtained by going to the HOPE 53 Ministries Facebook page.

Why a Scholarship?  HOPE 53 also has an interest in serving its local community.  To this end, we would like to provide scholarship funds for a graduating senior who plans to attend a Christian college/university and plans to pursue a career of Christian ministry/service.

Amount:  $530 (to be used towards college expenses).  Up to three scholarships will be awarded, to the top applicants from seniors attending any schools located in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, and Rockcastle Counties.  Each scholarship will be $530.

Deadline:  Application and Letter of Recommendation must be postmarked by March 26, 2018, and should be mailed to:  HOPE 53 Ministries, P.O. Box 326, Stanford, KY 40484

Criteria:  First and foremost, we are looking for a graduating senior who is planning to attend a Christian college/university and pursue a career in Christian ministry/service.  Other criteria may include GPA, school/church/community activities, and recommendation by a church/community leader. 

Letter of Recommendation:  In addition to the completed application, you must submit one letter of recommendation by a church or community leader.  In this letter, they should describe your previous involvement in church/community activities and the potential you have for future ministry/service.  Letters may be attached to the application or mailed separately to HOPE 53, but must be postmarked by March 26, 2018.  

Information here;  Application here

  • Boyle County Homemakers Association

Boyle County Homemakers Association is offering a scholarship to a High School senior that will be pursuing a college degree in Family & Consumer Science or related field. $1000 scholarship for students pursuing a college degree in Family & Consumer Science or related degree.

Completed applications must be submitted by March 15th to the Boyle County Extension Service, Attn: Alethea Price, at 99 Corporate Drive, Danville KY 40422.  For more information about the scholarship you may contact the Extension Office at 859-236-4484 or you can contact me at tootie1800llss@gmail.com or 859-583-8465.

Application here

  • Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Scholarship

Application Deadline is 3/25/18.  Visit http://scholarship.biacs.org  Application is on that page.

Scholarship Details

BIACS is pleased to offer several ($1500 and $1000) Merit and Need based scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Applications will be accepted through March 25, 2018, via the BIACS website biacs.org                        

 (BIACS Scholarship link is on the Home page and also under the “SCHOLARSHIP” tab)

Scholarships will be awarded at the Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Annual Banquet on April 29, 2018, at the Embassy Suites (Newton Pike), Lexington, KY.

        2 Banquet tickets (Awardee & Guest) are included in the Scholarship Award.

The recipient of the scholarship must be present to accept the award; failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the award.

The Banquet is a formal dinner and thus the recipient must dress appropriately.

        (Please contact us at biacslex@gmail.org if assistance with travel/attire is needed)

Letter of recommendation must show your name, address, name of the school attended and should be written by an individual who is familiar with your academic standing and/or financial needs.

References should be from (non-family) Faculty Members from your current educational institution.

  • Ephraim McDowell Scholarships

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.

Additional Scholarships

Additional scholarships are available through the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary, and Ephraim  Mcdowell James B. Haggin Auxiliary

  • Sherry Colleen Durbin Memorial Scholarship – available to a high school senior in Boyle 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 a minimum of $500 for one semester.
  • 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.
  • Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship – available to a high school senior in Boyle 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 $1,000 for the first semester, renewable for the second semester if the recipient earns a 2.5 or higher GPA.
  • Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship – available to a high school senior in Lincoln 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 $1,000 for the first semester, renewable for the second semester if the recipient earns a 2.5 or higher GPA.
  • Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Teen Scholarship – available to a high school senior who participates or has participated in the Teen Volunteer Program at EMRMC.  Student must be 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 one semester.
  • Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary Teen Scholarship – available to a high school senior who participates or has participated in the Teen Volunteer Program at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital.  Student must be 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 one semester.

Applications here

Applications must be submitted by March 15.  There will be no late applications accepted.  Please mail to address on application.

  • KY Manufactured Housing Institute Scholarship

Seven $1000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors who live in modular, manufactured, or mobile homes. Entries must be postmarked no later than April 1st.  For more information, contact Carolyn Conway by phone at 502-223-0490 or email cconway@kmhi.org

Application here

  • Women Leading KY Scholarship

          Each year the Women Leading Kentucky Board of Directors identifies one female Kentucky High School Senior, who will attend a Kentucky college or university in the upcoming fall semester for a one-time scholarship award ranging from $1,000-$1,500 based upon her leadership abilities.

  • Must demonstrate leadership abilities on campus and community
  • High School Senior who will be enrolling in the fall of 2018 in a Kentucky college/university
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • DEADLINE April 2, 2018

http://womenleadingky.com/scholarship-application/  

  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

Several scholarships listed on their site for students with financial need: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/

  • Agriculture Athlete of the Year Scholarship

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association will award six (6) $1000 scholarships to three (3) male and three (3) female student athletes who are 2017-2018 seniors and involved in agriculture.
The six recipients will be named “2018 Kentucky Ag Athletes of the Year” and awards will be presented at the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen in March at Rupp Arena. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is February 26, 2018.

* This is a one time award and a nonrenewable scholarship payable to an institution of higher learning and not endowed for expansion.

CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:
High school graduating senior
Minimum GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale, if weighted, GPA must be converted to 4.0 scale by counselor)
Accepted to a higher education 2 year, 4 year or trade school institution (Though an Agriculture major is not required and preference will be given to Kentucky colleges, out of state schools will be considered if seeking specialized degree in the Agriculture field)
Submission of all fields requested on this application

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS SELECTED AS FINALISTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Two letters of recommendation (1 touching on your impact in Agriculture and 1 touching on your impact in athletics)

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AS A CONDITION TO RECEIVING THE AWARD:
3 pictures illustrating 1) involvement in sports, 2) involvement in agriculture and 3) a head and shoulders picture (i.e. school picture)
A copy of acceptance letter of the institution you will be attending and/or class schedule for 1st semester.

https://khsaa.org/ge83-2018-agriculture-athlete-of-the-year-scholarship-application/

  • ABODO Scholarship

High School student (18 years old+) who will attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2017.

How Much

$500 to be used for tuition.

How to Enter

Write a brief essay (maybe 500-1000 words) about what you’re bringing with you to college and explain the significance. Then submit your essay along with a few pictures for bonus points. We’ll be announcing the winner on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Don’t forget to follow us so we can send you a message when you win!

 

Application here

  • Tab Farthing Memorial Scholarship

A $1000 scholarship to a BCHS or DHS Senior interested in pursuing a degreee in the Environmental Field of study-awarded based upon academic achievement, community service, school activities and awards, and essay.  Deadline is April 20, 2018

Application here

  • Bluegrass Community Foundation Scholarships

The Hudson-Ellis Scholarship is available to BCHS students who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; demonstrate financial need; and plan to attend an accredited, degree-granting college or technical school in KY.  This year, the scholarship will provide one award of $2500 to a BCHS student.  This scholarship is renewable up to four years of undergraduate study, contingent on continued full-time enrollment and minimum GPA of 2.5.

The Benjamin Bright Moran Scholarship is available to a BCHS student with a 3.0+GPA; demonstrates financial need; and plans to attend an accredited, degree-granting college or technical school in KY.  This year, the scholarship will provide one award of $1000 to a BCHS student.  This is a non-renewable scholarship.

The Hilliard-Lyons Scholarship is available to BCHS students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0; plan to attend an accredited, degree-granting institution; and are active in school and committed to service in the community.  This year, the scholarship will provide one award of $605 to a BCHS student. This is a non-renewable scholarship.

Deadline to have application to guidance office is by the end of the day on April 13th. No late applications will be accepted.  

Application here .

  • AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Department of KY Scholarship

Applicants must be a senior accepted into an accredited college or university in pursuit of a service-oriented profession.Deadline is postmarked by March 24th.  Application here

  • Danville/Boyle County Scholarship Foundation-EXTENDED to 4/9

Deadline is March 15th-extended to 4/9.  No late applications will be accepted.  They need to be in guidance by end of day or you may mail.  Application here

  • ADK Future Teacher Scholarship

$750 Scholarship for Senior who plans to major in Education.  Deadline is April 17th-turn application into Guidance Office.  Application here.

  • Jess Tamme Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for female and male Senior athlete. Deadline to have to Guidance Office is April 27, 2018.  Application here

  • John Hooper Masonic Memorial Scholarship

The Fund awards a $1000 scholarship to graduating senior.  See attached criteria.  Deadline is May 1st and all applications should be mailed to address on application.  Application here

  • Northwestern Mutual Scholarship

A $1000 scholarship to be awarded to a student based upon Courage, Character, and Commitment.  Scholarship deadline is May1st and completed application must be in Guidance Office by end of school day.  Application here

  • Horatio Alger Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing a career/technical certificate/degree.  Deadline is June 15th.  More information and apply not yet updated.

  • Bluegrass Community Action Scholarship

See attached for information and application.  Deadline is April 16th! Application here

  • Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship

All information here

Student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a Kentucky resident
  • Be a high school or GED graduate
  • Have not earned an associate's or higher degree
  • Be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, at an eligible postsecondary institution in an approved program of study that leads to an industry recognized certificate or diploma in a high-demand workforce sector.
    • Qualifying areas for the 2017-2018 year are health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business services/IT, and construction
  • Not be in default on any obligation to KHEAA

 

  • KHAN Law Firm Scholarship

Khalil Khan and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship to a student of their choosing. To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States.
  2. You must be able to provide proof of current enrollment. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released. (ex. screenshot of grades, picture of acceptance letter, etc.)
  3. You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  4. Write an essay explaining your plans for your education. 

The deadline for application submissions is not updated. Qualifying students can apply here:

http://khaninjurylaw.com/scholarship/

  • Enos Burkhart Scholarship

A $1000 scholarship for a student majoring in engineering. Essay should be in the Guidance Office by the end of the day on May 4th. Information here

  • United Energy Workers Healthcare 

I'm pleased to announce the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. This scholarship is now available to any high school senior nationwide.  Deadline is July 31st, 2018 and award amount is $1000.
Application:
https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application

  • Redfin Scholarship

The $2,500 biannual scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. We will accept submissions from November 1st through January 31st! 
 Redfin Scholarship: https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

  • AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

The 2018 program will be accepting applications from September 5, 2017 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2017, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!  Link to apply-https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/

  • BestMattressReviews.com Scholarship

Amount Awarded – $1,000

Deadline – May 19th, 2018

Non-Renewable – However, BestMattressReviews.com will run a new scholarship every year.

Information and Application here

  • Method Test Prep Scholarships

Scholarships based upon Method Test Prep completion.  Deadline 8/31/18.

Information and application here:https://www.methodtestprep.com/scholarship/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=60353051&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9_rJngeh0MJz1BnsnPpUi60GeXhZbiJgujr8ZlB8BgRzIzhLTSvKK_iWJ2AGwseNUAiHV0cl_9zELfaox7AOHX-2yFoo4hdHli_96dSaPEoHpqnX8&_hsmi=60353051

  • Whitaker Bank KHSAA Scholarship

For the fifth year, Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA-sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

Deadline for the information to be received by the KHSAA is February 28. There is no limit to the number of applicants from a school.Winners will be recognized during the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament March 14-18 in Lexington.

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16 Scholarship Application Forms are only available online and may be completed using the link below:

http://khsaa.org/application-for-whitaker-bankkhsaa-sweet-16-scholarship/

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship to each of four selected high school seniors who are members in good standing of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union!

To be considered, please submit by 4/1/18:

  • Completed application (PDF), including demonstrated record of community service and extracurricular activities
  • Proof of high school senior year grade point average
  • Original essay on the selected topic (see below)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Financial need will be considered based on overall family income, lack of other financial assistance and other siblings in college.  Providing proof of financial need is voluntary.

Criteria for Applicant:

  • Must be a high school senior or recent (within one calendar year) graduate as of December 31 of the academic year of consideration.
  • Must be a member in good standing with Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. 
  • Will attend a college or vocational/technical institute within one year of graduation.
  • Must have an overall high school grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. (30% weigh in overall scoring.) 1
  • Must have a demonstrated record of community service and extracurricular activities. (30% weigh in overall scoring.) 1
  • Have a financial need based on overall family income, lack of other financial assistance and other siblings in college. (20% weigh in overall scoring.) 1
  • Must complete and submit an original essay to the selection committee on the topic selected for the academic year of consideration. (20% weigh in overall scoring.) 1
  • Must include a recent color photo to be used for publicity purposes only.

Submit an Original Essay (250 to 500 words) on the Topic: 
“What Does ‘Financial Independence’ Mean to You?”

For more info view our Fact Sheet (PDF).

  • Drone Technology College Scholarship

Drone Technology College Scholarship will provide $1,000 for two U.S. college students to help them pay for college ($2,000 total).

There is no cost to apply, and the only eligibility requirement is that students be enrolled in a U.S. college at the time of receiving the award.  Apply here  May 1st deadline

  • UK ROTC Scholarships

See information here

  • Wilderness Trace Community Foundation

Jack Freeman Scholarship Fund Description: The Jack Freeman Scholarship Fund was established by bequest from Dr. Freeman to help deserving graduating seniors from any high school located in Boyle County, Kentucky. Eligibility: Resident of Boyle County, Kentucky; Graduating senior from Boyle County High School, Danville High School, Danville Christian Academy, or Kentucky School for the Deaf; Pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college, university or community college; Cumulative 3.0 GPA and in good academic standing; Demonstrate financial need 

Rowland Family Scholarship Fund Description: The Rowland Family Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. C. B. Rowland of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, to support post-secondary education for students from Mercer, Boyle, Garrard, Anderson and Lincoln Counties in Kentucky. Scholarship assistance will be grants to qualified students to attend any university, college, community college, proprietary school, vocational school, or any course of study that will advance the student's educational or skill attainment beyond the secondary school level. Eligibility: Resident of Mercer, Boyle, Garrard, Anderson, or Lincoln Counties in Kentucky; Cumulative 2.5 GPA; Enrolled as a full-time student at any university, college, community college, proprietary school, vocational school, or any course of study that will advance the student's educational or skill attainment beyond the secondary school level; Demonstrate financial need; Preference given to students who are either former employees of Harrods Cleaners, Inc. or RV Cablevision, or their children 

Deadline 3/15  Application here:  https://www.cflouisville.org/scholarships/???????

 

  • Becker Law Scholarship

Becker Law (based in KY) is offering its annual scholarship competition to students of your school.

Complete details can be found here: https://www.beckerlaw.com/becker-scholarship-program/ . $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded to three respective winners, and the deadline is April 15, 2018.

  • Forkland Community Scholarship

Every year the Forkland Community Center has a scholarship program that started in 2017.  It celebrates the continuing tradition of academic excellence within the Forkland community. The scholarship award is $750, and that amount will be divided among up to three graduating high school seniors who have a connection to the Forkland Community Center through their community service.  Application here  Deadline 4/15

  • Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

The CTE application is now open and will close June 15.  Apply here

  • First Christian Church (Disciplies of Christ) of Danville Scholarship

$500 scholarship for student who has a need, considering application to community college, 2.75 GPA, and deserving of support.  Deadline 4/13.  Turn in application to Guidance Office.  Submit Senior Brag Sheet here

  • Ziprecruiter Scholarship

 Scholarship Award: $3,000
Deadlines: June 30th & December 31st
Eligibility Requirements: Student must be 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by deadline date
Entry Rules: 500-800 word essay that addresses both prompts
Prompts: Describe a job you previously held - or hold. Describe your ideal post-graduate job

Information here

  • KAGS Scholarship

KAGC $500 scholarship to one Ky sr who plans to study communications/journalism at any college.Apply here by 9/10 http://www.kagc.net/scholarship/