Current Scholarship Information

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Current Scholarship Information

As scholarship information is received in the counseling office, it will be posted below.  We do not receive information about every scholarship out there, and so we have provided some links to other scholarship sources. Applications that are in paper form will be downloadable from the scholarship announcement (if possible) and available in the SCHOLARSHIP CRATE in the counseling office.

JACKSON PURCHASE ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP
 

The 2020 JPEC $1,000 Scholarship Application is now open.

 

Criteria to apply:

  • Parent or guardian must be JPEC customers.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Minimum ACT of 18
  • Must attend JPEC annual meeting on June 16, 2020.

Applications must be filled out digitally. The application may be found here:

https://www.jpenergy.com/scholarship-program

 

Send completed applications to:


JPEC College Scholarship Program

PO Box 4030
Paducah KY 42002-4030


Late applications will not be accepted.

 

The application must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

JOEY FOSKO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
 
 One female and one male at PTHS will be awarded this scholarship.

 

To be eligible, an applicant must:

1.        Be a U.S. citizen or in the process of obtaining citizenship and be a Kentucky resident.

2.       Be a senior student in good standing at a Kentucky Region 1 high school that is a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

3.       Be a participant on a varsity athletic team in his/her high school.

4.       Plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the upcoming year as a full time student.

5.       Be Drug Free

6.       Submit an accurate and complete applicatioto the senior counselor by February 14, 2020.

 

Applications are available in the guidance office.

KEN STEWART FUTURE WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP

 

This $1,000 scholarship is intended for a high school senior who plans on a career as a world language educator.  

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.

SIGNET FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP

 

Criteria to apply:
1. Must be a high school senior attending one of the following counties high school: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall and McCracken.
2. Plan to attend a two-or four-year accredited U.S. College, university or trade school in the fall of 2020.
3. Must hold a GPA of at least a 3.00 unweighted. Must provide copy of your transcript!
4. Not an employee, child or grandchild of an employee/board member of Signet Federal Credit Union.
5. MUST HAVE A SIGNET ACCOUNT! Students who live in our 11-county service region and are not yet members may join the credit union by opening a savings account and apply for our scholarship concurrently.

 

Applications will be available in guidance on Monday, January 13.

 

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2020. 

OppU ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP
 
Criteria to apply:  High school seniors, college students, graduate students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a US citizen or resident.
 
Visit this link to apply:  https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/
 
Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020. 
KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION FOR GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATORS SCHOLARSHIP
 

The KAGC is offering one (1) Kentucky public high school senior who intends to study communications or journalism at any postsecondary institution a non-renewable $500 scholarship. Applicant must be a Kentucky resident and a senior in the spring of 2020.

The application must be submitted electronically and includes:

  • =         500-700 Word Original Essay: describing your post-secondary education and career goals
  • =         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

 

 Apply at:  

http://www.kagc.net/scholarship/ 

Deadline for Application: Friday, March 13, 2020

PADUCAH POWER SYSTEM SCHOLARSHIP
 
Criteria to apply:   
  • Must have had an account wtih PPS or lived with a parent or legal guardian for at least one full calendear year in a household served by Paducah Power System. 
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • PPS employees and current board members not eligible to apply.

 

Applications are available in the guidance office or online at    

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Deadline to apply is 4:30pm CST February 28, 2020. 

INDEPENDENCE BANK SCHOLARSHIP

 

Applicants are judged based on a submitted essay, high school grades, ACT scores, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and personal interviews.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.1776bank.com/scholarships/

 

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020. 

KENTUCKY FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP
 
Criteria to apply:
  • Senior girl who has been active with Republican party and is/will be a registered Republican
  • Completed application form
  • One page typed essay about a Republican woman you admire or who has influenced your life and why 
  • An official copy of your high school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Applications available in the guidance office.

 

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020. (No foolin'!) 

SCW DREAMers SCHOLARSHIP
 
Criteria to apply:
  • High school senior or undergraduate student who will be attending college in fall 2020
  • Immigrant who entered the US before age 16
  •  Immigrant under age of 25
  • Lived continuously in US for five years
  • Not been convicted of a felony or significant misdemeanor 
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 
  • There is a short video component on the application. 

Apply online at http://workinjuryaz.com/phoenix-workers-compensation-lawyers/#dreamers

Deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. 

 

CITY PROPERTY HOA SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
 
 Criteria to apply:
  • Plan to pursue bachelor's degree starting fall 2020. Preference given to those wanting to work in HOA Management or real estate.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 

Apply online at  https://www.cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2020. 

 
 
MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
 
The Marine Corps Foundation offers scholarships to students who plan to pursue a bachelor's, associate's, or technical degree program.
 
Criteria to apply: 
 

MUST BE THE CHILD OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
  • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*
  • A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*

*Veterans must have received an honorable discharge. A discharge status of other, general,  under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.

Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Family adjusted gross income for the 2019 tax year that does not exceed $103,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income.
  • Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2020-21 academic year.

Applications open on January 1, 2020 and are available at http://www.mcsf.org/apply/The deadline to apply is March 3, 2020. 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY  ATHLETIC TRAINER STUDENT AIDE
 
Criteria to Apply:  Senior in high school planning to attend the University of Kentucky and who has an interest in a career in the medical field (athletic training, physical therapy, nursing, per-med, etc.).  Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or above to apply. 
 
Scholarships are available for students after they complete one year as an athletic trainer student aide. Awards are based on student's performance in the classroom and as an athletic trainer student aide.
 
Applications are available in the guidance office. 
 
Deadline to apply is February 7, 2020. 
WEST KENTUCKY VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Criteria to apply:  Graduating senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA who plans to attend WKCTC in the fall.  Extracurricular activities and class rank will also be considered.
 
Applications are available in the guidance office and require a resume, unofficial transcript, two recommendation letters, and a short paragraph of information. 
 
Deadline to apply is March 10, 2020.  Please make sure to request letters of recommendation at least two weeks in advance of due date. 
KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
 
Criteria to apply:
  • High School graduate/senior and Kentucky resident
  • Must meet admissions requirements for civil engineering technology at Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Lexington) or Big Sandy Community  and Technical College (Prestonburg)
  • Must plan to work for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after college graduation

Application is available at  https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Civil-Engineering-Technology-Scholarship.aspx

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020. 

KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET CIVIL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
 
Criteria to apply:
  • High School graduate/senior who has completed pre-college curriculum
  • Must meet admissions requirements for University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, or Western Kentucky University engineering departments and plan to major in civil engineering
  • Must plan to work for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after college graduation
  • Minimum ACT of 24 

 

Application is available at  https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Civil-Engineering-Scholarship.aspx

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020. 

HOME BUILDERS OF WEST KENTUCKY JACK MARSHALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

This scholarship is for a high school senior or recent graduate who plans to continue their education in the building industry or trade.

Applications are available for download at this link or you may pick up a copy in the guidance office: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aadfe99e5-1d85-4d5f-877c-99c89988778c&fbclid=IwAR3ghdoJ0Tx0Q9dxNob0tLCGvJ1WqRv9rn-c-7chGfxF6-QeBIKwCdgCKaM 

 

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020. 

DAR NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
 
 

DAR’s scholarships are awarded and judged without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, or disability.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance.
  • Awards are based on academic excellence, commitment to the field of study, and/or financial need, or other restrictions on specific scholarships.
  • Awards are placed on deposit with the recipient’s college or university and any unused portion shall be returned to the DAR.
  • Applicants are only eligible to receive one scholarship from the DAR.

For more information about the variety of scholarships offered and to apply, visit https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2020. 

 

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY INCORPORATED FOUNDERS' CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP
 
General Eligibility: Must be a female senior student at a Title I high school or an International equivalent high school.  (PTHS meets the Title I requirement.)

Criteria:
  • Must be graduating in May (spring) of the award year and enrolling as a full-time student in an accredited college or university in the fall of the same year.
  •  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need. 
  • Community service and involvement is a plus. Affiliation with any members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated or any of its auxiliary organizations is not a requirement. 
Due by February 28, 2020. Applications and support documents received after this date will not be considered for the award.
 
Application is available for download on the Zeta website at http://www.zpbnef1975.org/centennial-scholarship.html
COLLEGE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
 
SIU-Carbondale Scholarships                                                            Due December 1, 2019

Western Kentucky University Presidential Scholarship                Due December 1, 2019

University of Kentucky Merit Scholarships                                     Due December 1, 2019

Murray State University Presidential Fellowship                           Due December 2, 2019 

Eastern Kentucky University                                                              Due February 1, 2020

Western Kentucky University Merit Scholarships                           Due February 1, 2020

Murray State University Merit Scholarships                                    Due February 3, 2020

Northern Kentucky University Scholarships                                    Due February 15, 2020 

Kentucky State University                                                                   Due February 15, 2020

WKCTC Scholarships                                                                            Due March 1, 2020

 

University of Louisville:  They guarantee admissions based scholarships until May 1st.  Competitive scholarships have earlier deadlines.  Check your New Cards Gateway for exact dates.

 

ELKS FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARDS
 
 

Who is Eligible?

  1. For the 2020 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2017, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2017, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2020. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  2. The applicant must be a high school senior.

 

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.  Apply online at  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm

1890 NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
 
The scholarship provides full tuition, employment with the USDA during the summer and after graduation, employee benefits while employed with USDA, college fees, books, use of a laptop computer, printer, and software while on scholarship, and room and board.
 
Criteria to apply:
  • US Citizen
  • High School diploma
  • Plan to enter college in the fall to study agriculture, food, natural resource science, or other related disciplines
  • GPA 3.0 and ACT of 21 or more
  • Must attend one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institiutions

1890 Land Grant Universities are the following:  Alabama A&M, Alcorn State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Langston University, Lincoln University, North Carolina A& T, Prairie View A&M, South Carolina State University, Southern University, Tennessee State University, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Virginia State University, West Virginia State University.

For more information and to apply, visit   https://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020. 

WKCTC SCHOLARSHIPS
 
WKCTC offers a variety of scholarships. Students must enroll as a full time student.  Scholarship amounts are based on a combination of ACT scores and GPA. Minimum ACT is 21, and minimum GPA is 3.0.  The application deadline is March 1, 2020. To apply, visit  https://westkentucky.kctcs.edu/affording-college/paying-for-college/scholarships/index.aspx
NATIONAL BETA CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
 
National Beta Club offers scholarships to outstanding Beta Club members in their senior year.  Awards range from $1000 to $20,000.  To apply, students will need their member ID and to upload documentation of their ACT and/or SAT scores.  Visit the following website  for more information and to apply. http://www.betaclub.org/scholarship/scholarship-info
 
Deadline to apply is January 22, 2020. 

HUGGABLE SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, Huggable awards $1,000 in scholarships to high-achieving high school students who are supported by single mothers or who are single mothers themselves.

You can find more information here: https://huggable.com/pages/scholarships

DREXEL UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Drexel University offers applicants a variety of merit and special interest scholarships.

Merit scholarships are granted to incoming students based on superior academic performance. Students are automatically considered for merit scholarships during the admissions process.

There are also special interest scholarships that your students may be eligible for with an additional application. Encourage your students to visit Drexel's Undergraduate Scholarships page to view a full listing of opportunities. Students can apply for most of the scholarships from the Enrichment and Scholarship Applications tab in Discover Drexel after submitting their application for admission.

For more information and to apply, visit  Drexel University Scholarship Website. 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
 

The UK Alumni Association holds a scholarship in the Office of Academic Scholarships called the UK Alumni Association Scholars. This scholarship has the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Kentucky must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT score of 22 or a SAT score of 1100 (M+EBRW)
  • Some alumni scholarships require applicants to be a student member of the UK Alumni Association.
  • Some alumni scholarships require applicants to have a parent or guardian who is a University of Kentucky graduate and a member of the UK Alumni Association.

 

Eligibility and Application Process

Incoming freshmen with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and minimum 22 ACT or 1100 SAT (M+EBRW) will automatically be considered for Alumni Scholarships. No separate application is required. Information from your Admission application will be automatically considered for the appropriate scholarships.

 

Alumni Club Scholarships – based on the hometown of student.

The Alumni Club scholarships are available to students living in the Club's geographic area. Any student who applies to the university will be automatically considered for the appropriate club scholarship available to students from their home area. If returning students are eligible to receive the club scholarship from their home area, they do not need to apply separately either – each eligible student will be automatically considered.  McCracken County Alumni Association does sponsor a scholarship.  There were six recipients last year.

NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
 
Criteria to apply:
  • Current high school senior or transfer student
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Apply for admission for the 2020-2021 school year at the institutions you select on the scholarship application
  • Meet the other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institutions selected on the application

Scholarship Partner Institutions

  • Clarkson University
  • Drexel University
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Merrimack College
  •  Rochester Institute of Technology
  • State University of New York Oswego
  • University of Toledo 
  •  University of Cincinnati
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology 

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2020.  Apply online at  https://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html

 
 
ACT SCHOLARSHIP GIVEAWAY
 
Eligible students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled in high school during the 2019–2020 school year. Students who register to take the ACT test on a national test date beginning with the October 2019 test will automatically be registered for the scholarship and prizes. There is also an option for eligible students to complete a free entry form.  
 
Throughout the 2019–2020 school year, ACT will award 14 students both a $15,000 scholarship and a $5,000 technology package (in October, December, February, April, June, and July). In addition, a variety of prizes totaling up to $65,000 will be awarded in instant giveaways connected to completing activities aimed to help students prepare for the ACT test through ACT® Academy™.  
 
For more information visit the ACT Scholarship Giveaway Website. 
 
Eligible students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled in high school during the 2019–2020 school year. Students who register to take the ACT test on a national test date beginning with the October 2019 test will automatically be registered for the scholarship and prizes. There is also an option for eligible students to complete a free entry form.  

University of Kentucky William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship

 

Early application is encouraged.  Incoming freshmen applicants for this competitive scholarship program must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.50 and a minimum composite test score of 18 ACT or 960 SAT.

To apply, incoming freshman students must apply for admission to UK, complete the William C. Parker scholarship section of the admission application, and submit all supporting documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. A student’s scholarship application will not be reviewed until they have been admitted to the University of Kentucky.

For more information, visit  the UK William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship website. 

Priority Application Deadline: December 1, 2019 
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020. However, early application is encouraged

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
 

Applicants to the AXA Achievement Scholarship must:

Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

Be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-21 academic year.

Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness.

Deadline to apply is Dec. 15, 2019.  However, if the maximum 10,000 applications are received before that date, the application will close. 

For more information and to apply, visit the AXA Achievement Scholarship website. 

ALLIANCE RECRUITMENT AGENCY CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
 
 Criteria to apply:
  • The student should be either citizen or permanent resident of USA or Canada.
  • The student should have enrolled or planning to enroll for a course of study in cooking (culinary arts) after high school education.
  • The student must have completed high school education.

Instructions to apply are at this website:   https://www.alliancerecruitmentagency.com/scholarship-program-high-school-seniors/

Deadline to apply is May 15, 2020. 

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