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.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND ENVIRONMENT FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIP
 

Our college scholarships for first-year students are awarded on the basis of the student's high school grade point average, ACT or SAT scores, writing ability and leadership potential. The scholarship application gives a good overview of each applicant's development in those areas.

In addition to providing personal contact information, applicants will be expected to state awards and recognitions, extracurriculars, volunteer work and general work experience.  Lastly, all applicants must answer the following essay question in 500 words or less: "Describe a topic, idea or concept you are passionate about. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?"

Eligibility for First Year Scholarships

To be eligible for a College of Agriculture, Food and Environment First-Year Scholarship applicants must:

  1. Apply for admission to the University of Kentucky with a major in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment by the December 1 deadline.
  2. Complete the College of Ag First Year Scholarship Application.
  3. Applicant ACT/SAT scores & high school GPA will be verified with the scores sent to the admissions office at UK. If students do not complete the application for admission to the university by their deadline, they will not be considered for scholarships within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
  4. Write a carefully composed essay of approximately 500 words or less that answers the question on the application (more info below).

Each application will be reviewed by the College Scholarship Committee. The committee will decide if a scholarship will be awarded and, if so, the amount of the award. Recipients will be notified of the award offer in April.

TEXAS A&M BROCKMAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM
 
 

The Brockman Scholars Program invites applications for a merit-based full-ride scholarship that covers five years of study at the College Station campus of Texas A&M University.

 

The Brockman Scholarship supports four years of undergraduate study in an approved Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM) program followed by the one-year MS Business graduate degree for non-business majors at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.

 

Top students are encouraged to apply for this prestigious scholarship via the application portal at www.brockmanfoundation.org.

 

Applications for study beginning in the 2020 – 2021 academic year are open on September 1, 2019. The application deadline is 5pm United States Central Time on December 1, 2019.

COMCAST LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide.

Criteria to Apply:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior 
    • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets. Eligibility will be determined by zip code in the online application
    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
    • Demonstrate financial need

     

    Apply online at  https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/?utm_source=MDRe1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Comcast2020&fbclid=IwAR0LRnq6kr4ek9voGbm0DXWuI9QsTc02vCrSAd8OOjJ6z_ICUd1-_ZeWvAA

    Deadline to apply is December 6, 2019.

    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

     
     
    KENTUCKY CONCRETE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST

    The KCA is currently accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 William T. Robertson Scholarship Essay Contest. The scholarship contest is open to any Kentucky resident High School Seniors and your submission deadline is November 4th, 2019 at 11:59PM Eastern.

    The contest winner will be awarded a $2000 scholarship to be paid to the college of their choice in their freshman semester and will also be invited to attend the KCA Winter Convention to be held in Louisville Kentucky this year to accept the award.

    Essay Prompt: How could concrete be used to make life better for people in your local community?

    http://kyconcrete.org/essay/


    HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP

     

    The High School Heisman scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. Minimum GPA to apply is 3.0 weighted.

    Deadline to apply is October 29; however, please complete your application by October  23 so that Ms. Sievers or Ms. Hancock has time to verify your information.  If changes are needed, you will need extra days before the deadline to complete those changes.  

    Please put Ms. Sievers or Ms. Hancock as the school official to verify your application.  Heisman Scholarship Information and Application Link

    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 LOUISVILLE WOODFORD R. PORTER SCHOLARSHIP
     

    The Woodford R. Porter Scholarship is awarded to African-American students who are residents of Kentucky. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate strong leadership and extracurricular involvement.

    Essay required: One essay (400-1,000 words) outlining your thoughts on the following quote and how you believe your upcoming educational experience at the University of Louisville will contribute to the development of self, our community and the community at large.

    “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

     

    For more information and the link to apply visit the Woodford R. Porter Scholarship WebsiteWoodford R. Porter Scholarship Website

    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. 

    HORATIO ALGER NATIONAL AND STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

    Applicants must be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Kentucky, plan to enter a college in the U.S. no later than the fall following graduation, demonstrate a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States, demonstrate financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, demonstrate integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen and resident of Kentucky.

    Deadline to apply is October 25, 2019. 

    For more information and to complete the application, visit the Horatio Alger website and choose the tab for the National or State scholarship. 

     

    Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
     
    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.  The application is available at Coca-Cola Scholars Online Application.    The application deadline is 5 pm est on Thursday, October 31, 2019.
    JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION  COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
     
    The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.  
     
    Criteria to Apply:
     •Graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2020
    •Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2020
    •Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
    •Receive standardized test scores of either an SAT Total Score of 1200 and above OR an ACT Composite Score of 26 or above
    •Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.
     
    To apply, students must complete the application through their Common Appplication account.  Deadline to apply is November 20, 2019.
    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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