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.

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. 

24 SCHOLARSHIPS TO APPLY FOR IN DECEMBER
 
The PTHS Guidance Department is not endorsing the website that posted this scholarship blog. It is up to parents/students whether they want to use the services on this website.  You may read the article at this link:  https://thescholarshipsystem.com/blog-for-students-families/25-scholarships-to-apply-to-by-the-end-of-december/?fbclid=IwAR3hJa2nGdmvD9BGZdYYdRp-pWVfMn3A4zOdAiqfK4Ucd8reK-XECj-CtMI
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. 

 

CSI INC. & PADUCAH MCCRACKEN COUNTY NAACP SCHOLARSHIP
 
Criteria to apply:  Current high school seniors.  Preference given to first generation college students.  Application does require answering five questions (maximum 250 word limit for each question).
 
Applications available in the guidance office.
 
Deadline to apply is January 10, 2020. 
GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
 
 To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Deadline to apply is January 3, 2020.  For more information and to apply online, visit   https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

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 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. 

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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