Scholarship Updates

KSBA Scholarship: The Kentucky School Boards Association will fund two $2500 scholarships for eligible Kentucky high school seniors to attend any two or four year college or university. One scholarship will be awarded to a male and one to a female. Eligible students are those who would be the first members of their immediate families (parents, guardians, siblings) to complete degree requirements from an institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum ACT reading score of 20. The one page application must be completed and received by KSBA not later than Friday, November 13, 2015. The scholarships will be awarded based on a drawing conducted by the KSBA Board of Directors in December. Applications are available in the guidance office.

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Scholarships: There are three scholarship applications available in the guidance office for students who are interested in the DAR organization. Two of the scholarships are for students who can prove their American Indian heritage, and the amounts of those scholarships vary. Deadline for the American Indian Scholarships is February 15. The third scholarship is sponsored through the local DAR, and the amount is $1000. The deadline for the DAR scholarship is February 17. See one of the counselors for eligibility criteria.

The Kentucky Ready-Mixed Concrete Association Essay Contest Scholarship: The KRMCA/NRMCA is sponsoring an essay contest for all students ages 16-18, and the winner will receive a $1000 scholarship. Entry forms are in the guidance office, and the postmark deadline for entries is October 31, 2015.  Entries are to be typed, double-spaced, and not exceed 600 words.

Morehead State University George M. Luckey, Jr. Honors Program Scholarship: Morehead offers this competitive scholarship opportunity for seniors interested in the honors program. The scholarship covers tuition, on-campus housing cost up to a four person suite, meal plan cost up to the 15 flex meal plan, and up to $600 per semester for the cost of books and supplies. Other benefits include participation in the Academic Honors Program, residence in the Honors Learning Community, an undergraduate research fellowship with a faculty mentor, opportunities for community service, priority registration, and up to $2000 in funds to be used for a required overseas experience. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a FREE college education! Applications can be accessed online at or in the guidance office. Deadline is December 1, 2015.

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Program: Since 1994, Wendy’s High School Heisman has honored more than 395,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy®. The leadership award-honorees are well-rounded young men and woman who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community. Every year, Wendy’s High School Heisman and The Heisman Trophy Trust team up to recognize more than 5,000 of the best high school seniors and rewards $120,000 to schools across the country. The culmination of this process takes place in December in conjunction with the National Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation during Heisman Weekend in New York City. Wendy’s High School Heisman is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. They consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities. If you are interested in applying, see Mrs. Hayes or Mrs. Miller in the guidance office.


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