Scholarship Update


KYACAC Kimberly Merritt “Achieve Your Dreams” Scholarship: Four $500 non-renewable scholarships (one per region) will be given to interested seniors. Application can be accessed at

Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute: Seven $1000 scholarships will be awarded to high seniors who live in modular or manufactured homes in Kentucky.  Applicants must submit a 300 word essay explaining the “impact of factory-built housing on your life” and three letters of recommendation (only one can be from school personnel).  Applications are available in the guidance office and must be post-marked by April 1, 2017.

“I Am UNITE” Scholarship: This $1500 need-based scholarship will be made available to 20 or more high school seniors in the 32 county region who are current or former members of the UNITE Club or who have attended Camp UNITE as a camper or Team Leader. Applicants must have a 2.75 (unweighted) GPA, and must submit a 500 word essay and two letters of recommendation (one from a school employee and one from a community member). Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline for submission is March 17, 2017.

Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarship: CCU is offering a $1000 scholarship to four students. Applicants or parents/guardians of applicants must be members of CCU. A minimum 2.8 GPA is required. Scholarship applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline for submission is March 17, 2017.

Guy and Mabel Lykins Scholarship: This $500 scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (4 year), and who have maintained a 3.0 GPA (unweighted). The scholarship may be used for tuition and/or books. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline for submission is April 3, 2017.

Somerset Community College Scholarships: Students who are planning to attend SCC in the Fall should apply for the many scholarships available. Only one application is required to be considered for the scholarships. You can pick up an application in the guidance office, or go to to fill out the application online. You must fill out the application completely, provide your family’s most recent income tax return (to be considered for financial need scholarships), and provide your transcript and ACT or COMPASS scores. Deadline to submit application is March 1st.

Timothy E. Taylor Scholarship: This is one of the Somerset Community College Scholarships that is designated specifically for a Rockcastle County Student. Any student who is interested in the Computerized Manufacturing Machinist Program at SCC should fill out the SCC Scholarship application to be considered for this $1000 scholarship. It is NOT a scholarship that considers financial need, so EVERYONE has a chance. Go to to fill out the application online. Deadline is March 1st.

Previously Announced:

BAF Scholarship: BAF is offering a $5000 scholarship plus a $5000 internship the summer after graduation to a high school senior. Applicants must have a 3.7 GPA, a minimum ACT score of 27, and must be planning to attend a 4 year college or university. Students can access the applications by going to

Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship: KFB will award 87 county and state 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. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA or a minimum 23 ACT score, and be the child of a Kentucky Farm Bureau member. Applications may be downloaded at or picked up in the guidance office. Deadline is February 28, 2017.

Lindsey Wilson College Southeastern Kentucky Partnership Scholarship: LWC will offer a full tuition, room and board scholarship to three students who are within a 16 county area. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 and minimum ACT of 18, and must be Pell Grant eligible. There is also a 1-2 page essay required. Students who apply but are not selected will receive an additional $1000 for competing. Information is in the guidance office. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2017.

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship: One scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded to a senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party. The qualified applicant must submit a one page typed essay about a Republican woman you admire or who has influenced your life and why. Information is in the guidance office. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2017.

Rockcastle Community Scholarships: The community has several scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2000, which are available to RCHS seniors. Applicants must write a 300 word essay concerning education and career goals. The application is available in the guidance office; deadline for submission is April 21, 2017.

Cruisin’ in the Valley Scholarship: One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who plans on attending a college or technical school in the fall of 2017. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Applications are in the guidance office. Deadline to submit applications is April 21st.

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