Scholarship Updates 9-6-2017

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 15, 2017. 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.

Somerset Community College Scholarships: SCC has a wide variety of scholarships, and the scholarship office strives to match students with appropriate funding sources. After applying to SCC, you can go to https://somerset.kctcs.edu/costs_and_financial_aid/scholarships/scholarship_application.aspx and fill out the online application for all scholarships. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2018.

Western Kentucky University Cherry Presidential Scholarship: Students with a minimum 3.8 GPA and a minimum 31 ACT qualify to compete for WKU’s most prestigious scholarship, the Cherry Presidential. To be considered, students must have a complete application package on file by December 1, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.wku.edu/financialaid/scholarships/freshmen.php.

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, and $5000 for all other expenses. 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 $1500 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 http://www.moreheadstate.edu/apply or in the guidance office. Deadline is December 1, 2017.

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship: This scholarship supports education and recognizes achievement of standout high school student-athletes. If you strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in your community, apply for your chance to earn up to a $10,000 scholarship. Apply by October 2, 2017 at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship: The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Scholarships in the amount up to $25,000 are available for students who meet eligibility requirements and who have their online application completed by October 25, 2017. For more information and to apply, go to www.scholars.horatioalger.org.

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