Scholarship Update 3/11/2019

NEW:

Rockcastle County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship: The Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation (one educational and one community), as well as a short (one page) essay. Applications are available in the guidance office. Applications must be received by April 11, 2019. (applications can be mailed directly to the Chamber of Commerce or given to counselors)

Rockcastle County Farm Bureau Scholarship: At least one scholarship will be given to a Rockcastle County senior who is or whose parents/guardians are Farm Bureau members. Applications are in the guidance office; deadline to apply is March 20, 2019.

Rockcastle County UNITE Coalition Hollie Barnett Scholarship: Rockcastle UNITE Coalition is offering a $500 scholarship to an active member of the RCHS UNITE Club. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and must submit an essay and three letters of recommendation. Deadline for submission is Friday, May 3rd by 3:00 p.m

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED:

CEDIK Appalachian Health Career Scholarships: The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) at the University of Kentucky is administering scholarships to Appalachian students seeking education in health or a health‐related field. Because of the shortage of health care providers in the Appalachian region, along with the expected retirement of many physicians and an aging population that demands more health care, the need to educate and then retain young health care professionals is a real priority. Scholarships are allocated for full‐time students with a maximum award of $2,500 per semester.  Part-time students are eligible to apply for partial scholarships. Students must be from an ARC defined Appalachian county to be eligible. Scholarship is for one year. Applicants must submit an essay and two letters of recommendation. Applications can be found at https://cedik.ca.uky.edu/app-health-scholarship Deadline for submission is April 22, 2019.

Lindsey Wilson College Bonner Scholar Program: Any student who plans to attend Lindsey Wilson College may apply to become a Bonner Scholar. Bonner Scholars focuses on community service and leadership, and applicants must demonstrate their passion for service. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA above a 3.0 and commit to 8-10 hours of direct service weekly at specified sites within the radius of LWC. For more information and application instructions, visit the guidance office or the website at www.lindsey.edu/bonner.  Applications are due by March 15, 2019.

Rockcastle County Conservation District Scholarship: A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who plans to major in an agriculture related field. Applicants are required to submit a transcript and a short essay. Applications are in the guidance office; deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.

Rockcastle Regional Hospital Scholarship: Rockcastle Regional Hospital is offering a scholarship to students who are planning to major in health care fields of study (diagnostic imaging, laboratory, physician, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, speech pathology). Applicants must have two letters of recommendation (preferably one educational and one community), and an essay of no more than 400 words describing why you wish to become a healthcare professional. Applications MUST be mailed or brought to the hospital—no email submissions will be considered. Applications are available in the guidance office; deadline for submission is March 15, 2019.

Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Scholarship: The Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society invites applications from all high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2019. Several $1000 scholarships will be awarded at the BIACS banquet, held in Lexington. To access information and the online application, go to www.scholarship.biacs.org. Deadline for submission of application is March 15, 2019.

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 or at https://ccuky.org/scholarshipinfo/scholarships.php  Deadline for submission is March 30, 2019.

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 2019. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Applications are in the guidance office. Deadline to submit applications is April 30, 2019.

“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 or at http://operationunite.org/youth-initiatives/scholarships/ . Deadline for submission is March 15, 2019.

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 30, 2019.

Berea College: If you are interested in attending Berea College, the deadline for applying is March 31st 2019, but it is best if you can get your application completed early in the school year. You must also have a counselor and a teacher complete a recommendation form and send it to the admissions office. For more information, go to https://www.berea.edu/admissions/applying-for-admission/new-freshman/

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship: The Kentucky Federation of Republican women grants a $1,500 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party. Applicants must also be a registered Republican and plan to enroll at an accredited Kentucky college or university. The completed application will include the application form, a one page typed essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Pick up applications in the guidance office; deadline for submission is April 1, 2019.

Morehead State University Scholarships: There are many scholarships that MSU offers which vary in award depending upon your GPA and ACT score. You can access information about these scholarships at https://www.moreheadstate.edu/Affording-College/Scholarships/In-State-Scholarships. The deadline for most of these scholarships is March 15, 2019.