Scholarship Opportunities 4/10/2019

Mt. Vernon Lions Club Scholarship: The Lions Club has established a scholarship fund that will provide one annual scholarship in the amount of $1000 to a local senior. Two letters of recommendation, as well as a biographical sketch, are required. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2019; applications will be picked up that day.


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 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.

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 Deadline for submission is April 22, 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.

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.