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Scholarship & Financial Aid Opportunities

Laurel County Schools
Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities

            We offer this limited listing of websites and scholarship opportunities to assist you in your quest for college funding.  Please check this site often for updates from counselors at both Laurel County high schools.


TIPS for being Competitive in the scholarship search process:

  • Assume a personal responsibility for obtaining scholarship information --- keep searching on your own!
  • Double check deadlines and make sure you meet them!
    • Postmark Deadline (can mail that date)
      “Received by” Deadline (make sure you mail at least one week early)
  • Get necessary recommendations early ---- a good recommendation can really mean the difference between obtaining zero or thousands of dollars!
  • ACT --- check deadlines and attend free prep sessions at school
  • Essays --- Don’t rush …. Proof ….. Get Critiques …. Revise  if necessary
  • Neatness really does count!
  • Transcripts ….. give counselors/guidance secretary at least one week to prepare an official transcript   (be sure to include an updated transcript with every type of application --- both admissions and scholarships)

Websites to check for FREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES, FREE FINANCIAL AID information, and other college related information:

www.testprepreview.com  (this site provides free ACT and SAT practice tests--other free practice tests are provided as well)          
www.goHigherKY.org   (this easy site gets you both college admissions and scholarship information)
www.fastweb.com  (national database of scholarships)
www.kheaa.com  (site to check KEES account balance and access the Getting In publication and Affording Higher Education listing of all scholarships at KY colleges)
www.kasfaa.com  (check this site for free FAFSA sessions such as College Goal Sunday)
www.fafsa.ed.gov  (file the official Free Application for Federal Student Aid --- FAFSA --- at this site à   make sure to obtain PIN numbers for both the student and one parent prior to Jan 1st so the FAFSA can be filed as quickly as possible à   the FAFSA also submits information to KY for state level grants so one form provides the application for free federal grants, free state grants, and low interest student loans)
www.aikcu.org   (site for private KY colleges)
www.cpe.state.ky.us   (KY Council on Postsecondary Education – check out Academic Common Market if you are planning to attend out of state colleges and major in a degree not offered in KY)
www.kyvu.org   (KY Virtual University)
www.kctcs.edu   (KY Community and Technical College System)
www.act.org   (register for ACT college entrance exam --- also practice on FREE online prep sessions)
www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml   (site to help you identify and report scams --- if it sounds too good to be true … it just might be!)

 

LOCAL, STATE & NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
* PARTIAL LISTING *

  • Deadline dates and requirements are subject to change
  • Unless otherwise noted, scholarship applications must be obtained from the sponsoring organization
  • Please note that “Financial Need” does not denote “Poverty”
  • Check often for UPDATES!!!!

 

 

Deadline Date Scholarship Requirements Amount of Award Obtain Application From

Oct 1st

Horatio Alger Foundation Scholarships

Financial Need
Essay about overcoming Adversity

$2,500 - $10,000

website

Oct 1st

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

Major:  Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Writing

$100 - $3,000

website

Oct 31st

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Documented extensive volunteer service to community

$1,000 and free trip to Washington, D.C.

website

Oct 31st

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Leadership and extensive community service

$10,000 - $20,000

website

Nov 7 KY Ready Mix Concrete Association Ages 16-18; Essay; application. $1000/$5000
website
Dec 7 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Some financial need $250-$1000  
Dec 15 AXA Achievement   $2000-$25,000 website

Jan 31

FFA Scholarships

FFA member

Thousands!

FFA Sponsor

Jan 31st

Wal-Mart Associate Scholarships

Current Wal-Mart employee

$1,000

Pick up application from Wal-Mart supervisor

Jan 31st

Wal-Mart Sam Walton Scholarship

ACT of 20

$1,000

website

Feb 1

UPS / Metropolitan College Scholarships

Full-time JCC or UL student willing to work at UPS

Tuition and $1,240 per year for housing assistance

website

Feb 1

Upper Cumberland Counseling Association Scholarship

Major:  Education, Counseling, Social Work or related field

$500

Contact School Counselor

Feb 10th

KFC Colonel’s Scholars

 

$5,000 - $20,000

website

Feb 12

NFIB Entrepreneur Scholarships

 

$1,000 - $10,000

website

Feb 15

Best Buy Scholarships

Community Service

 

website

Feb 15

KY Farm Bureau Agriculture Scholarship

Agriculture Major

$2,500

Contact School Counselor

Feb 25

KY Farm Bureau Scholarship

Family is KY Farm Bureau member; 3.5 GPA / ACT of 23

$1,000 - $8,000

website

Mar 1st Tolliver Annual Nursing Scholarship

Application; Essay

Must major in Nursing. See website for requirements.

$1,000+ website

Mar 1st

Jackson Energy Scholarships

Essay on Rural Electrification

$1,000

Look for details in monthly Jackson Energy magazine

Mar 1st

Stepping Stone Scholarship

 

$3,000
4-year renewable

website

Mar 1st

KY Transportation Cabinet Scholarships for Civil Engineering

ACT of 24+
Must attend UK, WKU, KSU, or KCTCS community college with engineering major

$46,500 (renewable)
Summer job provided

website

Mar 10th

Lexington Clinic  Fergus Hanson Memorial Scholarships

Major in healthcare area

Varies

website

March 15th

The Overcomer Scholarship in memory of Camelia Jackson

2.0, have taken ACT

$500.00
one-time

Contact School Counselor

March 15th Bluegrass Indo-American Scholarship Academic Excellence and Financial need $1,000 website

Mar 17th

Alpha Tau Chapter of ADK Scholarships

Female
ACT of 20, GPA 3.5
Major:  Education

$200

Contact School Counselor

Mar 17th

Cumberland Valley National Bank Scholarships

GPA 3.0  ACT 20

$2,000
($500 per year)

Contact School Counselor

Mar 17th

First National Bank & Trust Scholarships

GPA 2.5  ACT 20

$3,000
($750 per year)

Contact School Counselor

Mar 17th

Pepsi-Cola H.B. Tuggle Memorial Scholarships

Student Athlete
3.0 GPA, ACT 20

$500

Contact School Counselor

Mar 17th

Scott Rose Foundation Scholarships

Physical Disability

$1,000

No Application

Mar 17th

London Rotary Club  C.T. Massey Scholarship

GPA 3.0,  Essay
Community Service

$4,000

Contact School Counselor

March 29 London/Laurel County D.A.R.E. Scholarship Senior in good standing $1,000 contact counselor Contact School Counselor
March 29 Laurel Community Lions Club Senior in good standing $250 contact counselor Contact School Counselor

Mar 31st

Pauline C. Young Foundation Scholarships

Competitive

Tuition, room, board, books

website

Mar 31st

Laurel Medical Society Scholarship

Must be pursuing a career in a medical field

$1,000
one-time scholarship

Contact School Counselor

Mar 31st

Randy Blount Foundation Memorial Scholarship

Some financial need

$1,000
one-time scholarship

Contact School Counselor

Mar 31st

Tom Handy Leadership Scholarship

3.5, Leadership Activities

$1,000
one-time

Contact School Counselor

Apr 1st

Laurel County Conservation District Scholarships

Major in a program related to conservation, agriculture, or natural resources

$2,000

Contact School Counselor

Apr 1st

Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance

Must have physical or mental impairment which results in a substantial impediment to employment

Partial to full tuition

Contact:  Rick Jones @ 606-528-7030

Apr 5 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship Given to students in Laurel, Pulaski, & Whitley Counties; parents or guardians must be a current bluegrass Cellular customer for past 12 months; 2.5 GPA $1500 Contact School Counselor

Apr 10th

Cumberland Healthcare Inc. Scholarships

Major:  Healthcare related

$1,000

Contact School Counselor

Apr 10th

Daniel Boone Development Council Scholarships

Low income

$400 +

Contact School Counselor

April 11th

Jeff Caudill Optimist Club Scholarships

GPA 2.5   ACT 18
Some financial need

$6,000
($1,500 per year)

Contact School Counselor

April 11th

Scott Rose Foundation Scholarships

Physical Disability

$1,000

No Application

Apr 15th

London Women's Care Scholarship

3.00 GPA and pursuring a career in a healthcare related field

$1,000
one-time scholarship
Contact School Counselor

Apr 15th

Jonathan & Scarlett Parsley Hooker Memorial Scholarships

To be determined

2 - Varies

No Application
North Laurel only

Apr 15th

Kaitlyn Michelle Lawrence-Spurlock Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

GPA 2.5
North Laurel High School Cheerleader

$1,250 per year for four years

Contact School Counselor

Apr 15th

Joyce Parker Scholarships   for Public Service

Career interest in public service

$500

Contact School Counselor

Apr 15th

Charles Pearl Scholarships

Some financial need

$750+ 1-4 people

Contact School Counselor
Or Deacons @ First Baptist Church

Apr 15th

Ayn Rand Essay Contest

 

$1,000 - $10,000

website

Apr 15th

KY Grocers Education Foundation Scholarships

Employee or child/grandchild of an employee of a KY Grocers Association member company

$500 - $1,500

Contact employer

Apr 15th

Teacher Scholarships / Conversion Loan

Major:  Education

$1,250

website

Apr 15 Power of Life Scholarship Must have donated at one of the two blood drives held at school 750-$1000 Contact School Counselor

Apr 22nd

Laurel County Extension Homemakers Scholarship

Chosen based on grades, financial need, character, community involvement, and major in area covered by Extension Service

$1,000

website
or
Contact School Counselor

Apr 22nd

St. Joseph's London Hospital Scholarship

Some financial need

1 - $1000
Renewable

Contact School Counselor

Apr 30 Young Republican Women's Scholarship Registered Republican $500 Contact School Counselor

May 8th

Dwayne Elkins Memorial Scholarship

North Laurel High School Student Financial need
ACT 18, GPA 2.50

$1,000

Contact School Counselor

May 19th

University of Kentucky Farmhouse Fraternity Scholarship Some Financial need; male $500 Contact School Counselor

June 1st

KY Nursing Incentive Scholarships

Major:  Nursing

$3,000 per year

website

June 1st

President’s Student Service Challenge

Documented 100+ hours of community service

$1,000

website
 

         
         
         
         
  1. Deadline dates and requirements are subject to change
  2. Unless otherwise noted, scholarship applications must be obtained from the sponsoring organization
  3. Please note that “Financial Need” does not denote “Poverty”
  4. Check often for UPDATES!!!!

 

 


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