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COLLEGE & SCHOLARSHIP LETTERS - Please turn in copies of all acceptance letters and scholarship offers that you receive to Ms. Koontz, even if you don't plan to attend or accept.  We keep track of this information.




Raiseme Scholarship - Earn micro-scholarships directly from four-year colleges for your school achievements starting in the 9th grade, all the way through to community college! Deadline varies by school.


2018 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship - $1,000.  500 word essay.  Deadline:  August 31, 2018.


Gilda's Club The Write Stuff Teen Contest - $500.  Open to students in grades 6 - 12 who have a cancer connection - their own diagnosis or that of a family member or friend.  Students may enter in one category only - essay, poetry, art or video.  Cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category.  Deadline:  September 28, 2018.


Bardstown-Nelson County Youth Writing Contest - $100.  Open to students in grades 9 - 12.  500 word or less essay required.  For more information, see Ms. Koontz.  Deadline:  September 28, 2018.


All "A" Classic Scholarship - $1,000.  This scholarship is based on need, gpa, recommendations, and community involvement. Deadline:  October 12, 2018.


Horatio Alger Scholarship - $5,000-$20,000.  This scholarship is based on need, co-curricular and community activities.  Deadline:  October 25, 2018.


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship - $20,000.  An achievement-based scholarship recognizing seniors for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.  Deadline: October 31, 2018.











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Naval Reserve Officers Training Scholarship - Minimum ACT Score Math 21, English 22,
      Fitness Assessment scoresheet.  Full tuition plus monthly $250 stipend.


U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship - Minimum 19 on ACT ; 2.5 GPA and meet physical 
     standards.   Full tuition plus monthly stipend.


**Parents please contact your human-resources department or benefits manager to find out
     whether your employer offers scholarships.


UPS (United Parcel Service)  offers 100% tuition paid. 


Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program / Bluegrass Community and Technical College -
     Earn money while you attend school.  Attend class full time two days a week and work 
     three days.  




-Assumption College - Annual $2,500 Scholarship for Catholic High School Students.

-Bellarmine University - Get a $1,000 for simply completing the FAFSA.

-Thomas More College gives $13,000 to Bethlehem graduates with a 2.5 and minimum 20 ACT.  Bishop Roger J. Foys Ministry and Service Scholarship up to $32,000 must have at least a 22 ACT and 3.0 GPA. Visit Thomas More and receive an extra $1500 scholarship.  

-Saint Michael's College in Vermont gives $5,000 per year to graduates from Catholic high schools. Admission application must be received by Feb. 1, 2015.

-Seton Hall University - Catholic high school graduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a 29 composite ACT will be awarded $2,000 annually for four years.

-Brescia University gives the Catholic Connection Grant (1/2 tuition) from Catholic high schools.

-Aquinas College (Nashville) gives $1,000 to students from a Catholic high school.

-Tennessee Tech offers Eagle's Reach Tuition Reduction program, a savings of $11,200 per year.


-Bellarmine University-The Bellarmine Scholars and Bellarmine Fellows awards, awarded to entering freshmen, are Bellarmine’s most prestigious academic scholarships.  The application deadline is December 1 and an essay with the topic "Describe an incident or situation in your life which piqued your intellectual curiosity"  is required. Past recipients have scored 30 or higher on the ACT or 1390 or higher on the SAT and demonstrated a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

-Centre College - All students who apply for admission by January 15 are considered for a merit scholarship. 

-Eastern Kentucky University - Enter your GPA and ACT/SAT score to see if you qualify for a merit scholarship.

-Morehead University will award new freshmen with a minimum 3.25 GPA and 22 ACT a  $2,500 scholarship; a 3.50 and a 25 = $5,000; a 3.75 and 28 ACT = $8.000. Must apply by March 15.  Honors Scholarship application due December 1.  Scholarship information link. 

-Murray State University - Must complete an MSU Scholarship application by January 15.  

-Northern Kentucky University- will award new freshmen with a minimum 2.5 GPA and 21 composite ACT will be considered for a merit scholarship.  

-Transylvania University the William T. Young, Kenan, & Trustee Scholarships application must be submitted by December 1.  

-University of Kentucky - Completed admissions application and transcript must be received by December 1.  

-University of Louisville - Honors Program requirements are 3.5 GPA , minimum 29 ACT and evidence of leadership, service and rigorous curriculum. Deadline for application is January 15.

UofL Mentored Scholarships (Brown Fellows; Grawemeyer; MLK ; and MCConnell) deadline  is December 15.  UofL Guaranteed Entrance programs deadline is December 15.

-Western Kentucky University - Honors College application serves as the application for the Cherry Presidential scholarship if received by December 1.  Admission application deadline is November 15.  For all other scholarships, students must be admitted by January 15th and submit the TopDollar scholarship application and all required documents by February 1st.  


Contact Rita S. Koontz, College & Career Counselor ,