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.





Scholarship Central 2024 - Over 150 scholarships are available for local students.  Also scholarships for students planning on attending ECTC.  Scholarship dollars vary.  Deadline:  March 1, 2024.


NPC Centennial Scholarship - 10 ($2,000) scholarships for women only.  A 500 word essay is required. Deadline:  March 10, 2024.


Optimist Club Oratorical Contest - up to $2,500.  4 - 5 minute speech titled "How to Change the World with Optimism."  Please let Ms. Koontz know if you plan on entering this contest. Deadline:  March 12, 2024.   


Women Scholarship - 7 ($5,000) Plan to enroll in a tech, engineering, math, or computer science related undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.  Deadline: March 13, 2024.


Doodle for Google - up to $30,000.  Are you creative?  Create a doodle for Google with any medium.  60 scholarships awarded.  Deadline:  March 14, 2024.  (Open to grades 9 - 12)


Horatio Alger Scholarship - up to $25,000.  This is a need based scholarship.  Adjusted gross family income must be $65,000 or lower.  Minimum 2.0 gpa.  Deadline:  March 15, 2024. (Open to juniors and seniors)


Be An Advocate Scholarship - $2,000. Open to juniors and seniors.  Submit an essay or video focusing on the connection between Christian nationalism and book bans.  Deadline:  March 15, 2024. (Open to grades 9 - 12)


UCT Charities Heaston Scholarship - up to $24,000.  NOT a need based scholarship.  Based on personal narrative.  Deadline: March 15, 2024.  


Community Foundation of Louisville - Over 100 scholarships for Jefferson and surrounding counties.  Scholarship dollars vary.  Deadline:  March 15, 2024.


John and Sue Gompper Founders Scholarship - $1,000. Must have participated in KY Youth Soccer during your junior or senior year of high school.  Minimum 3.0 gpa.  Deadline:  March 20, 2024.  


Concerned Parents of Nelson County Scholarship - $500.  One page essay required.  Selection based on some need.  Email Ms. Koontz for an application.  Deadline:  March 22, 2024.   


2024 Rosetta Dodson Memorial Scholarship - up to $500.This is a local scholarship.  Minimum 2.5 cumulative gpa and a history of community service.  First preference is given to 1st generation. Email Ms. Koontz for an application.  Deadline:  March 22, 2024. 


Eljay Cowherd Women's Scholarship - $500.  Short essay questions.  Email Ms. Koontz for an application.  Deadline:  March 22, 2024. 


VFW Auxiliary National Scholarship - up to $2,500.  Singing and/or art contest.  "Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue." Get details by seeing Ms. Koontz for an application.  Deadline:  March 22, 2024. (Open to grades 9 - 12) 


Nelson County Farm Bureau Scholarship - $500.  Must be a member of the Nelson County Farm Bureau.  Short essay of 300 words required.   See Ms. Koontz for an application.  Deadline:  March 29, 2024.


Roush Scholarship through Abound Credit Union - Must be a member in good standing with a 3.0 minimum gpa. Ten (10) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded.  Deadline:  March 31, 2024.  


Baptist Health Auxiliary Scholarship - $500.  Must be entering or been accepted in a medical field of study.  Live in Hardin, Larue, Meade, Nelson, Taylor, Bullitt, Breckinridge, Hart counties.   Deadline:  April 1, 2024.


Rae of Sunshine Scholarship - (5) $2,000.  Minimum 3.0 gpa, demonstrate leadership, kindness and passion to others.  Pursuing a career in the mental health field.  Deadline:  April 1, 2024.


Men's Scholarship - up to $1,000. The scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement. The scholarship is available to any male, senior graduating high school who is enrolling in a four-year undergraduate college program that commences in the fall. Current or future membership in a fraternity is not required. Deadline: April 1, 2024.


Women Leading Kentucky High School Scholarship - $1,000-$1,500.  Demonstrate leadership in community, minimum 3.0 gpa, 400 word essay and letter of recommendation.  Deadline: April 1, 2024.


Midway University/Bardstown Collection Scholarship - up to $20,000.  Must be interested in pursuing a career in the bourbon industry of Nelson County.  See Ms. Koontz for the application.  Deadline:  April 1, 2024.


Central Kentucky Community Action Council Educational Scholarship - $500.  Preference will be given to students going into the field of Social Services, Business, Agriculture, or Education.  Students must have a 3.0 gpa or better.  See Ms. Koontz for an application.  Deadline:  Thursday, April 4, 2024.


Women Leading Kentucky Scholarship - $1,500.  For a senior female who demonstrates exceptional leadership.  Minimum 3.0 gpa.  Deadline:  April 5, 2024. 


Salt River Electric Scholarship - ( 8 ) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Must reside on Salt River Electric lines. Essay required.  See Ms. Koontz for an application.   Deadline:  Friday, April 12, 2024.  


Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship -  varies based on trade/community college.  This scholarship is specific to certain programs including welding, automotive, aviation technology, HVAC, cosmetology and many others. Deadline:  April 14, 2024.


Lynn Ledford Memorial Scholarship - $1,000.  This is a local scholarship . Answer some open ended questions.  Deadline: April 14, 2024.


NAACP Scholarship - $500 to one Bethlehem senior.  Short essay is required.  See Ms. Koontz for the application.  Deadline:  April 12, 2024.


Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship - $1,000.  Minimum 3.0 gpa required.  Must be pursuing a career in the field of medicine.  See Ms. Koontz for an application.  Deadline:  April 14, 2024.


Nelson County Master Gardner Scholarship - 2 ($1,000) scholarships.  Must be a resident of Nelson County majoring in forestry, floriculture, green industries, biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology, environmental programs, ecology, viticulture, botany, ecological restoration, landscape architecture, business or
marketing with a horticultural emphasis or related field of study.  See Ms. Koontz for an application.  Deadline:  April 19, 2024.  









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.    

Scholarship Search Sites - Five scholarship search platforms

KY Work Ready Scholarship - Be enrolled or accepted into an approved program of study that leads to an industry recognized certificate or diploma or Associate of Applied Science degree in a high-demand workforce sector. Qualifying areas are health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business services, IT and construction.  Money is given on 1st come, 1st serve basis.















NHS MEMBERS:   Use to search for more scholarships.


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.

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. 

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


  • 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. 
  • 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 [email protected].