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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.    

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.  

Voices of Democracy Scholarship - $30,000.  You must write and record a 3 - 5 minute broadcast script on the following theme:  "What Makes America Great".  Deadline to submit to Ms. Koontz:  October 21, 2019.
Horatio Alger Scholarship - up to $25,000.  Minimum 2.0 gpa, family income of $55,000 or less. Deadline:  October 25, 2019.
Heisman High School Scholarship - up to $5,000.  For seniors who strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in the community.  Deadline:  October 29, 2019.
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship - $20,000.  An achievement-based scholarship recognizing students who lead and serve.  There are 150 students chosen.  Deadline:  October 31, 2019.
William T. Robertson High School Essay Scholarship Contest - $2,000.  600 word essay, How could concrete be used to make life better for people in your local community?  Deadline:  November 4, 2019.
MaryKnoll Student Essay Contest - $1,000. Write an essay explaining how and with whom they share the Good News of God’s love.  Deadline:  November 15, 2019.  (Open to students grades 9 - 12)
Fireside Essay Scholarship - $1,000.  Essay, "How is your religious education influencing your life?"  Can not contain any identifying information of the student, school or its location.  Essays should be no longer than 750 words or 2 pages maximum.  Deadline:  November 22, 2019.  (Turn the essay into Ms. Koontz).
NHS Scholarship - up to $25,000. Senior members of an active NHS chapter who are in good standing are eligible to apply for an NHS Scholarship.  Deadline:  December 6, 2019.
AXA Achievement Scholarship - up to $25,000. Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.  Deadline:  December 15, 2019.
National Field Archery Association Scholarship - $500.  Must be a current member of NFAA or NAA/USA Archery.  Deadline:  December 31, 2019.
The Huggable Supermom Scholarship - $1,000.  Must be a child of a single mother. A 500-1000 word essay is required.  Deadline:  December 31, 2019.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - up to $10,000. To be eligible for this award, applicants must demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship and have a minimum 3.0 gpa.  Deadline:  January 3, 2020.  
Profile in Courage Essay Contest - up to $10,000. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.  Deadline:  January 17, 2019.
The Utah Advocates Scholarship - 2 ($1,000) scholarships. Must be current or prospective student enrolled in an accredited institution within the U.S. 300-500 word essay about What are some of the daily problems bicyclists face on the roads? How aware are we of bicyclists and the laws associated with them? How can you contribute to improving awareness and road safety for bicyclists? Deadline: January 31, 2020

The Montana Advocates Scholarship- 2 ($1,000) scholarships. Must be current or prospective student enrolled in an accredited institution within the U.S. 300-500 word essay about How has drunk driving affected car accident victims? What are some of the ways this could be prevented? What can you as an individual do to improve road safety?  Deadline(s): January 31, 2020 & June 30, 2020.

The Advocates Law Scholarship -2 ($1,000) scholarships. Must be current or prospective student enrolled in an accredited institution within the U.S. 300-500 word essay about What are some of the problems we face on the roads? What laws could be changed to accomplish that goal? How can you contribute to improving road safety?  Deadline(s): January 31, 2020 & June 30, 2020.

National Peace Essay Contest - $2,500 and all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. Essay: How do members of the Foreign Service work with other civilian parts of the U.S. Government to promote peace, national security and economic prosperity? is required.  Deadline:  April 6, 2020.



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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.

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. 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. 


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