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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.  

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.  
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship - (20) $20,000.  Minimum 3.0 gpa, involved in sports and embody good sportsmanship.  Deadline:  January 3, 2020.
Senior Caregiver Scholarship - $2,000.  To be eligible you must have been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative.  Share your caregiving story via video.  Deadline:  January 15, 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, 2020.
Varsity Brands - up to $3,000. The search is on for students, staff and high schools across the nation who go above and beyond the definition of school spirit. Varsity Brands is awarding $100,000 across 25 categories, including $3,000 to each winner and a $25,000 Grand Prize for America’s Most Spirited High School.  Deadline: January 20, 2020.
Calvin Coolidge Scholarship - For JUNIORS only.  A full-ride scholarship that covers tuition, room, board, and expenses to any acccredited U.S. University.  Deadline:  January 23, 2019.
KHSAA Agriculture Athlete of the Year Scholarship - up to $2,000.  Must plan on majoring in agriculture and be an athlete.  Minimum 2.0 gpa.  Deadline:  January 24, 2020.
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.

KY Transportation Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarship - valued up to $51,000.  Must be attending UK, WKU or UofL engineering program. Deadline:  February 1.

Ft. Knox Spouses & Community Club Scholarship - 20 ($500 - $1,500) Must be a dependent child of an Active Duty, deceased or retired military sponsor attached to Ft. Knox.  See Ms. Koontz for an application. Deadline:  February 7, 2020.  

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship - up to $5,000.  Minimum 3.0 gpa. Financial need is considered.  Deadline:  February 7, 2020.

National DAR Scholarships - up to $16,000.  Several scholarships available.  Deadline for all:  February 15, 2020.

Flavorful Futures Scholarship - $5,000.  Minimum 2.5 gpa required.  Essay and 3 minute video required.  Deadline:  February 15, 2020.

KY Farm Bureau Scholarships - 90 scholarships available.  Requirements include a 3.5 cumulative gpa, 23 composite ACT and be a member of KY Farm Bureau insurance.  Deadline:  February 20, 2020.

WKU Greater Louisville Alumni Scholarship - $20,00.  Must be a resident of Jefferson or Bullitt county and plan on attending WKU. Deadline:  February 20, 2020.

Scholarship Central - up to $5,000.  Must attend ECTC.  Deadline:  March 1, 2020. (application opens January 1)

KY Federation of Republican Women - $1,500.  For a senior girl who is a registered Republican.  One page essay and two letters of recommendation required.  See Ms. Koontz for an application.  Deadline:  April 1, 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.

El Dabe Ritter Scholarship - $1,500.  Minimum 3.0 gpa required.  500 word essay  "Why having a higher education is important." .  Deadline:  June 20, 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. 


Contact Rita S. Koontz, College & Career Counselor