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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.





Foot Locker Scholarship - $20,000.  Minimum 3.0 GPA, must be involved in sports and embody good sportsmanship.  Deadline:  December 14, 2018.

AXA Achievement Scholarship - up to $25,000.  Must have demonstrated strong academics, outstanding achievement in school activities, community or the workplace.  Deadline:  December 14, 2018.

Foot Locker Scholarship- $20,000.  Minimum 3.0 GPA.  Must be involved in sports.  Deadline:  December 14, 2018.

KY Association of School Business Officials Scholarship- $2,500.  Must plan on majoring in business or education.  Deadline: December 14, 2018.

Avacare Medical Scholarship - $1,000.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, health law, etc.  Deadline:  December 15, 2018. 

Burger King Scholars Program - up to $50,000.  Minimum 2.5 GPA. Deadline:  December 15, 2018.

Catholic Education Foundation Essay Contest - $1,000.  500-700 word essay.  Topic:  Catholic Schools-Learn,Live, Serve, Succeed.  Essay due to Ms. Koontz Wednesday, December 12 by noon. Wealth Wise Scholarship - $1,000.  Based on academic merit and submission of a short essay.  Minimum gpa required is a 3.5.  Deadline:  December 31, 2018. 

Fieldboom Scholarship - $1,500.  One piece of work must be submitted such as a marketing plan, an essay related to business, an overview of an existing industry, etc. Deadline:  December 31, 2018.  

GE-Reagan Foundation - up to $40,000.  For high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Deadline:  January 4, 2019.

Free Speech Essay Contest - up to $10,000.  This contest is open to juniors and seniors.  Must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words.  Deadline:  December 31, 2018.

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest - $1,000.  Open to grades 9 - 12. The theme for the essay is "What Does the Second Amendment Mean to You?" Deadline: December 31, 2018.

KPMG Future Leaders Program - $10,000 a year for 4 years.  Open to girls interested in the field of Business or STEM.  Household income should not exceed $75,000.  (Any student receiving a full tuition scholarship is not eligible to apply).

Louis Stoutt Memorial Scholarship - $2,000.  Minimum 3.5 GPA required.  2,000 words or less essay.  Deadline:  January 12, 2019.

Providian Medical Scholarship - $500.  Original essay of up to 1,500 words.  Deadline:  January 15, 2019.

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest - up to $10,000. This is open to students in grades 9 - 12.  Essay between 700 and 1,000 words.  Deadline:  January 18, 2019.

2019 KY Ag Athlete of the Year - $2,000.  For students who participate in athletics and work in agriculture.  Deadline:  January 22, 2019.  

The Coolidge Scholarship for America - Full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship (open to juniors only). Deadline: January 23, 2019.

RiSE Scholarship Foundation - 5 - $2,500 scholarships.  Minimum 2.5 GPA and must have a documented learning disability. Deadline:  January 31, 2019.

FFA Scholarships - Numerous scholarships available with one application.  Do not have to be a member of FFA. Deadline:  February 6, 2019. 

Ft. Knox Spouses & Community Club Scholarship - $500 - $1,000.  Awarded based on the student's academic record, work experience, volunteer experience, participation in community-based activities, letters of recommendation, and a brief essay.   Deadline:  February 7, 2019.

George Crafton Memorial Scholarship - $1,000.  For students planning on studying agriculture.  Essay is required.  Deadline: March 1, 2019.

Imagine America Scholarship - $1,000.  Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a participating career college.  Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019.

Scholarship Central - 90 scholarships available including the Bardstown Rotary Scholarship.  Apply between January 1 - March 1.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Teens College Scholarship Essay Contest - up to $5,000.  Students are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay.  Deadline:  February 15, 2019.

Flavorful Futures Scholarship - 5 - $5,000 scholarships. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Deadline: February 15, 2019.

KY Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Scholarship - up to $2,000.  Must be dependent of current, retired or disabled KY sworn police officer.  Deadline:  March 31, 2019.

Women Leading Kentucky Scholarship - $1,500 scholarship. Minimum 3.0 GPA.  Must demonstrate leadership and plan on attending a Kentucky university.  Deadline:  April 1, 2019.  (Application opens January)

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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