Kentucky Scholarships

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Lynn E. and Carol Arnold Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship is for a high school senior or undergraduate student seeking a degree in manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, fabrication, welding, metal working, and other related engineering fields

Amount
$1,000–$6,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.0
Deadline
February 1

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Amount
$500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
48 winners
Required GPA
3.0
Deadline
February 7
Winner announcement
April 2023

KYPTA Scholarships

KYPTA Scholarships are awarded to four students who wish to acquire an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the educational field at any post-secondary institution in Kentucky.

Amount
$500–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 15

American Electric Power Scholarship

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) offers the American Electric Power Scholarship to an eligible student enrolled in an ABET-accredited school who demonstrates an interest in power engineering.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 18
Winner announcement
by July 1

Eli Lilly & Company Make Life Better Scholarship Program

The Eli Lilly & Company Make Life Better Scholarship Program awards up to $10,000 to seven college sophomore students in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
3.0
Deadline
February 28
Winner announcement
June 2023

Hearld and Marge Ambler Scholarship

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks offers the Hearld and Marge Ambler Scholarship of $6,000 to two college students each, pursuing business-related degree programs. Preference is given to accounting majors.

Amount
$6,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3.0
Deadline
March 13

Curwen-Guidry Scholarship Fund

The Fund awards high school seniors who are bowlers in the USBC League to further their education. It’s open to students in the nine states part of the Southern Bowling Congress.

Amount
$750
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 15

King’s Daughters Health Foundation Scholarships

The scholarship is given to dedicated local high school students planning to pursue a career in healthcare.

Amount
$1,000–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 15

ABAK Buena S. Bond Memorial Scholarship

The ABAK Buena S. Bond Memorial Scholarship is offered to four high school seniors and college students pursuing an undergraduate degree in agriculture or agriculture-related fields.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 31

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – College Students

The Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to undergraduate students who live in states with Regions' full service and are enrolled in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Amount
$3,500
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
2.0
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
July 31st, 2022

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – High School Seniors

The Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to high school senior students who live in states with Regions' full service and plan to enroll in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
2.0
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
July 31st, 2022

Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship Award

The Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduate student studying acting or musical theater. Students who graduated from universities in the SETC region can apply.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award

SETC’s Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award provides one student with a $2,500 scholarship to study theater directing at a regionally accredited graduate school in the upcoming academic year.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
September 2023

Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award

The Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship awards $1,500 to a graduate student studying costume design or technology. Applicants must have studied or will study at an SETC region institution.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Robert Porterfield Scholarship Award

The Robert Porterfield Scholarship awards $2,000 to graduate students pursuing a degree in theatre. Applicants should have graduated from an undergraduate program at a university in the SETC region.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship awards $2,000 to one high school senior in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) region who will pursue studies in theater.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

William E. Wilson Scholarship Award

The William E. Wilson Scholarship awards $5,000 to a secondary school teacher pursuing graduate studies in theatre or speech and theatre. Applicants must be legal residents of any SETC state.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Women Leading Kentucky High School Scholarship

The Women Leading Kentucky program offers one $1,500 scholarship for female high school seniors.

Amount
$1,000–$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.0
Deadline
April 1

Women Leading Kentucky Undergraduate Scholarship

The Women Leading Kentucky program offers various $1,500 scholarships for female undergraduate students.

Amount
$1,000–$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.0
Deadline
April 1

KyCPA College Scholarships

The KyCPA College Scholarship offers 43 $1,550 scholarships to college students currently enrolled in accounting.

Amount
$1,550
Scholarships awarded
43 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 30

Dr. Judy G. Willard Scholarship

The scholarship, administered by RFE, is offered to an outstanding student enrolled in animal science with equine emphasis at Morehead State University to acquire a degree in equine science.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.9
Deadline
May 1
Winner announcement
June 2022

Race for Education Scholarships

The Race for Education Scholarship and KEEP Foundation offers up to $5,000 to 11 undergraduate and graduate students in Kentucky pursuing a course in equine, animal science, or agriculture.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
11 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 1
Winner announcement
June 22, 2023

Teacher Scholarship Program

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) awards its Teacher Scholarship Program of $2,500 to four undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a teaching program and pursuing a teaching career.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 2

Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship

Kaufman & Stigger Injury Lawyers offers two Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarships of $1000 per recipient to high school seniors and undergraduate students to pursue an undergraduate degree.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3.0
Deadline
May 10
Winner announcement
May 23, 2022

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023

MGMA Southern Section Scholarship

The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) offers the MGMA Southern Section Scholarship of $2,500 to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in medical practice management-related fields.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 15

Kentucky-Tennessee Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

Annually, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) awards the Kentucky-Tennessee Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship of $1,000 to two Kentucky-based water works operators, each, to support them through their education.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 20

SAWF Scholarship Program

The Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship Program provides scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM-related field.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 20
Winner announcement
July 28, 2023

GoFoodservice Scholarship

GoFoodService offers a $500 scholarship to a high school senior or undergraduate student enrolled in a hospitality management or culinary arts program at an accredited university or college in Kentucky.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 15

Study.com September Scholarships

The Study.com September Scholarships offer 30 students in any field of study from the United States or 25 specific states a $500 scholarship each to pursue their undergraduate studies.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
September 1
Winner announcement
December

Kentucky Scholarships

Kentucky is also known as the "Bluegrass State" for the unique species of grass found in many of its pastures. It is a landlocked state well known for its horse racing and tobacco too. There are many universities and colleges in Kentucky and many of them provide high-quality education. Various scholarship opportunities, both state-funded and private, allow students to live, study and grow in this beautiful state of America.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top schools in Kentucky?

  • University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky ranks 137th among the top national universities in the United States. If you’re looking for a scholarship in Kentucky, check out the Eli Lilly & Company Make Life Better Scholarship Program.

 

  • University of Louisville

The University of Louisville ranks 182nd on the list of the top national universities in the United States. The KYPTA Scholarships are a great way to fund your studies in Kentucky. 

 

  • Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University ranks 234th on the list of the top national universities in the United States. If you’re looking for funding, try the King’s Daughters Health Foundation Scholarships.

Most popular majors in Kentucky?

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Where does Kentucky rank in education?

Kentucky ranks 27th on a list of most educated states and 19th in terms of the best public school systems. Read our reports on 2022 Most & Least Educated States and States with Best & Worst Public School Systems for more.