SCHOLARSHIPS (details and applications in guidance office)
-Kentucky Federation of Republican Women scholarship, deadline April 1, 2019
The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1,500 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party. The qualified applicant will graduate from a Ky high school in 2019, is or will be a registered Republican and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky. The completed application must be mailed with a postmark no later than April 1, 2019. Applications are available in the SHS Counseling Office.
The Civil Engineering Scholarship Program is for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Western KY University, University of Louisville, or University of Kentucky. Students can also take classes at other Kentucky state colleges/universities, with approved programs, before transferring to WKU, UofL, or UK. Candidates must have an ACT composite score of 24 and maintain a GPA of 2.5 while in college. College Freshmen and Sophomores currently receive $6,200 a semester to apply towards tuition, books, etc. Juniors and Seniors receive $6,600 a semester. Students are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend. This scholarship can be worth over $51,000! https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Civil-Engineering-Scholarship.aspx
The Civil Engineering Technology Program is for students interested in pursuing an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology at Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg and Blue Grass Community & Technical College in Lexington. There is opportunity at other community colleges as well (inquired for further information). Candidates must meet the entrance qualifications for the college and maintain a GPA of 2.5. Students receive $3,000 a semester, and are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend. https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Civil-Engineering-Technology-Scholarship.aspx
KEDC scholarship. Link online or application in guidance office. Deadline to apply April 1, 2019.
Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship. Application in guidance office. Deadline to apply April 27, 2019.
UK Department of Athletics is looking for qualified high school seniors who are interested in working as a student athletic trainer at UK. Their goal is to bring in students who have an interest in a career in the medical field (i.e. athletic training, physical therapy, nursing, pre-med, etc) and expose them to the professions of athletic training and sports medicine. Scholarships are available after a student completes one year in the program. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s performance in the athletic training room and the classroom. To be eligible, students must have a 2.75+ GPA and be UK bound for the fall of 2019. Applications can be picked up in the SHS Counseling Office. Completed applications must be mailed by February 8, 2019.
The Center for Rural Development is now accepting applications for the 2019 Rogers Scholars summer youth leadership program. This intensive one-week summer program, provides valuable leadership and entrepreneurial skills and exclusive college opportunities for rising high school juniors (current sophomores) in Southern and Eastern Kentucky that help enable them to reach their full potential as the region’s next generation of leaders. Scheduled dates for the 2019 Rogers Scholars program are June 9-14 and July 14-19. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to apply. For more information or questions about the online application process, contact Allison Cross, youth programs coordinator and community liaison at 606-677-6000 or email email@example.com. The deadline to submit the online application and supporting documents is 8:00am February 1, 2019.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), which will be held June 23-July13 at NKU. The program is free and open to students currently in grades 9-11. GSE brings teens from across the state into a three-week residential program and immerses them in an authentic entrepreneurial experience. Students learn more about the opportunities, benefits and pitfalls of taking a business concept from the idea phase to pitching it to potential investors. Participants can qualify for scholarships at select Kentucky colleges. Go to www.kentuckygse.com to apply or for more information. The application deadline is January 20, 2019.
High school students are encouraged to apply for the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest. Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917. 1st place award is $10,000, 2nd place- $3,000, 5 finalists- $1,000 each and 8 semi-finalists- $100 each. The contest deadline is January 18, 2019. Apply online at https://jfklibrary.org.