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A message from KHEAA: 

With college costs increasing each year, it’s more important than ever for you to find financial aid to help you pay for college.

To help you out, we update Affording Higher Education every year so you and your parents have the most up-to-date information available to help you find sources of money to pay for college. “We” are the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, better known as KHEAA. This year’s edition of Affording Higher Education has information about more than 6,100 different sources of financial aid for Kentucky students.

Open the PDF to view numerous scholarship opportunities. 

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2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award (Deadline November 5th 2019)

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 5
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 5.

Local Honorees receive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organization. Those Local Honorees who qualify (26 hours of service for ages 10 and younger, 50 hours for ages 11-15, and 100 hours for older students) also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Distinguished Finalists receive an engraved bronze medallion, and other state-level runners-up receive Certificates of Excellence.

State Honorees receive a $1,000 scholarship, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.

National Honorees receive an additional $5,000 scholarship, an engraved gold medallion, a trophy for their schools or nominating organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of their choice.

To apply, click the link below:


To view more information click below:

/userfiles/305/my files/prudential spirit.pdf?id=554556


(JUNIORS)- Youth Salute (Deadline September 27th)

In order to be eligible for Youth Salute:

  • Be a high school junior.
  • Have at least a cummulative 3.0 GPA through their sophomore year. 
  • Have held or currently hold TWO LEADERSHIP ROLES to which they were chosen by their peers or an adult leader within the past two years in school, religious, or community sponsored organizations. 

Applications can be pick up in the Counselor's office or through the link below: 

/userfiles/305/my files/youth salute.pdf?id=554555


Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) First Degree Scholarship Program (Deadline October 25th)

• Two male, two female seniors

•  $2,500 each, good to any two-year, four-year college or university, in state or out

• Non-renewable

• Nominations of one male and/or one female students per public school district, selected by the       school board.  

Eligibility Nominees must be:

1) A high school senior intending to go to college; 
2) From an immediate family (parents, guardians, siblings) who has not earned a college degree; 
3) Have obtained an ACT reading score of at least 20 as a junior or senior. 

The one-page application with ACT reading score, age, address and verification that there is no college graduate among immediate family must be signed by guidance counselor, board chairman and superintendent. 

Click on link below to access scholarship:

/userfiles/305/my files/ksba scholarshipapplicationeligibility.pdf?id=554583


(ALL HS STUDENTS)- Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth

Contestants must...

  • Must be 14 years old at the time of the county contest, but not have reached 19 years old, by January 1 of the following year;
  • Be a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau and represent the county in which the parent/guardian has their membership;  
  • Submit a contest application, along with a certified copy of school grades for the past two years and a listing of extra-curricular activities, to the women's chair of his/her county Farm Bureau by the deadline;  
  • Represent the county at the district contest held between October and November annually;  
  • Represent his/her district at the state competition at the Kentucky Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting in Louisville in early December, if selected as one of the 11 district finalists (male and female).

Click the link below to access the application: 

/userfiles/305/my files/ofby application 2019.pdf?id=554554


Hagan Scholarship Foundation (Deadline November 15th)

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship for high achieving, self-motivated students. The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester, for up to eight consecutive semesters, to help recipients graduate college debt free. 

Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents and enroll at a four-year not-for-profit college or university the first semester following high school graduation. 

Applicants must create a User Name and Password to access the Application.

1. Applicants have from August 2019 to August 2020 to fulfill the mandatory 240 hour work requirement.
2. Applicants MUST complete the FAFSA now using 2018 Tax Information.

To access the Scholarship, click on the link below:



Kentucky 2A State Championships Scholarship Foundation  (Deadline December 15th)


The KENTUCKY 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS is pleased to announce the availability of non-renewable scholarships/grants-in-aid awarded annually to deserving seniors from Kentucky’s eligible high schools who will be continuing their education at a post-secondary school.


To be eligible, an applicant must:

1. Be a U.S. citizen or in the process of obtaining citizenship and a Kentucky resident;

2. Be a senior student in good standing at a Kentucky high school that is a member of the KENTUCKY 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS;

3. Plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the State of Kentucky in the upcoming year as a full-time student;

4. Be Drug Free;

5. Submit an accurate and complete application by the designated deadline;

6.  Must be an athlete from a member school of the KENTUCKY 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS



/userfiles/305/my files/2a state championship scholarship application (1).docx?id=554627


(JUNIORS) Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation (January 16th, 2020)

A full-ride scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for fours years of undergraduate study. 

Applicants must:

1) Enrolled as a JUNIOR student. 

Application Information:

/userfiles/305/my files/coolidge scholarship.pdf?id=554625

Application Link:



(JUNIORS) The Washington Youth Tour (February 14th, 2020)

Inter-County Energy is offering six juniors a one-day trip to Frankfort and a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour Washington D.C. 

Applicants must:

1) Enrolled as a JUNIOR student. 

2) Applicant must submit a Washington Youth Tour Application, Teacher Recommendation Letter, and Transcript by deadline. 

3) Winners will be required to attend the Frankfort Youth Tour on March 17, 2020 as well as the Washington Youth Tour June 19-25, 2020. 

/userfiles/305/my files/washington youth tour.pdf?id=554624


NIAA/KHSADA Student Athlete Scholarship (February 26th, 2020)

In accordance with National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s (NIAAA) and the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association’s (KHSADA) purpose to promote, facilitate and increase the knowledge and understanding of the vital role of interscholastic athletics in the educational system, this scholarship program will foster and recognize the partnership between the NIAAA, KHSADA and secondary education. The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student’s life. 

Applicants must:

  • Applicant must be a Senior
  • Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following:
    •  (a) minimum of B+ average
    • (b) ranked in the top 25% of class
    • (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1500 (Math, Reading and Writing)
  • Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport
  • Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
  • Applicant must complete attached scholar application (Attached) or it can be downloaded from:
    • http://www.niaaa.org/niaaa-awards/niaaa-student-athlete-scholarship/applicant-information/
  • Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director
  • School athletic administrator/director must be an NIAAA member and a member of the KHSADA.
  • The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate
  • All materials must be postmarked by Wednesday, February 26, 2020 and mailed to Kentucky’s NIAAA Liaison. 

 Application Information:

/userfiles/305/my files/2020 niaaa-khsada scholarship application info[1][2].docx?id=554633


/userfiles/305/my files/scholarship-application-2020_fillable copy[2] niaaa.pdf?id=554634


(JUNIORS) The Commonwealth Honors Academy (March 1st)

The Commonwealth Honors Academy is an exciting, challenging academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year.

All students applying for the Commonwealth Honors Academy should possess the following characteristics:

1) Have earned approximately a 3.5 GPA (on a 4-point scale).

2) Have earned approximately 25 Composite ACT (or the equivalent PSAT, SAT, ACT-Aspire, or standardized test score).

3) Be at least 16 years old, prior to the beginning of the Academy.

To access the application and more information, click the link below:



Inter-County Energy Scholarship Program (March 10th)

Inter-County Energy is offering six, one thousand dollar Scholarships, in a program designed to enhance the education and future careers of deserving rural students. All interested students are invited and encouraged to apply. Applications can be obtained by contacting the Member Services Department at Inter-County Energy. 

The deadline for entering the scholarship program is March 10, 2020. 

1) Applicants must be an actively enrolled senior. 

2) Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary educational or training institution of his/her choice. 

3) Applicant's parent or legal guardian must be a resident of inter-County ENERGY'S service area and current member of the cooperative.

/userfiles/305/my files/inter county scholarship.pdf?id=554623


Kentucky Federation of Republican Women (April 1st)

The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1500 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party. Must be a registered republican, and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky. 

The complete application must include the following:

Completed application form. 

  • A one-page typed essay about a Republican woman you admire or who has influenced your life and why. 
  • An official copy of your high school transcript, which may be mailed separately. 
  • Two letters of recommendations. 

Click the link below to access the application:

/userfiles/305/my files/kfrw scholarship.pdf?id=554589


Morehead State University

*Students planning to attend MSU in the Fall of 2020*

Click the link below to access department scholarship applications:



Date of Last Update: December 10, 2019.


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