Last Updated: 4/29/2020 1:22 PM


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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Jim Oliver Scholarship  (May 1st)

LES teachers have started a scholarship in honor of a long time volunteer at LES.  He recently ‘retired’ from volunteering and they wanted to honor him in this way.  Many students that have gone through LES and would be graduating know of Mr. Jim, who has been with us over 11 years. 

Applicants must have went to Lancaster Elementary School. 


/userfiles/305/my files/jim oliver scholarship.docx?id=554736


*JUNIORS* American Legion Auxiliary Kentucky Girls State  (May 1st)

In the spirit of service, not self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad.  For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace, and security.

Applicants must be a junior in high school. 

Application Information:

/userfiles/305/my files/ky girls state.pdf?id=554742


Pollard Scholarship  (May 1st)

The Pollard Scholarship will be presented to a student graduating Garrard County High School. To be eligible:

  • Be a graduating senior from GCHS. 
  • Have been accepted or enrolled at a college or university for the academic year following this application. 

/userfiles/305/my files/pollard scholarship.pdf?id=554750


Garrard County Employee Scholarship  (May 1st)

The GC Employee Scholarship is award to a graduating senior of a Garrard County Employee. 

The applicant must be:

  • Be a graduating senior from GCHS
  • Child of a GC Employee

/userfiles/305/my files/gc employee scholarship.pdf?id=554751


Layton Scholarship  (May 1st)

Please complete this application and return it to your high school guidance office by May 1.

Be thorough in answering the questions, Make your application legible.  Total award will be paid to the recipient.


  1. Must have had four (4) math classes selected from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and/or AP Calculus, AP Statistics, College Algebra
  2. Must have had three (3) science classes selected from Biology, Advanced Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or AP Biology.
  3. Must come from a family where neither (or only one) parent graduated from college with a 4 year degree.
  4. Highest GPA that meets above requirements.


/userfiles/305/my files/layton scholarship.docx?id=554759


Sheriff Scholarship Application  (May 5th)

Please complete this application and return it to your high school guidance office by May 5th.

Be thorough in answering the questions, Make your application legible.  Total award will be paid to the recipient.

/userfiles/305/my files/sheriff scholarship application.pdf?id=554771


Pat Ballard Woman's Club Scholarship (May 5th)

Please complete this application and return it to your high school guidance office by May 5th.

Be thorough in answering the questions, Make your application legible.  Total award will be paid to the recipient.

/userfiles/305/my files/woman's club scholarship application.doc?id=554778


*ALL HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS* Kentucky Forest Leadership Program (May 15th)

Are you interested in the environment and want to know more about forests, trees, insects, water and wildlife; in short, Kentucky’s natural resources? Then consider the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program where you can explore the many aspects of forestry and related fields. If you like hands-on learning in the great outdoors then this program is for you. This week-long, residential program is designed for high school students completing their sophomore and junior years.

Program Information:



Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship (May 15th)

Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary sorority for female educators from the Danville, KSD, Boyle County, Mercer County, and Garrard County school districts, is providing a $1000 scholarship for a High School senior who plans to major in education.  The application for this scholarship is simple to complete and requires a brief essay.

Please encourage any senior planning to major in education to complete this attached application and return it to: by May 15, 2020. The process is a little different this year due to the unforeseen circumstances we are facing right now, but our membership wants to try our best to award this scholarship as we have done for several years.


/userfiles/305/my files/2020 scholarship application-online version.docx?id=554770


The PB&J Scholarship Fund  (May 31st)

The PB&J Scholarship Foundation is looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. 


Open to all college-bound seniors at Garrard County High School

Attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2020


Priority Deadline: May 31st 2020

Amount: $500-$1,000


Apply at:


*SOPHOMORES* Promote Your School Scholarship  (May 31st)

KHEAA will award a $500 "Promote Your School" scholarship, usable at any college in Kentucky, to the high school sophomore who does the best job of answering ONE of the following topic questions:

  • How will I inspire others to do better
  • How education makes a strong community

Students will answer one of these topics in the form of an essay. The essay must be no longer than 200 words. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2020. All of the rules for the essay entry can be found on the following link, along with information about where to send applications once completed.


Morehead State University

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

Click the link below to access department scholarship applications:


BCTC ASPIRE Scholarship

$500 - $1000 Renewable Scholarship for African American High School Seniors

Planning to Attend Bluegrass Community & Technical College 

Scholarship Information:

The Academic Support Program Inspiring to Reach Excellence (ASPIRE) provides African American students with appropriate programs and services while demonstrating understanding and appreciation of diverse background and academic goals. Programs & services will be directed to African American students to assist in acquiring Associates of Arts/Science degree, transfer to a 4-year institution, career exploration, growth through cultural enrichment and to become lifelong learners.


·         Must be an African American/Black High School Senior

·         Plan to attend Bluegrass Community & Technical College as a first-year student in the upcoming Fall semester pursuing an Associates degree in Arts, Science, or Applied Science

·         A high school Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher

·         Must complete the FAFSA to be considered for the ASPIRE scholarship

·         Priority will be given to PEARL Academy participants and loan, only recipients

Application Requirements:

·         Completed Admission Application to Bluegrass Community & Technical College

·         Completed Online ASPIRE Interest form at

·        Completed BCTC Scholarship Application Including:

o   One Letter of Recommendation from a School Official

o   Official High School Transcript

o   An original statement that is at least one typed page in length on the following topic: Discuss the value and importance in your life of continuing your education and how it relates to your choosing Bluegrass Community & Technical College.


Application forms

Application Flyer: /userfiles/305/my files/aspire scholars program flyer (bctc).pdf?id=554735


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Date of Last Update: April 29th, 2020.


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