Scholarships

Last Updated: 4/26/2021 4:47 PM

PAT BALLARD WOMAN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP (April 30th)

AWARD: $$$

APPLICANT MUST: be a Female GCHS graduating senior, have been accepted at a college/university for Fall 2021 (Attach Recent Photograph, Intro Letter, Transcript & Acceptance Letter)

DEADLINE: Return application to guidance office by APRIL 30TH.

APPLICATION: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ihsk7F9joLgB73Nd6-uKaba9n5TFJzCY/view?usp=sharing

 

JIM OLIVER SCHOLARSHIP (April 30th)

AWARD: $$$

APPLICANT MUST: be a GCHS graduating senior, have attended LES (Attach Essay, Transcript, & Community Service Provider Recommendation Letter)

DEADLINE: Return application to guidance office by APRIL 30TH.

APPLICATION: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xr_atY_mNFQHerjiJrC6PjjAWPVNw6H8/view?usp=sharing 


 

ABET (ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES) SCHOLARSHIP (April 30th)

AWARD: $$$

APPLICANT MUST: be a GCHS graduating senior, have attended LES (Attach Resume, Essay, Transcript, Acceptance Letter from an ABET accredited Civil Engineering Program, & Recommendation Letter)

DEADLINE: Return application to guidance office by APRIL 30TH.

APPLICATION: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FyswaN2UljbVunHInY-tHEETxItwStby/view?usp=sharing

 

POLLARD SCHOLARSHIP (April 30th)

AWARD: $$$ will be awarded over 4 years of college

APPLICANT MUST: be a GCHS graduating senior, have been accepted at a college/university for Fall 2021 (Attach Transcript & Acceptance Letter)

DEADLINE: Return application to guidance office by APRIL 30TH.

APPLICATION: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XL71dVZhMPE3nqiAjKM3FarvhuYmTw_h/view?usp=sharing

 

Layton Scholarship  (April 30th)

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.

Criteria:

  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.

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

 

GARRARD COUNTY EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP (April 30th)

AWARD: $500 to One Male & One Female

APPLICANT MUST: be a GCHS graduating senior, be the child of a Garrard County Schools employee, have been accepted at a college/university for Fall 2021 (Attach Acceptance Letter, Transcript, & Letter indicating why you want to continue your education)

DEADLINE: Return application to guidance office by APRIL 30TH.

APPLICATION: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1slt6X_xrcvcpD_wmAlC7P4EfyWMsFxdA/view?usp=sharing

 

GARRARD COUNTY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATION MAJORS (April 30th)

AWARD: $500

APPLICANT MUST: be a GCHS graduating senior, resident of Garrard County, intend to major in Education & become a teacher (Attach Transcript & Essay answering one of the essay questions)

DEADLINE: Return application to Mrs. Coffey or Mrs. Hooper by APRIL 30TH.


APPLICATION: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DVfprawlUd3VGPBuD_413Jt8V3mRjeHi/view?usp=sharing

 

2021 HOPE 53 Scholarship (March 27th)

HOPE 53 Ministries is a non-profit organization, based in Stanford, KY. HOPE 53 also has an interest in serving its local community.  To this end, we would like to provide scholarship funds for a graduating senior who plans to attend a Christian college/university and plans to pursue a career of Christian ministry/service.

Amount: $530 (to be used towards college expenses).  Up to three scholarships will be awarded, to the top applicants from seniors attending any schools located in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, and Rockcastle Counties.  Each scholarship will be $530.

Criteria: First and foremost, we are looking for a graduating senior who is planning to attend a Christian college/university and pursue a career in Christian ministry/service.  Other criteria may include GPA, school/church/community activities, and recommendation by a church/community leader.  

Application & Cover Letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J1h3PG3j-TiP5MEizE-YUgiGkESa4Tm6/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aYueP25_oqVz7bz7IU14eTz1T2AyLAqy/view?usp=sharing

 

Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship (March 30th)

This $2,000 scholarship is open to all GCHS graduating seniors who plan to enroll in college by September 2021. The application is quick and easy, so everyone should apply! Just open the application in Kami to fill it out, then Turn In this assignment. If you'd rather have a hard copy, there are some copies on the scholarship board at the bottom of the main stairs.

 

Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vhtPhQ6NpPtiGRDcuXC_y61QZ7EpFmm1/view?usp=sharing

 

Garrard County Conservation District Scholarship (March 31st)

Award: $500

 

Criteria:

  • 2021 Graduate of GCHS

  • Family derives 50% of total family income from agriculture OR student plans to major in one of the following fields:

    • conservation and/or natural resource services

    • Forestry

    • vocational education (all related fields)

    • plant & soil science

    • landscape architecture

    • environmental studies

    • agricultural economics

    • agricultural engineering

    • all other agricultural programs not listed

    • Biology

    • chemistry/physics

    • Geology

    • all other majors (please explain in essay as to why your major deserves consideration)

  • Admission letter from college, university, or vo-tech center

  • Resume & 3 references

  • Personal Statement

 

Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F1jUgoKNbfVMhS1cktcWIWD29jzKpW1m/view?usp=sharing

 

AC Huffman Criminal Justice Scholarship (March 31st)

Award: $1,000 recurring scholarship

AC Huffman was a police officer and the Police Chief for the Lancaster' Police Department for more than 20 years. Chief  Huffman showed a  servant's heart his entire adult life, as he served in the US military as an Military Police (MP) Officer at the end of World War II. Chief Huffman demonstrated qualities each day that he believed every officer should have and be committed to displaying. Those qualities included; courage, strength, dedication to service and duty, calm demeanour, and an instinct to protect.

 

Applicant must: be a senior; be accepted to college, university, or vo-tech school for the fall 2021 semester to study Criminal Justice; include 1 teacher recommendation letter & 2 personal references; compose a personal statement and an essay addressing the prompt.

 

Application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VSy9gs8_lHUeeWKPaZrgU_fupBcDrdaWMnp1mip21sI/edit?usp=sharing

 

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women (April 1st)

Applicant must: be a female senior, associated with the Republican Party.

Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TMQxfYULfNzH2Znjn6hAedw6O8EkW85W/view?usp=sharing

 

Blue Grass Community Action Partnership Community Services Scholarship (April 12th)

The Blue Grass Action Community Action Partnership is offering a $750 scholarship to provide financial assistance to persons from Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Mercer, Scott, and Woodford Counties.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of need, academic record, and the merits of their application.

Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XsP28k4b6fZ87_KGMNKaZTShaVIViozO/view?usp=sharing

 

Central KY Federal Savings Bank Scholarships (April 19th)

Award: $4,000 over 4 years, payable to the post-secondary institution of your choice ($500 each semester)

Applicant must: be a GCHS graduating senior, enroll in a post-secondary institution upon graduation, be of good moral character, be in need of financial aid.

Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wLz5-6qml2jNw9kj8CaxS5xXnOGYIPVQ/view?usp=sharing

 

Henry West Agricultural Scholarship (Garrard County Farm Bureau) (April 30th)

Applicant must: be a senior, the child of a current Garrard County Farm Bureau member, have at least a 2.5 GPA

The recipient may enter any accredited college or vo-Atech school to pursue a 2 year or a 4 year course of study. Recipient must enter college as a beginning freshman no later than the fall semester of 2021. This scholarship offers a $250 per semester scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior. Funds will be paid direct to the student when they begin their first semester of college, and upon presentation of their semester grades thereafter.

Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GMBJquIfn3IkHFQmdCZD7Y1ewX5o1Mr-/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th District of The League of KY Sportsman Memorial Scholarship (May 5th)

Award: Two $500 Scholarships

Applicant must: be a senior; plan to pursue a major in a field related to wildlife or conservation including but not limited to wildlife, forestry, conservation, fisheries, game warden, etc.

Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u5eBDlmnPVU6dLrowUjhyK1sUan9H8fL/view?usp=sharing

 

 

*JUNIOR & SENIOR GIRLS* American Legion Auxiliary Kentucky Girls State  (May 15th)

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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zmXpSRt-HIEaqwp4yiY5eQ_YmLluEr5r/view?usp=sharing

 

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCE

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 link to view numerous scholarship opportunities. 

https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/planning?main=1&display=ky_affordinged

 

Best Scholarships in Kentucky

This website offers links to scholarships available to Kentucky students. *Please check deadlines*

https://www.conqueryourexam.com/best-scholarships-in-kentucky/?utm_source=ob

 

The PB&J Scholarship Fund  (Priority: December 31, 2020, Final: May 31st, 2021)

The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:

  • medical issues
  • peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
  • family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.

When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive.

The priority deadline is December 31, 2020.

Eligibility:

Open to all college-bound seniors

Attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2021

Amount: $500-$1,000

Apply at: http://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020

 

Morehead State University

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

Click the link below to access department scholarship applications:

https://www.moreheadstate.edu/Affording-College/Scholarships/Additional-Scholarships

 

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.

Eligibility:

·         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 https://legacy.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/forms/transfer_center/aspire/

·        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 formshttps://legacy.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/forms/transfer_center/aspire/

https://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/affording-college/paying-for-college/scholarships/aspire-scholarship.aspx

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

 

*CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS* Kentucky Forest Leadership Program (Application will be posted in December 2020)

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:

https://kflp.ca.uky.edu/

Application:

https://kflp.ca.uky.edu/forms

 

The following scholarships have been available in the past. Hopefully, we'll see them again for 2021! Check back for updates.

Not yet available for 2021: 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. 

Application:

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

 

Not yet available for 2021: 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

 

Not yet available for 2021: 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

 

Not yet available for 2021: 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.

Criteria:

  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.

Application:

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

 

Not yet available for 2021: 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

 

Not yet available for 2021: 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

 

Not yet available for 2021: 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: dapierce160@gmail.com 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.

Application:

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

 

Not yet available for 2021: *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.

https://www.kheaa.com/website/contest/rules

 

Date of Last Update: December 3, 2020.

 

 

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