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45 of the Weirdest College Scholarships

There is nothing like free money -- especially when it can be applied to something as productive as college tuition.  However, the best of free college money -- scholarships-- can often be difficult to obtain because of their strict guidelines.  But before you decide to give up on the idea of getting your own scholarship, take a look at 45 of the weirdest college scholarships out there.  are you a male 6'2" or taller ... a female 5' 10' or taller? Are you creative enough to make a prom dress out of duct tape?  With scholarships as strange as these, you may be eligible for more free college funding than you think.

Click on the link be to check out 45 of the weirdest scholarships out there.  http://www.zencollegelife.com/45-of-the-weirdest-college-scholarships/


FastWEB is an acronym for Financial aid search through the web.  FastWeb is an online scholarship matching service and college search service. It is like eHarmony but instead of finding a mate, FastWEB will get your profile and match you to scholarships for which you qualify. http://www.fastweb.com/


High Five Scholarships

Welcome to High Five Scholarships, a website created to help you find free money for college.  We are a scholarship matching service and we will find hundreds of scholarships that match your personal characteristics, goals, and interests, FREE OF CHARGE

We have been collecting scholarship awards for over 15 years and have accumulated more scholarships and grants than any other source.  With millions of scholarships and over $45 billion in total awards, the best place for you to find a scholarship is High Five Scholarships.  http://www.highfivescholarships.com/


Guaranteed Scholarships

By guaranteed scholarships, we mean those which are unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other "secondary" requirement. Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines set by the individual colleges and universities, gain admission, enroll, and receive your scholarship or scholarships. Remember that, in many cases, the scholarships are mutually exclusive...you will generally receive the largest scholarship or grant for which you qualify.

And, generally, you will have to meet some minimum requirements to renew and retain any scholarships and grants awarded to you.

Despite our continuing effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this site, it is possible that one or more of the scholarships listed have been changed in some way or even discontinued.  To avoid disappointment or misunderstandings, we strongly suggest that you verify all scholarship information with the offering college or university before beginning the application process to be certain the scholarship is still being offered and to ensure that you are fully aware of initial qualifying criteria, deadlines, and renewal requirements. 

Also, please be aware that many institutions listed below offer grants, financial aid, and awards other than those listed. We have only listed those meeting our definition of "guaranteed". And, be advised that many colleges require anyone applying for aid to complete financial aid forms, even if they have no demonstrated financial need.


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Wendy's High School Heisman

The Wendy's High School Heisman Program recognizes outstanding male and female high school students who excel in: academics, athletics and leadership.  Seniors, Class of 2018 who have at least a "B" grade point average (3.0) and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport can apply online in just a few easy steps.  Visit WendysHeisman.com for details on how to apply.  Deadline to apply is October 2, 2017.


Our school profile will help you complete some of the information within the application.  Click the link below to view.


2017-2018 Warren East High School Profile



Gilda's Club of Louisville 5th Annual "The Write Stuff" Teen Writing and Visual Arts Contest


The Write Stuff Teen Contest is open to students in grades 6-12 who hae a cancer connection -- their own diagnosis or that of a family member or friend.  Students MUST be residents of Kentucky or southern Indiana and may enter in one category only -- essay, poetry, art or video.  Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in each category (1st - $500, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $125).

Submissions become the property of Gilda's Club Louisville & may be edited for clarity or space consideration and displayed in printed publications and on www.gildasclublouisville.org.  All entries must be submitted electronically (pieces of art may be mailed or delivered) and are due by midnight, Friday, September 29, 2017.  All submissions must accompany a completed entry form. all contestants will be notified of the contest outcome.  Judges' decisions are final. 

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National Co-op Scholarship Program

College cooperative education is a unique academic program combining classroom studies with professional work experience in a field related to your education and career goals.  Co-op gives the student an opportunity to gain professional job experience and at the same time, earn money to help expenses while you are in school.  Co-op positions are available in fields including:  Chemicals & Petroleum, Health Services, Communications, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Computers & Electronics, Manufacturing, Education, Media and the Arts, Environmental Services, Public and Private Utilities, Financial Services, Public Relations, Government, Retail Trade, and Transportation.

Students must go to one of the following universities in order to be eligible for the Co-op Scholarship Program:  Clarkson University, Drexel University, Florida Institutel of Technology, Johnson & Wales University, Keuka College, Merrimac College, Miami Dade College, Oregon Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York, OSWEGO, University of Albany SUNY, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, The University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Qualifications:  To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Apply and be accepted for the 2018-2019 academic year at one of the WACE Partner colleges/universities mentioned above.
  • Complete the online application and submit a typed one-page essay (200-words) describeing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program and mail to:  WACE 600 Suffolk St., Suite 503 Lowell, MA 01854

For a scholarship application or to complete your application online, please visit  www.waceinc.orgApplication deadline: February 15, 2018 (Postmarked)


The 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

If you've made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1000 and a trip to Washington D.C. by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

(1.)  Visit https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2018, click on the "Apply Now" link, and follow the on-screen instructions.
(2.)  Once you have completed your online application, go to the "Certification" page to either email certification instructions to your certifier, or print them out and hand-deliver them.  These instructions will enable you certifier to review your application online,  This must be done by November 7, 2017.  You certifier can be a teacher, coach or club sponsor at school.
(3.)  Before submitting your application, you and your parent or guardian must complete the student/parent agreement page, which can be found on the last tab of the application.


Horatio Alger Scholarship

If integrity, determination and courage describe you -- then, you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar.  This scholarhship rewards students who possess the character to succeed in life.  To qualifiy, you must have a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to go to college.  Go to https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/ to see eligibility criteria and apply for yourself.  Application deadline:  October 25, 2017.



Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 2017 High School Essay Contest

  • Awards:  Two College Scholarships of $750 each
  • Eligibility:  The Contest is open to African American male and female college-bound, high school seniors  Contest Closes October 7, 2017
  • Rules:  The essay must be entitled  “What Actions Can You Take to Promote Social Justice and Embrace Diversity of All People”

The essay must be original neither previously published nor secured by copyright.  The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length.  For more information click the link.  Hard copies of information and application are in guidance!

Application & Information


Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship Program

The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women (KFRW) seeks to grant one scholarship annually in the amount of $1500.00 to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party.  The qualified applicant will graduate from a Kentucky high school in 2018, is registered Republican and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.  Applications must be postmarked by April 2, 2018.  For more information and a scholarship application click on the link below or stop by the guidance office.

Information & Entry Form

Kentucky Concrete Association - William T. Robertson High School Essay Contest

This essay contest was created to support high school seniors in their academic future, as well as to increase their knowledge and understanding of the concrete industry within our state.  The contest is open to high school seniors planning to graduate in the 2017-2018 school year.  The winner will receive a one time $2000 scholarship to the winner's school of choice.
The rules are:

  • Open to all high school seniors graduating in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • An entry form must be included with all essays returned.  That fomr, along with the essay must be mailed to the KCA & postmarked by Thursday, November 30, 2017. 
  • Entries should be typed, double-spaced and not exceed 600 words.  

Hard copies of the information and application are in Guidance or you can click on the links below.

Information & Entry Form


Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) First Degree Scholarship Program

The board of directors of the Kentucky School Boards Association will fund two $2,500 scholarships for eligible Kentucky high school seniors to attend any two-or four-year accredited college or university.  One scholarship each will be awarded to a male and a female student. These nonrenewable scholarships will be paid directly to the institution of higher education upon the recipients' official admission acceptances.

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

The with ACT reading score, age, address & verfication that there is no college graduate among immediate family must be signed by guidance counselor, board chairman and superintendant.  Click the applciation link or drop by guidance for more information.  Application is due to Ms. Anderson in guidance by:  October 15th!

Information & Application


Moose International Youth Awareness Congress

Students are selected to go to the Youth Congress based on academic achievement and leadership qualities.  Those who attend an Association Youth Awareness Congress are asked to create a Moose KidsTalks presentation by selecting a topic and developing a presentation around that topic. They are then asked to find opportunities, with the assitance of their sponsoring Moose Lodges to speak to groups of 4 to 9 year-old children.  There are numerous sources for potential audiences:  scouting units, elementary schools, daycare centers, Sunday School Classes, Boys' and Girls' Clubs and YCMA youth programs just to name a few.  Each student is asked to present a minimum of three Moose KidsTalks between the Association Youth Awareness Congress and February 29, 2017.  They are also asked to complete written reports on their presenations and submit them to their respective Association Youth Awareness Coordinator.

In early May each year, approximately 60 students, who attended Association Youth Awareness Congresses and completed the minimum of three Moose KidsTalks presentations, are selected by teir peers to attend the Interantional Youth Awareness Congress.  The 2015 International Youth Awareness Congress will be held in Orlando, Florida From April 30 to May 4.  At the conclusion of the International Congress, five students will be selected by the attendees to receive scholarships.  The awards are:  1st place--$12,000; 2nd place -- $8,000; 3rd plance -- $5,000; 4th place -- $3,000 and 5th place -- $2,000

There is a Moose Awareness Congress scheduled for Sunday, October 15th at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Public Library in Bowling Green.


Varsity Tutor Scholarship


Varisty Tutors provides a MONTHLY chance to win a $1000 scholarship.  Each month they will provide an essay topic!  It's an easy process:  1.  Write the Essay   2.  Promote your Essay   3.  A Winner is Chosen



  • October:  If you could have dinner with any U.S. President (living or not) who would it be and why?  Enter from: October 1 @ 12AM to October 15th @ 5PM cst.
  • November:  If you could study abroad describe how you feel this would positively impact your college education.   Enter from:  November 1 @ 12AM to November 15th @ 5PM cst.

For more information go to:    http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship



Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program

What They Provide
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to hgh-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best 4-year colleges and universities.  College Scholars have access to generous financial support for up to 4 years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger JKCF Scholar community.  As a part of their scholarship, recipients may:  Recevie up to $40,000 per year to attend a 4-year acredited undergraduate institution for tuition, living expenses, books and other required fees; Pursue any area; Have access to one-on one advising about selecting a college, navigating financial aid, transitioning to college, and maximizing the college experience. 

Who They Select
The Foundation will select up to 40 applicants nationwide for this highly selective scholarship.  As minimum criteria students must:

  • Plan to graduate from a U.S. High school in the coming spring
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited 4-year college in the following fall
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in high school
  • Receive standardized test scores in the top 15% (SAT critical reading/math 1200+; ACT composite 26+)
  • Demonstrate financial need

The application process closes in November!  For more information stop by the guidance office or click on the links below.

Got To the JKCF Webpage


2018 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

The John F. Kennedy Library foundation invites U.S. high school students to write an essay on an essay on an acto of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956.  For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest Webpage


USDA/1890 National Scholars Program


  • To strengthen the long-term partnership between USDA and the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities
  • To increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, and natural resourcess science, or other related disciplines


  • Must be planning to attend Kentucky State University or any other Land-Grant University
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A 21 or higher on your ACT
  • Intend to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership & community service
  • Submit the most recent official transcript with the school seal and or the signature of an authorized school official
  • Submit a 500-800 word essay describing 1) my interest in USDA, 2) how to envision the scholarship will impact me personally and my future as a public servant, and 3) my experiences and perceptions about agriculture, food, and natural resource sciences.
  • Submit a signed and dated application (original signature only)


Additional Information & Application


Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

Entries are being accepted through March 1, 2018, for the 11th Annual Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest. Students 14-years-old or older are invited to submit original artwork, computer graphics or a photo for the front of a greeting card.

Participants should read a list of frequently asked questions and answers before completing an online application. Entries are being accepted online only.


There will be one $10,000 scholarship awarded and one $1,000 prize awarded to the winner’s school.

ACT Student Champion Award

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. 

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 

Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: 

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 


Bay Alarm Medical's 3rd Annual Scholarship Program

To be eligible for one of our scholarship awards, you must be involved in a community service effort/volunteer opportunity where you work with the elderly OR participate in caregiving duties for an elderly relative living in your home.

Scholarships will be awarded based on an essay contest. You must provide a photo of yourself and one of the seniors mentioned in your essay.

See below for full rules and requirements.

Three winners will be chosen:

  • 1st place: $3,500
  • 2nd place: $2,000
  • 3rd place: $1,000

Scholarship deadline is March 31, 2018

For more information check out their website:  


KYACAC 2018 Dr. Kimberly D. Merritt "Achieve Your Dreams" Scholarship Application


Deadline: February 17, 2018
One $500 Award will be given for each of four regions of Kentucky (Northern, Central, Eastern, Western).

NOTE: Preference will be given to students from KYACAC member high schools.

***Students must sign into their Google Accounts in order to complete the form

ACCESS the form by this link:  goo.gl/UAKtK4


American's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships/Grants

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, also sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Students can apply for a$1,500 scholarship now through February 1.

Click the link for more details:  https://goo.gl/mk9J1N


AES Scholarship


The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions taht they will find on our site at 


AES Engineers is offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

Amount of Award:  $500.00
Deadline for entry:  October 6, 2018

Further information, including previous winners, is available on our web site at 



Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships in Conjuction with the KHSAA


When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, school service and community service. The award process for 2017-2018 is now underway.

Applications are being accepted for students to apply for those awards through Friday, January 19, 2018. The award winners will be announced in conjunction with the boys’ state basketball tournament in March. Two grants, each in the amount of a one-time scholarship of $2,000 payable to an institution of higher learning, will be awarded each year for the next four years. The scholarship is not renewable and is not endowed for expansion. Minimum criteria is a 3.5 (converted to 4.0 scale) grade point average; involvement in varsity sports or sport-activities; involvement in other school activities, a record of community service/involvement and a member of the 2017-2018 senior class.

More Information & Application


Warren County Conservation District Scholarship


The Warren County Conservation District will award one $1,500 scholarship per high school in Warren County to qualifying high school seniors. This award is a need-based award and will be administered through The College Heights Foundation. The scholarship will be allocated evenly over two semesters, half will be administered at enrollment and the remaining funds will be received at the beginning of the following semester with a documented minimum 2.5 GPA.

Student eligibility for the Warren County Conservation District Scholarship:

  • Preference is given to high school seniors with financial need and an academic performance with minimum of 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must pursue a major in agriculture, natural resources, agriculture/conservation engineering or related fields. Chemistry or biology is acceptable if the applicant intends to have a career in a conservation or agricultural related field.
  • Home-schooled applicants, please state that you are home-schooled and list your coordinating school district. You will be among the applicants from your district.
  • Applicants must complete the application and submit the following:
  • A current transcript from their high school
  • A brief essay explaining your interest in agriculture and conservation, planned course of study and future intentions
  • A copy of the 2017 or most current federal and state income tax returns for the father and mother and/or legal guardians as this is a need-based scholarship
  • (This information will be held in strict confidence and destroyed after selections are made.)
  • A recommendation letter from a current or past teacher, mentor, employer or other

Without the above documents, applications will not be considered.

All applications materials must be postmarked or hand delivered by February 1, 2018 to the Warren County Conservation District at 925 Lovers Lane; Bowling Green, KY 42103.

Warren County Conservation District 925 Lovers Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-843-1111 x3

WC Conservation District Scholarship Application


Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet started the Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program in 2009.  Each year, 5-10 new scholarships are awarded for students to attend Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky, and Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.  The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has worked with the Cabinet to develop a program that will prepare students for work with the Cabinet upon graduation.  The scholarship deadline is February 1.   Each scholarship student will receive $3,000 per semester to complete an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology from either of the KCTCS campuses.  

Deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 1.

Scholarship Qualifications
All scholarship recipients must be graduates of an accredited Kentucky high school, or high school graduates who are residents of Kentucky holding a high school diploma or GED, and must meet the admission requirements of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Method of Selection
Selection will be made on a statewide competitive basis. Applicants are selected by the scholarship committee at KCTCS on the basis of scholastic standings and recommendations. The applicant's permanent home location and work location preferences are considered and compared to the statewide needs of the Cabinet.  Selection will be contingent upon the applicant's background check. An interview may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Scholarship Information & Application

Civil Engineering Scholarship

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarship Program began in 1948.  Currently there are 80 scholarship openings each year and they are filled with returning students and new students.  KYTC awards 10-20 scholarships to new students each year who are either attending or planning to attend the University of Kentucky (UK), Western Kentucky University (WKU), or University of Louisville J. B. Speed School of Engineering (UofL) to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE). Students may also attend pre-engineering courses at Kentucky State University (KSU), Kentucky Community and Technical College System, or other Kentucky state colleges or universities, and then finish their Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering at UK, WKU, or UofL. 

The Civil Engineering Scholarship can be worth over $51,000! Some of the benefits during and after completion of the Scholarship Program are:


4-year scholarship

$6,200/semester for freshmen and sophomores
$6,600/semester for juniors and seniors

Job placement after graduation

A potentially rewarding and lucrative career


Deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 1.

Scholarship Qualifications
All scholarship recipients must be graduates of an accredited Kentucky high school, or high school graduates who are residents of Kentucky, and must meet the admission requirements of the university and its respective  engineering department. It is anticipated that successful applicants for scholarships will have qualifications considerably higher than the minimum required for acceptance into the Department of Engineering.

More Information & Scholarship Application

Smiths Grove Woman's Club Scholarship (College Heights Foundation WKU) 

If you are a male or female, have a financial need and plan on attending Western Kentucky University, this scholarship is for you.  Grade Point Average, Class Rank, and Community Activities will be considered in selecting the scholarship winner.  Stop by the guidance office to pick up your application or click the link below.  All applications are due back to Ms. Anderson in the guidance office by Friday, February 23, 2018.

SGWC Scholarship Application

2018 The Martha Ann "Mom" Deputy Scholarship


The woman who changed the face of Bowling Green, one refugee family at a time, continues her legacy through the Martha Ann “Mom” Deputy Scholarship Fund. Humanitarian and philanthropist Marty Deputy established the fund to aid refugees seeking high education degrees.  Marty founded the International Center in 1981 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to help refugees transition from war-torn homelands to the United States.  She became engrossed in an article reporting the genocide of Cambodian citizens. She decided to help. “It seemed like such a simple thing, a no-brainer”, she remembers. Two weeks later she met two Cambodian brothers and a Laotian family at the airport. Six months later over 30 Southeast Asian families had resettled in Bowling Green.  Marty worked tirelessly to provide housing, jobs, English classes, school placement and drivers training for the new families.  In 1993 she was named a Jefferson Award recipient by the American Institute for Public Service. The award, founded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, recognizes the unsung public heroes in our country.  Marty’s legacy continues today. The International Center has sponsored over 10,000 refugees from over 30 countries. Her vision continues with each new refugee wave.  Submission is due by 1st business day in March each year by 12pm CST. This is not a postmark deadline.  Scholarship Amount: $1,000.


Scholarship Guidelines

  • International Refugees and/or their descendants since 1978
  • Graduating high school students living in Bowling Green, Warren County
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • The applicant must plan to be a full time student enrolled at an accredited two or four year college, university or technical school
  • Award is based upon financial need and merit
  • The complete application must be mailed to The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky, P.O. Box 737, Bowling Green, KY 42102 or hand-delivered to 810 College Street (NEW ADDRESS), Bowling Green, KY 42101. Submit March 1st by 5pm CST.

Additional Materials:


  1. Completed Application. Do not staple your application or its attachments. Faxed or emailed applications will NOT be accepted. Please complete only ONE application form!
  2. Attach: Most recent official high school and/or college transcript. Website generated transcripts or faxed transcripts will not be accepted. (If you are a high school student, make sure a School Official/Guidance Counselor submits an official high school transcript. If you are currently enrolled in college, you must attach a copy of your official college transcript. If it is the policy of the school you attend not to give official school records to students, then these records may come directly from the school providing they arrive before the deadline. School Records not received by the deadline will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
  3. Write an essay: How has your refugee lineage shaped you now and your goals for the future? This personal statement can include achievements, setbacks, skills, work history and lessons learned. This question helps us understand you, your vision and your history
  4. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from a teacher, mentor, coach, employer, pastor, or any non-relative with some level of authority who has known you for at least six months. At least one of these letters should be from an academic source.  Letters should be sealed in envelopes by the writers and include their contact information for follow up if needed.
  5. Copy of your official Student Aid Report (SAR), please submit the complete Student Aid Report that includes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the adjusted gross income information. This report comes from filling out the FAFSA.
  6. Copies of the first two pages of the most recent federal income tax return filed by your parents as well as your own, if you were required to file. (Do not include W-2’s or Schedules.)
  7. Scholarship is made payable to the school.
  8. Contact Janet Porter at the Community Foundation with questions: 270--904-2079 or at janetp@cfsky.org.

Previous recipients may reapply and will compete with all other applicants.

Funds must be used for qualified education expenses.

More Information & Scholarship Application


Independence Bank Scholarship Program

In 2018, Independence Bank will be awarding over 50 scholarships totaling over $100,000 to area high school seniors.  Seniors who wish to apply need to either attend high school OR live in one of the following counties:  Calloway, Daviess, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, McCracken, McLean, Warren, Webster.  

All Scholarship applications will be judged on high school grades to date, ACT scores, extracurricular activity, community involvement, work experience, scholarship essays and financial need.

You will need to attach with this application:

  1. Typed Essay not to exceed one page 
  2. High School Transcript, (can include ACT/SAT score)
  3. ACT/SAT Score (if not included on transcript)
  4. Financial Need Statement: This statement may be written by the student, family member, teacher, counselor, etc. explaining why the scholarship would benefit the student. (You may also complete this in the survey below) (No FASFA Forms)


If you have any questions you may contact:

Lauren Patton
Charitable Foundation Manager
Independence Bank

Applications are due by February February 9th.  Applications are available online at https://goo.gl/TZgxdp


Wilford Lamastus Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements/Information:

  • Must be an FFA member for at least two years
  • Must plan on attending WKU
  • Must have at least a 3.0 or higher GPA

A one-time award of $200 to be paid directly to the school.  Scholarship is due to Ms. Anderson in the guidance office by March 15th. 

Scholarship Application


Abbot and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbot & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 11th Year.  They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winners each year. 

Scholarship Deadline - June 14, 2018

Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears their scholarship webpage.  Full details are availabe on their webpage.

Application & More Information


Several Miscellaneous Online Scholarships

1. Sleeping Organic Sustainability Scholarship - October 1, 2017 (1 Award - $1,200)

2. Parking Solutions Scholarship - October 15, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)

3. Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway - October 18, 2017 (20 Awards - $100,000)

4. StyleMann Young Professionals Scholarship - November 30, 2017 (1 Award - $1,800)

5. The UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship - July 1, 2018 (1 Award - $1000)

6.  Haz La U Scholarship - October 15, 2017 (31 Awards - $15,000)

7.  Guidance Tech Leaders Scholarship - November 30, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)

8.  Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship - December 1, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)

9. NRA Scholarships - December 31, 2017 (4 Awards - $1,000)

10. SP Scholarship - October 31, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)

11. VIP Scholarship - October 31, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)

12. YDI Scholarship - October 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)


13. National Space Club Scholarship - December 1, 2017 (1 Award - $10,000)


14. Barbara Lotze Scholarships - December 1, 2017 (5 Awards - $2,000)

15. Andrew Flushe Scholarship - November 30, 2017 (2 Awards - $500)

16. Good360 Sustainability Scholarship - October 31, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)

17. Stokes Educational Scholarship - October 31, 2017 (1 Award - $30,000)

18. Griswold Home Care Scholarship - November 30, 2017 (2 Awards - $1,000)

19. Lamber-Goodnow Scholarships - December 1, 2017 (8 Awards - $1,000)

20. Thiel Fellowship - December 31, 2017 (30 Awards - $100,000)

21. SP Scholarship - October 31, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)

22. VIP Scholarship - October 31, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)

23. YDI Scholarship - October 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)


24.  Stephen J. Brady Scholarships - December 5, 2017 (5 Awards - $5,000)

25. North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - December 15, 2017 (5 Awards - $1,000)

26. Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship - December 29, 2017 (20 Awards - $1,000)

27. Easton-NFAA Scholarship Program - December 31, 2017 (5 Awards - $5,000)

28. Imagine America Scholarships - December 31, 2017 (5 Awards - $1,000)

29. Picture Keeper Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (3 Awards - $1,500)

30. Real World Design Challenge Scholarships - November 17, 2017 (7 Awards - $50,000)


31.  Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship - December 15, 2017 (3 Awards - $5,000)

32. CrossLites Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (27 Awards - $4,000)

33. Knight Essay Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (3 Awards - $5,000)

34. ABPA Scholarship - January 31, 2018 (2 Awards - $1,000)

 35. American Ecologist Initiative Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (3 Awards - $850)

36. Youth Forward Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (6 Awards - $1,000)

37. Profile in Courage Scholarship - January 4, 2018 (7 Awards - $10,000)

38. Ron Brown Scholarship - January 9, 2018 (10 Awards - $40,000)

39.  Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors Scholarship - January 15, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)

40.  Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship - January 30, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)

41. Union Plus Scholarships Program - January 31, 2018 (100 Awards - $4,000)

42. Hamilton, Hull and Byrd Giving Back Scholarship - January 31, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)


43. NASA Scholarship - January 11, 2018 (1 Award - $2,900)

44. Mensa US Scholarship - January 15, 2018 (24 Awards - $2,500)

45. Providian Medical Scholarship - January 15, 2018 (1 Award - $500)

46. AWM Scholarships - January 31, 2018 (3 Awards - $500)

 47.  Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - February 2, 2018 (300 Awards - $4,000)

48. We the Students Scholarship - February 5, 2018 (15 Awards - $5,000)

49. ExploraVision Awards - February 8, 2018 (40 Awards - $10,000)

50. AFSA Scholarship - March 15, 2018 (90 Awards - $5,000)

Featured Scholarships

51. Harris Poll Scholarship - January 31, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)

52. SP Scholarship - January 31, 2018 (10 Awards - $10,000)

53. VIP Scholarship - January 31, 2018 (1 Award - $5,000)

54. YDI Scholarship - January 29, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)