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Weird 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 some 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 links below to browse some of the most unique 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.


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.


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 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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Check out this scholarship bank and register for a free account to get updates on new scholarships when they become available.  


Click HERE to get started.



High School Heisman

The Heisman High School Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding male and female high school students who excel in: academics, athletics and leadership.  Seniors, Class of 2020 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 for details on how to apply.  Deadline to apply is October 20, 2020.


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


2020-2021 Warren East High School Profile


Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program

What They Provide
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-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:  Receive up to $40,000 per year to attend a 4-year acreditted 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

Coca-Cola Scholarship


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Our application is open! High school seniors can apply here.  


Deadline to apply is October 31, 2020


National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Scholarships


Applicant must be a member of the NESA (Eagle Scouts), intend to pursue a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field and score a 28 on the ACT or a 1290 on the SAT.  

Begin Application

Deadline to apply is October 31, 2020


Dr. Robert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student who intends to pursue a degree in Instrumental Music Education (Band).  It is a non-renewable $2000 scholarship.  

View Application & Information

Application must be postmarked by November 5th!


Breonna Taylor Scholarship

This scholarship is a non-renewable $1000. 

Applicant must be:

  • a graduating high school senior intending on college in the Fall of 2021,
  • a Kentucky resident
  • a racial or ethnic minority 

Students need to submit an essay between 500-1000 words about how they have made a difference in the lives of others with their passion to change the world.  We also want to know about career aspirations and how their career path will enable them to give back to the community and be a voice for the underprivileged.  Finally, students should explain how their life experiences have given them empathy and understanding for others victimized by racial and economic inequality.

View Scholarship Information & Entry Form

Applicants must submit their Scholarship Essay by December 15th!


Nitro College Scholarship

This scholarship is a non-renewable $2000. 

Must Meet ONE of the following Scholarship Requirements

  • A parent who has a child enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • A student who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • A parent who has a child enrolled as a high school senior in the United States
  • A student enrolled as a high school senior in the United States
  • A student or parent who has a child that graduated from an accredited college or university--undergraduate degree--and who is paying back loans for educational expenses

Application and Other Information

Deadlines are at the end of each month!


Engebretson Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is a non-renewable $10,000. (split evenly per semester)

Applicant must be:

  • a graduating high school senior from a U.S. high school
  • plan on attending a 4-year college
  • demonstrate a financial need
  • score a minimum of 28 on the ACT
  • have a Minimum high school GPA or 3.75
  • teacher recommendation form included
  • MUST APPLY FOR THE FAFSA -- Student Aid Report needs to be attached

Students need to submit an essay between 500-1000 words about how they have made a difference in the lives of others with their passion to change the world.  We also want to know about career aspirations and how their career path will enable them to give back to the community and be a voice for the underprivileged.  Finally, students should explain how their life experiences have given them empathy and understanding for others victimized by racial and economic inequality.

View Scholarship Information & Entry Form

Must be mailed and arrived by March 1st!



Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 20 High School Essay Contest

  • 1st scholarship $5000, 2nd scholarship, $3000, 3rd scholarship $2000, 4th scholarship $1000
  • Eligibility:  The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a chapter of the fraternity.
  • Deadline:  October 15th

View Essay Topic & Rules



KSBA First Degree Scholarship Program

  • Two Male, two female seniors
  • $2500 each, good to any two-year, four-year college or university, in state or out
  • Non-renewable

Eligible students are those who would be the first members of their immediate families (parents, guardians, siblings) to receive a degree from a two- or four-year college or university.  


Application Deadline:  All applications must be given to Ms. Anderson in guidance by NO LATER than Monday, November 2! 


Application & Application Information


2021 University of Kentucky Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen Students

  • The University of Kentucky offers renewable academic, competitive, and selective scholarship opportunities for incoming first-time freshmen. Completed admission application and all supporting documents, including high school transcript, must be received as soon as possible but no later than December 1, 2020. Applicants will be considered with or without an ACT/SAT test score based on the criteria listed below with an unweighted GPA. Combined test scores (superscore) are not considered; for all scholarships listed, students may receive only one award. Scholarship awards will be offered pending early application and availability of funds.




    Name of Scholarship


    Traditional Criteria

    Test Optional Criteria

    Annual Amount



    3.30 & 26 ACT/1230 SAT 3.30 & 28 ACT/1300 SAT

    3.50 3.75

    $2,500 $5,000



    3.50 & 31 ACT/1390 SAT


    Full In-State Tuition
    & Mandatory Fees

    Otis A. Singletary


    3.80 & 33 ACT/1450 SAT


    Full In-State Tuition, Mandatory Fees, + Housing S pend*



    National Merit® Finalist or College Board National Recognition Program Scholar**

    National Merit® Finalist or College Board National Recognition on Program Scholar**

    Full In-State Tuition
    & Mandatory Fees

    KY Governor’s Scholar Presidential


    3.50 & 31 ACT/1390 SAT, completion of KY Governor’s Scholar, School for the Arts, or School for Entrepreneurs program

    3.90, completion on of KY Governor’s Scholar, School for the Arts, or School for Entrepreneurs program

    Full In-State Tuition
    & Mandatory Fees

    KY Governor’s Scholar Provost


    Completion on of KY Governor’s Scholar, School for the Arts, or School for Entrepreneurs program

    3.30 & 28 ACT/1300 SAT

    Completion on of KY Governor’s Scholar, School for the Arts, or School for Entrepreneurs program





Unweighted GPA

*Housing s pend of $10,000 per year is available for students living on campus in a UK residence hall during the first two years of enrollment only. **National Merit Finalists must list UK as first choice with National Merit Scholarship Corpora on. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT during the junior year of high school and are African American, Hispanic American or LatinX, Indigenous, or a end school in a rural area or small town, may be invited to apply for academic recognition as part of the College Board National Recognition Program. College Board National Recognition Scholars must contact the Academic Scholarship Office with documentation.

Academic Scholarships: Students who meet the traditional or test optional minimum criteria, apply for admission, and have all supporting documents on file as soon as possible but no later than December 1, 2020, will be considered pending availability of funds. No scholarship application is required.

Competitive Scholarships: Students must meet the traditional or test optional minimum criteria, apply for admission, complete the competitive academic scholarship sec on of the admission application, and submit all supporting documents as soon as possible but no later than December 1, 2020, to have their application reviewed in this highly competitive program. A limited number of awards will be offered. Selected applicants may be invited to campus for interviews.

Selective Scholarships: Students must have completed the prestigious programs listed. Students who apply for admission as soon as possible but by no later than December 1, 2020, will be considered pending availability of funds. No scholarship application is required.

William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship Program

The University of Kentucky has a mission and commitment to recruit and retain a diverse student population from all segments of society, which is furthered through the William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship Program. Incoming freshmen applicants for this competitive scholarship program must have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.50
on a 4.0 scale. For more information, please visit:

College and Departmental Scholarships

Several departments and colleges within the University administer their own scholarship programs. Students who have chosen a major are encouraged to contact the department or college in their major area of study regarding scholarship opportunities. Requirements and application deadlines vary by department. Departmental resources can be found at:‐departmental

University of Kentucky Net Price Calculator

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University of Kentucky | Office of Academic Scholarships
Phone: (859) 257-4198 | E-mail: |


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Horatio Algiers Scholarship Program


As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.


To be eligible to apply for any of the Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Click HERE to apply.


El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers Scholarship



At El Dabe Law, we passionately believe in and support the importance of a proper education.  Without an education, many doors will remain closed.  Going to school is an uphill battle -- and if you don't have the proper aid in place -- you may end up never going to school.  We make this easier for you, by offering our $1500 scholarship.  This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education. 


In order to apply for this scholarship, we request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important.  We'd like to learn more about you as a student, and how you've persevered and fought to get the education you want.  Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student.  


Deadline: June 30, 2021

Award Amount: $1,500



4th Region Policy Board Scholarship



Senior Student-Athletes:  the 4th Region Policy Board will give one male AND one female student a $500 Scholarship during the championships of the basketball Region Tournaments in March.  Deadline is no later than December 11th.  


Click HERE for scholarship application.


Wise Geek Nurse Appreciation Scholarship


Nurses are the backbone of the US healthcare system. They work the front lines in hospitals and clinics, providing critical care to those who need it.

Unfortunately the US is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified nurses. Yet as the global pandemic has demonstrated, the role of nursing has never been more important.

The WiseGeek Nurse Appreciation No-Essay Scholarship is meant to support nurses and encourage more young people to consider a nursing career. The award will help current or aspiring nurses pay their student loans or tuition.

Here are the key details:


Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship

The Foot Locker Scholarship Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. 

Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used them to create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you.


Judges will evaluate each fully completed scholarship application on a points system based on, among other factors:

  • Embody good sportsmanship and strong moral character. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes are trusted and respected members of their schools and communities. They have built strong relationships with and will leave a lasting impact on other students, administrators, and community members.
  • Display academic excellence. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes are intellectually curious, set high academic goals for themselves, and excel in their studies.
  • Are passionate and committed to empowering the community in which they live. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes have made a significant commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • Are confident and enthusiastic about being a leader. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes aren’t reluctant role models. They are confident, honest, and passionate leaders who take on challenges for the greater good.
  • Come from diverse backgrounds. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes have unique life stories, are from different places, have varied academic ambitions, and play a wide range of sports.
  • Are Foot Locker Scholar Athletes material. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes share key attributes:
    • Proactive and highly motivated
    • Inspiring and charismatic
    • Honest and trustworthy
    • Genuine
    • Strong and courageous
      Phases of the Program
      Applications - A panel of scholarship experts will review all applications based on the judging criteria.
      Interviews - Interviews will be conducted via video in January/February, 2021 to gain additional insight on the applicants.
      Announcement - Foot Locker scholarship committee will select and announce the final 20 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes in April / May 2021.

Important Dates

  • Applications open on October 22, 2020 at 8:00AM EST
  • Applications close on January 8, 2021 at 11:59PM EST

Click HERE to access application and more information!


2021 Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship

We are pleased to announce The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1000.

In order to apply for this scholarship, we request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We’d like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student.


The scholarship can be used for any form of school related expenses. We will not verify how it’s used.

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • All applications should be submitted no later than July 31th, 2021
  • This scholarship will be awarded in the 2021 Fall Semester
  • There is no application fee


To apply for this scholarship click HERE.


"Fight for Equality" Women in STEM Scholarship


Here are the key details:


Profile in Courage Essay Contest


Describe & analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917.

To learn more about political courage, visit Contest Information and FAQs.

All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.



  • The contest deadline is January 15, 2021.
  • Awards: First Place - $10,000, Second Place - $3,000, Five Finalist - $1,000, Eight Semi-finalist - $100
  • Click HERE to receive Email Updates - Join our mailing list to get contest tips, updates, and a reminder to submit your essay. 


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship


The Jackie Robinson Foundation aims to preserve the legacy of Hall of Fame baseball player Jackie Robinson through various scholarships. The various awards provided through the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship program help support students from minority backgrounds. This scholarship is offered each year to students who embody the excellence and leadership of Jackie Robinson. 

Who is eligible to apply Jackie Robinson Scholarship?

  • Be a graduating minority high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of demonstrated financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

The required components of the are:

  • The online application, which includes four essay questions
  • A professional, hi-resolution digital photo (headshots only, in a JPEG format) – you may submit a high school senior graduation photo
  • One letter of recommendation (letters of recommendation can be from a teacher, a mentor, a guidance counselor, or an employer)
  • SAT or ACT scores: If you have taken the SAT or ACT more than once, please enter your best scores from each test. Note that the scholarship committee will not be considering the writing scores as part of their review process.

How much is the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship worth?

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years of college! This means that you could potentially pay for half of your college tuition with a single scholarship! Typically, 60 scholarships are awarded.

When is the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application due? 

The completed application is due February 1, 2021.

If you have any further questions about the scholarship process, you can visit the JRF scholarship website.


Cimarron Ridge Legal Group Car Accident Scholarship


This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the law field. We understand how difficult it can be to pay for college and law school, and we want to help someone afford a better education

Here are some brief notes on this scholarship:

  • $1,000 (One-time award)
  • Due April 30, 2021
  • Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Fall 2021
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted

Click HERE for the scholarship link.


Independence Bank Scholarship


Applicants must be a high school senior that lives or attends school in one of the following counties: Calloway, Daviess, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, McCracken, McLean, Warren, Webster. Applicants will be judged based on a submitted essay, high school grades, ACT scores, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and personal interviews.

In addition to answering the questions contained in the application, please have the following items available to submit:

  1. Typed Essay not to exceed one page (see questions below)
  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. (No FASFA Forms)

Choose one essay from the following topics and attach a 1 page typed essay:

  1. If you had the opportunity to have a 30 minute conversation with one person (either living or deceased), who would it be? Why? What topics would you discuss with that person?
  2. The year 2020 has been one for the books.  How have you chosen to rise above the challenges presented through non-traditional learning methods as opportunities to pivot your senior year in preparation for furthering your education? 
  3. With a shift to non-traditional instruction most of 2020, what role do you think it has played and will continue to play in the future?  How will it shape future generations? Explain how it has impacted your learning routine, social and emotional well-being? Do you think there will still be a need traditional schooling? How do we maximize the online experience to allow students any opportunity to learn?
  4. “Cancelled” became a prevalent word in everyone’s vocabulary in 2020.  As a high school senior, how have you dealt with many things you looked forward to your senior year being cancelled or postponed robbing you of real life experiences.  In what ways have you realigned your focus in order to succeed and thrive?

If applying for the AG scholarship please include a 1 page typed essay on the following topic:

  1. What are the responsibilities of the farm community to protect the environment ?
  2. How can livestock farmers balance the need to keep animal health while reducing the use of antibiotics in their animals

Application can be started and saved to return at a later date to finish submission. If you have any questions you may contact:

Lauren Patton
Charitable Foundation Manager
Independence Bank


Click HERE to apply.


Kentucky Transportation Civil Engineering Scholarship


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is now accepting applications for scholarship opportunities for students who will be pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, or Western Kentucky University AND who would be interested in working for KYTC after graduation; as well as students who will be attending KCTCS (Big Sandy Community & Technical College (BSCTC) & Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) AND who are also interested in working for KYTC after graduation. 

If selected, the CE students will be eligible for stipends in the amount of $6,200/semester for the freshman & sophomore years and $6,600/semester for the junior & senior years.  CET students will be eligible for stipends in the amount of  $3,000/semester they are working to pursue their Associates Degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

All students chosen for the program will also have the opportunities for summer employment with KYTC, as well as any co-ops that their school may require.

*Note – this is a scholarship available for those interested in employment with state government in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after graduation.  It is not a scholarship that is offered as general financial assistance.


Click HERE for more information and to apply.


The Science Ambassador Scholarship


If you are a female high school senior interested in pursuing a major in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field, check out this scholarship.  Deadline to apply is December 14th.  


How to Apply

  • Film a three–minute educational video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply. To view examples of applications, check out our previous winners. Your video should be:
    • A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.
    • Clear, creative, accurate, and a demonstration of your passion for the subject. We value novel, memorable approaches to topics. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor.
    • Three minutes or less in length.
    • About any STEM topic, not necessarily your field of study. Pick a topic that excites and fascinates you. We don't need to hear about the latest thing in science news (unless that's your jam).
    • Scientifically accurate. We encourage you to cite the sources used to research your topic. Ideally, this would be in a slide or frame at the end of your video.
    • Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’

Please note: Part of being a science communicator is leading by example. If applicable, please film your video in a way that complies with your local safety regulations related to COVID-19.

An advisory board of women who hold higher degrees and work in a broad range of STEM fields will review applications and select finalists. Finalists will be notified in early 2021 and will move onto the next round to submit additional materials. A winner will be announced in April 2021.


Click HERE to apply.


Kentucky 2A State Championship Scholarship



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

For further information or questions please email:


In 2020-21, Ten (10) $250 dollar scholarships will be awarded to senior students planning to attend any post- secondary institution within the state of Kentucky. This includes public and private colleges/universities, community colleges, and vocational & technical schools. Funds will be disbursed directly to students upon proof of enrollment.


All Applicants Must:

  1. Carefully complete all parts of the scholarship application. Please type or fill out in ink.
  2. Obtain letters of recommendation from two (2) school officials including one from an administrator.
  3. Submit:
    • Completed application and signed release form
    • Two (2) Letters of recommendation
    • Transcript
    • A recent picture and short essay about yourself and your life in the present.
  • Note: These four items must be submitted before the application can be considered. The Scholarship Application must be postmarked by March 1st, 2021. *Please mail in a 10 X 13 envelope unless counselor mails it in bulk.

Click HERE for application & information.


Morgantown Bank Scholarship


This scholarship was established to assist Butler and Warren County seniors who intend to pursue postsecondary education to obtain a degree. This could include a four-year college degree or a two-year college associate degree program. The $2,500 scholarship stipend will be paid in two payments. The first stipend of $1,250 will be paid at the beginning of the first semester and the second will be paid at the beginning of the second semester under the following condition:

  • The GPA of an enrolled student must be 2.0 or better.
  • If the GPA falls below 2.0 after the first semester, the student may become eligible for the second $1,250 disbursement when they have achieved a cumulative 2.0 GPA and they have proof of registration before the funds can be released.



  • Deadline to apply is March 29, 2021
  • Application must include:
    • A scholarship application form.
    • A school transcript of high school units; a GPA of 3.0 or above is a requirement for scholarship eligibility.
    • A resume including the following items:
      • Personal Information
      • Extracurricular activities listed by school year
      • Community activities
      • Work experience
      • Career objective
    • An essay including your reasons for pursuing a post-secondary education.

Click HERE for the application & information. 


Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship


The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1500 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 2021, is or will be a registered Republican, and plans to enroll in an accredited college or university in Kentucky.  

The complete application will include the following:

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

Click HERE for more information & the application. 



Kentucky Farm Bureau Scholarship


The Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation will award county and state college scholarships to high school seniors for the current school year.  Scholarships may be applied to tuition, housing, books and other educational expenses.  Payments will be made directly to the college, university, or trade school of your choice.

To be eligible, applicant must:

  • Be the child of a Kentucky Farm Bureau member and remain such while the scholarship is in force
  • Finish high school within the year they apply for the scholarship
  • For the Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship, applicant's parents must be actively engaged in production ag

Those not eligible are the children of:

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Claims Personnel
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau State Board Directors
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau State & District Employees
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau State Women's Advisory Committee Members

Please note: Children of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Agency Managers, Agents, Agency Secretaries and CSRs are only eligible for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Agents Association Scholarship and should utilize this application to apply for the scholarship.


  • Recipient may enter any accredited college or trade school
  • Recipient must enter college as a beginning freshman no later than the fall semester following high school graduation, unless a circumstance beyond the student's control, such as serious illness or injury, prevents enrollment at that time.  In such a case, recipient must enter college by the spring semester of the following year.
  • Dropping out of school, except for serious illness or injury, shall cause the recipient to lose the scholarship.  The remaining award will then go to the first alternate.
  • Winner must be a full-time student each semester unless an exception is requested in writing and approved.
  • Winner is required to annually furnish a transcript before additional monies are sent to the college.
  • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 after each semester or forfeit the award.  (Only beginning freshmen will be given a second chance to improve their overall GPA.)
  • All application materials must be submitted by NOON ON FEBRUARY 28, 2021
  • The scholarship committee will make the final determination on all cases concerning the interpretation of these rules.  All applications become the property of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and will not be returned.

For a complete list of available county and state scholarships, CLICK HERE

To access the Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Scholarship application, CLICK HERE



City Property Management HOA Scholarship


City Property Management, a HOA Management Service in the Phoenix, AZ is pleased to offer the City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship.

The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college during the fall semester of 2021. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in HOA Management, but anyone meeting the requirements who can demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the Real Estate field will be considered. This Award will be presented to current college students, but high school seniors who will be attending school in the fall semester of 2021 are also welcome to apply.

The award will be presented to a college student who is enrolled by the fall semester of 2021, but will not have graduated by fall semester of 2021 & is still attending courses at this time. This will be a one-time award.

The Scholarship will be judged primarily on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account.


  • Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2021. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2021.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached to application for consideration.
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2021.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resume
  • Deadline to apply is July 31, 2021

Click HERE for application and More Information.


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

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.   All applications are due back to Ms. Anderson in the guidance office by Thursday, February 25th.


Application & Information


Martha Ann "Mom" Deputy Scholarship


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 908 Broadway Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Submit by 1st business day in April by 12pm CST.
  • Application is due by May 1st 4PM at 810 College Street, BG KY 42101. This is not a postmark deadline.  Scholarship amount: $1000.


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 and divided over each semester. Copy of grades and class schedule required for second disbursement.
  8. Contact Jennifer Wethington at the Community Foundation with questions: 270--904-2079 or


Click HERE for Application.


Student-View Scholarship


The 2021 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $13,000 work of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a for-year college, community/junior college or career school.  The program includes:

  • One $5000 scholarship
  • Three $1000 scholarships
  • Ten $500

It's quick and easy to apply:

  • No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy application forms
  • No application fees

Log on to and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  


The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2021


Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship

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 2020-2021 is now underway.

Applications are being accepted for students to apply for those awards through Sunday, February 28, 2021. 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. 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 2020-2021 senior class.

The application for the scholarships is located at on the KHSAA web site.


The REALTOR Association of Southern KY Scholarship

The REALTOR® Association of Southern Kentucky is excited to announce their annual essay competition for senior students!  This year’s prizes are $1,500 for first place and $1,000 for 2nd place. 

Who is Eligible:
Any high school senior enrolled in one of the school districts within the seven-county REALTOR® Association of Southern Kentucky service area:  Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Logan (& Russellville City), Muhlenberg, Simpson, & Warren (& Bowling Green City) Counties.

Essay Topic
The Importance of Home Ownership and the Use of a REALTOR®.

Deadline to Submit:
Essay must be turned in to the high school counselor on or before Thursday, April 15, 2021.  The school counselor is then asked to forward all submissions to by Friday, April 16, 2021.

For more information:

Scholarship Information Packet


Service One Credit Union Scholarship

Service One is proud to offer annual scholarships to our members and their families, who are high school seniors planning to continue their education at WKU or SKYCTC. Currently, we are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.


Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have shown exemplary scholastic achievement, career planning, and community involvement. These awards will be used towards higher education expenses, including tuition, books, and other expenses.



  • Open to all Service One CU members and their families who are planning to continue their education at WKU or SKYCTC during the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

How to Apply:

Click HERE for more information.


2021 Warren County Water District


Warren County Water District is offering a renewable $1,000 scholarship to assist a high school senior further his or her education.  This scholarship is renewable for up to four years if the recipient maintains eligibility requirements.


  1. Application must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2021.
  2. Applicant must:
    1. Be a resident of Warren County
    2. Be a dependent of a Warren County Water District customer
    3. Be graduating from Warren East High School
    4. Enroll at WKU or SKYCTC
    5. Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0
    6. Complete a current FAFSA report.
    7. Seek a degree in one of the following fields of study:  Engineering, Environmental Science, Biology, Business, Accounting, Chemistry, Water Utilities Management, Architectural & Manufacturer Sciences (Drafting or AutoCAD), Agriculture, or Public Health
    8. Maintain one of the required fields of study throughout their post-secondary academic career to remain eligible.
  3. Students who receive scholarship from other sources with total amounts equal to full tuition or above will not be eligible for the WCWD Scholarship.
  4. Relatives of the WCWD staff and board will not be eligible for this scholarship.

Application & Information


2021 Kentucky Association of Government Communicators


Eligibility:  Must be a senior at a public high school the year that the award is made, plan to study communications or journalism at any postsecondary school and apply online at

Award:  $500

Deadline:  March 12th

Number: 1

Contact: with “Question” in the subject line


Democratic Woman's Club Scholarship Application


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be seniors, females or males, graduating from Bowling Green/Warren County high schools
  • Applicants must either be a registered Democrat or plan to register Democrat when they turn 18.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
  • The application must be completed and received in entirety along with the requested attachments by Monday, May 3, 2021.

Application & Information


If you have any further questions about the scholarship process, you can visit the JRF scholarship website.


Glass.Shanklin.Graham Scholarship


To be considered, the potential recipient must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a 2020-2021 Graduating Senior from area High Schools such as Bowling Green, Greenwood, South Warren, Warren Central, Warren East or other surrounding area schools.

  2. Currently reside in the Bowling Green/Warren County or neighboring counties, and plan to enroll in a postsecondary institution (e.g., two-year or four-year) during the fall 2021 semester. Individuals are not eligible to apply if they have been awarded financial assistance that covers all expenses billed by the institution;

  3. Enclose a copy of the most recent high school transcript (unofficial or official);

  4. Submit two letters of recommendation from non-relatives of the applicant, one academic and one character. An academic letter should be written by a teacher, professor, principal, or school counselor. A character letter should be written by an individual such as a mentor, church pastor, work supervisor, or organization/club leader;

  5. Presently have a minimum cumulative 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA);

  6. The student must complete the essay question located on the following page;

Although not required, it is recommended for each student to complete the application by typing the information. Mail the application packet to the address noted on the above letterhead. Packets must be received on or before April 16, 2021. Each selected scholarship recipient will be notified on or before April 30, 2021. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to or call 270-791-3918.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will not be considered, so please proofread, edit, and include all required materials.

Application & Information


Pat Duvall Scholarship


This scholarship was created by the family of Mrs. Patricia Duvall, former bookkeeper at Warren East High School.  This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Warren East High School senior who is planning to attend a Kentucky college or university.  Applications are due to Ms. Anderson in guidance by Friday, April 16, 2021!


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Recipient will be chosen based on financial need, extra-curricular activities, & community service.
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Essay Describing the desire to receive this scholarship



CANDO Scholarship


Cando Rail Services is committed to the many communities in which it operates across Canada and in the United States. Through the Cando Spirit High School Scholarship Program, the company awards one scholarship of $500 to a student at WEHS.

The Cando scholarship will be awarded to the student that best displays the following six characteristics: 

  1. Leadership, Determination & Work Ethic -- To do what it takes to get the job done right....the first time.
  2. Taking Risks -- To take informed & calculated risks as necessary in order to succeed. 
  3. Business with Integrity -- To operate with integrity, honesty and in an ethical manner.  Cando employees do what they say they will do.
  4. Empowering Leaders -- To mentor and motivate our people to ensure they are empowered to properly carry out their responsibilities with the required tolls, responsibility and authority.
  5. Employee Ownership -- To count on each memeber of the Cando team to accept personal responsibility for the success of the company's pursiuts...and to share in the rewards of ownership.
  6. Entrepreneurship -- To create vaule with creativity, business savvy and courage.  

All scholarships are due to Ms. Anderson by Friday, April 16, 2021!


Scholarship Application
CANDO Informational Flyer


Bowling Green Noon Lions Scholarship


Lions club members worldwide strive to make a difference everyday, everywhere. Whether funding eye surgeries for those who cannot afford it or sponsoring free community eye screenings for preschoolers, club members work to meet a variety of needs.

One of the projects the Bowling Green Noon Lions Club sponsors is a $250 scholarship award. This scholarship is open to any Bowling Green / Warren County (KY) high school senior planning to attend an institute of higher education within six months of graduation. Our goal is to help students pursue educational goals while encouraging them to learn more about civic projects going on in their community.

Students are asked to complete a scholarship form, provide documentation verifying his/her GPA, and submit two letters of recommendation. The application and accompanying documentation may be hand-delivered to any BG Noon Lions Club member, or they can be mailed to Lions Club HS Scholarship Committee, PO Box 1347, Bowling Green, KY 42102.

The deadline for receipt of all applications is April 15, 2021.

Application & Information


Brittney Gorman Parrish Memorial WKU Scholarship


On May 25, 2017, Brittney Gorman Parrish lost her fight to leukemia at the age of 28.  She was married to Terris Parrish and the mother of then 10 month old Emery Rose Parrish.


To honor her, money is raised each year through a golf tournament to fund scholarships to her alma mater, WKU.  In the first 2 years, $35,000 in scholarships has been distributed.  This year they will be awarding four $5,000 scholarships to seniors from all five high schools in the county of Warren.


Brittney was involved with 5 different non-profits as well as President of the JR. Women’s club at her passing.  This scholarship seeks to celebrate a senior who:

  • Is active in the community through volunteerism
  • Is a good student
  • Is attending Western Kentucky University in the Fall of 2021.


Please bring all completed applications to Ms. Anderson on Thursday, April 29th.  Scholarship recipients will be notified on May 10th.  


Application & Information

Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Scholarship Opportunities


BIACS is pleased to offer several ($1500 and $1000) Merit and Need based scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Scholarship Applications will be accepted electronically through April 30, 2021.

The Application Window is now Open.

Application submissions via the scholarship portal at only

Scholarships will be awarded at the Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Annual Scholarship presentation. This year it will be a virtual presentation due to social distancing restrictions.

Awardees must join the event to accept the award at the presentation ; failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the award. Contact for additional questions or further assistance.

TOYOTA Scholarships

This year we will be recognizing four to six students as Toyota scholars and each will receive a cash award of either $1000 or $1500. To qualify a student must meet all the scholarships requirements listed below. In addition they must declare Engineering as their college major .

Disabled/differently abled student

We are pleased to announce that in 2021, we have one scholarship for disabled/differently abled students. To be considered,in addition to below application requirements, you must be a student with a disability. Please address this in your Personal Essay and mention you are applying for this specific scholarship.

Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (merit based), 2.5 (merit or need based)

  • Resume: 2 page limit, use of template resume is recommended

  • Personal Essay: 250 word limit (tell us why you need this scholarship and any other information not covered in your resume) Helpful hints listed below

  • Letter of recommendation: At least 1. Must show your name, address and name of your school. Must be written by a faculty member at your current academic institution, who is familiar with your academic standing and/or financial need. Letters by family members/relatives will not be considered.

  • Need-based scholarship awardees must present proof of income upon request.

Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Scholarship Portal


Miscellaneous Online Scholarships

  • Points Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: November 30, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2021.
B) Answer the Essay question on the sponsors website.

Application & Information


  • Dell Scholars Program - $20,000 - 300 Awards (Deadline: December 1, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12.
B) Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year.

Application & Information


  • Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - $5,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline: December 5, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the US.
B) Have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services.

Application & Information 


  • Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards - $3,500 – 180 Awards (Deadline: December 6, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021.
B) Have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale.

Application & Information


  • Science Ambassador Scholarship - $40,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: December 14, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate student.
B) You must attend a school in the United States.

Application & Information


  • North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - $1,000 - 3 Awards (Deadline: December 15, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident).
B) Be enrolled (or enrolling) as a full-time student of an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.

Application & Information


  • Edison Scholars Program - $40,000 - 30 Awards (Deadline: December 14, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Must be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university and show financial need. Eligible STEM majors include computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences.

Application & Information


  • Equitable Excellence Scholarship - $25,000 - 52 Awards (Deadline: December 15, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico.
B) Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college.

Application & Information


  • You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: December 29, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories.
B) Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school.

Application & Information


  • Design Thinking Scholarship - $1,000 - 2 Awards (Deadline: December 31, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited two or four-year college or university located in the United States.

Application & Information


  • CC Bank’s Young Scholars Scholarship - $2,000 – 5 Awards (Deadline: December 31, 2020)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a US resident under the age of 30 that carries a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Application & Information


  • Ron Brown Scholarships Program - $40,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: January 9, 2021)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors.
B) Demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability & participate in community service activities.

Application & Information


  • Automotive Women's Association Scholarships - $2,500 – 15 Awards (Deadline: January 9, 2021)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be accepted to a college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA during your last school year.

Application & Information


  • Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - $5,000 - 39 Awards (Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a high school senior who is a US citizen and planning a career of service to the US in local, state, or federal government.

Application & Information


  • Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships - $10,000 – 3 Awards (Deadline: February 20, 2021)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a senior in high school in the United States.
B) Have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities

Application & Information


  • Rubincam Youth Award - $500 – 2 Awards (Deadline: December 15th)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a senior in high school 

Application & Information

  • GoTranscript Academic Scholarship Program- $1000 – 1 Award (Deadline: December 31st)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a senior in high school or current full-time college student
B) Participants must register using their college or university issued email.

Application & Information 


  • 7 Shifts Culinary Scholarship - $1000 – 1 Award (Deadline: December 31st)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Must be a full-time student in a nationally recognized educational institution in North America
B) Must be pursuing any recognized certification in Culinary services (or related)

Application & Information