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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

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.

 

Check this site out at this link:  

http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com

 

StudentScholarships.org

 

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.


Carpenter Dent Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements

  1. Must apply in writing.
  2. Deadline for application extended to 9/30/2021
  3. Must be a high school graduate
  4. Must be from Warren, Allen, or Simpson Counties in KY
  5. Must be enrolled in Pharmacy School or Pre-pharmacy curriculum if an undergraduate.
  6. Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  7. Allowed a probationary semester if GPA falls below minimum
  8. Must provide evidence of grades each semester.

Scholarship Application & Information

 

Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship

If you are a female and interested in a career in technology, check out this scholarship!  Click HERE for more details.

 

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.

Details

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 June 30th, 2021
  • This scholarship will be awarded in the 2021 Fall Semester
  • There is no application fee

Scholarship Information & Application

 

Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows Scholarship

 

Eligibility: Must have participated in any approved agricultural class; have been an active volunteer the current year at applicant’s local county fair; be recommended by applicant’s local fair; be a high school senior or a first-year postsecondary school student; be under age 21 as of Oct. 1 of the application year; be a resident of the county of the nominating fair; and submit an application, a 1-page letter of recommendation from the local fair board and an essay of up to 500 words on the topic “Describe how your personal life skills have been enhanced by your involvement in your local fair activities.” The recipient should attend the annual business meeting in January to receive the scholarship.

Award: $1,500; nonrenewable

Deadline: Oct. 1

Number: 3

Application: LuAnn Asbury, 2853 Asbury Road, Augusta, KY 41002; fax 606.728.2116; luasbury@hotmail.com; www.kafs.net

 

You Matter Scholarship

 

Eligibility: High school senior, current college student, or interested in a non-traditional career path.  There is a second round to this scholarship; you advance if eligible.

Due: October 31, 2021

Non-Renewable: $10,000


Scholarship Information & Application

 

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 accredited 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.

Go 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 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

High school seniors, apply here! 
 

VIEW ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Deadline to apply is October 31, 2021, at 4 p.m. Central Standard Time.

 

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship

 

The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1500.00 scholarship 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 2022, is or will be a registered Republican, and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.  

 

The complete application will include the following:

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

The completed application must be mailed with a postmark no later than Friday, April 1, 2022 to :

Tina Fox
KFRW Scholarship Chair
206 West 13th Street
Benton, KY  42025

Scholarship Information & Application

 

2022 Martin Luther King Celebration Art & Essay Contest

 

WCPS is excited to continue with their 8th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration on Saturday, January 15th, 2022.  As in previous years, WCPS will hold an art and essay contest, with prizes and scholarships for the winners. The theme for this year's celebration is King's Journey: Keep Moving Forward

Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 10th.

 

Contest Rules, Prompt & Information

 

Regulating the Marketplace of Ideas Contest

The Intersection of the First Amendment and Civility in Social Media

Students will prepare an essay or video or both.  In preparing an essay or video , students should explain what role they believe each citizen and branch of government plays in working toward the "more perfect Union"  described in the Constitution.  Essays and videos must include analysis of at least three cases from the list provided on the information flyer.

Information Flyer, Contest Rules, Deadline and Essay Prompt

 

Gilda's Club of Louisville Contest

This year’s contest is open to youth in 6th-12th grades in the following categories:

 

Pediatric Cancer Experience Essay – Share the impact of your personal cancer experience in 1-3 pages. Separate categories for middle & high school.

 

Essay – Share your cancer connection experience in 1-3 pages. Separate categories for middle & high school students.

 

Poetry – Share your cancer connection through poetry in 1-3 pages. Combined middle & high school entries.

 

Video – Share your cancer connection experience in a 1-5 minute video, including a written artist statement of one paragraph explaining your video. Combined middle & high school entries.

 

Visual Art – Share your cancer connection experience through visual art, including a written artist statement of one paragraph explaining your piece. Art submissions can be physical or digital art. Combined middle & high school entries.

 

Cash prizes for the 2021 Write Stuff Contest are as follows:

 

  • 1st Place will be awarded $500 
  • 2nd Place will be awarded $250 
  • 3rd Place will be awarded $125

 

Please click on the link below for full contest details & to complete the contest application. Following submission of your application, you will receive an email providing instructions for how to submit your essay, poem, artwork, or video.

 

The deadline to submit entries is December 15th & judging will take place following the holidays. We will announce the winners in late February & a celebration will be held for the winners in March of 2022.

More Details

 

Kentucky 2A State Championship Scholarship

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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:

AWARD AMOUNT

In 2021-22, 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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, 2022. *Please mail in a 10 X 13 envelope unless counselor mails it in bulk.

Click HERE for application and information.

 

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 22nd! 

 

Application & Application Information

 

Kentucky Association of School Business Officials Scholarship 

 

Eligibility:  Must be a student at a Kentucky High School; be a graduating senior; plan to major in business or education; and submit 2 letters of recommendation, 1 from applications school and 1 from community or church.  These letters must be mailed directly to scholarships@kasbo@kasbo.com from the author.  The students' name and high school should be in the subject line.

Award:  $2500
Deadline:  December 16th
Number:  3
Application:  School Counselor or scholarships.kasbo@kasbo.com

 

La Jolla Mom Communications Scholarship

 

This scholarship is available to college undergraduates who are studying communications OR a high school senior who has plans to study communications. At La Jolla Mom, we see the value in digital journalism and would like to support students who may be pursuing a similar career path. 

  • Scholarship Name: La Jolla Mom Communications Scholarship 
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate or high school senior applicants must be majoring in a communications field of study and attend or be planning to attend an accredited college or university during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Amount: One student will be selected to receive $500 in scholarship funds based on their essay response (maximum of 1000 words) to why they are interested in pursuing a career in the communications field. Scholarship funds must be used to pay for qualified expenses, including tuition, books and on-campus room and board for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Application Deadline: The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2022. The recipient will be notified individually by April 15, 2022.
  • Link: https://lajollamom.com/scholarships/

 

Wagoner Family/Warren East Baseball Scholarship 

This is the second year for this scholarship and honors the 2017 14th District Championship Team.  

 

Eligibility:  The scholarship award goes to a Warren East High School senior baseball player.  Scholarship winner will be based on athletic ability, academics, community service, and extracurricular activities.  

Award:  $250
Deadline:  April 30th
Number:  1 given annually
Application:  Contact Head Baseball Coach Wes Sanford or Andy Wagoner

 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarships 

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 $7,200/semester for the freshman & sophomore years and $7,600/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.

Students who received the scholarship speak about the opportunities:  KYTC Civil Engineering Scholarship Testimonials - YouTube

*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.

For complete details and to apply, please visit our website at https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Civil-Engineering-Scholarship.aspx &/or https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Civil-Engineering-Technology-Scholarship.aspx

Deadline to apply is February 1st!

 

Lindsey Wilson College Bonner Scholar Program 

The Bonner Scholar Program is a vehicle by which students commit and devote themselves not only to service but also to making connections between their community experiences and their academic pursuits.  On behalf of the Bonner Scholar Program, LWC would like to invite current high school seniors to consider applying for this excellent service learning opportunity.  In doing so they are taking the first step to joining a diverse group of dedicated individuals who are striving to make a difference.    

The Bonner Scholar Program provides some financial support toward a college education for most of these students who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to service.

LWC Bonner Information
LWC Bonner Flyer
LWC Bonner Testimonials

 

KPMG Future Leaders Program 

Twenty-two top female high school seniors to receive opportunities to enhance their personal growth through an annual $10,000 college scholarship for 4 years,  a leadership development retreat, mentorship and an introduction to golf.

 

KPMG 2022 Future Leaders Program Overview
KPMG 2022 Future Leaders Program Application
KPMG Testimonials

Deadline to apply is February 1st!

 

Independence Bank Scholarship

 

Independence Bank is proud to play a small part in the journey of our community’s next generation of leaders and contributors. With over $1.5 million given to high school seniors, our scholarship recipients can be found advancing agriculture business, devoting their talents to the healthcare industry, starting their own small business and everything in between.

Applicants must:

  • Be a high school senior
  • lives or attends school in one of the following counties: Calloway, Daviess, Fayette, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, McCracken, McLean, Warren, Webster.

Applicants are judged based on a submitted essay, high school grades, ACT scores, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and personal interviews.

 

The 2022 Scholarship Application is now available below! Deadline to submit is February 15th, 2022. 

 

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)

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
270-686-1776
270-903-6708
scholarships@1776bank.com

 

Click HERE to apply.

 

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 Friday, February 25th.

Application & Information

 

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 2021-2022 is now underway.

Applications are being accepted for students to apply for those awards through Sunday, February 27, 2022. 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 2021-2022 senior class.

The application for the scholarships is located at https://khsaa.org/ge65-application-for-louis-stout-memorial-scholarship/on the KHSAA web site.

 

NAACP Scholarships

 

$500.00 Scholarship Criteria

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

  1. Be a 2021-2022 Graduating Senior from any of the following High Schools: Bowling Green, Greenwood, South Warren, Warren Central, Warren East, Lighthouse Academy, Beacon Academy, GEO International High School etc.;  
  2. Currently reside in the Bowling Green/Warren County area, and plan to enroll in a postsecondary institution (e.g., two-year or four-year) during the fall 2022 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. An essay written on the following prompt:  Nelson Mandella state: 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world";
    • Explain what course of study you plan to pursue, why you have chosen that area, and how you plan to use your advanced education to make a change in the world.
  6. Attend the 2022 NAACP Freedom Fund Gala (Date and Location TBD).

Although not required, it is recommended for each student to complete the application by typing the information.  Mail the application package to Ryan Dearbone at P.O. Box 1357, Bowling Green, KY  421012-1357 OR send via email to:  ryan.naacp@gmail.com. Packets must be received on or before Friday, April 29, 2022. Each Scholarship recipient will be notified on or before Friday, May 13, 2022.

NAACP $500 Scholarship Information/Application

 

$1000.00 Scholarship Criteria - Mr. Joshua D. Hayes Scholarship

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

  • Be an African American Male or a Male of Two or More Races with African American as one of the Races
  • Be a 2022 Graduating Senior from any public high school in the Bowling Green/Warren County area. For example, Bowling Green, Greenwood, South Warren, Warren Central, Warren East, Lighthouse Academy, Beacon Academy, GEO International High School, etc.;
  • Currently reside in the Bowling Green/Warren County area, and plan to enroll in a postsecondary institution (e.g., two-year or four-year) during the Fall 2022 semester. Individuals are not eligible to apply if they have been awarded financial assistance that covers all expenses billed by the institution;
  • Be actively involved with community service in the BG/WC community
  • Presently have a minimum cumulative 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA);

Attend the 2022 NAACP Freedom Fund Gala (Date & Location TBD)

Application package MUST  INCLUDE the following items to be considered:

  • A copy of the most recent high school transcript (unofficial or official);
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from non-relatives, one (1) academic and one (1) 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;
  • An essay written on the following prompt:

            “Leadership and higher education are two vital perspectives that can intersect and impact an individual’s progression”   

  • How do you define “Leadership” and yourself as a Leader?  What challenges have you faced in life and/or academically?  How will these challenges affect your future educational endeavors?

The essay should be type, double spaced with 1” margins, and should not exceed two (2) pages.    Attach the essay to the application form.

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

Although not required, it is recommended for each student to complete the application by typing the information.  Mail the application package to Ryan Dearbone at P.O. Box 1357, Bowling Green, KY  421012-1357 OR send via email to:  ryan.naacp@gmail.com. Packets must be received on or before Friday, April 29, 2022. Each Scholarship recipient will be notified on or before Friday, May 13, 2022.

Mr. Joshua D. Hayes Scholarship Application

 

$1000.00 Scholarship Criteria - Mrs. Cora Mack Community Service Scholarship

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

  1. Be a 2016-2017 Graduating Senior from any of the following High Schools: Bowling Green, Greenwood, South Warren, Warren Central, Warren East, Lighthouse Academy, Beacon Academy, GEO International High School etc.;  
  2. Currently reside in the Bowling Green/Warren County area, and plan to enroll in a postsecondary institution (e.g., two-year or four-year) during the fall 2015 semester. Individuals are not eligible to apply if they have been awarded financial assistance that covers all expenses billed by the institution;
  3. Be ACTIVELY involved with community service in the BG/WC community.
  4. Enclose a copy of the most recent high school transcript (unofficial or official);
  5. 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
  6. Presently have a minimum cumulative 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA);
  7. The student must complete the following essay question;   Martin Luther King, Jr. state:  "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve."  How have you pursued greatness through service in your community?
  8. Attend the NAACP Freedom Fund Gala on October 21, 2017 semester.

Although not required, it is recommended for each student to complete the application by typing the information.  Mail the application package to Ryan Dearbone at P.O. Box 1357, Bowling Green, KY  421012-1357 OR send via email to:  ryan.naacp@gmail.com. Packets must be received on or before Friday, April 29, 2022. Each Scholarship recipient will be notified on or before Friday, May 13, 2022.

Mrs. Cora Mack Community Service Scholarship

 

Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky Scholarship

 

Eligibility Requirements & Scholarship Application

 

The application must be completed and received in entirety along with the requested attachments by Thursday, March 31, 2022.

 

Aaron P. Turner Scholarship (WKU College Heights Foundation)

 

This scholarship goes to only WEHS students who plan to attend WKU in the Fall of 2022.  

 

Scholarship Application

 

Noah Thomas Foster Memorial Scholarship 2022

 

Queener Law is pleased to announce the annual Noah Thomas Foster Scholarship, which will offer a $1500 scholarship to be applied towards tuition or other education-related expenses. This scholarship will be awarded on a annual basis to one high school senior from one of the following states; Kentucky, Tennessee or Colorado, that will be attending a 2 or 4-year college or university.

Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship:

High School seniors who have been accepted to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university in TennesseeKentucky or Colorado.
Find us on social media. “Like” and “Follow” our Facebook and Instagram pages of your respective states.

**The winning applicant will be announced on our social media. By submitting an application, you are agreeing to allow use of your essay and photo for marketing purposes.

How to Apply for this Scholarship:

Applicants must submit their application and essay via this form.

Essay Topic:

Please write a 500 word essay telling us how someone has made a positive difference in your life and how you intend to pay it forward.

Important Dates:

January 1st, 2022 through March 15th, 2022- Applications will be accepted.

April 1st, 2022- Winner will be announced by email and social media. Checks will be directly disbursed to the winner.

In Memorial of . . .

The Noah Thomas Foster Scholarship fund was created in memory of Noah and his father, Scott Thomas Foster, who both tragically lost their lives in a small plane crash on November 12, 2017.

Scott Foster was a practicing attorney in Somerset, Kentucky. Noah was a sophomore at Pulaski County High School. Noah’s dream was to follow in his father’s footsteps and attend law school. They were both known for their charisma, desire to help others and being a friend to all.

Amy Foster, surviving spouse of Scott Foster and mother to Noah is very proud to have this scholarship created. “Having their name and legacy continue on keeps their memory alive and that is very comforting to our daughters and myself.”

Scholarship Webpage

 

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 2022.

Please bring all completed applications to Ms. Anderson on Friday, April 15th.  Scholarship recipients will be notified on May 10th.  

Scholarship Information & Application

 

2022 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.

Requirements

  1. Application must be postmarked no later than April 1.
  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.

Scholarship Information & Application

 

2022 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 1, 2022!

 

Scholarship Application
CANDO Informational Flyer

 

Martha 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:

PLEASE BE SURE THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION

  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 jenniferw@cfsky.org.

 

Click HERE for scholarship application.

 

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. The checks will be made payable directly to the two winners. 

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®.  Students are encourated to use any available resources, giving credit to the sources, of course. Essays should be no longer than 3 typed pages (but do not have to be typed). 

Deadline to Submit:
Essay must be turned in to the high school counselor on or before Thursday, April 15, 202.  The school counselor is then asked to forward all submissions to Terry@RaskRealtors.com by Friday, April 16, 2021.

For more information:  http://raskrealtors.com/scholarshipopportunity/scholarship-opportunity/

Scholarship Information and Application

 

Early Childhood Development Scholarship

Kentucky’s child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their education in early childhood instruction.

The scholarships, which cover tuition and mandatory fees up to $6,305 per semester for the 2022–2023 year, are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week in a participating early childhood facility. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible. Recipients must be working toward one of the following:

  • Child development associate credential,
  • Associate’s degree in early childhood education,
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education, or
  • Kentucky early childhood development director’s certificate.

The scholarship is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The application deadline for the summer 2022 term is April 15. The application for fall 2022 opens on April 16.

To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an Early Childhood Development Scholarship application. 

Scholarship Information and Application

 

Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute Scholarship

The Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute will once again be awarding seven (7) scholarships for the following:

Five (5) scholarships for students that are currently attending or planning to pursue a technical/construction degree, trade school, or apprenticeship program.

Two (2) scholarships for graduating seniors, GED recipients, or students who are currently enrolled in college, technical school, or a trade school,  who currently live in a manufactured home.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday April 1st, 2022.

Scholarship Information and Application

 

Warren County Area Technology Center Dr. Ivan Schrodt Scholarship

 

The Dr. Ivan Schrodt scholarship ($1500) was designed to assist technical students at the Warren County Area Technology Center in their pursuit of educational excellence. The scholarship supports students who are seeking technical certificates, technical diplomas or a technical degree in any of the career pathways offered at the Warren County ATC.

The scholarship is transferable to any accredited institution in or out of state offering technical programs and approved by the selection committee. The scholarship is offered through the WCATC Advanced Motorsports Academy Foundation. Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Complete at least two semesters at the Warren County Tech Center and classified as prepatory
  • Pursuing a technical certificate, diploma, or degree at an accredited institution
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA and maintain a 2.5 GPA during all college level coursework
  • Receive a work ethic letter of recommendation from program instructor at the WCATC
  • One letter of recommendation from an Academic Teacher
  • One letter of recommendation from an Administrator or Counselor
  • Present an earned industry certification for the program attended at WCATC
  • No more than 8 absences during senior year (excused or unexcused)
  • Applicant must present a two-page essay explaining their goals, how the funding will aid in their educational pursuits, and why they should be selected

*** Preference given to students who are working while attending college or technical training programs

Attach your essay, letters of recommendation, transcripts with attendance record, and letter of acceptance from attending technical college or university to your application and submit to brooke.bruington@warren.kyschools.us prior to March 25, 2022 at 3:00PM.

Scholarship Information and Application

 

Community Action of Southern Kentucky Scholarship

 

The Community Services Block Grant Scholarship is offered to a graduating high school senior or another adult high school graduate or GED recipient.  The applicant must apply in the county where they reside and be preparing for a career by enrolling or already enrolled in a post-secondary program, such as college/university, vocational/technical school or trade/professional school.  

This year's scholarship will apply up to $1000 to direct costs such as tuition, books, laboratory equipment, course fees, or student housing incurred by curriculum requirements.  Entrance fee to guarantee pre-registration is NOT an eligible cost.

All completed applications must be submitted to your Guidance Counselor, Youth Service Center Coordinator or Community Action County Coordinator by April 8, 2022.  Household income for applicants must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (See Information Link Below).

Scholarship Information and Application

 

Women Leading Kentucky High School Senior Scholarship

 

Must be a female Kentucky high school senior; be enrolling in the fall in a Kentucky college or university; demonstrate leadership in community and high school; have at least a 3.0 GPA; and submit an online application, a copy of transcript, a 400-word essay and a letter of recommendation.

Award: $1,000 to $1,500 Number: 1 Deadline: April 1

Scholarship Application

 

Republican Women of South Central Kentucky Scholarship

 

The Republican Women’s Club of South Central Kentucky grants a $500.00 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior, who has been politically active within the Republican Party.

The qualified applicant will be:

  • Graduate from a Warren County or Bowling Green public or private high school or homeschool in 2022

  • Is a registered Republican or must be committed to becoming a registered Republican when they come of age

  • Plans to enroll at an accredited two or four year college or university in Kentucky OR a tech / trade school

The complete application will include the following:

  • Completed application form

  • A 200 word or more typed essay OR 3 minute video about a Republican woman you admire or who has influenced your life and why

Scholarship Information & Application

 

Warren RECC Scholarship

Guidelines

2022 Scholarship Requirements

Our educational system is an important part of our communities, and Warren RECC is proud to support learning with financial assistance toward higher education for our members.

  • Warren RECC will award scholarships to a limited number of high school seniors, non-traditional students, and upperclassmen. These scholarships range from $500 - $5,000 based on available funding. Students must pursue post-secondary training at an accredited, credential-granting institution.

  • Scholarships will be given for fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters, allocated evenly over two semesters. Half of the award will be paid at the time of enrollment. The remaining allotment will be paid at the beginning of the spring 2023 semester with a documented, minimum 2.8 grade point average and proof of enrollment.

  • This award is a need-based scholarship. Family income and other scholarships and/or awards will be considered. Applications will not be considered unless all required financial information is furnished.

  • This is an equal opportunity program. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Children and grandchildren of employees and Board members of Warren RECC are not eligible to participate in this program.

  • Applications will be posted April 15, 2022, on the Warren RECC website at www.wrecc.com or can be picked up at any Warren RECC office. Applications must be postmarked by May 27, 2022.

    Eligibility Requirements

    High School Seniors must complete this application and submit the following:
    1. An up-to-date transcript from the high school.
    2. A brief narrative explaining the reason for applying, planned course of study, and future plans.
    3. A copy of the 2020 or 2021 federal and state income tax returns for the mother and father and/or legal guardian(s). This information will be held in the strictest of confidence and destroyed after selections are made. 4. Proof of Warren RECC membership of parent or legal guardian.

    Non-traditional Students/Upperclassmen (as defined below) must complete the application and submit the following:

1. An up-to-date transcript.

2. A brief narrative explaining the reason for applying, planned course of study, and future plans.

3. A copy of the applicant’s 2020 or 2021 federal and state income tax returns. If applicant is a dependent child, must include a copy of the 2020 or 2021 federal and state income tax returns for the mother and father and/or legal guardian(s). If the applicant is married, we must also have the spouse’s 2020 or 2021 federal and state tax returns. This information will be held in the strictest of confidence and destroyed after selections are made.

4. Proof of Warren RECC membership or dependency of Warren RECC member.

Definition of a Non-traditional Student is defined as anyone who satisfies at least one of the following:

  • Delays enrollment (does not enter postsecondary education the same year as high school)
  • Works full-time while enrolled
  • Financially independent
  • Has dependents other than a spouse Single parent

Definition of an Upperclassmen – Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors of an accredited, degree-granting institution.

Scholarship Information and Application

 

WKU's Sigma Phi Epilon Balanced Man Scholarship

As part of a national effort on over 160 college campuses across the U.S., the Kentucky Delta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Western Kentucky University (WKU) is offering TEN one-time scholarships in amounts ranging from $100-$1,000 to incoming freshmen men for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

The Balanced Man Scholarship rewards men who exemplify strong leadership qualities with emphasis on a Sound Mind and a Sound Body, as we believe these are two ideals essential to leading a balanced life. This speaks to our own mission of “building balanced men.” 

The students who apply for this scholarship are in no way required to join Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity or to take part in fraternity recruitment.

SigEp strives to be a valued partner in higher education. As someone who plays an important role in college decisions for many students, we need your help in getting the word out about these scholarships. Will you please pass this information along to your graduating male seniors planning to attend WKU? 

To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students must be enrolled full time for the Fall 2022 semester and submit an application online no later than July 15th, 2022 at: http://Sigep.org/wku

In addition, it is highly encouraged that the students who apply for the scholarship follow us on social media for up-to-date news concerning it.

 

Raider Inspiration Scholarship

The application is now open! The eligibility requirements are:

  • Graduating this year from Warren East High School
  • Have a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 2.7
  • Be of African American, Hispanic/Latin American, Asian American, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent

There is a recommendation section that will be passed along as students attach their recommenders.

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: https://forms.gle/48w7yd1e6CYgaPtD6

 

Other Miscellaneous Scholarships

The application is now open! The eligibility requirements are:

Learner SAT Scholarship

Pet Lover Scholarship

  • Eligibility: All high school students are eligible to apply. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. 

  • Amount: $500

  • Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

  • Scholarship Link: https://dogcentral.org/pet-lover-scholarship/

“A Dog Changed My Life” Scholarship

Dog Lover Scholarship

  • Eligibility: All high school students are eligible to apply. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. 

  • Amount: $500

  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2022

  • Scholarship Link: https://dogcentral.org/dog-lover-scholarship/

Healthy Living Scholarship