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Helping Students Achieve Their Goals 

Blue Grass Community Foundation recognizes the profound power of education to not only transform lives of individuals, but also the life of our community. 

Thanks to generous donors, we have awarded more than $5 million dollars to support students working to reach their full potential with educational opportunities beyond high school.  We manage more than 50 scholarships, each with varying criteria and award amounts.  While some of the scholarships are administered through a designated high school or organization, most are administered through our Scholarship Portal where students are matched with more than 25 scholarship opportunities.

How to Apply

  • STEP 2 – Complete the Blue Grass Community Foundation Eligibility Form – 2024  
  • STEP 3 –   Get automatically matched with the scholarships you qualify for
  • STEP 4 – Complete all applications for specific scholarships you qualify for

2024 Scholarship Timeline

  • Application Opens – December 2, 2023
  • Applications Due – March 4, 2024 by 11:59 (EST)
  • Award Notifications Sent – May 2024
  • Deadline to Accept Scholarship – August 1, 2024
  • Scholarship Payments Sent – August 2024 

For more information about our scholarships and the application process, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. If you need additional information, please contact Kristen Tidwell, Director of Grants + Scholarships, or (859) 721-2347.

 The list of the scholarships offered through the Scholarship Portal is below:

As noted below, to apply for the Margaret Hall Alumnae Scholarship and the Stewart Family Scholarship, applicants must download the application and follow the instructions on the application for submission. 


To be considered for this award, the applicant must be a relative of a Margaret Hall alumnus or faculty member, be a senior enrolled in an accredited high school, have minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and complete an application in accordance with instructions

Click here to download the application.  The deadline for submission is March 1, 2024. 


The Stewart Family Scholarship provides scholarship of up to $2,000 per academic year for students who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT score of 17 or SAT score of 1190. All recipients must demonstrate outstanding character as evidenced by work ethic and service to others. Priority will be given to applicants residing within Kentucky counties of Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence, as well as Scioto County Ohio. Others with educational needs will be considered outside of the priority areas.

Click here to download the application. Deadline for submission is March 8, 2024.