BGCF Scholarships

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.

If you have been awarded a scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year, please follow the link below to officially accept your scholarship.

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, kristen@bgcf.org or (859) 721-2347.

Available Scholarship

The Diversity in Kentucky Distilling Scholarship was established by Castle & Key Distilling in partnership with the Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild to support scholarships for students of color who have interest in working in the distilling field in Kentucky. The scholarship provides a $5,000 award that is renewable for one additional year of study.