SCHOLARSHIP opportunities

Thanks to our generous donors, Blue Grass Community Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to area students seeking educational opportunities beyond high school.

Applicants are encouraged to read the eligibility requirements for each scholarship and apply to those that match their educational plans. Each scholarship has its own deadline and set of application materials.

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

16th District PTA Scholarship

The objective of the 16th District PTA Scholarship is to give deserving young people the financial means to continue their education. This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Fayette County Public Schools. Eligible applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Scholarships are awarded based on applicant's financial need, academic achievement and contribution to the community. The amount of the award varies each year.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant.
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


16th District PTA Scholarship-SPECIAL NEEDS CATEGORY

The objective of the 16th District PTA Scholarship is to give deserving young people the financial means to continue their education. This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Fayette County Public Schools. Eligible applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Scholarships are awarded based on applicant's financial need, academic achievement and contribution to the community. Students applying under the Special Needs category must provide a Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan. The amount of the award varies each year.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


CLARK Scholars Scholarship

This scholarship was established by CLARK Material Handling Company to provide $1,000 non-renewable scholarships to students who can show individual achievement, community awareness and involvement and academic accomplishment. This Scholarship is open to graduating seniors attending public high schools in Fayette County, as well as to immediate family members of CLARK employees who reside in Kentucky. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference giving to first-generation scholarship students. Former recipients of the CLARK Scholarship are eligible to re-apply for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Emma E. Buckley Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Emma E. Buckley, a long-time philanthropist in Kentucky. This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Woodford County High School or Fayette County Public Schools who demonstrate significant financial need. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference give to first-generation college student. The number of scholarships and the scholarship amounts vary each year.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Gill-Elliott Scholarship

The Gill-Elliott Scholarship was established to honor William J. Elliott, a chemistry and physics teacher at Highlands High School for 32 years. This non-renewable merit-based scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Highlands High School who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, math or pre-medicine. Applicant must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and a composite ACT score of at least 28 or SAT score of at least 1250.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Jane Allen Newman Scholarship

The Jane Allen Newman Scholarship Fund awards three scholarships of $2,500 each to high school seniors in Fayette, Harrison, or Union counties, Kentucky with significant financial need who wish to further pursue their education by attending college. Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Preference given to first-generation college students. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided that the student maintains a 2.0 cumulative GPA, maintains full-time status, and is in good academic standing.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Jared Banta Legacy Scholarship

The Jared E. Banta Scholarship is offered to graduating seniors at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, KY. This scholarship was established in 2017 by Nancy A. Compson to create a permanent legacy in memory of her grandson, Jared E. Banta. Eligible candidates must be involved in sports and/or the arts; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; demonstrate financial need; and plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or university, with preference given to students who plan to attend college in Kentucky or Ohio.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Jennifer Leigh Soper Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship

The Jennifer Leigh Soper Scholarship was established by Lee Soper, in memory of his daughter. This non-renewable scholarship will award at least $500 to a college-bound student with cystic fibrosis.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


John and Maggie Price Scholarship

The John and Maggie Price Scholarship was established in 2015 through an estate gift from Mr. John Price, former member of the Fayette County Board of Education. Mr. Price established this scholarship so that his passion for education and helping Fayette County public school students would continue. This non-renewable scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Kentucky who intend to major in nursing at an accredited, four-year college. The amount of the scholarship varies each year.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


King-Barton Scholarship

The King-Barton scholarship was established provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending Harrison County High School who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to first-generation college student. This scholarship is non-renewable and the award amount varies each year.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Lewis Sexton Scholarship Fund

The Lewis Sexton Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 by the Morris Foundation in honor of Lewis Sexton, former President of UAW Local 862.  The Scholarship Fund will provide three awards of $5,000 scholarships to children (or legal wards) of UAW 862 member or retirees who plan to attend college in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Students must be graduating high school seniors who have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Awards will be paid over the course of 2 semesters.

Online application available: mid-January 2018
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship

The Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship was established by Linda and Jack Gill, to honor Linda Gill’s mother and grandmother. This non-renewable merit-based scholarship provides one annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Kentucky who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, or pre-medicine. Applicant must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and composite ACT score of at least 28 or SAT of at least 1250.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Logan Thomas Family Memorial Scholarship

The Logan Thomas Family Scholarship was created to honor the legacy of Logan Thomas and his son Logan Thomas, Jr. Both were proud graduates of Lee County High School. This scholarship is open to high school seniors attending Lee County High School in Beattyville, Kentucky who demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must attend a college or university within the state of Kentucky. The annual scholarship award is $5,000 and recipients are eligible to re-apply for this scholarship on an annual basis during their undergraduate study

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


The MacLellan Education Fund Scholarship

The MacLellan Education Scholarship was established to benefit children and stepchildren of MacLellan Services Inc. employees. MacLellan Services, Inc., seeks to recognize and honor academic excellence by providing scholarships to students who have financial need and who plan to major in any of the specified fields of study as listed under the eligibility requirements. The scholarship is renewable up to four years of undergraduate study.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Margaret Hall Alumnae Scholarship

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 attained a scholastic average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and complete an application in accordance with instructions.

Click here to download this scholarship application.
Deadline: April 1


Monica  Combs Memorial Scholarship

The Monica Combs Memorial Scholarship was established at Blue Grass Community Foundation in 2017 to honor the life of Monica "Moni" Combs. Monica died June 25th, 2006 at the age of 26. This scholarship has been established in her memory to be awarded to a Woodford County High School graduating senior who exemplifies her compassion for others. This scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Woodford County High School with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must attend an accredited two- or four-year College, University or Technical School. Recipients should share Monica's values by being selfless, genuine, a natural leader, willing to put the needs of others ahead of their own wants, not afraid to challenge the status quo, and dedicated to the value of friendship. Financial need may be considered. This is a non-renewable scholarship and the amount of the award varies each year. 

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: April 18 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Thomas B. Bright, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas B. Bright, Jr., Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Thomas B. Bright Jr., former president of Kentucky Propane Gas Association. The scholarship provides an award of $1,000 to high school seniors or current undergraduate students who are employees or relatives of employees of companies belonging to the Kentucky Propane Gas Association. Former recipients are eligible to re-apply.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Thomas D. Urmston Scholarship

The Thomas D. Urmston scholarship was established to provide scholarships to female students who are graduating high school seniors attending Harrison County High School who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to first-generation college students. This is a non-renewable scholarship and the award amount varies each year.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


W.O. Davis Memorial Scholarship

The W.O. Davis Memorial scholarship was established to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending Woodford County High School who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher. Preference given to a first-generation college student. This is a non-renewable scholarship and the award amount varies each year.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Loren Richards Elder Care Scholarship

The Loren Richards Elder Care Scholarship was established to provide an annual $2,000 scholarship for an upcoming third or fourth year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in a field of study that will prepare them for a career that will have direct impact on the elderly population. This scholarship is renewable for a second year contingent on the recipient remaining a full-time student in good standing with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Stephen L. Keller Scholarship

The Stephen L. Keller Scholarship was established to annually provide three non-renewable scholarships of $2,000 to outstanding undergraduate students from Eastern Kentucky majoring in a business-related field. The student must be attending an accredited four-year educational institution in Kentucky.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Thomas B. Bright, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas B. Bright, Jr., Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Thomas B. Bright Jr., former president of Kentucky Propane Gas Association. The scholarship provides an award of $1,000 to high school seniors or current undergraduate students who are employees or relatives of employees of companies belonging to the Kentucky Propane Gas Association. Former recipients are eligible to re-apply.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship

The Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Edith Schwab, Attorney and Deputy Director of the Legislative Research Commission. This scholarship provides a non-renewable award of at least $1,000 to a graduate student pursuing a degree and career in public service. This includes, but is not limited to fields of study such as public administration, teaching, public health, or social work. Applicant must have excellent academic records, demonstrate financial need, and intend to continue work in Kentucky.

Click here to login to the Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and apply for this grant. 
Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST

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