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.

 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Lewis Sexton Scholarship Fund

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

Click here to apply. Deadline is April 20


 Jane Allen Newman Scholarship

The Jane Allen Newman Scholarship Fund awards 3 scholarships of $2,000 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. 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. 

Deadline:March 15


 Emma E. Buckley Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Emma E. Buckley, a long-time philanthropist in Kentucky. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Woodford County High School or Fayette County Public Schools who demonstrate significant financial need. The scholarship amount varies each year. 

Deadline:March 15


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.

Deadline:March 15


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 a one-time award of $1,000 to students who are employees or relatives of employees of companies belonging to the Kentucky Propane Gas Association.

Deadline:March 15 


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 scholarship provides one annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Kentucky. The recipient must plan to major in science, math, engineering, pre-medicine, business, or education in college.

Deadline:March 15 


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 scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Highlands High School. The recipient must plan to major in the physical or biological sciences, math, engineering, pre-medicine, business, or education in college.

Deadline:March 15 


Jennifer Leigh Soper Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship

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

Deadline:March 15 


Margaret Hall Alumnae Scholarship

The Margaret Hall Alumnae Association Scholarship Fund was established for students who are relatives of alumnae, faculty and staff of Margaret Hall School, which was located in Versailles, Kentucky. At least one scholarship is awarded for $1,000, with additional awards of no less than $500 possible.

Deadline:March 15 


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. The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Fayette County Public Schools based on financial need, academic achievement and contribution to the community. The minimum amount awarded, per 16th District PTA standing rules, is $500 per scholarship. Recent awards have been for $1000.

Deadline:March 15


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. The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors attending Fayette County Public Schools based on financial need, academic achievement and contribution to the community. The minimum amount awarded, per 16th District PTA standing rules, is $500 per scholarship. Recent awards have been for $1000.

Deadline:March 15


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 3.0 or higher.

Deadline:March 15


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.

Deadline:March 15


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.

Deadline:March 15


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. 

Deadline:March 15 


Logan Thomas Family Memorial Scholarship

The Logan Thomas Family Scholarship was created to honor the legacy of logan Thomas and 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 finanacial need and have a cumlative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must attend a college or university within the state of Kentucky.

Deadline:March 15  

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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.

Deadline:March 15 


 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship

The Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Edith Schwab, 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 government service (i.e. public service). This includes, but is not limited to fields of study such as public administration, teaching, public health, or social work.

Deadline:March 15 

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