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 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 $1,000.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 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 $1,000. Students applying under the Special Needs category must provide an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Highlands High School in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in math, science, engineering, or pre-medicine. Applicant must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and a composite ACT score of at least 28. Student must also demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 scholarship amount varies each year.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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. This is a non-renewable scholarship and the award amount varies each year.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 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 math, science, engineering, or pre-medicine. Applicant must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and a composite ACT score of at least 28. Student must also demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 on the online application.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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: April 1
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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 non-renewable scholarship will provide an award of $6,500 to one recipient in 2017. 

Deadline: April 18 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 $1,500 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.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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. Scholarship award amount varies each year.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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. Scholarship award amount varies each year.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 $1,500 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.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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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 public service. This includes, but is not limited to fields of study such as public administration, teaching, public health, or social work. Student must have excellent academic records, demonstrate financial need and intend to continue work in Kentucky.

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. EST
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