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    Top 47 Kentucky Scholarships in July 2024

    Written by Kayla Korzekwinski

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    Updated: July 5th, 2024

    When it comes to earning your college degree, Kentucky offers students top-notch academics and research opportunities. Kentucky scholarships are offered by the state of Kentucky, various organizations, and in-state colleges. Abraham Lincoln once said, “I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky.” If you are a student in the Bluegrass State, keep on reading to learn more about the top Kentucky scholarships for students lucky enough to attend school in such an amazing state!

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    KEES Program

    Offered by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

    Are you a Kentucky resident who earned a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school and will be attending an in-state college or university? If so,…Show More

    Are you a Kentucky resident who earned a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school and will be attending an in-state college or university? If so,…Show More

    Are you a Kentucky resident who earned a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school and will be attending an in-state college or university? If so, you may be eligible for the KEES Program! Each year, the program is awarded in varying amounts to Kentucky high school graduates who are attending one of the participating institutions in Kentucky (see KHEAA website for full list). The scholarship can be received until a student has used eight (8) semesters of KEES funding, five (5) years have passed since their high school graduation, or they have earned a bachelor's degree. Further, in addition to the base award of $125 - $500 per year (based on GPA), recipients can earn additional scholarship money based on their ACT, AP, IB, and/or Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) scores. If you're a Kentucky resident attending an eligible in-state university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Little Miami Brewing Native American Scholarship Award

    Offered by Bold.org

    1 award worth $2,500
    Deadline Jul 28, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Bold.org

    Each year, the Little Miami Brewing Native American Scholarship Award seeks to pay tribute to Native American history by providing assistance to the upcoming generation…Show More

    Each year, the Little Miami Brewing Native American Scholarship Award seeks to pay tribute to Native American history by providing assistance to the upcoming generation…Show More

    Each year, the Little Miami Brewing Native American Scholarship Award seeks to pay tribute to Native American history by providing assistance to the upcoming generation of Native students, enabling them to pursue their aspirations in higher education. The scholarship is funded by The Little Miami Brewing Company, who knows that preserving Native American history while uplifting future generations is of utmost importance. Throughout history, the Native American community has faced oppression and neglect, resulting in limited financial resources and a lack of collegiate guidance for individuals of Native American descent. Consequently, Native American students often encounter immense challenges in finding the necessary financial and social support to thrive in college. This scholarship gives The Little Miami Brewing Company a chance to give back and support the Native American collegiate community. It is open to all Native American, college-bound, high school seniors in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. To apply, share your personal journey as a Native American and how your heritage has profoundly influenced your life.Show Less

    1 award worth $2,500
    Deadline Jul 28, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    BigFuture $40k Essay-Free Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Apply

    Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Twisted Pink

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Apr 15, 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Twisted Pink

    The Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award is open to young adults who have lost a parent to metastatic breast cancer or have financial hardship…Show More

    The Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award is open to young adults who have lost a parent to metastatic breast cancer or have financial hardship…Show More

    The Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award is open to young adults who have lost a parent to metastatic breast cancer or have financial hardship due to a parent currently living with metastatic breast cancer who wishes to seek higher education as a post-high school graduate. At this time scholarship applications will be considered from individuals living in IN, KY, OH, or TN. To apply for the Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship, submit a written essay about the subject of your choice, no more than five pages in length. Applicants should include proof of nominee qualifications either in the form of an obituary, a copy of the death certificate, or a signed letter from the parents’ medical oncologist. Applications should be submitted to: Twisted Pink – Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award, 8016 Vinecrest Avenue #2, Louisville, KY 40222. Email applications can be sent to [email protected] with the Subject "Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award".Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Apr 15, 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Ascent’s $10,000 Summer Scholarship Giveaway

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship or job! Whether you're figuring out what interests you, checking out career resources, or picking up skills for your dream job, we want to know: Do you have what you need to enter the next phase of life, post-graduation? Ascent is committed to your long-term success and is giving away $10,000 to one lucky winner for sharing your feedback and ideas on what you need to build the skills and confidence to thrive in the workplace. To apply, complete these three easy steps below: Step 1: Visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” to complete a quick survey and contact form. Step 2: Follow @ascentfunding on Instagram and like the post. Step 3: Tag 3 friends below that would benefit from this scholarship! Be sure to end your comment with #AscentSponsored. Disclaimer: Deadline to apply for Ascent’s $10,000 scholarship prize (1) is September 2nd at 8:59AM PT. To apply and see official rules, visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” link here: AscentFunding.com/Scholarships.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship

    Offered by Kaufman and Stigger, PLLC

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 10, 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Kaufman and Stigger, PLLC

    Are you an academically impressive, current or incoming undergraduate student from Kentucky or Indiana? If so, the Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship may be a great…Show More

    Are you an academically impressive, current or incoming undergraduate student from Kentucky or Indiana? If so, the Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship may be a great…Show More

    Are you an academically impressive, current or incoming undergraduate student from Kentucky or Indiana? If so, the Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 each to two (2) Kentucky and/or Indiana high school seniors or current college students who hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. To apply, interested students must submit an essay about someone who positively influenced their life and how that will impact their future. This scholarship was established as a tribute to the late mother of Attorney Marshall Kaufman, who encouraged her son to further his education and eventually attend law school. If you're a current or incoming college student who'd like to honor the legacy of Alberta C. Kaufman and receive financial support for your education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 10, 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship

    Offered by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

    Are you a Kentucky resident who has enrolled, or been accepted for enrollment, in an approved, in-state program of study that leads to an industry…Show More

    Are you a Kentucky resident who has enrolled, or been accepted for enrollment, in an approved, in-state program of study that leads to an industry…Show More

    Are you a Kentucky resident who has enrolled, or been accepted for enrollment, in an approved, in-state program of study that leads to an industry recognized certificate, diploma, Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a high-demand workforce sector or comprehensive transition and postsecondary (CTP) program? If so, you may be eligible for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards varying amounts of money to multiple eligible students who are pursuing a degree in one of the selected "qualifying areas" for the year. For the 2023-2024 year, these areas include Advanced Manufacturing, Business/Information Technology, Construction, Healthcare, and Transportation/Logistics. If you're a Kentucky resident who is currently or will soon be pursuing a degree in one of those areas, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Apply

    Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest

    Offered by Regions Bank

    4 awards worth $8,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Regions Bank

    Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

    Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

    Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year? If so, you may be eligible for the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest! Each quarter, the contest awards $8,000 to the top four (4) applicants who submit an essay (500 words or less) or a video (3 minutes or less) about how someone they know has (1) inspired them and (2) given them the confidence to achieve their goals. The scholarship is offered four times a year, with deadlines every March, June, September, and December. Bear in mind that applicants must also reside in a state with Regions Bank full-service branches to apply. To find out whether or not your state is eligible, keep on reading. If it is, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    4 awards worth $8,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Get Started

    Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Kentucky Board of Nursing

    Multiple awards worth $3,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Kentucky Board of Nursing

    Are you a Kentucky resident who has been accepted into and is enrolled in a program of nursing (prelicensure (LPN, RN, BSN), BSN completion, or…Show More

    Are you a Kentucky resident who has been accepted into and is enrolled in a program of nursing (prelicensure (LPN, RN, BSN), BSN completion, or…Show More

    Are you a Kentucky resident who has been accepted into and is enrolled in a program of nursing (prelicensure (LPN, RN, BSN), BSN completion, or graduate or certificate program)? Further, will you be enrolled in an academic term that begins after August of the application year and will be able to complete a minimum of 9 credit hours for graduate programs or 12 credit hours for prelicensure or BSN completion programs? If so, consider applying for the Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship awards $3,000 to multiple eligible aspiring nurses from Kentucky. Bear in mind that, after graduation from the program of nursing, recipients must work full-time (part-time work is prorated) in Kentucky as a nurse for one year for each academic year funded. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $3,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) Scholarships

    Offered by Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

    3 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

    The Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) Scholarships are open to Kentucky college or university students with at least 60 credit hours under their belts by…Show More

    The Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) Scholarships are open to Kentucky college or university students with at least 60 credit hours under their belts by…Show More

    The Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) Scholarships are open to Kentucky college or university students with at least 60 credit hours under their belts by the fall term. Applicants' immediate families must also be served by the Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative. Ideal applicants are academic achievers with a passion for extracurricular activities, clear career goals, and glowing recommendations from professors and community leaders. Financial need is also taken into account. Don't miss out on this opportunity to power up your education!Show Less

    3 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship

    Offered by Southern Nursery Association

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

    Offered by Southern Nursery Association

    The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is offered to students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate ornamental horticulture program or related discipline at…Show More

    The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is offered to students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate ornamental horticulture program or related discipline at…Show More

    The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is offered to students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate ornamental horticulture program or related discipline at a four-year institution, must be currently enrolled in good standing and must carry a full-time compliment of courses at time of application and during the semester the scholarship is granted. Also, student must be in a junior or senior standing at time of application in a four-year curriculum (having completed the first two years and at least two horticulture courses) or a graduate student standing in a horticultural masters or doctoral program. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund

    The Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Elaine Chapin by providing financial support to students impacted by multiple sclerosis, whether directly or…Show More

    The Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Elaine Chapin by providing financial support to students impacted by multiple sclerosis, whether directly or…Show More

    The Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Elaine Chapin by providing financial support to students impacted by multiple sclerosis, whether directly or as a family member. Applications are accepted from November 1st to April 30th, with scholarships up to $1,000 awarded to deserving students. To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens who are currently or will soon be enrolled in an accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school within 300 miles of Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund's St. Louis (Missouri) offices. Recipients will be chosen based on financial need, academic standing, and the impact of multiple sclerosis on their lives. If you're an eligible incoming or current post-secondary student whose life has been impacted by multiple sclerosis, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Anthony Munoz Scholarship Fund

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Anthony Munoz Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $20,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Anthony Munoz Foundation

    The Anthony Munoz Scholarship Fund is on the lookout for high school seniors from select counties in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio who are determined to…Show More

    The Anthony Munoz Scholarship Fund is on the lookout for high school seniors from select counties in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio who are determined to…Show More

    The Anthony Munoz Scholarship Fund is on the lookout for high school seniors from select counties in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio who are determined to overcome adversity and display financial need. If you attend a high school in the Foundation's Area of Impact and are planning to attend an eligible Tri-State college or university with a freshman status in the upcoming Fall semester, you could be eligible for this scholarship. If you're a high school senior from an eligible county and who will be attending an eligible university, don't miss out on this opportunity to pursue your dreams! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $20,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen
    Apply

    AAF-Greater Evansville Student Scholarship Award

    Offered by American Advertising Federation – Greater Evansville

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by American Advertising Federation – Greater Evansville

    Are you a current or incoming college student from Illinois, Indiana, or Kentucky studying advertising, marketing, graphic design, or public relations? If so, you may…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming college student from Illinois, Indiana, or Kentucky studying advertising, marketing, graphic design, or public relations? If so, you may…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming college student from Illinois, Indiana, or Kentucky studying advertising, marketing, graphic design, or public relations? If so, you may be eligible for the AAF-Greater Evansville Student Scholarship Award! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple current and incoming college students who are majoring in advertising and related fields and from select parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. Eligible counties include Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, Gibson, and Pike counties in Indiana, Edwards, White, Wabash, and Wayne counties in Illinois, and Henderson, Union, and Daviess counties in Kentucky. If you're from an eligible county and have a passion for advertising, marketing, public relations, or graphic design, don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to pursue your dreams and make a difference in your field! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started
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    How to win Kentucky scholarships

    In order to win Kentucky scholarships, you should highlight your passions and the unique aspects of Kentucky as a state. By showcasing your genuine interests and enthusiasm, you can stand out from the competition and demonstrate your commitment to personal and professional growth. 

    Kentucky boasts a rich cultural heritage, impressive natural landscapes, and a vibrant bluegrass music scene that is unlike any other state. Therefore, you should emphasize how your passions align with these unique characteristics, whether it’s through your involvement in local art, sports, or even playing the fiddle. By embracing your individuality and connecting it to the richness of Kentucky, you can make a compelling case for why you are deserving of a Kentucky scholarship. Celebrate your commitment to the “Bluegrass State” that you call home!

    Resources for writing Kentucky scholarship essays

    Winning Kentucky scholarships may require you to write an essay about yourself. Therefore, read over our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships and our overview of common scholarship essay prompts to help ensure you are prepared to win Kentucky scholarships! Everything you need is at your fingertips with Scholarships360 from guides on how to start a scholarship essay to how to write a 500 word essay. Best of luck! 

    Kentucky student debt snapshot

    According to the Department of Education, Kentucky residents owe $19.7 billion in federal student loan debt, with students owing $32,779 on average (that does not include private loans). 51.4% of loan borrowers are under 35 years old. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Be sure to apply to as many as you qualify for. 

    Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships from colleges in Kentucky as well as top Kentucky scholarships!

    Merit scholarships at Kentucky colleges and universities

    Morehead State University

    • Eligibility: Based on academic achievement, including GPA, test scores, challenging coursework, leadership and service experiences, awards and recognitions, essay, sample of work and interview
    • Amount: Up to full cost of tuition 
    • Deadline: Mid-March

    University of Louisville

    • Eligibility: Incoming first-years to University of Louisville with a 3.5+ GPA
    • Amount: $2,500 up to full tuition
    • Deadline: May 1 

    University of Kentucky

    • Eligibility: Incoming first-years to University of Kentucky with a 3.0+ GPA
    • Amount: $2,500 up to full cost of tuition
    • Deadline: December 1

    Asbury University 

    • Eligibility: Incoming first-years to Asbury University with  a 3.0+ GPA
    • Amount: $9,000 up to $15,000
    • Deadline: Admission to Asbury University

    Murray State University

    • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to Murray State University with a 2.75+ GPA
    • Amount: $1,000 up to $10,000 
    • Deadline: Admission to Murray State University

    Transylvania University

    • Eligibility: Incoming students to Transylvania University with a 3.0+ GPA. Students eligible for Premier Scholarships are selected based on application materials, academics, essays, and an interview
    • Amount: $10,000 up to full tuition
    • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Transylvania University

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

    In-state tuition provides students with a lower cost compared to out-of-state tuition rates. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

    Here are a few well-known Kentucky universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs: 

    University of Kentucky

    • In-state tuition: $12,860
    • Out-of-state tuition: $32,276

    University of Louisville

    • In-state tuition: $12,632
    • Out-of-state tuition: $28,978

    Morehead State University

    • In-state tuition: $9,240
    • Out-of-state tuition: $13,966

    How do you get in-state tuition? 

    The University of Kentucky has stricter rules when it comes to obtaining residency status and in-state tuition. You will need to establish a domicile in Kentucky for one year prior to the beginning of your intended semester. However, during this domicile period you must be employed in the state of Kentucky for no less than 30 hours per week and full-time attendance at the school is not allowed during your domicile period. In addition, on-campus residence is not allowed. Be sure to double check with your intended Kentucky university what their specific requirements are for obtaining residency for tuition purposes. 

    Does Kentucky have tuition reciprocity?

    Yes, Kentucky is a member of the Academic Common Market’s Southern Regional Education Board tuition reciprocity agreement. In this agreement, Kentucky residents can attend a program at a fellow Southern states university for a discounted rate. However, the program they attend can not be offered by a Kentucky institution. 

    Additionally, qualified Kentucky residents can attend certain colleges in Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia for a reduced tuition rate. 

    Additional Kentucky resources

    Kentucky Goes to College

    The Kentucky Goes to College website offers access to scholarship resources that enhance the college experience by sharing information about various initiatives such as Close the Deal, Kentucky College Application Campaign and College Decision Day.

    Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)

    According to their website, KHEAA “administers several financial aid programs and disseminates information about higher education opportunities.” This is a one-stop shopping website for potential and current students in Kentucky, offering guidance on choosing a college, paying for it, and overall management of your finances.

    Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) Scholarship Database

    This comprehensive list of Kentucky Scholarships includes statewide and county-specific programs for public and private colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools.

    KHEAA Video Library

    Prefer to learn through watching videos? The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority has you covered! Learn about choosing and paying for college. The website also includes videos for military and adults returning to college.

    FAFSA Guide

    On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. Florida students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.

    Frequently asked questions about Kentucky scholarships

    Does Kentucky offer free college?

    The state of Kentucky does not offer scholarships that cover the entire cost of college, but there are programs sponsored by the state that provide funds for college such as Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund.

    Do I need to be a Kentucky resident to qualify for Kentucky scholarships?

    Many Kentucky scholarships require that applicants be Kentucky residents or attend a Kentucky public university or college. However, there are some scholarships that are open to non-Kentucky residents as well. Ultimately, make sure you are researching your scholarships and ensuring you fit the eligibility criteria for them.

    What GPA do you need to get a scholarship to the University of Kentucky?

    Earning a scholarship to the University of Kentucky is quite competitive. Most students have a minimum test score of 31 ACT or 1390 SAT and a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.50. If applicants are going test-optional, they must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 4.0.

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