KSBA First Degree College Scholarship Program



KSBA First Degree College Scholarship Program

For the fifth consecutive year, the Kentucky School Boards Association will provide $2,500 college scholarships to one male and to one female member of the Class of 2016. The scholarship is good to any two-year, four-year college or university. This is a one-year, non-renewable scholarship.

For more information and to download an application please visit the KSBA scholarship webpage. Copies of the application can also be found in the Trimble County College and Career Center at Trimble County High School.  Please return completed applications to Mr. Buchanan – College and Career Counselor. 

Apply for Scholarships Today!


You may think it is overwhelming and impossible to win scholarships found on certain websites, but one thing is for sure…if you don’t apply you won’t win. The best advice is to apply for as many scholarships as possible to increase your chances of winning! Below are some links to get you started. Settle in for the long haul and start filling out those scholarship applications today!


2015 Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters Program

The 2015 Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters Program

Please read the following announcement from the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division:

The program brings about 20-30 high school students from disadvantaged/underrepresented groups from around the state together to learn more about the legal profession.  Some of the events during the one day program include a mock law school class hosted by the University of Kentucky College of Law and one of its law school professors, a panel discussion with practicing attorneys and judges, an opportunity to tour a law firm as well as the Fayette County Courthouse.  The program lasts from about 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Space is limited as we aim to have between 20-30 students in order to provide a beneficial experience to each student. There is an application process and we have attached the application for the program to this e-mail.  Applications are due by May 1, 2015. We ask that all applications are submitted via e-mail if possible.

The program is completely free to the students (we reimburse mileage and set them up with hotel rooms, if needed depending on how far they are traveling).  The purpose of the program is to encourage diverse high school students to consider law school or an occupation in the legal profession.

Download and email the completed Why Choose Law Application to the email address listed at the end of the application.



College and Career Trips

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are invited to sign up for one of two college and career field trips. Instructions and requirements to sign up are listed on the image above. Students can sign up on the poster in the front hallway of TCHS. Students attending the UK trip will be gone during the entire school day.  Students attending the LG&E trip will be returning around 11:30am. Please see Mr. Buchanan if you have any questions about the trips.

Commonwealth Honors Academy

CHA logoThe Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students will be selected from the Commonwealth and surrounding region. Upon completion of the Academy, students will:

  • receive six hours of university credit
  • have the opportunity to take three hours of tuition-free university courses at Murray State University during the subsequent fall and spring semesters
  • be awarded a four-year, $2,000-per-year housing scholarship to attend Murray State University

To learn more about this opportunity go to Commonwealth Honors Academy. Juniors can pick up an application packet in the Trimble County College and Career Center or it can be downloaded from the CHA website.

WKU FREE Online Dual Credit Course

WKU_Tall_2cWKU Dual Credit will again be offering UC 100 – College and Career Explorations! This is a one-credit-hour online course that is designed to help students learn more about themselves and possible careers that fit their goals for the future. WKU instructors will work with students to provide feedback to help them prepare for life after high school.

This course is open to high school students of all grades and all academic levels.

There is no cost to students or schools for this course. (Automatic WKU scholarships result in no tuition being charged.)  New students must apply to WKU at wku.edu/dualcredit/apply.  Students must also register at www.wku.edu/dualcredit/registration.

Registration forms must be submitted to the Dual Credit office by Monday, October 6; the course will then begin on Thursday, October 16 and will end on Friday, December 12. Additional information about UC 100 can be found online at wku.edu/dualcredit/online.

FAFSA Checklist


January 1st will be here before you know it.  Are you ready to fill out the FAFSA?  Get a head start and start gathering your information today. KHEAA provides a great checklist to ensure you have everything you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  As a reminder the correct website is https://fafsa.ed.gov. Remember the application is FREE. Beware of websites that offer to help you fill out the application for a fee.  The FAFSA4caster tool will help you estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.