University of Kentucky – Automatic Scholarships

UK LOGOStudents interested in attending the University of Kentucky can familiarize themselves with the institutions scholarships by visiting Below you will find a list of automatic scholarships that UK offers, in particular the Patterson Scholarship.  Current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in UK will want to pay particular attention to the many scholarships awarded by UK. For more information visit the link provided above.


Patterson Scholarship for National Merit, Achievement or Hispanic Finalists

National Merit®, Achievement® or Hispanic® Finalists who designate UK as their college choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by mid-April are eligible for the Patterson Scholarship. The Patterson Scholarship is in addition to the UK National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship of $2,000, which is awarded though the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Patterson Scholarship is a renewable scholarship, which provides the cost of tuition, room and board allowance, $1,000 yearly stipend, an iPad2®, and $2,000 for a Summer Education Abroad program. No scholarship application is required for the UK National Merit®, Achievement® or Hispanic® Finalist Patterson Scholarship. If a student is awarded a Singletary Scholarship, that award will replace the Patterson Scholarship. Students may receive only one scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Program.

Kentucky Governor’s Scholars/School for the Arts Alumni Scholarships

The University of Kentucky offers special scholarships to students that complete the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and/or Governor’s School for the Arts summer programs. The Governor’s Scholars/School for the Arts Scholarships are for incoming freshmen only. The following scholarships will be awarded to eligible students, provided the student is admitted and has the qualifying test score and GPA on file with the Office of Undergraduate by January 15, 2015. December 2014 are the final ACT and SAT test dates for scholarship consideration. No application is required.

GSP/GSA Presidential Scholarship

GSP/GSA students applying with a minimum 1250 SAT (Math + Reading) or 28 ACT and a 3.30 unweighted high school grade point average will receive a Presidential Scholarship, which provides in-state tuition and mandatory registration fees for up to four years of undergraduate study. Minimum test score requirements are based on the composite or total score from one test date. Combined scores, also known as a superscore, from two or more tests will not be considered. If a student is awarded a Singletary or Patterson Scholarship, that award will replace the Presidential Scholarship.

GSP/GSA Provost Scholarship

All other eligible GSP/GSA students will receive a Provost Scholarship, which provides $1,500 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study. If a student is awarded a Singletary or Patterson Scholarship, that award will replace the Provost Scholarship. Students may receive only one scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Program.


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.

Shelby Energy Washington Youth Tour

Shelby EnergyWashington Youth Tour

Shelby Energy Cooperative will award an all-expense paid educational trip for three high school juniors to Washington, D.C. During this weeklong trip, students will learn about our nation’s history and its government, rural electrification, and will make new friends from across the nation. For more information and to download the application visit  The deadline for the application is March 13, 2015. There are applications at the Trimble County College and Career Center as well.

Bezos Scholars Program

bezos logoThe Bezos Scholars Program @ the Aspen Institute is a year-long leadership development program for public high school juniors and educators. It begins with a scholarship to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following school year when Bezos Scholar teams return home to launch sustainable, Local Ideas Festivals that transform their schools and communities.

To learn more about the Bezos Scholars Program visit their YouTube channel. If you are interested in participating in the program you can complete the online application.

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.

MSU Craft Academy


The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is a dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional Kentucky students. The Academy will be housed on the campus of Morehead State University, consistently ranked as one of the safest campuses in the Commonwealth.

Scheduled to open in August 2015, the Craft Academy will meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. A college-level curriculum will allow students to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework.

For more information and admission requirements click the image above or go to

Junior Day Out

ius-logoOn Thursday April 24th, 2014 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM we are planning our inaugural Junior Day Out. The program is designed to cater to up and coming Juniors who are beginning their college search and who may be interested in IU Southeast. The check-in for the event will begin at 9:30AM and students must have RSVP by Monday April 21st to participate.

The program will include:

Space in the program is limited. Please RSVP as early as possible to secure a spot. Students can RSVP by emailing the admissions office at or by calling our office at (812) 941-2212.