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!

Affording Higher Education Publication

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updates Affording Higher Education every year so students and their families have the most up–to–date information available to help them find sources of money to pay for college. This year’s edition of Affording Higher Education has information about some 5,300 different sources of financial aid for Kentucky students. You can view or download the online PDF version or copies of the publication can be found in the TCHS Guidance Office or the College and Career Center at TCHS Room 108.

KY Transportation Cabinet Scholarships

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is now accepting applications for its Civil Engineering (4 year program) and Civil Engineering Technology (2 year program) Scholarship Programs.  Deadline to apply is March 1.

The Civil Engineering Scholarship Program is for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Western KY University, University of Louisville, or University of Kentucky.  Students can also take classes at other Kentucky state colleges/universities, with approved programs, before transferring to WKU, UofL, or UK.  Candidates must have an ACT composite score of 24 and maintain a GPA of 2.5 while in college.  College Freshmen and Sophomores currently receive $5750 a semester to apply towards tuition, books, etc.  Juniors and Seniors receive $6150 a semester.  This is a $450/semester increase from previous years!  Students are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend.

The Civil Engineering Technology Program is for students interested in pursuing an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology at Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg and Blue Grass Community & Technical College in Lexington.  (We are currently working on developments to expand this program to western Kentucky.)  Candidates must meet the entrance qualifications for the college and maintain a GPA of 2.5.  Students receive $2750 a semester (this is a $250/semester increase), and are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend.

More details about both programs and applications to apply can be found at:

JCTC Scholarships

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Jefferson Community and Technical College offers numerous scholarships to both new students and currently enrolled students at the College.

  • To apply, click on the Scholarship for which you wish to apply for, then complete the scholarship application and return it to the Jefferson Financial Aid Office on any JCTC Campus by the deadline listed on the application.
  • Please print and complete an application form for each individual scholarship.

All applications must be returned with any requested supporting documentation, such as transcripts, tax information or essays by the application deadline.

  • Applications are accepted each Spring semester for the following Fall / Spring semesters.
  • The Deadline is March 1, unless otherwise noted.
  • Financial need is considered.
  • Scholarship applicants also must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the scholarship application deadline.

Scholarship brochure:

Ivy Tech Open House & Financial Aid Session

We can help!

Tour the Ivy Tech Madison campus and discover the educational opportunities available in our community!
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Learn how financial aid works and what to expect when applying for financial aid.

Everyone is welcome no matter which college you plan to attend!
(Light refreshments will be served.)

Shelby Energy Cooperative Scholarships

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Each year, Shelby Energy Cooperative searches for outstanding high school students to represent the Cooperative in the Scholarship Program. Six $1,000 scholarships are awarded based on grade-point average, ACT scores, school and community involvement and need. One $1,000 scholarship will also be awarded for anyone who is interested in pursuing an electrical line technician career.

Shelby Energy Cooperative will also award an all-expense paid educational trip for three high school juniors to Washington, D.C. During this week-long trip, students will learn about our nation’s history and its government, rural electrification, and will make new friends from across the nation.

Applications for all of these scholarships are available in February from high school counselors and at either of Shelby Energy offices or by following either of these links – Scholarships & Washington Youth Tour