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Scholarships

This is a current list of scholarship opportunities that have been provided to the counseling office for 2023-2024.  This list will be updated often, so please continue to check this page.  Scholarships are listed in the order that they are RECEIVED and NOT by when they are due.  If you have any questions, please see your counselor.

*Remember to pay close attention to deadlines!*


MLK State Commission Oratorical Competition

Eligibility: Participants must be enrolled as full-time students at one of Kentucky’s four-year colleges and universities or a high school senior graduating in the class of 2024.

Deadline to apply: February 29, 2024

Click here for scholarship and application details. 


$2,500 "No Sweat" Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Number of awards: 1

Due Date: March 31st  2024

Eligible Candidates: 8 - 12th grade students

Application Link  

­Direct-to-student cash prize for any educational purpose: from books to summer enrichment to a new laptop.

  • No GPA requirements or Essays to write
  • No minimum income requirements 
  • Selection based on their holistic Cirkled In profile

Learn about Cirkled In:

Cirkled In is an award-winning, secure, and engaging online profile platform that helps high school students with “College and Career Readiness”. Cirkled In provides a one-stop shop for various educational and employment opportunities. Check out our College Search database as well as over 8,000 jobs and internships database curated just for students.

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Edward E. & Beverley H. McDonald Scholarship

Description: The Edward E. & Beverley H. McDonald Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Beverley H. McDonald of Nicholasville, KY, to provide scholarship assistance to graduating seniors from Bryan Station High School, Lafayette High School, or Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY, or any high school located in Jessamine County, KY.

Eligibility: Graduating senior from Bryan Station High School, Lafayette High School, or Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY; or any high school located in Jessamine County, KY; Enrolled to attend a recognized college, university, or junior college; Cumulative 2.0 GPA; Employment experience for the two most recent years of high school; Demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply: The General Scholarship Application, which includes the Edward E. & Beverley H. McDonald Scholarship, will open December 1, 2023, and close February 29, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The application will be available via the Community Foundation of Louisville’s website.

Renewable: Yes

The application closes February 29. 

Apply here  


Kentucky Farm Bureau Scholarship

For scholarship details and application links, click here

Application deadline: February 29


FCFB Education Foundation Scholarships

2 year Community & Technical College Scholarship

4 year Scholarship Program Application

Deadline to apply for each is March 22, 2024.


CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship Program

The Council of the Great City Schools is partnering with Dr. Bernard Harris to offer the CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships Program for high school seniors who are planning to major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Named after former astronaut, physician and businessman Bernard Harris, who was the first African American to walk in space, the scholarships are available to 2024 graduating seniors in urban school districts represented by the Council.

Four $5,000 scholarships for two males and two females each will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic seniors pursuing studies in STEM-related fields in college next fall.

To apply for the 2024 scholarship, the application must be submitted online by April 12, 2024.

Apply Here


Veterans Park Elementary Scholarship

Each year the PTA offers two scholarships to graduating seniors who completed their fifth-grade year and promoted from Veterans Park Elementary. Please see the below information regarding the scholarship. Further information will be posted on the VPE website.

Eligibility Requirements
All applicants for the Cathy Crum Bell Scholarship and Amy McVey Scholarship must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be in their senior year in a high school within Fayette County
  2. Must have been promoted from the fifth grade at Veterans Park Elementary
  3. Once the scholarship is awarded, it must be used the following fall term. The check will be written directly to the college or university.

Criteria for awarding the scholarship
Applications will be evaluated by a committee composed of at least 3 people outside the Veterans Park Community. Two winners will be selected by the committee based on:
● Academic Record/ GPA
● Extracurricular Activities, Achievements, Leadership Abilities
● Clarity of written essay Applicant Submission Applicants should submit the following for consideration.
● This application form (required)
● A 300 – 500-word essay describing a staff member or an event from your time at Veterans Park Elementary that contributed to your success in middle or high school (required)
● Copy of high school transcript: through 7th semester (required)
● Any other information pertaining to extracurricular achievements, demonstration of leadership abilities, etc. (optional but recommended, see criteria)

All applications must be RECEIVED by March 24, 2023 at the address below. Any applications received at the school after March 24, 2023 will NOT be considered. To ensure you meet the deadline please mail in time or drop off your application at VPE before March 24, 2023.

Application link


Kincaid Foundation-Scholarship

The Kincaid Foundation is awarding scholarships this year to graduates of Fayette County High Schools. These scholarships will be awarded only to students attending college and enrolling in a four-year degree program for a maximum of eight semesters. 

The primary focus on evaluating candidates requesting the Foundation’s annual needs based scholarship is the financial need and academic achievement of the candidate.  While there are no minimums or maximums for the financial status and income levels of the student’s family, consideration is given to family environment and siblings of the applicant.  Academic achievement evaluation is based on the overall GPA of the student, class ranking, standardized testing scores and involvement in school and community affairs.  The Foundation also requests a recommendation from the applicant’s Counselor.  A narrative should be provided by the applicant detailing their reasons for applying for the scholarship along with any information they feel is pertinent to their family situation, their intended choice of schools, course of studies and long-term life goals. 

Application Form

Due to Mrs. Miller (room A007c) by March 25


Mike Thomas/Kamaria Spaulding Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Mike Thomas/Kamaria Spaulding Memorial Scholarship Fund is a $1000, Needs Based Scholarship that will be given once a year to a deserving student. The student can be nominated by their teacher, counselor, church/church member, or the student themselves.

Needs Criteria- Student will not be graded on academic status but on the following criteria:

  • Lower or middle income level family
  • Not receiving a full scholarship from any institution
  • Enrolled in any institution of higher learning (college, vocational or trade school)                   

Application Link

Time Frame: The application process will open on February 1st and close on April 15th of each year.

Contact Rebecca Webb for more information.  859-693-6436 


Drug Free Lex's 3rd Annual Scholarship

This opportunity is for Fayette County seniors. There are two $1,000 separate scholarships centered around drug use & mental health through expression of art and or essay.  Click here for more information.

Application deadline:  March 29, 2024


Judy Hale Scholarship

Application deadline: March 14, 2024

Scholarship application information


The Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

This scholarship program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $10,000 to $25,000, with more than 600 scholarships available. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be enrolled in full-time as a high school junior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer 2025 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than fall following graduation. 
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States.
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in c-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.


Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarships for FCPS Students

Blue Grass Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the various scholarships offered to FCPS graduating seniors.  Click here for more information.

Online Application Portal

Deadline to apply: March 4, 2024 (11:59 pm ET)


The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1500 scholarship to a college bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party.  The qualified applicant will graduate from a Kentucky high school in 2024, is or will be a registered Republican, and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.  The completed application must be mailed with a postmark no later than Wednesday, April 3, 2024.  Please see Mrs. Miller, BEE Academy counselor, for the application. 


AMDA Scholarship 

Each year The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and AMDA College of Performing Arts offer scholarships to students.  Admission to AMDA requires an audition. AMDA offers numerous audition opportunities in locations throughout the United States and the world. You must be a junior or senior in high school or a high school graduate for your audition to be considered for acceptance into the AOS or Certificate and BFA programs and merit-based scholarship. For further details, visit their website


The BGO Champion Award will be given to two very deserving high school student-athletes from the central Kentucky area - one male and one female. This award is unique as it honors student-athletes at the high school level who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or injury, and returned and excelled beyond expectations in their respective sport(s). The award is accompanied with a $2,500 scholarship per individual.

The BGO Achievement Awards are given to central Kentucky high school student-athletes who have distinguished themselves in the classroom, in their community, on the playing field/court, and have been high achievers in every aspect of their life.  High schools from the central Kentucky will have the opportunity to nominate student-athletes for this award.  The award is accompanied with a $500 scholarship per individual.

Click here for more information.

Nomination Deadline: Febuary 23, 2024


September Scholarship Newsletter

Student Scholarships - 18 Scholarship Programs are available to Kentucky students.

Scholarship Internet Search Engines: (BE SAFE!  Do NOT share your your socials or bank info!  Scholarships search engines should be used with caution!)

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www.scholarships360.org

*College specific scholarships are NOT posted on our website. Make sure you are checking scholarship opportunities at your colleges too!  Each college offers several scholarships specific to their school that can only be found on that college's website!!!