Kentucky is often referred to as the Bluegrass State. The name comes from the color of the grass that owes its particular sheen to the robust and fertile soil. This fecund state is known for many things, including its distilleries, tobacco and horse racing. In short, what's not to love about Kentucky?
Something else the state is known for are its colleges. Kentucky maintains eight public universities. These include the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. There are more than 70 other private colleges and universities that help round out the states educational offerings.
Both public and private scholarships are available for those studying in or living in Kentucky. The state also offers loan forgiveness and other forms of tuition assistance for those pursuing careers in under-served vocational areas. Among these are programs for both teachers and nurses. But scholarships can be found for a wide range of other academic fields, including business, the life sciences, architecture, resource management and information technology.
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A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. For the Eastern Region, schools must be located in either: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, or Kentucky.
The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist students who are pursuing a career in gerontology or geriatrics.
Selection of Recipient(s):
To apply for the scholarship, a student must be a junior, senior or graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited university within the eight Southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina.
The following criteria will be used to rank nominations:
25 percent - Financial need
25 percent - Application aptness
10 percent - Writing skills
15 percent - Maintain 2.5 GPA
10 percent - Commitment to do volunteer work with elderly
LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.
MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience.
We are proud to offer our $1,000 scholarship to one current or prospective student. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to promote a passion for music and higher education.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Applicant must complete financial analysis section of application and exhibit financial need. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin required. Recipients shall allow Tractor Supply Company to use photographs of themselves and their families in company advertising.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $3,000. Not guaranteed.
EIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Must be resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. One scholarship awarded per state. Applicant’s family must be a Beck’s Hybrids Seed customer.AWARD: Five scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agribusiness, economics, finance or accounting. Must be resident of Kentucky or Ohio. (Indiana and Tennessee residents may apply for the FFA-Farm Credit scholarship through their state office.)AWARD: Two scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing. Seventeen $1,000 scholarships to a member from Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina; Arkansas, Louisiana or Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Pennsylvania or New York; Washington, Oregon or Idaho; Ohio; Oklahoma; Alabama, Georgia or Florida; Tennessee; Texas; Wisconsin. In addition, seven scholarships are available to FFA members pursuing a two-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing to the states of Kansas; Kentucky; Nebraska; Ohio; Oklahoma; Texas; Alabama, Georgia or Florida. Applicants must live on a family farm, exhibit strong leadership skills, financial need and demonstrate interest in managing a farm.AWARD: 24 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of study. Resident of Georgia, Kentucky or Tennessee required. Applicants must be female. Must complete financial analysis section of application and demonstrate financial need, as well as individual motivation.AWARD: Approximately three scholarships at $5,000. Freshman year is $1,250, and the scholarship may be renewable at $1,250 per year for three additional years if a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale is maintained. Not guaranteed.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming required. No more than one scholarship per state.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in food science and technology. Must reside in and plan to attend a college or university in Indiana, Kentucky or Ohio. Preference given to applicants competing in state or national FFA sponsored events. Applicants must exhibit strong leadership skills and have work related experience in agriculture.AWARD: Three scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural engineering or agricultural science/technology. Resident of Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas or West Virginia required. Must have been active in extracurricular activities. Completion of the financial analysis section is required. If these major criteria are equal between potential applicants, those with the greatest financial need will be selected. Recipients shall allow Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. to publicize or advertise scholarship recipients’ names or likenesses and those of their families.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $2,500 each, non-renewable.
Scholarships only applicable for specific counties within this state
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