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Phone: 270-538-4000
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Senior Scholarships 2018 – 2019

These scholarships are arranged by application deadlines. Please pay close attention to the scholarship requirements, materials, and where to submit application. Please see your house counselor if you have any questions. 



April 19, 2019

Pain Management Center MGM Charitable Foundation Scholarship

The MGM Charitable Foundation is once again seeking to award scholarships to area high school seniors. We will award need based scholarships for students with academic achievement.
Applications for the 2019-2020 academic school year are due to the address listed at the top of the application no later than April 19, 2019. The foundation’s board of managers will consider the applicant's and announce the scholarship recipient no later than May 3, 2019. Payments of the scholarships for any recipients who are selected shall be made directly to the college, university, or trade school upon recipient’s registration.

*****Please get an application from your house counselor or Mrs. Bolin.



April 19, 2019

Paducah McCracken County Retired Teachers Scholarship

This year the Paducah McCracken County Retired Teachers plan to award a scholarship. Applications must be mailed by April 19, 2019.

*****Please get an application from your house counselor or Mrs. Bolin.


April 22, 2019

Heath Elementary PTSO Scholarship

Any student who attended & graduated from Heath Elementary School and is a member of the 2019 McCracken County High School Graduating Class. Students must have a definite plan to further their education at a recognized post-secondary or certificate-granting school in the 2019-2020 academic year or enlistment in The United States of America Military. We recognize all HES students, past and present, have the potential for greatness in their academic and personal lives.

Requirements: (1) Completed Application {4 total pages}; (2) A 500-word essay detailing your favorite memories of Heath Elementary School and how it affected and shaped you as a student and a person; (3) High School Guidance Counselor verification form; (4) Two letters of recommendation.

One $500.00 scholarship will be awarded each year.

*****Please get an application from your house counselor or Mrs. Bolin.



April 28, 2019

Honors GradU- Design a Better Future

High school students can participate in a design-thinking community building project:

Design & work on a community improvement project, using our checklist as a guide.

Optional: Share work for some checkpoint feedback before the final deadline by March 23, 2019.

Submit final design thinking project application by April 28, 2019.

There will be up to 5 awardees, each receiving a $10,000 scholarship to the college, university, or trade school of their choice. We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.

Click the link below for further information and instructions:


April 30th, 2019
Reidland High School Alumni Scholarship

The Reidland High School Alumni Association will award two college scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic school year to two deserving graduates of the McCracken County High School.

-In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must me a resident of the Reidland or Farley taxing district (live in the Reidland or Farley area) and graduated from the Reidland eighth grade.

-Deadline to return completed application, essay, and official transcript with ACT scores to Holly Miller is Tuesday April 30th, 2019

*****Please get an application from your house counselor or Mrs. Bolin.


April 30th, 2019

Alben Barkley Democratic Women’s Club

The scholarship will be a minimum of $500. The Alben Barkley Democratic Women’s Club may in its sole discretion decide to give more than one $500 scholarship or increase the scholarship to $1000. The winner of the scholarship will be presented the scholarship funds on Thursday August 1, 2019 at the Alben Barkley McCracken County dinner at Walker Hall.

-Be registered as a member of the Kentucky Democrat Party or submit a notarized statement that applicant will do so upon reaching voting age (if you have a problem finding a notary, please contact us)
-Both parents/guardians or the custodial parent/guardian in a single family household must be registered as a member of the Kentucky Democratic Party.
-Be a resident of McCracken County
-Plan to attend an academic institute of higher learning two-years or vocational program.
-Submit an official academic transcript from their school verifying their cumulative GPA.
-Submit a list of activities he/she is involved with in their school and community including but not limited to any activities he/she has participated in on behalf of the Democratic Party.
-Submit a typed no more than one page (double-spaced) essay on how do Democratic values reflect the values of Paducah/McCracken County

-Submit the above items by April 30th, 2019 to:
Julie Tennyson
PO Box 9551
Paducah KY 42002

Or email

*****Please get an application from your house counselor or Mrs. Bolin.


May 1st, 2019

Home Builders Association of Western Kentucky

The Home Builders Association of Western Kentucky presents the Jack Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 2004. Jack Marshall was a long time member, supporter and the upcoming president of the HBA WK, when he passed away from a heart attack.
We will be awarding one student a $1,500.00 scholarship to college or trade school of their choice. This scholarship has been funded each year by the HBA WK budget and will be awarded to the student on Awards Day at their school.

*Those eligible to apply are high school seniors or recent graduate who plan to continue their education in the building industry or trade. A copy of the applicant's latest GPA transcript and three letters of recommendation (may not be from a family member) must be included with this application


Home Builders Association of WKY Jeri Duong
P.O. Box 9567
Paducah, KY 42002-9567

*****Please get an application from your house counselor or Mrs. Bolin.


May 3rd, 2019

Perkins Scholarship

Seniors must complete an application and a one page essay on “What it Means to Be a Mustang.”

Applications must be returned to House Counselor by May 3rd, 2019

*****Please get an application from your house counselor or Mrs. Bolin.


May 30th, 2019

Becker Law Office Scholarship

Becker Law Office is offering a Scholarship Program that is designed to help interested high school seniors in the United States to attend an institution of higher education. Three scholarships worth a combined $5,000 will be awarded to help students achieve their goals of furthering their education. Selection of the recipients is based on the creative entry and academic performance.

General Rules:
-The essay contest is open to any senior in high school throughout the United States.
-Applicants should submit an original essay as a Word or PDF document. The essay should be between 500-750 words.
-Applicants should submit a current high school transcript.
-By submitting an application and essay, the student acknowledges that if selected as a winner, Becker Law Office will own all rights to publish, distribute and promote the essay.
-By accepting a prize, all winners grant Becker Law Office the right to use their name, biographical information, and photograph for marketing purposes.
-The winners will be chosen by a selection committee. Submission of a plagiarized essay will result in disqualification. The decisions of the committee are final.
-Employees and former employees of Becker Law Office, Bubalo Law PLC, and Business Technologies are not eligible to enter the essay contest. Family members of employees are also not eligible to apply.

For further instruction and application please click HERE.


June 15th, 2019

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:
-Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
-Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019
-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
-Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
-Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
-Be under the age of 30
-Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

For application and more information please click HERE.


June 30, 2019

S.C.W. DREAMers Scholarship Opportunity

We are pleased to announce the 4th annual S.C.W. DREAMers Scholarship. This Scholarship is open nationwide to any high school senior or a recent graduate seeking a degree.

Award: $2,500

For application click HERE. 


July 31st, 2019

United Energy Workers Healthcare

UEW Healthcare is pleased to offer the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2019. Special consideration will be give to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered. This Award will be presented to current college students, but high school seniors who will be attending school in the fall semester of 2019 are also welcome to apply.
The award will be presented to a college student who is enrolled by the fall semester of 2019, but will not have graduated by fall semester of 2019 & is still attending courses at this time. This will be a one-time award.
The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account.


-This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
-Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2019. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
-Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2019.
-Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
-A transcript must be attached to application for consideration.
-Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
-This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2019.
-Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
-Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship
-Special consideration will be given to applicants who have been affected by EEOICPA and/or have had a loved one who was negatively impacted as a US energy worker.

Application is online and can be found HERE.


Additional Scholarships:

Kentucky Farm Bureau: click HERE


McCracken County Schools
District Office
5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
Nondiscrimination Statement
Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of McCracken County Schools are hereby notified that the McCracken County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning McCracken County Schools™ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact: Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel and/or Director of Pupil Personnel, 5347 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003, (270) 538-4000. The McCracken County School System offers the following career and technical programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Agriculture, Business and Office Technology, Technology and Pre-Engineering. Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: Mr. Michael Ceglinski, Principal of McCracken County High School, 6530 New Highway 60 West, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-538-4300, To obtain this information in a language other than English, call 270-538-4000.
504/ADA | Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel
5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
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Paducah, KY, 42003
(270) 538-4000
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