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Senior Scholarships 2017 - 2018

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.

November 30, 2017


Kentucky Concrete Association High School Essay Contest Scholarship

The KCA High School Essay Contest was created to support high school seniors in their academic future, as well as to increase their knowledge and understanding of the concrete industry within our state. The contest is open to high school seniors planning to graduate in the 2017-2018 school year.

The winner of the 2017-2018 KCA Wm. T. Robertson High School Essay Contest will receive a one time $2,000 scholarship to the winner’s school of choice. 

Please see your house counselor for an application. The application must be postmarked to the KCA by Thursday, November 30, 2017.

December 15, 2017

AXA Achievement Scholarships


The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000, and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community, or the workplace.

Applications and more information can be found at


Kentucky Association of School Business Officials Scholarship


KASBO awards $2,500 scholarships to three Kentucky high school graduating seniors who will major in business of education. The application must be completed in the fillable PDF format.  Applicants must have two letters of recommendation and a counselor verification form. All materials can be emailed to students when requested.

Please e-mail your house counselor for all application materials. The application must be received by address on application by December 15, 2017.

December 31, 2017


ACT Student Champion Scholarship


Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award. The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.

Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: a student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions. Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first generation college students.

Applications can be found at Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. There is an addition form on the website that applicants must complete if they are under the age of 18. Please direct any questions to

January 5, 2018


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.  Help put promising young leaders in the running for this prestigious award. Share this news with scholars who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply. 

Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 4, 2018. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available at

February 8, 2018

University of Kentucky Student Athletic Trainer

* This is not a scholarship *

The University of Kentucky is looking for qualified high school seniors who are interested in working as a student athlete trainer at the University of Kentucky. UK’s goal each year is to bring in students who have an interest in a career in a medical field (i.e. athletic training, physical therapy, nursing, pre-med, etc.) and expose them to the profession of athletic training and sports medicine. Scholarships are available after a student completes one year in the program. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s performance in the athletic training room and the classroom. 

Applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or above. Applications are available in your house counselor’s office. Application must be mailed to address on form by February 8, 2018. 

February 11, 2018

2018 HonorsGradU “Design a Better Future” Scholarship 

Whether through essays or multimedia, students have used their voices to share visions for a better world. So, here’s their chance to put them to action! HonorsGradU is asking high school seniors to submit a proposal for how they’ll better their communities. There are three rounds of proposals. The first round’s deadline is February 11, 2018. Second round’s deadline is March 18, 2018. The final round’s deadline is April 15, 2018. 

More details & application can be found at

April 2, 2018


Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship

The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1,500 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 2018, is or will be a registered Republican and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.

Applications can be found in your house counselor’s office. The deadline to apply is April 2, 2018.  


July 31, 2018


United Energy Workers Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship

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 2018. 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 2018 are also welcome to apply.

The award will be presented to a college student who is enrolled by the fall semester of 2018, but will not have graduated by fall semester of 2018 & 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.

= Requirements

  • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
  • Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2018.
  • 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 2018.
  • 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

Applications can be found at

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5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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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.
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Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
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