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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.

January 19, 2018

Louis Stout Scholarships


When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for students.  She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, school service, and community service. The award process for 2017-2018 is now underway.

Applications are being accepted for students to apply for those awards through Friday, January 19, 2018. The award winners will be announced in conjunction with the boys’ state basketball tournament in March. Two grants, each in the amount of a one-time scholarship of $2,000 payable to an institution of higher learning, will be awarded each year for the next four years.  The scholarship is not renewable and is not endowed for expansion. Minimum criteria is a 3.5 (on 4.0 scale) GPA; involvement in varsity sports  or sports-activities; involvement in other school activities, a record of community service/involvement and a member of the 2017-2018 senior class.

Applications can be found at

February 1, 2018

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Monsanto Fund Scholarship

The America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is offering students an opportunity to earn a $1,500 scholarship in an ag-related field of student, helping to grow the next generation of ag leaders. Agriculture offers a variety of job opportunities in fields such as science, technology, business, engineering and more. The USDA projects an average of nearly 60,000 annual job openings in ag, and not enough grads to fill them.

Application can be found from November 15, 2017 to February 1, 2018 at

Please pay close attention to specific requirements and important dates.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available. The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. Please see online application for eligibility, deadlines (2/1/2018), and frequently asked questions.

Application can be found at

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Scholarships


Civil Engineering Scholarship Program (CESP):  The Cabinet will be awarding a limited number of scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year to students attending University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, or Kentucky State University for a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.  Scholarships may be awarded to freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior college students. Freshman and sophomore students receive $6,200 per semester, and junior and senior students receive $6,600 per semester toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. The program includes summer and full-time work opportunities.  The scholarship application deadline is February 1, 2018, and the recipients will be notified in April.   

 Application can be found at

Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program (CETSP):  The Cabinet will be awarding a limited number of scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year for students attending Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky, or Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, for an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology.  Each scholarship student from either of the colleges will receive $3,000 per semester toward the completion of an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology.   The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has worked with the Cabinet to develop a program that prepares students for work with the Cabinet during summers and upon graduation.  The scholarship application deadline is February 1, 2018, and the recipients will be notified in April. 


Application can be found 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 9, 2018

Independence Bank Scholarship

Independence Bank is pleased to announce that we will be awarding over $100,000 in college scholarships this year to high school seniors from our twelve county areas of Calloway, Daviess, Franklin, Graves, Jefferson, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McCracken, McLean, Warren and Webster. Applicants will be judged based on submitted essay, high school grades, ACT scores, financial need, extracurricular activities, volunteer tasks and personal interviews. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 9, 2018.

Application can be found at

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

February 17, 2018

KYACAC 2018 Dr. Kimberly D. Merritt “Achieve Your Dreams” Scholarship


One $500 award will be awarded per region (Northern Kentucky, Central Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, and Western Kentucky).

Application can be found at

March 1, 2018

Zonta YWPA Award

The application and other materials are now available for the 2018 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award.

Zonta International's YWPA Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. 

Ten (10) international scholarships of US$4,000 each and up to 32 district/region scholarships of US$1,000 each are awarded each year. Applications must be submitted through a Zonta club. Please give completed applications to your house counselor by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Applications can be found at

March 2, 2018

Paducah Power Systems Scholarship

Paducah Power System is currently accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship program.  PPS will award three scholarships to local 2018 high school graduates who live full-time in a household served by PPS.  The scholarships, each worth $2,000, are for one student attending any public college or university in Kentucky and two students attending West Kentucky Community and Technical College.  Applications must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. on March 2, 2018 to the Paducah Power Systems office.

Application can be found online at

March 6, 2018

Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation Scholarship

Each year, JPEC offers six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors whose parents or guardians are served by JPEC. The requirements are:

  • A student must be a high school senior who plans to enroll in a full-time course of study (12 hours per semester) at an accredited Kentucky university or community college no later than the fall semester.
  • The student's primary residence at the time of application must be served by JPEC, and the JPEC account must be in the name of the student's parent or guardian.
  • The student must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and an ACT score of 18 or better.
  • The student must submit a brief, typed narrative stating his/her reason for applying for the scholarship.
  • All scholarship winners must attend JPEC's annual meeting. Each recipient will be recognized at that time.

The application must be completed and turned in to the JPEC office on March 6, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

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.


  • 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

Appplications 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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