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Senior Scholarships 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.

April 13, 2018 

Jackson Purchase Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship

 

The Jackson Purchase FOP will dispense $5000.00 in scholarships to graduating seniors of the local area high schools at the close of the 2017-2018 school year. As we’ve done over the past several years, five students will be chosen to receive a scholarship. 

More details are listed on the application. Applications are available in your house counselor’s office. 

Completed applications are to be turned in to your house counselor on or before April 13, 2018. 

 

River Valley AgCredit Scholarship 

 

River Valley AgCredit annually awards three $1,500 scholarships to incoming college freshmen to promote agriculture in our territory. Criteria to apply is the following: an applicant must be the son or daughter of a current borrower of River Valley AgCredit and cannot be an immediate family member of an employee and/or director. Please see the application for more details about the scholarship. 

 

Applications are available in your house counselor’s office. 

Completed applications must be postmarked by April 13, 2018, and sent to the address listed on the application. 

 

Westlake Chemical Corporation Scholarship 

 

The Westlake Chemical Corporation will award two (2) college scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year at area high schools. Each scholarship award is a one-time grant of $1,000 to help cover the cost of higher education. Payments are made directly to the recipient upon adequate proof of enrollment. 

To be eligible applicant must: be a 2018 candidate for high school graduation, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), have a composite ACT score of at least a 23 or above OR a composite SAT score of at least 1500, and plan to major in Engineering at an accredited institution of higher learning. 

Applications can be found in your house counselor’s office. The completed application must be postmarked to Westlake Chemical (address is listed on application) by April 13, 2018. 

April 15, 2018 

Mary B. Holland Memorial Scholarship 

The Mary B. Holland Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Berneice Willis to honor the memory of her mother, who dedicated her life to help others. Mrs. Holland portrayed great qualities such as compassion, resilience, and grace, and served as an inspiration to her family, friends, church, and community. Two scholarships valued at $250 one-time awards will be presented to assist students in their higher education pursuits. Eligible students are invited to apply for this scholarship. 

Criteria:

=     Be a graduating high school senior from Paducah, KY or Corinth, MS (residents within 50 miles of either city are eligible) 

=     Accepted or plan to attend an accredited higher education institution Fall 2018 (2-year, 4-year, certificate program, part-time, or full-time are acceptable) 

=     African American residing in a single parent household 

=     Extra-curricular Involvement (church, school, or community) 

=     GPA 2.25 

=     Essay required (details listed on application) 

Please see application for more details. Applications can be found in your house counselor’s office. 

Applications & essays must be sent electronically to email address listed on application by April 15, 2018. 

April 17, 2018 

Reidland High School Alumni Association Scholarship 

The RHS Alumni Association will award two $500 college scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic school year to two deserving graduates of McCracken County High School. 

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a resident of the Reidland or Farley taxing district and graduated from Reidland Middle School. 

Applications are available in your house counselor’s office. Deadline to apply is April 17, 2018. Please turn completed applications in to Mrs. Miller (House 4 counselor) on this date. 

April 20, 2018 

 

MGM Charitable Foundation Scholarship 

The MGM Charitable Foundation is once again seeking to award scholarships to area high school seniors. This foundation was formed in memory of Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti’s grandmother, Manchikanti Gopamma, to provide scholarship funding for post-secondary education. We will award need based scholarships for students with academic achievement. 

More details are listed on application. 

Applications can be found in your house counselor’s office. The deadline to apply is April 20, 2018. Please mail completed application to the address listed on top of the application. 

April 25, 2018 

Paducah McCracken County Retired Teachers Scholarship 

This year the Paducah McCracken County Retired Teachers plan to award TWO scholarships in the amount of $500 each. 

More details are listed on the application. Applications are available in your house counselor’s office. 

Completed applications must by mailed by April 25, 2018, to the address listed on the application. 

April 30, 2018 

Signet Federal Credit Union Scholarship 

Signet Federal Credit Union will provide a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from each of the high schools in our field of membership. 

The applicant must be planning to attend a two or four year accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of 2018. Must hold a GPA of at least 3.0. The applicant may not be an employee, or child of an employee/board member of Signet Federal Credit Union.  Must be a member of Signet FCU. Students who live in our 11-county service region and are not yet members ay join the credit union by opening a savings account and apply for our scholarship concurrently. More details are listed on the application. 

Applications are available in your house counselor’s office. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.  They can be postmarked by this date and sent to the address on the application OR emailed to the address listed on the application. 

May 1, 2018 

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship 

 

Applicant must be the son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, sister, brother, niece, or nephew of a veteran eligible for membership in the American Legion and reside in the First District of Kentucky to receive the scholarship. The applicant must also have a 3.0 GPA. 

Please see application for further details. 

Applications are available in your house counselor’s office. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018. Please mail to address listed on application. 

Heath Elementary PTSO Scholarship 

Any student who attended & graduated from Heath Elementary School and is a member of the 2018 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 2018-2019 academic year or enlistment in The United States of America Military. This scholarship is worth $500.00

Requirements are listed on application. 

Applications are available in your house counselor’s office.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018. Please send completed application to the address listed on the application. 

May 4, 2018 

Perkins Scholarship 

The Perkins Scholarship is available to seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2018. Scholarships are awarded based on need, leadership, and academic achievements. 

Please see application for more details. 

Applications are available in your house counselor’s office. 

Completed applications are to be turned in to your house counselor on or before May 4, 2018. 

May 31, 2018 

2018 Walker Morgan Scholarship 

 

This is an online only application. Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school and plan to graduate before July 1, 2018 or be enrolled in college. 2.5 GPA or higher. Applicants or direct family members must have been personally affected by an injury of some type. This is a $2,500 scholarship. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018. 

Application can be found at https://www.walkermorhan.com/#scholarship-application

Divorce Matters Scholarship

 

This scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students that have either had parents go through a divorce or who have gone through a divorce themselves. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018. 

Application can be found at https://www.divorce-matters.com/#divorce-scholarships

July 31, 2018 

 

Balanced Man Scholarship – University of Louisville

 

This scholarship is offered to all males interested in attending the University of Louisville during the 2018-2019 academic year. The applicant does not have to be interested in Greek Life or join a fraternity to win the scholarship, and $3,000 in prize money is available annually to our winners. 

More details and applications can be found at sigepuofl.org/bms

Deadline to apply is 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.
  • INCOMPLETE 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 www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application



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Phone: 270-538-4000
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