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Phone: 270-538-4000
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Senior Scholarships 2019-2020

These scholarships are arranged by application deadlines. These scholarships are posted as they come in to the counseling office. Please pay close attention to the scholarship requirements, materials, and where to submit application. Please see your house counselor or Mrs. Bolin if you have any questions. 


October 31st, 2019

Voice of Democracy Program – Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (GRADES 9 – 12)

The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9 – 12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. 

Please click on the link below for specific instructions.

Our local post (Post 1191) is located at 1727 Washington Street, Paducah, KY, 42003.


November 4th, 2019

William T Robinson Essay Scholarship

The KCA is currently accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 William T. Robertson Scholarship Essay Contest. The scholarship contest is open to any Kentucky resident High School Seniors and your submission deadline is November 4th, 2019 at 11:59PM Eastern.

The contest winner will be awarded a $2000 scholarship to be paid to the college of their choice in their freshman semester and will also be invited to attend the KCA Winter Convention to be held in Louisville Kentucky this year to accept the award.

Essay Prompt:
How could concrete be used to make life better for people in your local community?

Like last year, the essay submission process is different from previous years, so please pay close attention, as paper submissions will not be accepted.

The essay contest rules are as follows:
-Student must be a current senior in high school graduating in 2019 – 2020 school year.
-Essays must address the essay prompt directly.
-Essays must be written by a single student, and shall not be collaborative in nature.
-Essays must be submitted using the online submission form
-Essays must be received by November 4th, 2019 at 11:59PM Eastern
-Essays must be limited to 600 words

Scholarship Application can be found HERE.


December 6th, 2019

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. We provide these scholarships to give young people the opportunity to continue their education to better compete in tomorrow’s workplace.

-Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:
-Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
-Be enrolled as a high school senior
-Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets. 
-Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2020 – 2021 academic year
-Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
Demonstrate financial need

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation anticipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the 2020 – 2021 school year. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Furthermore, a select number of awardees will be chosen as recipients of a Founder’s Award. These scholarship winners will receive awards in excess of $2,500.

Employees of Comcast Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates, their children and other family members are ineligible to receive an award.

For Application and Information Click HERE


December 20th, 2019

Itz All Sports LLC

It’z All Sports, LLC is a third party publication and marketing company that endeavors to spread anti-bullying and suicide awareness. In pursuit of this objective we utilize a variety of tools including print, social media, event marketing, and various sponsorships and initiatives. Our most valuable asset, however, will always be the human element; our sponsors and partners, their clients. Everyone who sees one of our sports schedules or attends an event that we’re associated with, and most importantly, YOU, students at the precipice of young adulthood. You are the next generation of leaders and professionals. The brightest minds and strongest wills of today will be the architects of tomorrow. You are our future and we want to hear your story.
In support of your bid for a better tomorrow. It’z All Sports will award one student a $500 scholarship.

-Be a graduating student of McCracken County High School
- Complete our scholarship application questionnaire and essay, read and sign the attached release statement.
-Submit your application, essay (requirements are on the application), and signed release statement via mail to the following address:

Scholarship Application
It’z All Sports
3520 New Hartford Rd Suite 300
Owensboro, KY 42303

*****Please get an application from Mrs. Bolin.


January 13th, 2020

The American Legion High School Oratory Scholarship Program- “A Constitutional Speech Contest.”

The contest is open to all high school students 9th-12th grade. Contestants must give two speeches:

1. A Prepared Oration that is an original work of the student on any aspects of the Constitution with an emphasis on the obligations of citizens to the government of the United States.

2. An Assigned Topic that addresses any one of the four topics drawn at each level of the contest. Topics include; Amendment 12, Amendment 24, Amendment 27, and Amendment 20.

3. The Prepared Oration must be 8-10 minutes in duration and the Assigned Topic must 3-5 minutes in duration.

Cash Scholarships will be awarded to winners ranging from $900 to $2,000 at the State Level, and $14,000 to $18,000 at the National Level.

The First District Contest will be held on January 19th, 2020 in Murray and the deadline for entry in JANUARY 13TH, 2020..

***If you are interested in competing you must make contact the First District Coordinator (info below) to enter:

Mark Kennedy- First District Coordinator


McCracken County Schools
District Office
5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
As required by law, the District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetic information, disability, age, or limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions in its programs and activities and provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Notice of the name, work address and telephone number of the Title IX Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for the District shall be provided to employees, applicants for employment, students, parents/guardians, and other beneficiaries such as participants in activities offered to the public.
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
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phone:  270-538-4000
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