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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. 


December 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

Comcast NBCUniversal anticipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the 2019 – 2020 school year. If selected, students will each 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.


  • 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 in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX.), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need

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

For More information: Click


 December 12th, 2018

The United Methodist Children’s Home Scholarship

-High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students in the U.S.
-Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four- year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.
-Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Application can be found HERE


December 13th, 2018

AbbVie Immunology Scholarship

-The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is designed to provide financial support for exceptional students living with chronic inflammatory diseases. Scholarships of up to $15,000 each will be awarded, dependent upon type of degree pursued. 

-Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S. and diagnosed by a healthcare professional with one of the following: ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Crohn’s disease (CD), hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), psoriasis (Ps), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ulcerative colitis (UC), or uveitis (UV).

-Qualified applicants must plan to enroll in undergraduate (associate’s, bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s, MD, JD, doctorate) study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year. 

-Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence, community involvement, and ability to serve as a positive role model in the immunology community.

-For more information, or to apply, click HERE.


 December 14th, 2018

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.

-Be entering college in the Fall of 2019 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree.
-Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.
-Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
-Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win).
-Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.

For application and additional information click HERE. 


December 14th, 2018

Kentucky Association of School Business Officials

KASBO awards $2,500 to three Kentucky high school graduating seniors who will major in business or education. 


-Download the Instructions document and read through carefully as to cover all parts of the application.

-The application is a fillable PDF document and must be completed and printed in one sitting, it CANNOT be saved! 

-Handwritten applications will not be accepted.  

-Entries cannot be saved in the form so it is important to compile your information first.)

**You can find all of the appropriate documents 


December 15th, 2018

Burger King Scholars Program 

The Burger King Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 students. Last year alone, $3.7 million in scholarships were awarded to more than 3,400 deserving students.

High school seniors are invited to apply for the Burger King Scholars program if they live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico; have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent; be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations;  and plan to enroll full-time in 2019-20 at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. 

For application and additional information click HERE.


January 14th, 2019

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

General Electric, the Boston-based power conglomerate, helped fund the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship for gifting $40,000 over four years in the 40th President’s honor.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

-demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
-demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
-be citizens of the United States of America;
-be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and  homeschooled students are also eligible); and
-plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in -the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
-Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need.

-Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. 

To apply and for more information please click HERE.


February 14th,  2019

Bill of Rights Institute

2018-2019 We the Students Essay Contest.

Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner.

This year we are asking students to personalize their essays while encouraging them to expand their understanding of citizenship beyond an abstract concept, envisioning it as knowledge and actions inspired by America’s founding principles.

The specific essay prompt this year is: “What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?”

For more information about rules, regulations, tools, and essay prompts click



March 15, 2019

The Propeller Club of the United States - Port of Paducah is offering two $1,500.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors for the 2019 fall enrollment at any accredited university or community college within the state of Kentucky. The scholarship can be applied to any course of study within the applicants pursued curriculum.

To Qualify:
* Applicants must have affiliation with the Propeller Club of the United States – Port of Paducah, which can be achieved by:
* Being a family member of a Club member (or)
* Being a family member of an employee that is currently employed by a company that has members in the Club.
* Applicants must provide GPA and signed official transcript provided by guidance counselor.
* Applicants must provide a one-page narrative stating reason for applying for scholarship.
* Applicants should include any extracurricular activities, honors and/or awards.
* Active Propeller Club member list will be attached to your scholarship application.

****Please get an application from your house counselor. 
****Return a completed form to your House Counselor or Mrs. Bolin by March 15, 2019.


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:

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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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