2020 Kentucky Scholarships

Kentucky is not immune from the nationwide trend of rising tuition costs. The average tuition for Kentucky universities is a whopping $12,287.00 and the total cost of attendance is $29,140.00. 64% of student graduates in Kentucky graduate with an average debt load of $28,435.00. That’s why hundreds of thousands of students in Kentucky turn either to scholarships or student loans.

These KY scholarships are available for men, women and a variety of students in Kentucky, and any Kentucky resident regardless of their interests or background. Kentucky scholarships are available for college students, for adults going back to school, and all types of KY students or KY residents, and especially targeted to help middle class families afford a top-of-the-line education. The best part about these scholarships is they are easy (many require nothing more than filling out a simple form) and they don’t need to be paid back!

While some scholarships are easy and can be completed in under 30 seconds, others require more upfront information. We’ve marked easy scholarships with a little “Easy Apply” so you can prioritize them. This is the complete list of the best scholarships for Kentucky residents.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for KY residents?

There are 162 scholarships totaling $596,544.00 available to Kentucky residents. You can easily browse through all 162 scholarships below.

How many scholarships are available for moms and single moms in Kentucky?

Moms in Kentucky are eligible for all the same scholarships as KY residents. Therefore, the 162 scholarships worth $596,544.00 mentioned above is also available to moms and single moms. In addition, however, you can check out additional scholarships for moms, which have been provided exclusively for moms and single moms, and you can find from the main scholarship search engine page.

How many scholarships are available for college students in Kentucky?

162 scholarships worth $596,544.00 are available for college students in KY. In addition, we encourage current college students in Kentucky to check scholarships by school and, specifically, colleges in Kentucky for more options. Here are links for scholarships at the 20 largest colleges in Kentucky:

Fort Lewis College
Colorado Mesa University
Delaware State University
Lynn University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Albany State University
Georgia Southern University
Piedmont College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Hawaii Pacific University
Aurora University
Anderson University
Ball State University
Butler University
DePauw University
Earlham College
Goshen College
Hanover College
Huntington University
Indiana Institute of Technology

How many scholarships are available for high school seniors in Kentucky?

162 scholarships totaling $596,544.00 are available for high school seniors in KY. In addition, we encourage current high school students to check out more from the scholarship search engine.

Do I need to be a resident of KY to apply to these scholarships?

Our scholarship search automatically returns scholarships by all different types of requirements. The below scholarships are either explicitly available for Kentucky residents, or they do not require specific state residency at all and are therefore available to KY students and residents, as well as others across the country.

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Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor by Joseph Collins Foundation

Applicant must obtain application from the medical school authorities, complete it and return it to them for forwarding to the Foundation. Selection is based upon financial need, scholastic record and standing, demonstrated interest in arts and letters or other cultural pursuits outside the field of medicine, intention to specialize in neurology,...

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$10,000.00 March 1 Apply Now

Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Colorado State University

Applicant should preferably be a non-resident student who is a former member of the Boy Scouts of America with strong moral character and an orientation toward the outdoors. Financial need required.

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- March 1 Apply Now

Sun Devil Scholarship

Sponsor by Arizona State University

Applicant must be a high school senior enrolling for the fall semester as a full-time student. Applicant will be automatically considered for the award once they have been admitted to the university.

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$6,500.00 December 1 Apply Now

Tuition Exemption Scholarship for Nonresidents

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana, have high standardized test scores, and an excellent academic record, especially in English and math.

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$9,400.00 December 1 Apply Now

Nonresident Fee Waiver

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana and have a commendable academic record.

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$5,300.00 December 1 Apply Now

Admissions Academic Scholarship - Non-Resident

Sponsor by University of Central Florida Location Undergraduate Admissions, Orlando, FL

Applicant must not be a Florida resident.

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$3,500.00 March 1 Apply Now

UA Scholar

Sponsor by University of Alabama Location University of Alabama Scholarships, Tuscaloosa, AL

Applicant must be an out-of=state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and minimum composite ACT score between 30 and 31 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1330 and 1390).

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- December 1 Apply Now

Regional Scholarship

Sponsor by Nazareth College of Rochester Location 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

Applicant must be a full-time, matriculated freshmen who is a graduate from a high school outside of New York State.

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$2,000.00 February 15 Apply Now

Non-Resident Academic Full Tuition Scholarship

Sponsor by University of Utah Location Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, Salt Lake City, UT

Applicant must be a nonresident of Utah. Selection is based upon GPA, test scores, leadership, activities, and accomplishments.

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- February 1 Apply Now

Non-Resident Academic Partial Tuition Scholarship

Sponsor by University of Utah Location Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, Salt Lake City, UT

Applicant must be a high school senior who will be an entering freshman and who is not a resident of Utah. Selection is based upon scholastic record.

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- February 1 Apply Now

NTA Pat & Jim Host Scholarship

Sponsor by Tourism Cares Location 275 Turnpike Street, Suite 307, Canton, MA

Applicants should be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a permanent resident of Kentucky, who is a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States entering sophomore, junior, or senior...

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$1,000.00 April 1 Apply Now

State Waiver of Tuition for Dependents/Spouses of Disabled Veterans

Sponsor by Kentucky Department for Veterans Affairs

Applicant must be the spouse, child or step-child between 17 and 26 years of age (biological or adopted), or non-remarried widow of a permanently and totally disabled war veteran, prisoner of war, or serviceman missing in action. Veteran must be a resident of Kentucky, or if deceased, have been a Kentucky...

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- February 1 Apply Now

National Scholars Program

Sponsor by Eastern Michigan University Location 403 Pierce Hall, Ypsilanti, MI

Applicant must not be a resident of Michigan or Ohio.

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- June 1 Apply Now