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Scholarship Opportunities

Bluegrass Community & Technical College is dedicated to providing a diverse selection of scholarships to support the financial needs of our students. While criteria is varied with each scholarship, most are based on financial need. Some scholarships also emphasize strong academic need and/or special interests. Funding for BCTC scholarships come from the state government, individuals, businesses and organizations. A few options:

  • KCTCS Presidential Scholarship
    The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students in each of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) colleges who have outstanding academic performance and unmet financial need.
  • KCTCS John T. Smith Scholarship
    This fund supports minority students at KCTCS who maintain a 2.5 GPA, plan to attend a four-year institution, and have unmet financial need.
  • KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship
    Kentucky residents who are graduates of the upper 25 percent of their high school graduating class are eligible for this award.
  • Donor Scholarships
    There are many generous donors who provide scholarships to BCTC students. Scholarships may be based on financial need, academic merit, or program of study.

How to Apply

The only way to receive a scholarship is to apply for one! To apply for a scholarship at BCTC you need to complete a Scholarship Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office. Funding is limited for scholarships and awards are made on a first come, first service basis beginning with the priority date of March 1. Awards will continue to be made throughout the academic year when funds are available.

Scholarship Information

You can view a complete list of our Scholarships online. When you submit a Scholarship Application you are applying for all available BCTC Scholarships. Also check out our scholarship brochure. The list below are scholarships that are still available for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Scholarship Need Based  Enrollment Status  Minimum GPA  County or Campus  Additional Criteria Availability 
Betty H. and Joe F. Reed Book Scholarship  Yes     Clark Employed at least part-time Fall/Spring
Camenisch Scholarship Yes  Full-time (Spring)    Boyle  Demonstrate campus & community involvement  Spring Only
Cierra M. James Memorial Scholarship Yes  At least 6 credit hours (Spring)  2.0 GPA  Fayette  Completed at least 12 credit hours at BCTC; Intends to pursue a baccalaureate degree  Spring Only 
Clark County Farm Bureau Scholarship Yes    3.0 GPA  Clark  Member of Clark County Farm Bureau  Fall/Spring 
Clark Regional Medical Auxiliary Scholarship        Winchester Campus  Medical related field of study  Fall/Spring 
Commonwealth Scholarship    At least 6 credit hours      2014 Kentucky High School graduate in top 25% of graduating class  Fall/Spring 
East Kentucky Power Scholarship  Yes  At least 6 credit hours  2.0 GPA  Winchester Campus  Non-traditional student  Fall/Spring 
Elizabeth Page Scholarship  Yes    3.0 GPA    Completed at least 12 credit hours in Office Admin (or related major); pursing AAS in office administration (or related field)  Spring Only 
Environmental Science Technology      3.2 GPA    Completed at least 12 hours in Environmental Science Technology (declared major)  Fall Only 
PNC Skilled Workforce Investment Scholarship Yes        Enrolled in a high demand workforce major or plan to transfer to a KY 4-year university to earn baccalaureate degree  Spring 
Quisenberry Endowed Scholarship     3.0 GPA Clark  Completed at least 12 credit hours; demonstrate outstanding leadership and community involvement; plan to transfer to 4-year institution  Fall/Spring 
Stanley McGowan Book Fund Scholarship Yes  At least 6 credit hours  2.0 GPA    Utilizing Disability Support Services; completed at least one semester at BCTC Fall/Spring 

Scholarship FAQs

If you have a question about Scholarships or the Scholarship Application, you can view our Scholarship FAQs online.

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)

This state program awards scholarship to Kentucky students who earn a 2.5 GPA or higher in high school. For more information on award amounts visit the KHEAA website and sign in/create your MyKHEAA account.  For general information on policy and procedures, view our KEES page. 

Other Scholarship Opportunities

There are many websites available to students with useful scholarship information. Visit the following websites to search for scholarship opportunities.