Scholarships | BCTC

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.

How to Apply

If you are planning to attend BCTC in Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022, you should have your application and documentation submitted by February 1, 2021 to be considered for all available scholarships. 

  • Students can still submit a scholarship application after the Priority Date!
  • The Priority Date for the 2021-2022 Scholarship Application will be February 1, 2021.

If you are a current BCTC student or planning to attend during the Spring 2021 semester. You can still complete a 2020/2021 application!

Here are the steps you will take to complete this application:

  1. Create an online profile that will be verified using your provided email address. If you submitted a previous scholarship application, you would simply need to login to your profile to have access to the 2021-2022 application.
  2. Once the application is submitted, you may begin to upload documentation to complete the application. If you submitted documentation for 2021-2022, do not forget to update your supporting documentation.

How to complete a BCTC Scholarship Application

Go to BCTC Scholarship Application page

1) Create a profile using the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Username:
  • Your Email Address
  • Password

2) Verify your email address

An email with the subject "Please verify your new ‘Scholarship Application' account" will be sent to the email you provided. You must verify within 24 hours of creating your profile. Also, don't forget to check your JUNK/SPAM folders if your email filters.

3) Complete the rest of your profile including

  • Address
  • Birthdate
  • last 4 digits of your SSN
  • Student ID

4) Once your profile is complete you may navigate between the tabs necessary to complete an application.

image of the profile tabs

  • Overview Tab - Reviews the 3 step process of completing an application
  • Tab 1 (Profile) - Allows you to Edit Profile info such as address, phone number and email
  • Tab 2 (Application) - Allows you to Start, Edit, or View their application
  • Tab 3 (Documents) - Allows you to add or remove documents. HELP Tab - Info on who to contact for help

5) Complete an application. Please complete the application for which semesters you plan to attend (i.e. Fall 2019/Spring 2020). Click the green "Start A New Application" button to begin.

image of the starting a new application button

The application is broken down into 4 sections:

image of the four application sections; education, background, personal, verification

Click on the name of each section to expand and answer the questions.

image of the expanded Education tab and its various options

You must answer each question under the required sections. At the end of each section it is recommended that you "SAVE & CONTINUE"

image of the save and continue button

image of the saved application notification

If you must leave and come back to the application later, you will find saved applications under the "My Applications" tab. Click "Edit" to open the saved application.

image of the my applications section where you can edit submitted applications

When you have completed Parts I, II, and III you are ready to sign the application. Please type your last name only as it appears on the profile. Don't forget to read and check the information box.

image of part 4 verification

image of the submit application buttonimage of the popup window informing the user that once they submit the application, they can no longer edit it

You are now ready to submit your application. Click on the Submit Application button.

image of the notification that the application was sucessfully submitted

You may print a copy of your application for your records by selecting the print button.

image of the print option for the application6) Upload documents to your application. At any time after you create your profile you may begin uploading documents. To upload a document, click on the Documents tab.

image of the tabs with documents selected

You may upload up to five documents of each type of supporting document. To begin select Choose File and attach your document.

image of the upload a new file menuOnce you successfully upload a document it will show under the "My Supporting Documents" heading.

image of the file uploaded notificationimage of the my supporting documents section




1. Create an online profile that will be verified using your provided email address. If you submitted a previous scholarship application, you will simply need to login to your profile to have access to the 2020-2021 application.

2. Once the online profile is confirmed, you may begin completing the application process, which is broken down into four categories.

  • Education Info (required)
  • Background Info (required)
  • Demographic /Personal information (optional)
  • Verification of Identify/Signature (required)

3. Once the application is submitted, you may begin to upload documentation to complete the application. If you submitted documentation for 2020-2021, don't forget to update your supporting documentation.

  • Transcript (required)
  • Original Statement (required)
  • Optional Letter of recommendation
  • Optional Verification of High School ranking (used only for incoming freshman to determine eligibility for Commonwealth Scholarship)
  • Optional Verification of BCTC Disability Support Services (used for students with documented disability and utilizing DSS services) must have signature of designated staff.

Please note the following:

  1. The priority deadline will not change you must have a completed scholarship application including documentation- submitted by February 1.
  2. If you have a technical/computer issues with the application you should contact technical support.
  3. Once the application has been submitted NO CHANGES can be made. You may still upload documents. A scholarship file is not considered complete until all required documents has been uploaded.
  4. Only students that will be receiving scholarships are contacted. If you do not receive a scholarship award notice from the Financial Aid Office, you have not been awarded. A denial letter will not be sent to you because your application will remain active for the academic year.
  5. All students - including current year scholarship recipients - must submit a scholarship application each academic year to receive a BCTC scholarship.


Other Scholarship Opportunities

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

This is a need-based grant providing one-time financial assistance offered through P.E.O., a philanthropic organization.


  • A citizen of the U.S. or Canada
  • Enrolled in a certification or degree program  
  • Has had her education interrupted and finds it necessary to return to school
  • Is within 24 months of completing her educational program

Contact: Mary Anna Stepp