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Available Scholarships

Bluegrass Community and Technical College is proud to offer a wide range of scholarships that have been established through the generosity of individual donors, businesses, and foundations.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, we awarded $265,708 to 125 students with an average award of $2,125.

Once you complete the scholarship application, you will be considered for all available scholarships available during that financial year.The scholarships are awarded by a Scholarship Committee which is appointed by the college president.

While some scholarships support those who demonstrate high academic achievement, others provide support for those with academic need regardless of GPA. These scholarships are intended to support a wide range of criteria including academic programs such as Architectural Technology, Business, Cosmetology, Electrical Technology, Health Care, Science, and Welding Technology while others support students who graduated from particular high schools, live in a certain county, or who are studying at a specific BCTC campus.

Please find more information about the individual scholarships below.

All Areas of Study

Accelerating Opportunities Scholarship

 

This annual scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolled in the Accelerating Opportunities courses at BCTC, in good standing with the college, demonstrates financial need with a preference given to those working towards a GED and/or first-generation college students.

Alumni Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2007 by the BCTC Alumni Association.
This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need, have a GPA of at least 2.5, and taking a minimum of three credit hours. Priority will be given to students enrolled in six or more credit hours.

Commonwealth Scholarship

This KCTCS scholarship was established during the 1988 regular session of the General Assembly. This academic merit-based scholarship was created as a mechanism to encourage Kentucky's high scholastic achieving students to attend college in Kentucky. The legislative intent was to provide financial assistance equal to the cost of tuition and fees at a community college for Kentucky residents with high academic achievement. Students who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours who meet the following criteria are eligible for the Commonwealth Scholarship: Kentucky residents; and high school graduates in the top quartile of their high school graduating class; or prior-year high school graduates in the top quartile of their high school graduating class. This
scholarship is renewable for a second year if the student has successfully completed at least 24 credit
hours at a KCTCS institution and maintained a 3.0 GPA.

Imagine More Opportunities Fund

The Imagine More Opportunities Fund raises vital unrestricted support for Bluegrass Community and Technical College. No other giving opportunity has the potential for such a wide range of impact--financially supporting scholarships, academic programs, campus development, faculty projects, strategic partnerships, and more. Decisions on the use of the fund will be made annually based on the areas of highest need and greatest opportunity.

Cierra M. James Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 2010 by Charles James in memory of his daughter, Cierra James. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who has demonstrated financial need, is in good standing with BCTC, completed 12 credit hours at BCTC, is currently enrolled in at least six credit hours, and intends to pursue a baccalaureate degree. These funds can be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Herron-Rodgers Family Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2015 by Jeffrey D. Herron, individually and on behalf of the individual members of his family, in recognition for their influence and support through his educational journey. This scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled full-time at the time of award, and has a minimum GPA of 2.5.

KCTCS Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels to support students who reside in Kentucky, attend school full time to pursue an associate degree at a KCTCS college, is a single working parent with one or more children under the age of 12, demonstrate enthusiasm for leaning and potential for academic success, and demonstrate financial need that has not been met by other sources.

KCTCS National City Book Scholarship

This scholarship was established at KCTCS to provide support for students enrolled in Ashland, Bluegrass, Gateway, Jefferson, Owensboro, Somerset, Southcentral Kentucky, or Southeast Kentucky Community College. Students must be from low/moderate income based on county of residence.

KCTCS Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship was established to benefit students, who in the opinion of the committee, demonstrate academic merit, diversity of student population, and college enrollment goals. This nonrecurring scholarship may be awarded to a Kentucky resident student enrolled for at least six credit hours and the scholarship award may be for up to twelve credit hours for fall and spring terms.

KCTCS Workforce Development/Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship was established at KCTCS to provide support for students at each college for students enrolled in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), health professions, career pathway program, teacher shortage area or an applied science program either for a terminal two year-degree or a transfer to a four-year university.

Ann McCarte Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2015 by Steven Jay White and Elizabeth J McCarte in memory and honor of their colleague, sister, and friend, Ann McCarte, in recognition of her commitment to her profession and her dedication to her students and family. This scholarship shall be awarded to a student who has demonstrated financial need; and is enrolled in the Reading 20 and/or Reading 30 course during the year of award; and/or is enrolled in Adult Education Courses during the year of award.

McGowan Scholarship

This annual scholarship was given in 2004 by Patty Stephens. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to BCTC students in need of financial assistance. Preference will be given to students with the following characteristics: Must be at least a second semester student, must have a 2.0 or better GPA, students with less than a 2.0 may still be eligible with a letter of recommendation from at least two instructors, must be a student with document disability, verified through the BCTC Disability Support Services Office or its successor, Must have enrolled for a least 6 credit hours each semester, must have at least one 100-level or higher class in any semester.

Nick Parrish Scholarship of Hope

This scholarship was established in 2016 by Nick Parrish's family to remember and celebrate his life and to acknowledge the powerful journey that accompanies drug and alcohol addiction recovery. A letter of reference from a Hope Center representative or another agency assisting individuals in recovery for drug and/or alcohol addiction is required.

KCTCS John T. Smith Scholarship

The John T. Smith Scholarship was named for Dr. John T. Smith who was the first African American to earn a doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Smith had a distinguished career in higher education and served as the first African American community college president in Kentucky. Dr. Smith served as the president of Jefferson Community College from 1968 until 1975. This scholarship is awarded to students who are Kentucky residents, demonstrate potential for success in postsecondary education and a need for financial support. This scholarship may be renewed with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Architectural Technology

Architectural Technology Alumni Endowment

This endowed scholarship was established in 2013 by Ann Hartell. Ann Hartell is a graduate of the BCTC Architectural Technology program and has made this gift to provide support to the next generation of students in that program. This fund can provide support for scholarships, participation in and travel to program-related enrichment activities for students or faculty, program resources such as awards, materials, or equipment, or student exit exams. The scholarship shall be given to a current student who is enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours during the semester for which the award is given, has officially declared an Architectural Technology major, demonstrated unmet financial need, has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and has completed a minimum of twelve credit hours of ACH courses before the semester in which the award is given.

Buford R. Burchfield Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in honor of Buford R. Burchfield. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is pursuing an associate's degree in architectural technology, has demonstrated financial need, completed a minimum of twelve credit hours in architectural technology, and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in architectural technology courses.

Construction Specifications Institute, Bluegrass Chapter Endowment Fund

This endowed scholarship was established by the Bluegrass Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute in 1988. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is pursuing an associate's degree in architectural technology, has demonstrated financial need, has completed a minimum of twelve credit hours in architectural technology, and is a full-time student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in architectural technology courses.

John R. Groves Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by John Russell Groves in 1988. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is pursuing an associate's degree in architectural technology, has demonstrated financial need, has completed a minimum of twelve credit hours in architectural technology, and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in architectural technology courses. Preference is given to students who have previous work experience or interest in the architecture or construction. The funds can be used for tuition, books, and supplies.

Tri-State Roofing and Metal Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2002, this endowed scholarship was made possible by a gift from the Tri-State Roofing Company. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is pursuing an associate's degree in architectural technology, has demonstrated financial need, has completed a minimum of twelve credit hours in architectural technology, and has a cumulative grade point
average of 3.0 in architectural technology courses.

Biotechnology

Bachtel Scholarship

This annual award was first given in 2015 by Battelle to support deserving students because of their corporate belief that supporting students in higher education will benefit our communities and help build a strong and healthy future. This scholarship shall be awarded to academically-inclined, full- time students to continue on to higher education in the STEM majors following completion of high
school.

Bryan Station High School Graduates

Timothy A. Cantrell Scholarship

This annual scholarship was first given in 2001 by an anonymous donor in honor of Tim Cantrell to recognize his talent, dedication, and academic achievement. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students with first preference being given to first-year students from Bryan Station High School who demonstrates financial need. The fund can be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Dr. Jack B. Jordan Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2002 by an anonymous donor in honor of Dr. Jack B. Jordan. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students with preference given to first-year students from Bryan Station High School who demonstrates financial need.

Gordon M. Nichols, Jr. Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2003 by an anonymous donor in honor of Gordon M. Nichols, Jr. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students with preference given to first- year students from Bryan Station High School who demonstrates financial need. The fund can be
used for tuition, fees, and books.

Business 

Todd Louis Musgrave Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 2001 by Tom and Zena Musgrave in memory of Todd L. Musgrave. As a student, Todd was a founding member of SIFE. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who are business majors or have concentration in retail or marketing, possess a strong spirit, and willingness to help others. Preference is given to students who may be
older than the average entering freshmen and who may have had personal and/or academic troubles in the past.

Cosmetology

Kathern Warner Scholarship Endowment Fund

This endowed scholarship was established in 2001 by Mr. William E. (Billy) Warner in memory Kathern Warner, his beloved wife. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to cosmetology students who have demonstrated the features exhibited by Kathern Warner such as spirit,
confidence, drive, effort, humor, honesty, and tenacity.

Danville Campus

Inter-County Energy Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2010 by Inter-County Energy Cooperative. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to non-traditional students who are enrolled at the BCTC
Danville campus and have demonstrated financial need.

Dental Hygiene

Tony J. Tombasco Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by Thomas R. Tombasco in memory and honor of his brother. This scholarship provides support for students who are pursuing a degree in Dental Hygiene and possess excellent didactic and technical skills based on the grade point average of all
completed dental hygiene courses completed.

Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in 2015 to support a student who is enrolled as a full-time student in the electrical technology program. This scholarship can be
renewed for a second year if the student is in good standing with the college.

Fine Arts/Education

Ferzacca Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2007 by William Ferzacca. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who have an intended or declared major in fine arts or education fields, have performed community service to benefit those in poverty, demonstrates financial need, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and is enrolled with a minimum of six credit hours. The fund can be used for tuition, books, and/or other academic support materials.

First Generation College Students

Lewis E. Owens Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 1999 by the Lexington Herald Leader through the Lewis E. Owens Fund at the Bluegrass Community Foundation in memory and honor of Lewis E. Owens. This scholarship shall be awarded to students who have financial need, a keen desire to "break out
of the mold", an interest in being involved in their community, and need a helping hand to embark
on the road to higher education. Preference is given to student from Eastern Kentucky and those who are first-generation college students. This scholarship can be renewed for a second year.

Health Sciences

Baptist Health Hospital Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1997 by Baptist Healthcare Systems Inc. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who enrolled in either nursing, respiratory care, nuclear medicine, or radiography programs who have demonstrated the potential for achieving academic excellence.

Dr. L. R. Bean Radiology Scholarship

This annual scholarship was first given in 1994 by Mrs. Susan Perrine Bean. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students have demonstrated knowledge, empathy, humor, and the potential for academic success in the field of Oral Radiology. The use of the scholarship funds will be at the discretion of the student to whom the scholarship is awarded.

Kim Knight Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was given in 2009 by Wilma Knight in memory of Kim Knight. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to full-time students who have demonstrated financial need and the potential for achieving academic excellence as demonstrated by a minimum GPA of 2.7. The recipient should be admitted to the nursing program or a program that contributes to
workforce development in a high-need area and transfers students to baccalaureate degree programs in Kentucky. Preference will be given to applicants who declare their intentions to purse a baccalaureate degree. The scholarship award may be used for tuition, fees, books and other
academic materials.

LCC Nursing Endowment Challenge Match Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1990 Challenge Fund Drive. This scholarship shall be awarded to students who are pursuing a nursing degree.

Metropolitan Women's Club Nursing Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1998 by the Metropolitan Women's Club Inc. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to non-traditional students who are 25 years or older, enrolled in the Nursing Program, with a min. GPA of 2.5, and demonstrated financial need. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and resident of the state of Kentucky.

Morning Pointe Foundation Nursing Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2016 by the Morning Pointe Foundation. The scholarship shall be awarded to students who are residents of Anderson, Boyle, Fayette, or Franklin County, Kentucky; are enrolled as a student in the Licensed Practical Nursing program; demonstrate successful completion of one semester of classes with passing grades; and preference will be given to students who express an interest in senior care and/or geriatric nursing environments.

Samaritan Volunteers Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 1996 by the Samaritan Gift Shop/Samaritan Volunteers. This scholarship shall be awarded to second-year students who are pursuing a career in a medically-
related field, are US citizens and Kentucky residents.

Lawrenceburg Campus

Lawrenceburg Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2011 using proceeds from The Night of Glamour, a
fund-raising event held to benefit the Lawrenceburg Campus and students. This scholarship shall be awarded to students enrolled at the Lawrenceburg Campus. The award may be used for tuition and
books. 

Office Systems Technology

Elizabeth W. Page Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was given in 1990 by Stites & Harbison in honor of Elizabeth M. Page. Ms. Page served as an office administrator for their law firm for many years. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who are pursuing an associate of applied science degree in
Office Administration.

Science

Swarnamukhi Gopal Rao Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by Professor Seethalakshmi Rao Subramanian in honor of her mother, Swarnamukhi "Swarna" Gopal Rao. Seetha is an Emeritus Faculty Member from Bluegrass Community and Technical College. This renewable scholarship may be used for tuition, books, fees, academic support materials and/or equipment and shall be awarded to a student pursuing an associate's degree in any of the science programs. Preference is given to non-traditional students who are returning to college after an absence of five years or more or who are attending for the first time. The scholarship can be renewed if the student is in good academic standing at the
time of renewal. The inaugural scholarship will be awarded during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Social Sciences

Dr. Raymond Baruffalo Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established by Bernard Baruffalo in honor of his brother, Dr. Raymond Baruffalo, in celebration of his life and to acknowledge his contributions as a faculty member at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. This scholarship shall be awarded to a student in the social sciences with a preference for a student studying geography. The award may be used for
tuition, books, fees, academic support materials, and/or equipment.

Tates Creek High School Graduates

Derek Pelphrey Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was given in 2014 by Steve and Liz Pelphrey in memory of their son, Derek Pelphrey. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who attended Tates Creek High School, have demonstrated unmet financial need, are in good academic standing with BCTC at the time of selection, and maintain a 2.8 grade point average. Mr. and Mrs. Pelphrey wish to provide financial support to a student who intends to pursue a baccalaureate degree and this
scholarship may be renewed for up to four contiguous semesters.

Welding Technology

Hobart New Opportunity Scholarship

This endowed scholarship has been established through a generous gift from Sarah Puls and is made in honor of Jeff Hogue, Director of Operations Manager for ITW Food Equipment Group Warewash and Waste, and Sherry Davis, Human Resources Manager for ITW Food Equipment Group Danville Division. The scholarship shall be awarded to a student pursuing a diploma, certificate, or AAS in Welding Technology. Preference will be given to students studying on the BCTC Danville campus, who have experience in the welding profession, and/or have earned dual credit while in high school in the area of welding technology.

Winchester / Clark County

Clark County Farm Bureau Scholarship

This annual scholarship was given in 2007 by Clark County Farm Bureau. This renewable scholarship shall be used to provide financial assistance to students who are members of the Clark County Farm Bureau, enrolled for at least six credit hours, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who are residents of Clark County, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are enrolled for six or more credit hours with a preference for twelve or more hours.

Clark Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

This annual scholarship was given in 2010 by the Clark Regional Medical Auxiliary. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who intend to pursue a degree in a medically-related field and are enrolled at the Winchester-Clark County Campus for his/her first semester. The fund can be used for tuition, books, and/or other academic support materials.

Glitz Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 2011 using proceeds from The Glitz, a fund-raising event held in Winchester. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, are in good standing with the college, are enrolled at the Winchester-Clark County Campus of BCTC in high-need workforce development areas, and/or planning to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in Kentucky. The scholarship award may be used for tuition, fees, books, and/or other academic materials.

Betty H. & Joe F. Reed Scholarship

This annual scholarship was given in 2013 by JoEllen Reed. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who are residents of Clark County, demonstrate financial needs, have a GPA of
2.5 or greater, and are employed either full or part time. The scholarship award can be used for assistance with books and academic materials.

East Kentucky Power Scholarship

This annual scholarship was first given in 2012 by East Kentucky Power. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to Winchester student who is a non-traditional student, in good standing with the college (2.0 GPA), and demonstrates financial need. The fund can be used for tuition, books, fees, and/or other academic support materials.

Kyle Rupard Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2015 by Danny and Nancy Rupard in memory of their son, Kyle T. Rupard. This scholarship shall be awarded to a student who is a Winchester-Clark County resident; is enrolled full- or part-time as a student at the time of the award; and is in good standing with the college (2.5 GPA or higher); is a non-traditional student who is returning to (after three years or more) or attending college for the first time; and demonstrates financial need.

Raymond L. & Mabel Haggard Quisenberry Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship was established in 2005 by Dorothy Quisenberry in memory of Raymond L. & Mabel Haggard Quisenberry. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to full or part-time students who are Clark County residents, attending the Winchester-Clark County campus, and have
a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) based upon minimum completion of 12 credit hours earned
at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College District. Recipients should have demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or service in campus or community activities.