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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.

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.

Detailed Scholarship List

Alumni Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Enrolled 3 hours minimum

Ann McCarte Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Enrolled in a paired course for reading or math

Augusta A Julian Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Preference for students who have earned their GED or graduated from adult high school

Cierra M. James Memorial Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Completed 12 credit hours
  • Enrolled in 6 credit hours minimum
  • Fayette County resident
  • Intends to pursue Baccalaureate Degree

Dianna Brown Golphin Memorial Scholarship

  • Prefer financial need
  • Prefer 2.5 GPA
  • Prefer a female
  • Prefer Community Service or financially supporting other family member or high school record reflects extracurricular activities or awards

Judy Johnson Annual Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Enrolled full time
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 22 years of age or older on first day of class
  • Prefer an African American with additional preferences for a female

KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship

  • Upper quartile of their class
  • Kentucky Resident
  • Current year high school graduate
  • Enrolled 6 credit hours minimum

KCTCS Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Scholarship

  • Full time
  • Financial need not met by other sources
  • Pursue Associates Degree
  • First time student
  • Single parent with one or more children under the age of 12
  • Enthusiasm for learning and potential for academic success

KCTCS John T. Smith Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Kentucky Resident
  • African American
  • Enrolled 6 credit hours minimum

KCTCS Presidential Scholarship

  • 3.25 GPA
  • Kentucky Resident
  • Enrolled 6 credit hours minimum

Lewis E. Owens Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • First generation student
  • Involved in the community
  • Preference for an Eastern Kentucky resident

Marc and Lynn Craft Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • In third semester of studies
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Not pursuing a liberal arts degree unless it leads to employment, such as teaching

Melinda Walker Endowed Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Prefer Hispanic/Latinx ethnicity

Nick Parrish Scholarship of Hope

  • Enrolled in at least one class
  • Reference letter from a representative of any agency that helps individuals overcome addiction

Pathways Out of Poverty Scholarship

  • Prefer financial need
  • Prefer 2.5 GPA
  • Prefer recommendation from the staff of Central Kentucky Goodwill Resource Center

PNC Bank Endowed Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Preference for enrolled in Early Childhood Development, Central KY counties where PNC Bank has a presence, employees of PNC, or spouses or children of PNC employees

Stanley Howard McGowan II Book Fund Scholarship 

  • Documented disability
  • Enrolled 6 credit hours
  • 100 level class or higher

Swarnamukhi Gopal Rao Memorial

  • Non-traditional student returning after 5 years or attending college for the first time
  • Pursuing Allied Health, such as Respiratory, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear Medicine, Radiography, or Nursing
  • Pursuing Math
  • Pursuing Science

Baptist Health Endowed Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • 2.7 GPA
  • Enrolled in Nursing, Respiratory Care, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiography Programs

Clark Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Enrolled in a medical-related field
  • Enrolled at Winchester Clark County Campus

Swarnamukhi Gopal Rao Memorial

  • Non-traditional student returning after 5 years or attending college for the first time
  • Pursuing Allied Health, such as Respiratory, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear Medicine, Radiography, or Nursing
  • Pursuing Math
  • Pursuing Science

Architectural Technology Alumni Endowed Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Pursuing Architectural Technology (ACH) degree
  • Completed 12 credit hours in ACH
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Previous work experience or demonstrated interest in architecture or construction

Buford R Burchfield Endowment Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Pursuing Architectural Technology (ACH) degree
  • Completed 12 credit hours in ACH
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Previous work experience or demonstrated interest in architecture or construction

Construction Specification Institute, Blue Grass Chapter Endowment Fund

  • Financial need
  • Pursuing Architectural Technology (ACH) degree
  • Completed 12 credit hours in ACH
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Previous work experience or demonstrated interest in architecture or construction

John Russell Groves
Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Company Endowment

  • Financial need
  • Pursuing Architectural Technology (ACH) degree
  • Completed 12 credit hours in ACH
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Previous work experience or demonstrated interest in architecture or construction

Arts in Focus Scholarship

  • Enrolled in Arts or Associates in Fine Arts degree program
  • Actively participated in or attended campus or community arts programs and activities over the past year
  • 2.5 GPA

Clayton Arnold Memorial Scholarship

  • Studying Automotive Technology or Diesel Technology

Dr. Jack B. Jordan Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Preference for Bryan Station High School graduate

Gordon M. Nichols Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Preference for Bryan Station High School graduate

Timothy A. Cantrell Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Preference for Bryan Station High School graduate

Elizabeth W. Page Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Completed 12 credit hours
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Pursuing AAS in Office Administration

Nancy Nollenberger Sallee Memorial Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Prefer Accounting major
  • Prefer international or immigrant student

Todd Louis Musgrave Memorial Scholarship

  • Business major or concentration in Retail or Marketing

Amy Kolasa Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Enrolled in CIT

Gene Haas Scholarship

  • Enrolled in CMM
  • 2.0 GPA

Kathryn Warner

  • Cosmetology student

Dream Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • DACA, TPS, or Undocumented Student
  • Participate in the Latinx Programs or Camps

Inter-County Energy Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Attending at the Danville Campus
  • Non-traditional student
  • 2.0 GPA

Don Shear Endowed Scholarship

  • Second year student
  • Enrolled in a Dental program

Dr. L R Bean Radiology Scholarship

  • Enrolled in Dental Hygiene
  • Knowledge, empathy, humor, and the potential for academic success in the field of Dental Hygiene

Louis and Betty Jo Simms Dental Hygiene Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Pursuing Dental Hygiene

Melissa Arnett Memorial Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Pursuing Dental Hygiene
  • 3.0 GPA

Sheila Frazier Murphy Memorial Scholarship

  • Pursuing Dental Hygiene
  • Preference for financial need
  • Prefer 3.0 GPA
  • Prefer student living in Bell, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, Whitley County, KY or Claiborne County, TN

Tony J. Tombasco Memorial Scholarship

  • Pursuing AAS in Dental Hygiene
  • 2.0 GPA

Electrical Technology

  • Full-time student
  • Enrolled in Electrical Technology program

BCTC LGBTQi+ Scholarship

  • Participates in LGBTQi+

Augusta A Julian Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Preference for students who have earned their GED or graduated from adult high school

Inter-County Energy Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Attending at the Danville Campus
  • Non-traditional student
  • 2.0 GPA

Judy Johnson Annual Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Enrolled full time
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 22 years of age or older on first day of class
  • Prefer an African American with additional preferences for a female

Metropolitan Woman's Club Nursing 

  • Financial need
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Non-traditional student
  • Pursuing Nursing student 
  • 25 years or older
  • US citizen
  • KY resident

Swarnamukhi Gopal Rao Memorial

  • Non-traditional student returning after 5 years or attending college for the first time
  • Pursuing Allied Health, such as Respiratory, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear Medicine, Radiography, or Nursing
  • Pursuing Math
  • Pursuing Science

Anna F. Johnson Nursing

  • Full time
  • Enrolled in Nursing
  • Prefer a Bourbon County resident

Human Family Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Pursuing Nursing
  • Balancing school, work and/or health demands

Kim Knight Endowed Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • 2.7 GPA
  • Admitted to Nursing program
  • Prefer student intending to pursue a Baccalaureate degree

Metropolitan Woman's Club Nursing

  • Financial need
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Non-traditional student
  • Pursuing Nursing student 
  • 25 years or older
  • US citizen
  • KY resident

Morning Pointe Foundation Nursing Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in LPN Program
  • Preference is an interest in pursuing a career in senior care and/or geriatric nursing environments and/or reside in Anderson, Boyle, Fayette, Franklin or Madison County

Samaritan Volunteers

  • Second-year student
  • Pursuing Nursing

Hockensmith Agency Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Resident of Scott County
  • Graduate of Scott County High School or Great Crossing High School
  • Recommended by high school guidance counselors

Derek Pelphrey Memorial Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • 2.8 GPA
  • Attended Tates Creek and left in good standing
  • Intends to pursue Baccalaureate degree
  • Recommended by high school guidance counselors

Richard "Hammer" Butcher Scholarship

  • Enrolled in a Trade program

Hobart Opportunity Scholarship

  • Pursuing a diploma, certificate, or AAS in Welding Technology
  • Prefer a student from Danville

Glitz Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in high need workforce areas or planning to transfer to Baccalaureate program in KY
  • Attending at Winchester Clark County Campus

Betty & Joe Reed Book Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Clark County resident
  • Employed

Clark County Winchester Heritage Commission Scholarship

  • Preference for Financial need
  • Preference for 3.0 GPA
  • Preference for Clark County resident
  • Preference for being enrolled in at least one history class
  • Preference for enrolled at Winchester Clark County Campus

Clark Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Enrolled in a medical-related field
  • Enrolled at Winchester Clark County Campus

Raymond L. and Mabel Haggard Quisenberry Endowed Scholarship

  • Attending Winchester Clark County Campus
  • Clark County Resident
  • If part-time, student must be employed
  • Community involvement
  • 3.0 GPA

Wood Family Scholarship

  • Resident of Winchester
  • Majoring in Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Engineering, or similar technology studies program
  • 3.0 GPA