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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.

How to Apply

**NEW for 2015-2016. The scholarship application is moving to an online format. If you are planning to attend BCTC in Fall 2015, you should have your application and documentation submitted by March 1, 2015.

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.

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.

  • Transcript (required)
  • Original Statement (required)
  • Letter of recommendation (required)
  • 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 March 1 previous to the Fall semester to be considered a priority applicant. Example: Fall 2015/Spring 2016 semester priority date is March 1, 2015.
  2. If you have a technical/computer issues with the application you should contact technical support http://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/its/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.

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.