• FAFSA - to obtain a PIN (Personal Identification Number), learn more about the FAFSA, including step-by-step instructions, file online and check the status of your FAFSA.
  • ECMC - for general information about financing for college and managing a student loan.
  • CHAFEE - provides information on this exciting opportunity for foster youth and former foster youth.
  • Scholar Share - provides valuable information about college savings opportunities.
  • Going 2 College - learn about the college and financial aid resources available in each state.
  • Latino College Dollars - provides a scholarship directory for latino students.
  • AXA Achievement Scholarship in Association with U.S. News and World Report - Deadline, December15, 2013 - Provides scholarship awards of $25,000 and $10,000, with winners in every state nationwide.  The program is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four- year college or university. AXA Foundation website
  • Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Promotion and Contest - Deadline December 13, 2013 (for the January contest) - Chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition.
  • State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program - Opening November 2013 - The foundation has established a scholarship program as part of ongoing efforts to address and raise awareness of the nation's drop-out crisis.  This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships.
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) offers the Stokes Educational Scholarship for high school seniors interested in pursuing their targeted career fields (Computer Science, and Computer or Electrical Engineering). 

    The application deadline is Saturday, 30 November 2013. Stokes Educational Scholarship program offers a scholarship to students who are interested in pursuing one of the National Security Agency’s career fields.  For more information on the scholarship and other opportunities go to the NSA website at

    Some features are: Paid tuition up to $30.000 /year, Year-round salary, Rewarding work experience, Guaranteed Employment

  • The Suder Foundation has invested in The University of Kentucky’s efforts to improve the graduation rate of first-generation students. A longstanding commitment to first-generation students — those whose parents did not complete college — was one of the reasons the Suder Foundation selected the University of Kentucky for the program. In fall 2010, University of Kentucky welcomed its first cohort of First Scholars to campus and currently has 75 participants in the program.

    The First Scholars Program is seeking applicants for the 2014-15 academic year. Applicants must be first-time freshmen that are first-generation college students (parents have earned no more than two years of education beyond high school and no post-secondary degree, who have applied and been accepted to the University of Kentucky. Scholarship criteria also includes financial need and demonstrated academic ability as shown by ACT and/or SAT scores and high school GPA.  The deadline to submit applications on-line at (  is February 1, 2014.

    The award is $5,000 each year, renewable for a total of four years as long as program requirements continue to be met. In addition to the financial award, students will attend educational workshops and social events, meet regularly with their peer mentor and myself, and participate in various community service opportunities.

    All programming is intended to help new students adjust to, and thrive in, the college environment. Activities are designed so that scholars maintain a connection to the program throughout their college career. As upperclassmen they will “Pay-It-Forward” by transitioning into a leadership role within the program, giving back by mentoring or tutoring incoming scholars in the First Scholars Program.

    If you have questions or need additional information, please contact me, Martina Martin, at (859) 257-3532 or via email at (you may also catch me before or after our EDL 821 class on Tuesday as well).