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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

If you are attending during the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters, please complete the 2014-2015 Scholarship Application (PDF).  To see a list of available scholarships, please view the list below. 

**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 Center (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. 

2014-2015 Scholarships Available

You can view a complete list of our 2015-2016 Scholarships online. When you submit a Scholarship Application you are applying for all available BCTC Scholarships. Also check out our scholarship brochure. The list below are scholarships that are still available for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Scholarship Need Based  Enrollment Status  Minimum GPA  County or Campus  Additional Criteria Availability 
Betty H. and Joe F. Reed Book Scholarship  Yes     Clark Employed at least part-time Fall/Spring
Camenisch Scholarship Yes  Full-time (Spring)    Boyle  Demonstrate campus & community involvement  Spring Only
Cierra M. James Memorial Scholarship Yes  At least 6 credit hours (Spring)  2.0 GPA  Fayette  Completed at least 12 credit hours at BCTC; Intends to pursue a baccalaureate degree  Spring Only 
Clark County Farm Bureau Scholarship Yes    3.0 GPA  Clark  Member of Clark County Farm Bureau  Fall/Spring 
Clark Regional Medical Auxiliary Scholarship        Winchester Campus  Medical related field of study  Fall/Spring 
Commonwealth Scholarship    At least 6 credit hours      2014 Kentucky High School graduate in top 25% of graduating class  Fall/Spring 
East Kentucky Power Scholarship  Yes  At least 6 credit hours  2.0 GPA  Winchester Campus  Non-traditional student  Fall/Spring 
Elizabeth Page Scholarship  Yes    3.0 GPA    Completed at least 12 credit hours in Office Admin (or related major); pursing AAS in office administration (or related field)  Spring Only 
Environmental Science Technology      3.2 GPA    Completed at least 12 hours in Environmental Science Technology (declared major)  Fall Only 
PNC Skilled Workforce Investment Scholarship Yes        Enrolled in a high demand workforce major or plan to transfer to a KY 4-year university to earn baccalaureate degree  Spring 
Quisenberry Endowed Scholarship     3.0 GPA Clark  Completed at least 12 credit hours; demonstrate outstanding leadership and community involvement; plan to transfer to 4-year institution  Fall/Spring 
Stanley McGowan Book Fund Scholarship Yes  At least 6 credit hours  2.0 GPA    Utilizing Disability Support Services; completed at least one semester at BCTC Fall/Spring 

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.