Every year, approximately 60% of Scott County High School students enroll in college; however, less than half of those students actually earn their degree. As a result, just 34% of Scott County residents have a two- or four-year college degree, according to the Council on Postsecondary Education. A partnership between Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) and Scott County Public Schools intends to raise that percentage.
This partnership program, called Early College, enrolled its first students this fall. Early College, offered at Elkhorn Crossing School, allows high school students to earn college credit while fulfilling their normal coursework. In two semesters, a student may earn up to 15 college credit hours, which will transfer to all public and most private colleges in Kentucky. Since these classes are actually college classes, there is a tuition cost. Even though the rate is half the regular BCTC tuition, not every student who has the ability to take these classes can afford to pay the expense.
A Scott County Scholarship Campaign is now underway to benefit those motivated students who lack the funds to enroll. This campaign will benefit those students who wish to continue their education at BCTC, especially through the Early College Program.
Click here for an Early College scholarship application. All applications, including additional documentation, should be turned into Carol Crawford at Elkhorn Crossing School.
More information on the Early College program can be found here.
If you would like more information on how to support the Scott County Scholarship Campaign, please contact Linda Epling at (859) 246-6584. Or you can donate online here: