Franklin County High School: 1100 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 695-6750 | Fax: (502) 695-6755

Counselor's Corner & Scholarships

College Fairs

Register for college fairs today! Go to to maximize your time at college fairs and increase face-to-face interaction with admissions officers. 
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Imagine America Foundation

The Imagine America Scholarship is for technical schools.  While only one on-campus school in KY, there are others that are online, and Tulsa Welding School in Florida is a part of this.  The KY State Directory can be found at .  To apply for scholarships use .

How to Become a Wildcat

Here are some updates from the UK Admissions Office that you may be interested in.
  • Important Dates:
    • Deadlines
      • Regular Decision Admission (UK Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application): February 15.
        • We will continue to accept applications after February 15, so please encourage your students to apply even after the regular decision deadline.
      • William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship Application: February 15
      • Housing Application:
        • Early Action Housing: February 15
        • Regular Decision Housing: May 1
      • “see blue.” U Orientation: May 1
    • Lewis Honors College: Decisions are announced by email on February 15.
    • Competitive Scholarships: Decisions are announced by letter and should be mailed around early March.
    • Financial Aid:  Package estimates are sent by mail and available in the student’s myUK portal about 4 weeks after FAFSA receipt.
  • Information for Applicants:
    • Admitted Students: They receive a booklet outlining next steps (setting up email, applying for housing, registering for orientation, etc.).
      • Once students are admitted to UK, they need to set up their UK email address because that is where their communication will route to, rather than their personal email address.
    • Fee Waivers: We waive the application fee for all students with economic need.  Most students have documentation on file with us if they qualify for an ACT/SAT test waiver or are eligible for FRPR.  Any of that documentation will be accepted for fee waivers. 
  • Events:
    • Admitted Student Days: From February 15 to April 22, we will be hosting Admitted Student Days on campus. These visits include a presentation about next steps for admitted students, a panel of current UK students, campus tour, meeting with the academic colleges, and an optional visit with the Lewis Honors College. We will continue to offer twice daily tours on weekdays.
    • Merit Weekend: High-achieving admitted students are invited to attend an early orientation in March and register for their classes before even current UK students. The event is called Merit Weekend and eligible students will receive a mailed invitation.
    • May Day Open House: May 10 is this year’s date for May Day, an open house event for sophomores and juniors interested in UK.
  • Staffing:
    • Our office has added a new recruiter! Chaquenta Neal is our Assistant Director of Admissions for Diversity Recruitment. She works with students from any geographic region, so please feel free to connect your students with her if they would like to speak with her about campus resources and organizations for underrepresented students, questions regarding the William C. Parker diversity scholarship program, or anything else.


Please let us know in the FCHS Guidance Office if we can be of help or answer any questions that you may have as it relates this information,

KSU Scholarships

Seniors interested in attending Kentucky State University next year should stop by the Guidance Office for a complete list of their Academic Scholarship Program. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are renewable for subsequent semesters when criteria are met. 

Cincinnati Christian University Esports

Are you interested in attending Cincinnati Christian University?  The CCU Esports Scholarship program has many scholarships availalbe to attend up to full tuition.  Requirements for scholarship are: minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher and minimum scores on one of the following standardized tests - ACT 16 or higher (14 in English) or SAT 890 or higher (19 in Writing & Language).  More information available at 

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16 Scholarship

Through Whitaker Bank sponsorship, the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships.  The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports and sport-activities.  Application forms are available at and the deadline is February 28, 2019.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Scholarship

Seniors with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA or a minimum 23 ACT score and who have a parent as a Kentucky Farm Bureau member can apply for the 90 county and state college scholarships which will be awarded by May 21st.  Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2019, and can be gotten from the Guidance Office or  

TheDream.US Scholarship

TheDream.US is a college access program for immigrant youth who are DACA, TPS, or DACA-eligible.  The application deadline for the Opportunity Scholarship Award, which provides scholarships for up to $80,000 for first-time college students, is  January 31, 2019. The application deadline for the National Scholarship Award for up to $33,000 for high school or first-time college students and community college graduates is February 28, 2019. For more info visit

Murray State University's Commonwealth Honors Academy

The 2019 Academy will be held June 8-29, 2019.  Rising high school seniors are brought together for an exciting, challenging academic enrichment program.  Students will received 6 hours of universtiy studies credit; have the opportunity to take an additional 6 hours of tuition-free university courses at MSU during their senior year; and be award a 4-year $2,000 renewable housing scholarship to attend MSU.  Applications are availalbe at and the application deadline is March 1, 2019 

Transylvania Regional College Fair - March 7

Learn more about colleges at the Transy Regional College Fair!  Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 10 - 11:30 am.  Sign up at 

Dr LL Cull Health Care Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Louisville is seeking qualified applicants for over 50 scholarships.  Dr. Cull, a generous donor, has established the Dr LL Cull Health Care Scholarship for graduating seniors of a Franklin County Public School.  This scholarship provides assistance to students who have chosen a career in the health care field.  Applications are available at  and the deadline to submit an application is March 15, 2019 @ 5 pm.

KY Association of Professional Educators Scholarships

Applications for the KAPE Family Member Scholarship and KAPE Star Student/Teacher Mentor Scholarship are available in the guidance office.  Student must have a GPA of 3.5 minimum; minimum ACT score of 23 to apply.  Application deadline is March 15, 2018. 

2019 Design a Better Future Scholarship

To demonstrate Honors Graduation's continued belief in students' phenomenal ability to use their learning to better the world around them, Five $10,000 tuition awards will be given. Students will work on a project to help improve their communities.  The top project will also be funded up to $5,000. Deadline for the working strategy plan is March 23, 2019, and the final project is due April 28, 2019.  The link to all of the scholarship information is 

VFW Patriotic Art Award

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary are sponsoring the Youth American Creative Patriotic Art Awards program. Open to students grades 9-12.  More information about the program and the contest application can be found in the guidance office.  Deadline to enter the contest is March 31, 2019. 

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women

The KFRW will seek to grant a $1,500 scholarship in 2019 to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party during her high school career. The qualified applicant will graduate from a Kentucky high school in 2019, is a registered Republican, and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.  Applications can be found in the Guidance Office and the deadline to apply is April 1, 2019.

Blue Grass Community Action Scholarship

 A $750 scholarship will be awarded to provide financial assistance to students based on need, academic record, and the merits of their applications.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office and are due by April 10, 2019.    

Teaching the Value of Public Service POSTER CONTEST

Students are invited to participate in the 2019 Public Service Recognition Poster Contest. This year's theme, "Making a Difference," should be expressed through artwork. First place winners in each category received a $50 awared, second place winners receive $25, and third place $10. All winners receive an invitation to a special ceremony at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on May 9, and will have the opportunity to tour the park while there.  For more information and a complete list of contest guidelines: . .   April 12, 2019 is the deadline 

Family Medical Centers Scholarship

This community scholarship is a $1,000 opportunity open to graduating seniors planning to attend a post-secondary school and major in a health-related field of study.  It is sponsored by Family Care of the Bluegrass & Womens Care of the Bluegrass on behalf of CFMC INC.  Applications are available in the guidance office and must be returned to your counselor by April 12, 2019.

Frankfort Branch NAACP Scholarship

The NAACP Scholarships were created to assist students to meet the cost of a college education. The award amount will be no less than $500.  Applicants must: reside in Franklin County; be a spring 2018 graduating senior; have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline to apply is Friday, April 19, 2019.

Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Scholarships

The Franklin County ASAP Council has three $500 scholarships available to graduating seniors.  One is for a student who has dealt with their parent's addiction issues, one is for a student who has overcome their own substance abuse; and the third is for a student who has shown leadership in the community in preventing substance use.  There will be 4 recipients this year.  Applications are available in the counselors' office.    Deadline for submission is April 19, 2019.

Meridian Sun Lodge No 26 Awards

The MSL College Assistance Award and the Derwood Thomas Memorial College Assistance Award applications are available in the guidance office.  Applicants must be 2019 Franklin County resident; not an immediate family member of a lodge member; must be a 2019 graduating high school senior; have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Completed application must be mailed by April 25, 2019.

B. Davis Scholarship

The creators of the "Student Award Search Aid" website are offering a scholarship 2017 which can be found at .  You can learn more about applying for scholarships on the website as well.    Scholarship is for $1,000.    Deadline for applications is May 24, 2019.

Franklin County Conservation Scholarship

Ag students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and planning to major in agriculture are encouraged to apply for the Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship which is available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is June 1, 2019. 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay describing your educational career and life goals and explain your plan for achieving these goals including your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this will help you achieve you goals.  The website is and the application deadline is June 14, 2019.

Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance

This Assistance Fund provides scholarship assistance toward tuition only to applicants whose parent have worked full-time on a central Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farm.  Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and a personal interview.  Several $15,000 renewable scholarships are available for first generation college attendees, but applicants must contact Muffy Stuart at or call 859-269-1719 by January 20, 2019.   
To apply for the annual scholarship, request an application by calling 859-269-1719.  Application deadline is July 1, 2019. 

Frankfort Rotary Scholarship

The Rotary International of Frankfort applications for youth scholarship are available in the guidance office. 

Register for AP Tests

Online AP exam registration is from Jan 8 - Feb 28, 2019.  NO LATE REGISTRATIONS!  Click on the link to register:

ACT for Juniors

The ACT will be given to all juniors on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the high school.

Summer Camps

 Duke Summer Session April 15, 2019 deadline
EKU - STEM Camp June 2-7
EKU Pscyhology-Inner SPACE Camp June 16-21
Camino Camp June 23-27 
Foster Music Camp throughout summer 
Summer Apprenticeship Program June 17-28

National ACT Test Dates

Additional Education/Credit Opportunities

 University of Dayton School of Engineering - 
Explore Engineering - February 23, 2019
University of Alabama - Summer on Campus 2019
 Summer at Smith College 2019

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