Western Hills High School: 100 Doctors Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-875-8400 | Fax: 502-227-4568

Guidance


Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund

Requirements:  Any senior that is a child of a full-time thoroughbred horse farm employee in central Kentucky, and has been accepted to the University of Kentucky as a first generation college attendee from their family, may be eligible for one of several special scholarships.  All applicants must have completed the FAFSA application to be considered.  To be considered, applicant must contact mstuart727@msn.com or call 859-269-1719, no later than January 20, 2019.  
 
In addition, regarding the annual scholarship that is offered, which has a July 1 deadline:  this fund provides scholarship assistance toward tuition only, to children of full-time thoroughbred horse farm workers for post-high school education at any college, university, or technical school, in-state or out-of-state.  These annual scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and a personal interview.  Students should contact mstuart727@msn.com or call  859-269-1719.

Imagine America Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors or recent graduates planning to attend a career school participating in the Imageine America High School Scholarship Program.  Anyone who will graduate from high school between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019,  plans to attend a career school participating in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program, and has a 2.5 or above GPA may apply.  Apply using the mobile app by searching the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.  You can also apply online at www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships.  For questions visit studentservices@imagine-america.org or call 571-267-3010.

Franklin County Conservation Scholarship

Scholarship Rules

ELIGIBILITY:  Applicant must be an agriculture student graduating high school or college student majoring or planning to major in agriculture.  High school students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.  College students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 the first year (2 semesters) in college and a 2.5 grade point average each year thereafter.   A check will be made payable to the student and the college.  Applicants must provide proof of enrollment in college at the time of the scholarship presentation.

PROCEDURE:  Application forms will be made available to eligible students, including family members of the Supervisors and Natural Resources Conservation Service employees, through the conservation district office.  The Board of Supervisors of the Franklin County Conservation District will select the winning applicant.

The application must include two letters of recommendation, a high school or college transcript, and a 200-300 word essay describing what you foresee as the future of agriculture and the important issues facing the agriculture community.

Applications, letters of recommendation, grade transcript, and essay should be returned to the Franklin County Conservation District, 103 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY  40601 no later than ­­­­­June 1, 2019

Applications are available in the Guidance Office. 

2019 Student View Scholarship

The 2019 Student View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  Student Insights is a market research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors.  The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.  The scholarship winner will be announced May, 2019.  Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2019.

Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26/Derwood Thomas College Assistance Award

Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26 is accepting applications for the MSL College Assistance Award and the Derwood Thomas Memorial College Assistance Award.  The MSL College Assistance Award was created to assist students to meet the cost of a college education.  The Derwood Thomas College Assistance was created to recognize the special efforts of students academically and as community leaders.  The Lodge will award up to $500 for each award.  A student is encouraged to apply for an award if she/he meets the folowing criteria:  the applicant is a Franklin County resident and will be a 2019 graduate of a Franklin County public high school; the applicant is not an immediate family member (father, mother, daughter, or son) of a member of Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26; the applicant must be a 2019 graduating high school senior; must have a minumum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Completed application and supporting documention must be mailed by Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Franklin County Homemakers Association

The Franklin County Homemakers Association is pleased to announce that their scholarship of $500 will again be awarded this year.  Requirements for applicants are:  must be graduating from a high school in Franklin County; must be a resident of Franklin County; must major in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture, or a related field; applicant is not required to attend a Kentucky school.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  The scholarship application must be received by the Franklin County Extension Office before May 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

Paul Gray Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships have been established to honor Paul Gray whom served many years as the County Agent for Franklin County.  The first scholarship is available only to the children of Kentucky Farm Bureau members.  The second scholarship is open to graduates of any high school within Franklin County who intend to enroll in an accredited college, work towards a degree in business, agriculture or a related field.  (Examples include marketing, accounting, chemistry, finance, etc.)  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or any of the Whitaker Bank Frankfort locations.  Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1st.

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

ATTENTION: THE 2019 1890 National Scholarship Application Cycle is Now Open. 

Program Overview

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is implemented under the USDA Fellows Experience Program (FEP). Scholars accepted into the program will be appointed using the Schedule A(r) authority (5 CFR 213.3202) and are not eligible for noncompetitive conversion to full time employment upon graduation.

However, all USDA/1890 National Scholars are required to compete for appropriate employment immediately after graduation and, if selected, commit to at least one year of service to USDA for each year of financial assistance provided. (Note: Specific details of this service requirement will be outlined in the service agreement entered into by the selected Scholar, the University at which the Scholar is matriculated, and the USDA Sponsoring Agency.)

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor's degree at the following universities: 

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alcorn State University, Mississippi
  • Central State University, Ohio
  • Delaware State University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Fort Valley State University, Georgia
  • Kentucky State University
  • Langston University, Oklahoma
  • Lincoln University, Missouri
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Prairie View A&M University, Texas
  • South Carolina State University
  • Southern University, Louisiana
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tuskegee University, Alabama
  • University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Virginia State University
  • West Virginia State University

Goal

The goal of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is to increase the number of minorities studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and the related disciplines. National Scholars are required to study in the following or related disciplines.

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Business/Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering/Mechanics
  • Agricultural Production and Technology
  • Agronomy or Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Botany
  • Food Sciences/Technology
  • Forestry and Related Sciences
  • Home Economics/Nutrition
  • Horticulture
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Soil Conservation/Soil Science
  • Farm and Range Management
  • Other related disciplines, (e.g. non-medical biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, computer science)

The Award
Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Each award provides full tuition, as well as room and board, for the term of the scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor's degree.

General Eligibility
To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
  • Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service
  • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature
  • Submit a signed application (original signature only)

Who Should Apply
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college and rising college sophomores and juniors.

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program 2019 Application DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 

All application materials must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 30, 2019, and sent to the university (or universities)selected by the applicant to attend. (University addresses and contact information are included in the back of the application.)

The 2019 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program High School Application can be accessed by visitng  https://www.outreach.usda.gov

  • For any questions regarding the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program, please contact:
  • Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement 
    USDA/1890 Programs 
    1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Stop 0170 
    Washington, DC 20250 
    Telephone Number: (202) 720-6350 
    Fax Number: (202) 720-7704 
    Email: 1890init@usda.gov

    Bluegrass Theatre Guild

    Applications for the Jeannette Dade Memorial Scholarship  and the Peggy King Memorial Scholarship are available in the Guidance Office.  The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2019.

    Casey Reed Sparrow "I GOT THIS" Memorial Scholarship

    The Casey Reed Sparrow “I GOT THIS” Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2018. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to student athletes who have participated in multiple school sports throughout high school and who have maintained a 2.5 or above GPA. Preference will be given to students that have not received scholarships through other sources.  Applicants must be completing or have completed high school with a minimum, un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, must be accepted as a full-time student at a 2 or 4 year college, university, or technical school for the upcoming semester, must complete the entire application (typed or printed legibly) and provide all supporting documents required (see requirements below).  The deadline for the scholarship application is APRIL 30th . Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
     
    Financial assistance will be based on academic performance, leadership potential, community service, and participation in multiple high school sports.
     
    Please mail OR submit application and required documentation to the Western Hills High School Guidance Office in a sealed folder or envelope no later than April 30, 2019.

    Franklin County Conservation District Scholarship

    ELIGIBILITY:  Applicant must be an agriculture student graduating high school or college student majoring or planning to major in agriculture.  High school students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.  College students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 the first year (2 semesters) in college and a 2.5 grade point average each year thereafter.   A check will be made payable to the student and the college.  Applicants must provide proof of enrollment in college at the time of the scholarship presentation.

    PROCEDURE:  Application forms will be made available to eligible students, including family members of the Supervisors and Natural Resources Conservation Service employees, through the conservation district office and are also available in the Guidance Office.  The Board of Supervisors of the Franklin County Conservation District will select the winning applicant.

    The application must include two letters of recommendation, a high school or college transcript, and a 200-300 word essay describing what you foresee as the future of agriculture and the important issues facing the agriculture community.

    Applications, letters of recommendation, grade transcript, and essay should be returned to the Franklin County Conservation District, 103 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY  40601 no later than ­­­­­June 1, 2019

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