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

If any senior is a child of a full-time thoroughbred horse farm employee in central Kentucky, and is applying to the University of Kentucky as a first generation college attendee from their family, he or she may be eligible for one of several scholarships.  All applicants must have submitted the FAFSA application to be considered.  Any interested applicant must contact Muffy Stuart at mstuart727@msn.com or call 859-269-1719, no later than January 20.
   In addition, there is an annual scholarship, which has a July 1 deadline.  This scholarship offers assistance toward tuition only, to children of full-tim 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.  Interested students can use the above mentioned contact information to request an application.

ACT Scholarship

If you are a senior and have taken the ACT and fit the following criteria, you may apply:  (1) a student who has oversome challenges and can articulate education and career actions (2) students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.  Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.  Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions.  Applications are due December 31, 2017.  All questions should be directed to ccrc@act.org.

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women

The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1,500.00 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party.  The qualified applicant will graduate from a Kentucky high school in 2017, is or will be a registered Republican and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  The completed application must be mailed with a postmark no later than April 2, 2018.

Civil Engineering Scholarship Program

Civil Engineering Scholarship Program
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards 10-20 new scholarships each year to qualifying students interested in attending the University of Kentucky (UK) or Western Kentucky University (WKU) or University of Louisville (UL) J. B. Speed School of Engineering to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE).   Students may also attend pre-engineering courses at Kentucky State University (KSU), through the Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) system, or other Kentucky state colleges or universities, and then complete their Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) at one of the accredited institutions.
 
This program began in 1948, and the Cabinet has awarded nearly 1,800 scholarships, amounting to more than $14 million in scholarships since its beginning.  The Cabinet now has 80 scholarship openings each year that are filled with returning students and new students.  The scholarship can be worth over $51,000!
 
Deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 1.

Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program

Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards 5-10 new scholarships each year to qualifying students interested in attending Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky,  or Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to complete an Associate‚Äôs Degree in Civil Engineering Technology. The Cabinet began the Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program in 2009 and has worked with the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) to develop a program that will prepare students for work with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet upon graduation .  The scholarship deadline is March 1, and the recipients will be notified in April.   Each scholarship student will receive $3,000 per semester.   

Deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 1.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to: high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), community college students transferring to four year universities; graduate students. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

 The application opens January 1, 2018, and closes March 31, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be selected in June 2018. For more information visit hsf.net.

Conservation of Natural Resources 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.

Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  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, 2018.

2018 Honorsgradu Design A Better Future Scholarship

Whether through essays or multimedia, you've used your voices to share visions for a better world. So here's your chance to put them to action! Submit a proposal for how you'll better your community. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, we're also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.

We will be breaking the process into 3 rounds, using the principles of design thinking:

  1. Read the Rules and Terms & Conditions (below) 
  2. Design and submit your ROUND 1 proposal:
    • First 3 stages of design thinking Launch cycle
    • Students submit overall proposal based on the Ford Institute community building principles
    • We select applications based on their completion, seriousness, and viability, offering feedback for those approved to move on to round 2.
    • Deadline: February 11, 2018, 11:59 MST
  3. Design and submit your ROUND 2 artifact:
    • Next 3 phases of design thinking launch cycle (all but the final launch)
    • Students submit an artifact representing their progress and learning
    • We give additional feedback
    • Deadline: March 18, 2018, 11:59 MST 
  4. Design and submit your ROUND 3 reflection:
    • LAUNCH phase of design thinking launch cycle.
    • Students submit a final reflection that shares how their project is doing one of the following: 1) increasing connections, 2) building capacity, or 3) taking community-led action. They also share their ideas for acquiring further funding, in addition to the $5,000 from HGU if selected as the top finalist.
    • Include a video of yourself working on your project
    • Deadline: April 15, 2018 at 11:59 MST. 
  5. We select 5 winners to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project into the design thinking cycle once more during the summer of 2018 to maximize impact.

The RULES:  You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a college or university to continue your education. All United States students are eligible.

For more information visit https://www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm  

 

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