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


Cumberland Family Medical Scholarship

This community scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship opportunity open to graduating Seniors planning to attend a post-secondary school and major in a health-related field of study.  The scholarship is sponsored by Family Care of the Bluegrass & Womens Care of the Bluegrass on behalf of Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Completed applications must be returned to the Guidance Office by April 13, 2020.

William T Robertson

Attention High School Seniors:

The KCA is currently accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 William T. Robertson Scholarship Essay Contest. The scholarship contest is open to any Kentucky resident High School Seniors and your submission deadline is November 4th, 2019 at 11:59PM Eastern.

The contest winner will be awarded a $2000 scholarship to be paid to the college of their choice in their freshman semester and will also be invited to attend the KCA Winter Convention to be held in Louisville Kentucky this year to accept the award.

Essay Prompt:

How could concrete be used to make life better for people in your local community?

Like last year year, the essay submission process is different from previous years, so please pay close attention, as paper submissions will not be accepted.
The essay contest rules are as follows:
  • Student must be a current senior in high school graduating in the 2019 – 2020 school year.
  • Essays must address the essay prompt directly.
  • Essays must be a written by a single student, and shall not be collaborative in nature.
  • Essays must be submitted using the online submission form
  • Essays must be received by November 4th, 2019 at 11:59PM Eastern
  • Essays must be limited to 600 words

Please visit kyconcrete.org/essay/ for the online application 

Imagine America Scholarship

The Imagine America High School Scholarship is an award-winning scholarship program offered by the Imagine America  Foundation.  The scholarship is for school seniors or recent graduates planning to attend a career school participating in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. (Participating career schools are listed at www.imagine-america.org/our-schools/.)
Anyone who has graduated or will graduate from high school between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 and plans to attend a career school participating in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program.
Apply using our mobile app! Search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. If you do not have a mobile device, you can apply online at www.imagine-america.org/cehe-scholarships/. Please enter all of your information accurately and completely to ensure timely processing of your application.
To qualify, applicants must  graduate in calendar year 2020 with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a  participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need.
Please contact 571-267-3010 or studentservices@imagine-america.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 2020, is or will be a registered Republican, and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.  The completed application must be mailed with a postmark no later than April 1, 2020.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

WeWannaPlay JT Riddle Scholarship

This program is open to graduating high school students who attend a high school in the Franklin County Public School System or who attend a high school in the Frankfort Independent School System in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Three (3) males and three (3) females will be selected through an application process.  One (1) male and one (1) female each will be selected to receive the JT Riddle Student Athlete of the Year Scholarship.  Two (2) males and two (2) females each will be selected to receive the WEWANNAPLAY Recognition Scholarship. This is a one-time scholarship check, it is not renewable.    
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a graduating student enrolled in the Franklin County Public School System or in the Frankfort Independent School System in Frankfort, Kentucky; Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher upon graduating high school; Must be a student athlete who is listed on the team roster as a player and participated in a KHSAA sanctioned sports program within the high school they are currently attending; Must be positive in all aspects of the sport(s) to include, but not limited to, interactions with officials, coaches, teammates, and competitors; Must be a role model for future student athletes; Must be a leader in their school and community with administrators, peers, other students, and classmates; Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in a public or private college, university, or vocational school; Must be a US citizen.

Blue Grass Community Action Partnership Community Services Scholarship

The Blue Grass Community Action Partnership is offering a $750 scholarship to provide financial assistance to persons from Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Mercer, Scott, and Woodford Counties.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of need, academic record, and the merits of their applications. The recipients will be selected by a panel of Blue Grass Community Action Partnership Staff, Board Members and the Executive Director.   Preference will be given to applicants that meet the income guidelines for the Community Service Block Grant program. Applicants must reside in the county where the application is filed.  Applications should be submitted to the local Blue Grass Community Action Partnership Office by April 10, 2020.  (Incomplete applications will not be considered.)

        Additional information and a copy of the application can be found by clicking here:   http://filecabinet7.eschoolview.com/4A63081B-3DA1-47C3-98C8-ADC5A56A64CB/BlueGrassCommunityActionPartnershipCommunityServicesScholarship.doc


The Kentucky Association of Government Communicators

Details: The Kentucky Association of Government Communicators has created a scholarship program to recognize Kentucky high school seniors for their hard work and commitment to both school and community.

Amount: A non-renewable $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to one (1) public high school senior who intends to study communications or journalism at any postsecondary institution.

Deadline for Application: Friday, March 13, 2020

Eligibility: Applicant must be a Kentucky resident. Students who are seniors in the spring of 2020 are eligible for this scholarship. KAGC members and their immediate family are not eligible for this scholarship.

Requirements: We recommend that applicants gather and prepare all required information and documents prior to starting the submission process. The application must be submitted electronically and completed in one session; applicant information will not be saved if browser is closed. Documentation must be submitted in one of the following formats: DOC, DOCX, JPG, PDF, or PNG.  

Please visit the following page for additional information and application process:   http://www.kagc.net/scholarship/




Frankfort Branch NAACP

The Frankfort Branch of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is accepting applications for College Assistance Awards.  Students are encouraged to apply for this award if he/she meets the following criteria:  applicant is a resident of Frankfort or Franklin County and will be a graduate of one of the three local public high schools; applicant must be a spring 2020 high school senior with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.  Deadline for submitting a completed application and supporting documentation is April 17, 2020.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26

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 Award was created to recognize the special efforts of students academically and as community leaders.  A student is encouraged to apply for an award if she/he meets the following criteria:  the applicant is a Franklin County resident and will be a 2020 graduate of a Franklin County public high school, applicant is not an immediate family member (father, mother, daughter, or son) of a member of Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26, applicant must be a 2020 graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA.  Deadline for submitting application and supporting documentation  is April 24, 2020.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

The Sidney and Eunice Turner Scholarship

For years, the Turners were active members of the Franklin County agricultural community. Mr. Turner was a retired farmer, thoroughbred breeder and racing owner, Black Angus breeder, auctioneer and antique collector. Mr. and Mrs. Turner wanted to give back to a community that they both cherished and had been a part of for so many years. They wanted to give students the opportunity to pursue a career in agriculture. With this scholarship, the Turner’s legacy will continue for years and provide a student with financial support to reach their goals for their agriculture future.
The applicant must reside in Franklin County. GPA of 3.0 or higher (must provide high schooltranscript with application) The applicant must be a graduating senior pursuing a degree from an accreditedcollege with a major emphasis in agribusiness or agriculture. Although financial need shall not be a primary consideration in making the award, it maybe used as a determining factor when reviewing applicants who are considered equally deserving of an award.
The application is available by visiting the site below or you  can request a copy by emailing turnerscholarshipcommittee@gmail.com.  Application Deadline and Submission is Friday, April 3, 2020 by 3:00 pm.   Please make sure to submit the completed application and required documentation by the deadline. The completed application can be mailed to WesBanco, PO Box 309, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602-0309 or you may deliver to the office located at 125 West Main Street, Frankfort. Please make sure the application is to the attention of T. Alexander Fitzgerald, Turner Scholarship Committee

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.   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.

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, 2020.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Bert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide an undergraduate college scholarship to a senior who has been a competing member of a golf team for one of the three (3) public Franklin County High schools and who will be attending college. A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving senior.  

The criteria for award of this scholarship will include but not be limited to:  the number of years the student has been on the golf team; the student’s GPA, the coach’s recommendation; and the student’s statement regarding application and need for scholarship. 

Bert Hawkins was a golfer who particularly enjoyed encouraging the junior golfer. He also loved the competition and the comrade of the golf game and golf tournaments.  The Board of Directors is looking for an individual who embodies Bert’s work ethic both on and off the course, who has a high level of sportsmanship, and who displays a positive attitude whether winning or losing. 

Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline for submitting completed applications is May 1, 2020. 

Paul Gray Memorial Scholarship

There are two distinct and separate Paul Gray Memorial Scholarships, both established to honor Paul Gray whom for so many years served as the County Agent of Franklin County.  The first scholarship is sponsored by the Franklin County Farm Bureau and is available to the children of Kentucky Farm Bureau members.  However, the Whitaker Bank - Frankfort, Paul Gray Memorial Scholarship is open to graduates of any high school within Franklin County who intend to enroll in an accredited college, and work towards a degree in agriculture, business, or a related field.  (Examples:  Marketing, Accounting, Chemistry, Finance, etc.)  The total scholarship for 2020 is $2,500 to be paid $500 the first two semesters, and $250 each semester after that over a 4-year period.  Grade point criteria must be met annually to maintain the scholarship.  Application forms are available in the Guidance Office or at any Whitaker Bank Frankfort locations.  Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 20.

2020 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16 Scholarship

For the seventh year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and 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.  Students can apply online through the KHSAA website (link below) or by visiting the Whitaker Bank Facebook page. 

Deadline for the information to be received by the KHSAA is Feb. 28.

Democratic Woman's Club of Franklin County

  • Any graduating senior (male or female) who plans to attend an accredited Kentucky institution of higher education may apply
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be a registered Democract, or if not of voting are, must demonstrate intention of doing so
  • Both parents/guardians or the custodial parent, in a single-parent household, must be registered as member of the Kentucky Democratic Party

Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  All applications must be submitted to the address listed on the application by March 3, 2020.  Applications postmarked after the date will be denied.   


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