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

Guidance


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 2019, 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 1, 2019.

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. 

Dr. L. L. Cull Health Care Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Louisville offers more than 100 scholarships for students. 60 of those are within the General Scholarship Application. This application is currently open and will close March 15 at 5 p.m. EST. The application can be accessed at  https://www.cflouisville.org/apply-today/apply-online/.

 One of those scholarships, the Dr. L.L. Cull Health Care Scholarship, is specific to Franklin County students. It is suggested you look through the scholarship opportunities at  https://www.cflouisville.org/wp-contenthttp://filecabinet7.eschoolview.com/2018/11/Scholarship-Opportunities-ENGLISH.pdf. This printable PDF document features each one of the scholarships and provides information concerning eligibility requirements, application details, and a general description.

 

TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship Award

TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access program for immigrant youth who are DACA, TPS, or DACA-eligible, opened its new round of scholarship applications for the 2019-20 academic year on November 1, 2018. TheDream.US has provided more than 4,000 scholarships to students who are attending one of the more than 75 colleges and universities in 15 states and Washington, D.C.

The application deadline for the Opportunity Scholarship Award, which provides scholarships up to $80,000 for first-time college students, is January 31, 2019. The application deadline for the National Scholarship Award, which offers scholarships up to $33,000 for high school or first-time college students and community college graduates, is February 28, 2019.   For more information on eligibility, how to apply, and FAQs, visit https://www.thedream.us.

Blue Grass Community Foundation

The Blue Grass Community Foundation is now accepting applications for  The Jared E. Banta Legacy Scholarship that was established in 2017 by Nancy A. Compson to create a permanent legacy in memory of her grandson, Jared E. Banta.    This non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to one graduating senior at Western Hills High School.  Below are the criteria for this scholarship:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Must be involved in sports and/or the arts, with a preference given to a lineman or any other member of the Western Hills High School football team
  • Must have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or university with preference given to students who plan to attend college in Kentucky or Ohio.

To access the application for this scholarship, applicants can visit the Blue Grass Community Foundation website: https://www.bgcf.org/learn/scholarships.   The Jared E. Banta Legacy Scholarship can be found in our full list of scholarships that we offer.  Just below the description of each scholarship, there is a link that will take applicants directly to the BGCF Application Portal where they can complete and submit the online application.   Please note the deadline for the scholarship application is 5:00 pm on March 15. 

 All applications require applicants to upload their most recent transcript.

Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society

BIACS is pleased to offer several ($1500 and $1000) Merit and Need based scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Scholarship Applications will be accepted electronically through March 15, 2019

Application submissions via the scholarship portal at www.biacs.org only.

Application Requirements:   minimum GPA: 3.0 (merit based), 2.5 (merit or need based), resume: 2 pg limit, use of template resume is recommended, personal essay: 250 word limit (tell us why you need this scholarship and any other information not covered in your resume), letter of recommendation (at least 1) and must show your name, address and name of your school. Must be written by a faculty member at your current academic institution, who is familiar with your academic standing and/or financial need. Letters by family members/relatives will not be considered. Need-based scholarship awardees must present proof of income upon request.

 

Scholarships will be awarded at the Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Annual Banquet on April 20, 2019 in Lexington, KY (venue TBD).

Awardees must be present to accept the award at the banquet; failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the award. Each awardee receives 2 Banquet tickets along with the Scholarship Award. The banquet is a formal dinner. Therefore, appropriate formal attire is mandatory (Please contact us if you need assistance with travel/attire).

Contact scholarship@biacs.org for additional questions or further assistance

Cumberland Family Medical Scholarship

Any senior who is seeking a college degree in the medical field is eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned to the Guidance Office no later than April 12, 2019.  A 

Serenity Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has conquered his/her personal drug and/or alcohol abuse and addiction.  The Serenity Scholarship is based on academic achievement, potential for success in higher education, community activities and an essay.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline for submitting the application and all supporting materials is April 19, 2019.

Overcomer Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has faced and overcome obstacles related to drug and/or alcohol abuse and addiction in his/her family.  The Overcomer Scholarship is based on academic achievement, potential for success in higher education, community activities and an essay.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline for submitting the application and all supporting materials is April 19, 2019.

Leadership Scholarship

The Leadership Scholarship will be based on a combination of factors including:  academic achievement, potential for success in higher education, extracurricular activities, volunteerism and leadership strengths.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline for submitting the application and all supporting materials is April 19, 2019.

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.
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