Frankfort Scholarships

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The deadlines are approaching for the majority of these scholarships. It you are headed for college — or your son or daughter is — and a little financial help would be beneficial, then have a look.

This is the final time we will list scholarships with deadlines through April 18.

These organizations are offering college scholarships to help local students with expenses. Other groups with scholarships available may submit them to Philip Case, pcase@state-journal.com.

New offerings
Paul Gray
Memorial

Applications are now being accepted for the Whitaker Bank Paul Gray Memorial Scholarship. This $2,500 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.
Grade point criteria must be met annually to maintain the scholarship. Applications are available at the counselor’s office in each high school, or at any of the Whitaker Bank-Frankfort locations.
Applications must be submitted by April 18 to: Leslie Hibbitts, Whitaker Bank, P.O. Box 599, Frankfort, KY. 40602-0599.  For more information call Hibbitts at 502-875-6340. The winner will be announced at the honors day program of his or her school.

Horse farm
workers

Scholarships are available for children of central Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farm workers and will be considered through April. Applicants must have graduated from high school or have a GED and been accepted by a college or technical school.
Awards are made to help with tuition based on financial need, merit, essay and a personal interview. Parents must have worked on a Thoroughbred farm for at least three years. To request an application, call 859-269-1719.

April deadlines
NAACP awards

The Frankfort/Franklin County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is accepting applications for three $500 College Assistance Awards.
An award will be presented to a graduating senior of Frankfort High School, Franklin County High School and Western Hills High School who will be entering college during the fall 2014 semester.
The College Assistance Awards were created to assist students to meet the cost of a college education. Applicants must be a resident of Franklin County and a graduate of one of three public high schools (Frankfort High, Franklin County High or Western Hills). The awards will be presented at the Frankfort Branch Freedom Fund Banquet on June 21 at the Capital Plaza Hotel, Frankfort.
Applications are available at each school’s counselor’s office. The completed application is due no later than April 15. For more information and/or an application form, contact Sherron Jackson 502-223-8488.

Bluegrass
Theatre Guild

Bluegrass Theatre Guild is accepting applications for the annual Peggy King Scholarship awards given in honor and memory of Peggy King, a former Guild member and Frankfort resident.
One $300 scholarship will be awarded to a senior from each of the three local public high schools who has been involved and desires to continue his or her passion for theatre upon completion of high school. Applications may be obtained in the offices of the school counselors.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is April 15.

Meridian
Sun Lodge

Meridian Sun Lodge #26 of Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kentucky, is offering college assistance awards to graduating seniors from Frankfort High School, Franklin County High School and Western Hills High School). The College Assistance Awards were created to assist students to meet the cost of a college education. Applicants must be a resident of Franklin County and a graduate of one of the three public high schools.
Applications are available at each school’s counselor’s office. The completed application is due no later than April 17. For more information and/or an application form, contact Sherron Jackson at 502-223-8488.

Alpha Delta Kappa
Chi chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is offering two scholarships to graduating senior girls who plan to major in education next year in college. The scholarship amount is $500 with the possibility of renewal.
Seniors who are interested in applying should see the counselors at Frankfort High, Franklin County or Western Hills for more information. The deadline for sending in applications is April 25.

Switzer Ruritan/Buddy Lewis
The Switzer Ruritan Club is now taking applications for its $1,000 Buddy Lewis Memorial Scholarship. The award is available to one graduating senior from Franklin County High School.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA at time of application.
Deadline for application is April 18.  
For complete application information contact: Brad Gregory, 2247 Switzer Road, Stamping Ground, KY 40379 or call 502-330-3114 or email: ebgregory@hotmail.com.

Don Sturgeon
Third District Magistrate Don Sturgeon is offering a $500 scholarship to any Franklin County High School student living in his district. For complete information, rules and an application for, contact Sturgeon at 502-695-7677. The deadline to apply is April 30.
The district includes: Arnold Ridge, Butler Addition, Capital Heights Addition, Colony, Disher, Eastover Terrace, Georgetown Road (from Silver Lake to the county line), Indian Hills, Landings, Maples, Oaks, Silver Lake 1 and 2, Steadmantown Lane, Switzer Road (to the first department) and the first mile of Woodlake Road.

Community action
Blue Grass Community Action Partnership will award a $750 scholarship to a person living in Franklin County. The applicant must meet the income guidelines for the Community Service Block Grant program and other competitive requirements.
Applications may be obtained from high school guidance counselors or by calling Sharon West at BGCA, 502-695-5615. Non-traditional students will also be considered. The deadline to apply is April 30.

May deadline
Dade Memorial

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild is now accepting applications for one new $300 scholarship, the Jeanette Dade Memorial Scholarship, funded by Jagjit and Eleanor Dade in memory of Jagjit‘s deceased wife, Jeannette.
The recipient of this scholarship must be planning to major in an arts-related area such as: set design, construction, art, lighting and/or sound, vocal and/or instrumental.
The recipient must also be someone who would be financially challenged to further his/her education without scholarships.
Applications may be obtained in the counselor’s office at each of the three public high schools.
Applications and accompanying documentation, including a transcript and current picture, must be received (not just postmarked) by May 1. They should be mailed to BTG, PO Box 1481, Frankfort, KY 40602.
For questions or more information, contact Pam Gilbert at 502-223-8457.

No deadline
Professional
engineers

The Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers is offering a $2,500, one-time scholarship to one college student that meets the eligibility requirements.
For a list of requirements, contact Jennifer M. Gatewood, Kentucky Engineering Center , 160 Democrat Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601, or call 502-695-5680.

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