These are scholarships that are state based, and also require a commitment to work full time in the appointed field of that scholarship for a certain period of time. Otherwise, these will convert to loans if the program of study associated with these scholarships is not finished or the work requirements are not met.
- Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship
- Have to be a Kentucky resident admitted to an approved nursing program (registered nurse or practical nurse).
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (earn 15 credit hours per academic year fulfilling nursing requirements), plus maintain minimum school program GPA.
- Must work in Kentucky as a nurse one year for each year of funding.
- Have to repay the scholarship plus interest if program or work requirement is not met.
- Award: $3000 per year
- Application available from the Kentucky Board of Nursing website, postmarked between January 1 and June 1
- Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarship
- Have to be Kentucky resident, be pursuing a degree in civil engineering, and a minimum ACT of 24
- Have to attend University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, or any KCTCS school (including Bowling Green Technical College)
- Agree to work for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet upon graduation for each year student is on scholarship
- Award: Freshman/Sophomores $4,850/semester, Juniors/Seniors $5,250/semester, possible summer employment
- Application: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website, deadline March 1
- Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention (MERR) Scholarship
- Be a Kentucky Resident and U.S. Citizen
- Be enrolled full time in a participating Kentucky college or university
- Member of a ethnic minority as defined by state law and the participating school
- Seeking initial teacher education and certification, maintain 2.5 GPA
- Provide one semester of qualified teaching service in state of Kentucky for each semester scholarship is received
- Award: $5000 per year, Application: Contact Division of Educator Quality and Diversity, Kentucky Department of Education, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601; (502) 564-1479; or the MERR Scholarship coordinator at the school.
- Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship
- Kentucky resident accepted into the University of Pikeville School of Osteopathic Medicine
- Have to practice 2000 hours for each year they received a scholarship in qualified field of service, if not, then have to pay back scholarship with 6% interest.
- Award: Equal to difference between the average amount charged for in-state tuition at the state medical schools and that charged at University of Pikeville School of Osteopathic Medicine
- Application: Contact Teresa Jones at the University of Pikeville School of Osteopathic Medicine at (606) 218-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teacher Scholarship
- Have to fill out the FAFSA in order to be eligible
- Maintain GPA, full time enrollment in Teacher Education program
- Application requirements and award amounts available on KHEAA website, under conversion scholarships/loans
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