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List of Scholarships

ALVIN REED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must be a sophomore student with 30 hours completed
  • Must be from the Left Beaver area
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must plan to transfer to a four-year institution
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BARKLEY J. STURGILL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be from a Floyd County High School
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BENNIN ENDOWMENT

  • Must be enrolled full time
  • Must demonstrate a financial need
  • Must be enrolled in the Auto Technology Program, Carpentry Program or Nursing Program
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor 

BENNY RAY & NIKKI BAILEY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must have attended Floyd Central, Betsy Layne, or Prestonsburg High School
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must qualify for federal financial aid
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BERLIE & JANE SALMONS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must be an incoming freshman
  • Must have maintained a high school GPA of 2.0-2.99
  • Must have unmet financial need and NOT receiving any other scholarship
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BETTY M. DORTON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be second-year Nursing student
  • Preference given to student from Johnson County
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA 
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BIG SANDY AREA CHAPTER #220 MENDED HEARTS, INC. NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

  • Must be a second semester student enrolled in the Nursing Program
  • Must be a resident of Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Knott, or Pike County
  • Must be a student with potential for academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BIG SANDY COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT

  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic excellence
  • Must be enrolled in a program that contributes to workforce development in high-need areas and/or plan to transfer to a 4-year university
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BIG SANDY HISPANIC AND LATINO SCHOLARS FUND

  • Hispanic/Latino student
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BILL & JEAN DAMRON MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT

  • Must live in Pike or Letcher County
  • Must be a single parent
  • Must be at least 30 years of age
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance and receiving the maximum financial aid
  • Must attend the annual scholarship reception
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BILL FITZWATER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full time)
  • Must reside in Johnson, Magoffin, Floyd, Pike, or Martin County
  • Preference given to student who has served in the United Stated Armed Forces
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance and is NOT receiving the maximum amount of Federal Pell Grant funding
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BLUEGRASS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must demonstrate the potential for academic success and desire for achievement
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

BOCOOK ENGINEERING, INC. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be enrolled in a technical field of study (such as math, science, or engineering)
  • Preference given to students who are the children of current employees of Bocook Engineering, Inc.
  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full time)
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

CECIL CYRUS LAW ENFORCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Awarded to one student from Johnson Central High School and one student from Paintsville High School majoring in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement
  • Student must NOT be receiving financial aid
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

CHARLENE NUNN MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT

  • Must be a first-generation college student
  • Must be enrolled in either teaching or nursing program
  • Preference is given to students who attended Prestonsburg Elementary or Adams Middle School
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

DRS. CHANDRA AND MAHENDRA VARIA SPECIAL FUND

  • Must be a nontraditional student returning to college for a new career or skill upgrade who has not already completed a baccalaureate degree or a nontraditional student entering college for the first time
  • Must be enrolled in program that contribute to workforce development in high-need areas and/or plans to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in Kentucky
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

CHARLES AND CARLOS WELLS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must be nontraditional student, age 25 or above
  • Must reside in Johnson, Floyd, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, or Pike County
  • Must demonstrate the potential for academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

CHRIS FLEMING SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full-time)
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Applicants must submit a proposal for performing a "Building A Better You" project during the academic year that exemplifies wellness goals and philosophies in one or more of the following components: emotional, intellectual, physical, environmental, spiritual, social, and occupational
  • Preference given to students who are overcoming significant hardships in one of the above-mentioned components
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK/CITIZENS NATIONAL CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

  • Must be a graduate of a Floyd County High School
  • Preference given to Business majors
  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full time)
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

CLAUDE V. CHANDLER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must have graduated from Paintsville High School
  • Must plan on majoring in Mathematics or Physics
  • Must have scored highest in their class in Mathematics on SAT or ACT
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

EAST POINT AREA DEVELOPMENT CLUB ENDOWMENT FUND

  • Must live in the area defined as East Point, KY
  • Must be a student with potential for academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

ERNIE SKEEN AND KEN WEINER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be a first generation college student
  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full time) or more during the second semester
  • Must be enrolled in an Associate in Arts degree plan
  • Must plan to transfer to a four-year institution
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

ESTALENE SALISBURY JENKINS BOOK SCHOLARSHIP FOR NURSING

  • Must be a full-time second year Nursing student
  • Preference given to female student from Floyd County
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success and commitment to the field of Nursing
  • Scholarship to be used for textbooks only 
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

EQUITABLE RESOURCES ENERGY COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must reside in Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Perry, or Pike County
  • Must be pursuing courses in health related professions or education
  • Must have scored the highest in their class on the SAT or ACT
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

FIRST COMMONWEALTH BANK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full time)
  • Must reside in Floyd County
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

DR. GEORGE D. EDWARDS ENDOWMENT

  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

DRS. GOPAL, MINA, MAMATA AND MONICA MAJMUNDAR FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Students must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic excellence
  • Preference given to first generation college students
  • Must be enrolled in programs that contribute to workforce development in high-wage/high demand area and plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in Kentucky
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

HARRIS S. HOWARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must be a resident of Kentucky
  • Must be a student with potential for academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

DR. HENRY A CAMPBELL, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must be a student with potential for academic success
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

HIGHLANDS FOUNDATION, INC. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full time)
  • Must reside in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, or Martin County
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be enrolled in a healthcare related program
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

J. SCOTT PRESTON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must reside in Johnson County
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Must be interested or involved in community service
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

J. WOODFORD HOWARD & FLORENCE STEPHENS HOWARD SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must be from Floyd, Breathitt, Magoffin, or Morgan County
  • Must be a student with potential for academic success
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

JAMES A. AND DR. NANCY B. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full time)
  • Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must write a one-page essay on “Why a College Education is Important to Me”
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

JAMES B. COLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be a sophomore student with at least 30 hours completed
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be enrolled in AA or AS degree plan
  • Must be planning to transfer to a four-year institution to study accounting, finance, or economics
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

JOHN D. AND CONNIE W. SAMMONS ENDOWMENT

  • Must be interested in the field of math or engineering
  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full time)
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

JULIE OSBORNE LESTER MEMORIAL DENTAL HYGIENE ENDOWMENT

  • Must be enrolled in the first year of the Dental Hygiene Program
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must have unmet financial need
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

JUSTIN T. CHAFIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be pursuing an Associates of Science degree
  • Must reside in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin or Pike County
  • Preference given to a male student
  • Renewable for a second year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

KCTCS COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be a Kentucky resident
  • Must be current high school valedictorian, valedictorians who graduated from high school during the previous academic year, salutatorians and the upper 10% of the current high school graduating class
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

KCTCS JOHN T. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP

John T. Smith Scholarships recognize minority residents of Kentucky who have demonstrated the potential for academic success.

The scholarship is for one year (fall & spring semesters). Renewable the second year at BSCTC with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

  • Must be a Kentucky resident
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor
  • Prefernce given to African American students

KCTCS THE KENTUCKY COLONELS BETTER LIFE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be a single, working parent with at least one child under the age of 12
  • Must have unmet financial need
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and potential for academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

KCTCS PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be full time
  • Must be a Kentucky resident
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

KCTCS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full time)
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must maintain a GPA that is reasonable to promote student academic success and transfer
  • Must be enrolled in an AA, AS, or AAS degree and plan to transfer to an accredited Kentucky public or independent four-year institution
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

KENT ROSE FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be an incoming high school graduate
  • Must be enrolled in the Automotive Technology program (AAS)
  • Preference should be given to the student with the greatest financial need
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

KENTUCKY WEST VIRGINIA GAS COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must reside in Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Perry, or Pike County
  • Must be pursuing courses in health related professions or education
  • Must have scored the highest in their class on the SAT or ACT
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

KWARD SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must reside in Floyd or Johnson County
  • Must be enrolled in a Technical Program or seeking to become a Teacher
  • Preference give to relatives of Lynn Ward
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

MARION MAYO & HOMER SALISBURY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

  • Must be a student with potential for academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

MARVIN AND FLORENCE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must reside in Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Pike, or Magoffin County
  • Must be a student with potential for academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Preference given to Maintenance and Operations Employees employed at Big Sandy Community & Technical College and their children and grandchildren
  • Must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

MELISSA M. FORSYTH ENDOWMENT

  • Must be enrolled in program that contribute to workforce development in high-need areas and/or plan to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in Kentucky
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

MOUNTAIN COMPREHENSIVE CARE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be a student enrolled in the second year Human Services Program
  • Preference given to a student who participates in community activities
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA 
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

MOUNTAIN LAUREL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be pursuing a degree in healthcare
  • Must be a student with potential for academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

NEWTON "NEWT" MAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must demonstrate potential for academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

ROBERT L. LOONEY HUMANITIES SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (full time)
  • Preference given to student enrolled in AA degree in humanities or communications
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

ROBERT V. MAY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must reside in Floyd, Johnson, Martin, or Pike County
  • Applicants must submit an essay demonstrating a firm grasp on language, clarity, and style
  • Teacher training preferred
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

SUMMIT ENGINEERING INC. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be enrolled in a computer-related field of study
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success in the fields of engineering, math, science, and/or surveying
  • Must qualify for federal financial aid
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

SUSAN SPARKS NUTTER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must major in elementary or secondary education
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

VALERIE A. COLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Must be a sophomore student with at least 30 hours completed
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be enrolled in AA or AS degree plan
  • Must be planning to transfer to a 4-year institution to study human services, social work, or counseling
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

DRS. VARIA PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

  • Must be enrolled in a program that contributes to workforce development in high-need areas and/or plan to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in Kentucky
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

VERNE P. HORNE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Preference given to the descendants of William Henry Johnson and Arminta Sowards Johnson or Tom Horne Jr. and Mary Combs Horne
  • Must reside in Johnson, Martin, Floyd, or Pike County
  • Teacher training is preferred
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

WENDELL LEE NICKELL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Demonstrate the potential for achieving academic excellence
  • Enrolled in Digital Information, Computer Information or Broadband/Communications Technology Programs
  • Preference given to a first generation student
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

WILLIAM G. DUKE ENDOWMENT

  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year 
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor

WILLIAM O. AND EASTER ARNETT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Must be a single parent
  • Preference given to student from Magoffin County
  • Must demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance and NOT receiving other financial assistance
  • Must have completed the current FAFSA
  • Must reapply each academic year
  • Scholarship recipients must provide a thank you letter to the donor