Scholarship Information

Last Updated: 5/26/2020 7:16 PM


Scholarship information for Central Hardin High School students

Scholarships available to John Hardin High School students

Scholarships available to North Hardin High School students

Scholarship Central - Central Kentucky Community Foundation - LOTS of local scholarships provided through CKCF - a local organization with donors passionate about the success of students in Hardin and surrounding counties).  By filling out just one application, you may be eligible for more than $400,000 in scholarships.

Fort Knox Spouses and Community Club Scholarship Information

Scholarship for Military Dependents

Fort Knox Area Chapter, Inc of Military Officers Association of America - Please be attentive to qualifications and eligibility requirements.  This scholarship is part of the opportunities at Scholarship Central.  See the link above labeled Scholarship Central.    

Scholarship Guidance

GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship - Applications are now open for the GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship program, which awards scholarships worth $10,000 a year for up to four years to the recipients. Apply online at Reagan Scholarship by the deadline of January 7, 2020.

University of Kentucky Athletic Training Program - for students with a 2.75 GPA or above who are interested in becoming student athletic trainers at UK. Students must complete an application and submit it no later than February 8, 2019. Applications are available guidance offices.

Flavorful Futures Scholarship (Sparkling Ice) is awarding five $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors. Students must be a U.S. citizen, have a 2.5 GPA, and pursuing a vocation/trade, two-year or four-year program. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2020. Students can apply online by CLICKING HERE.

Honors GradU Scholarship is sponsoring five $10,000 awards for high school students who participate in a design-thinking community-building project.  You can find out more about the scholarship by CLICKING HERE.

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship Program (KFRW) - Will grant one scholarship annually in the amount of $1,000 to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party. The student must be or will be a registered Republican and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky. Applications are available in school guidance offices. The deadline to apply is April 1.

The Kentucky Horseshoeing School in Richmond, KY, has opportunities available for students interested in the equine industry. Their 24 and 36-week programs are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and they have financial aid available. Students should see their guidance counselors for more details if they are interested.

The Post GI Bill provides soldiers and/or their dependents the financial assistance for all of your college needs, including tuition, housing, and books. We recommend all parents CLICK HERE for more information.

Scholarship Programs - that will give out more than $720,000 dollars to students this school year. CLICK HERE for a list of these scholarships  

KHEAA Affording Higher Education - A book of financial aid programs/scholarships for Kentucky students pursuing a higher education.  Students may sign out these books from the Guidance Office or CLICK HERE.

And click the following tabs: Paying for College/Scholarship Search/choose Kentucky/Affording Higher Education/Kentucky Scholarship/Once you pull up the online version, you can enter "control" F, then type in Hardin County and click next. All scholarships tagged to Hardin County will pull up including the ones in a different section for multi-county scholarships.

Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship: Offering a $1,000 award to students pursuing a health-related degree program who have been personally affected by addiction. CLICK HERE for more information.

The Army Engineer Memorial Award is for general continuing education and the Geraldine K. Morris Award for Nursing is available to high school seniors whose parent is an Army Engineer (Active duty, Reserves or National Guard) or a civilian employee of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Details are available by CLICKING HERE (AEMA application). Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 28, 2019. For information can also be seen by CLICKING HERE.

The Civil Engineering Scholarship Program Scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Western KY University, University of Louisville, or the University of Kentucky.  The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.  Students can also take classes at other Kentucky state colleges/universities, with approved programs, before transferring to WKU, UofL, or UK.  Candidates must have an ACT composite score of 24 and maintain a GPA of 2.5 while in college.  College Freshmen and Sophomores currently receive $6,200 a semester to apply towards tuition, books, etc.  Juniors and Seniors receive $6,600 a semester.  Students are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend.  This scholarship can be worth over $51,000!  CLICK HERE for more information.

The Civil Engineering Technology Program is for students interested in pursuing an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology at Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg and Blue Grass Community & Technical College in Lexington.  The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.  There is an opportunity at other community colleges as well (inquired for further information).  Candidates must meet the entrance qualifications for the college and maintain a GPA of 2.5.  Students receive $3,000 a semester and are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend. CLICK HERE for more information.

Daniel R. & Dely G. Bauer and Family Memorial Scholarship - For Central Hardin High School students only that plan to attend the University of Louisville - Application deadline is March 1, 2020.  CLICK HERE for an application.

The McDonald’s® Black History Makers of Tomorrow program honors outstanding Kentuckiana high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, scholarship and community service. Since the program’s inception in 2003, more than 100 Kentuckiana high school students have been honored by local McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana owner/operators for their participation—totaling more than $200,000 in scholarships. The top students selected as winners will receive a one time $1,500 scholarship to the college of their choice.  Interested students can apply for a 2020 McDonald’s Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarship when you CLICK HERE.  Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2020. 

The American Legion Hardin Post 113 Scholarship is now available for graduating seniors.  Applications can be found at American Legion Scholarship and are due no later than April 15, 2020 to the American Legion.

The Elizabethtown Women’s Club is offering two scholarships worth $1000 to a female student who lives in Elizabethtown and plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. This scholarship does require a 300-word essay.  Applications can be downloaded at Elizabethtown Women’s Club Scholarship.  Applications are due by March 31, 2020.

The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary is offering the George Crafton Memorial Scholarship to a high school senior who will be enrolling in college to pursue a degree in agriculture or conservation of natural resources.  This is a $1000 scholarship and it does require an essay.  Applications are available at KACD Scholarship and are due by March 1, 2020.

The Daughters of Cincinnati offers a scholarship for the daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States Armed Forces. Applications are due by March 15, 2020.  The application will need to include an essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from a community member and a student aid report (SAR).  Applications can be found at Daughters of Cincinnati Scholarship.

Bluegrass Cellular is now accepting applications for the 2020 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship Program! This year they will be awarding a total of $18,000 in the form of twelve $1,500 college scholarships to high school seniors in the area.  Awards will be given to students based on several criteria, including academic achievements, school/community involvement, scholarship essay, letter of recommendation and financial need. To be eligible, applicants must live and attend high school within Bluegrass Cellular’s 34-county home-service area.  Applications can be found at Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship are due by April 6, 2020.

The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Scholarship is open to candidates who meet the following criteria:  A male high school senior who will 1) graduate in the spring of the current school year, 2) has a grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale and 3) is a minority student.  The application deadline is May 17, 2020.  CLICK HERE for the application.

Nolin RECC Scholarship - Nolin RECC, A Touchstone Energy Cooperative, provides electricity to approximately 34,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties. Nolin awards $13,000 in scholarships each year to local students to help promote education and growth in the community. The cooperative awards one scholarship in the amount of $2,500 as tribute to a former Nolin RECC director, the late Robert C. “Bob” Wade, Sr. Other awards include six $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school students and a $1,500 continuing education scholarship to an adult co-op member who is seeking a continuing education. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice. Members of Nolin RECC and their children are eligible.  CLICK HERE for the application for the scholarship for graduating high school seniors and CLICK HERE to view the application for continuing education scholarships.  

National President’s Children of Warrior's Scholarship is open to applicants who are the children or grandchildren of a “warrior”. The application is due March 1 and can be mailed to: Donna Thurman, 1251 Ring Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701.  CLICK HERE for the application.
Cumberland Family Medical Scholarship - We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to a senior at each HCS high school who will be pursuing a career in the medical field.  Applications are due by April 13, 2020.  CLICK HERE to see the scholarship.
Army Emergency Relief Scholarship - AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own." AER financial assistance is conducted within the Army structure by mission commanders and garrison commanders through AER Sections located at U.S. Army installations worldwide.  CLICK HERE for the application.
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship - CLICK HERE for the application.  The deadline is May 1, 2020.
Radcliff Rotary Scholarship - Applicants must come either North Hardin High School or Fort Knox High School.  CLICK HERE for the application.
Fort Knox Spouses & Community Club Scholarship - This scholarship will go to a military dependent.  CLICK HERE for the application.
PB&J Scholarship - The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed.  CLICK HERE to apply.  
Fastweb & Unigo Scholarships - CLICK HERE for more information.
Kimberly D. Merritt Achieve Your Dreams Scholarship - From the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling.  CLICK HERE for information.
Hardin County Playhouse Scholarship - CLICK HERE for more information.
Abound Credit Union (formerly Fort Knox Federal Credit Union) Bob Roush Scholarships - Ten $2,500 scholarships.  CLICK HERE for more information.
Hardin County NAACP Lottie O. Robinson Scholarship - Application deadline is April 15, 2020.  CLICK HERE for more information.  
Children's Assistance Grant - Prince Hall Conference of the Grand Matrons and Patrons - Order of the Eastern Star - CLICK HERE for more information.
Patty Lirot Memorial Scholarship - It is a $500 award open only to students at North Hardin High School.  CLICK HERE for the application.
Radcliff Rotary Scholarship - Due by April 30, 2020.  Applications can be delivered to NHHS or can be sent via mail.  The letter regarding the scholarship is HERE.  The application is HERE.

The Academy of CPR and First Aid Scholarship - The American Academy of CPR and First Aid is proud to sponsor the “Save a Life” Scholarship, offered exclusively to students majoring in the healthcare and education fields.  CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.


We keep the following scholarship information on our site so underclassmen can get an idea of what could be available to them in the future.  Students should contact their guidance counselors or transition coaches for more information.  The deadlines for these scholarships have passed.


High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who plan to study music in college are eligible for a scholarship of up to $1,000. Students must submit a recording/video audition of a live, solo performance, in addition to academic information. 

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is accepting applications for a one-time $2500 scholarship to an eligible high school senior. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. 

KY Association of School Business Officials (KASBO) Scholarship will award three $2500 scholarships to eligible seniors who are majoring in either business or education. Applications are available in school counselors' or transition coaches' offices.  

Burger King Scholarship - The BK Macklemore Scholarship program is available from Burger King.  To apply, visit BK Scholarship.