*The scholarship application closed March 1st.

We may have one for you!

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) offers several categories of scholarships to qualifying students. This is made possible by the generous support of many community individuals and organizations. Some are general need based scholarships for students in any field. Some are dedicated to students in such disciplines as culinary arts, HVAC, nursing and allied health.

Each application is reviewed and ranked by members of the SKYCTC Scholarship Committee. Decisions of the committee are final and are made without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or veteran status, except in cases where such is listed as determining criteria.

If the applicant is not eligible for awards, the financial aid office will notify the student via the email account provided on the scholarship application or by postal mail. If the applicant is eligible and funds are available, the student will receive an acceptance letter at the address provided on the scholarship application. Acceptance letters must be returned to the Financial Aid Office along with a thank you letter by the date listed on the letter for the award to be added to the student's financial aid account. All recipients of scholarship funds from SKYCTC must file a FAFSA annually, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, and meet criteria for the awards they receive. All scholarships are based on availability of funds and award amounts vary per academic year.

How does a scholarship affect my other student aid?
A scholarship will affect your other student aid because all your student aid added together can't be more than your cost of attendance at your college. So, you'll need to let your school know if you've been awarded a scholarship so that the financial aid office can subtract that amount from your cost of attendance (and from certain other aid, such as loans, that you might have been offered). Then, any amount left can be covered by other financial aid for which you're eligible. Questions? Ask your financial aid office.

Application Requirements

  • Apply Online beginning October 1 for the following fall/spring semesters
  • Deadline for all applications is March 1
  • Scholarship applicants must have a FAFSA on file
  • Must be seeking a credential at SKYCTC and meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Write an Exceptional Essay
  • All documents must be returned to the SKYCTC Foundation Office located in building H

Eligibility criteria, and other pertinent information are provided per scholarship categories.

Freshmen Scholarships

Returning Student Scholarships

External Scholarships Available

The Kentucky Business Society Scholarship

The Kentucky Business Society (KBS) offers two scholarships, one for $500 and one for $250. Students must be majoring in a business-related program, such as office systems, management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, information systems, etc., and must be currently enrolled in at least six credit hours. Please refer to the Kentucky Business Society for complete details and the submission deadline.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation s scholarships are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who have a breadth of interests, work hard, demonstrate a strong will to succeed, and have financial need. The Undergraduate Transfer scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at the nation's top four-year colleges and universities. Find more information here: .

Transfer Scholarships

All Kentucky public universities offer scholarships specifically geared toward KCTCS graduates who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. Eligibility criteria vary, but complete information can be obtained from the designated scholarship office at the specific university.

WKU Community College/Junior College Transfers ***Apply NOW! Deadline April 1 for fall/November 1 for spring!***

Western Kentucky University Transfer Scholarships

University of Kentucky Transfer Scholarships

University of Louisville Transfer Scholarships

Eastern Kentucky University Transfer Scholarships

Kentucky State University Transfer Scholarships

Murray State University Transfer Scholarships

Morehead State University Transfer Scholarships

Northen Kentucky University Transfer KCTCS Scholars Award


Other Scholarship Resources

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) publishes Kentucky Scholarships annually. It includes information on many Kentucky scholarships.

We encourage all students to apply for scholarships through multiple sources. Many civic, church, and business groups offer scholarships. Students should contact these local groups in their hometown area.

There are several scholarship search engines that students may use to search for regional or national scholarships. Some of these search engines are: