Eastern Kentucky University announces the establishment of the Trailblazer Scholarship Award to assist students seeking to become the first in their family to earn a college degree. Serving this population of students has been at the heart of Eastern’s mission for over a century and this scholarship will help fill unmet needs many first generation families experience when attempting to find affordable quality college options for their children.
First generation, first-time freshmen students can apply until March 1, 2016 to be considered. The award amount may vary depending upon the individual student’s need and academic record. Priority will be given to students who are not receiving other institution merit aid. The students will receive written notification in April.
The Trailblazer Scholarship application form is available online here. The application should be accompanied by a written essay and a letter of recommendation from a school official. Students must also have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for the award.
If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process, please feel free to contact our office at 859-622-8032 or stop by Whitlock 129.