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Scholarships at EKU

NEW for 2020-21: Trailblazer Scholarship e-Application now available on EKU Direct

Application Deadline: March 1st

  1. Sign in to EKU Direct. If this is your first time logging in to EKU Direct, please see the directions on how to log in here. You should have received your EKU ID number in your EKU acceptance letter. If you do not have your EKU ID number, please contact Admissions at (859) 622-2106.
  2. Select the "Student Services & Financial Aid" tab
  3. Select the "Scholarship Applications" tab
  4. Select "Trailblazer Scholarship Application" to complete the e-application

One (1) letter of reccomendation is required to be attached to the application, an essay, and a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at EKU.

Essay Topic: Explain why being the first in your family to graduate from college is important to you and how a degree from EKU will help you achieve your life goals and dream. (One-page, typed).

For additional requirements please visit the Trailblazer Scholarship page.

2020-21 Dr. Rodney Gross Diversity Scholarship e-Application available on EKU Direct

Priority Deadline: December 1st

Application Deadline: March 1st

  1. Sign in to EKU Direct. If this is your first time logging in to EKU Direct, please see the directions on how to log in here. You should have received your EKU ID number in your EKU acceptance letter. If you do not have your EKU ID number, please contact Admissions at (859) 622-2106.
  2. Select the "Student Services & Financial Aid" tab
  3. Select the "Scholarship Applications" tab
  4. Select "Dr. Rodney Gross Diversity Scholarship Application" to complete the e-application

Two (2) letters of reccomendation are required to be attached to the application, as well as an essay.

Essay Topic: How can belonging and participating within a diverse community aid in the development of your academic, social, and career goals? (One-page, single spaced, typed).

For additional requirements and deadlines, please visit the Dr. Rodney Gross Diversity Scholarship page.

2020-21 Diversity Office Scholarship e-Application available on EKU Direct

  1. Sign in to EKU Direct. If this is your first time logging in to EKU Direct, please see the directions on how to log in here. You should have received your EKU ID number in your EKU acceptance letter. If you do not have your EKU ID number, please contact Admissions at (859) 622-2106.
  2. Select the "Student Services & Financial Aid" tab
  3. Select the "Scholarship Applications" tab
  4. Select "Diversity Office Scholarship Application" to complete the e-application

Two (2) letters of reccomendation are required to be attached to the application, as well as an essay.

Essay Topic:

  1. How can belonging and participating within a diverse community aid in the development of your academic, social, and career goals?
  2. How had your diversity (cultural heritage, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic background, family, etc.,) contributed to who you are today and your pursuit of a college education?
  3. What financial challenges do you anticipate encountering as your pursue your college education. How do you plan to address the identified challenges?

(250-word minium, 500-word maximum, typed in 12pt. Times New Roman)

2020-21 Foundation Scholarship e-Application available on EKU Direct

Application Deadline: February 1st

  1. Sign in to EKU Direct
  2. Select the "Student Services & Financial Aid" tab
  3. Select the "Scholarship Applications" tab
  4. Select "Foundation Scholarship Application" to complete the e-application

Two (2) letters of reccomendation are required to be attached to the application.

For additional requirements and deadlines, please visit the EKU Foundation Scholarships page.

2020-21 Alumni Legacy Scholarships & Tuition online application will be available Fall 2019.

Application Deadline: March 15th

Financial planning is a large part of your college preparation. Scholarships and grants are gift aid that you do not have to repay.  Some examples of what EKU offers include:

   - A variety of scholarship awards to in- and out-of-state students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance.

  - Discipline-specific scholarships that are awarded based on a selection process within the appropriate academic department.

Review the "Types of Scholarships" section of this site for more information on EKU scholarship opportunities that could help you pay for college and let us know how we can help you with your search process.  Visit the "Online Resources" page for additional scholarship opportunities. We look forward to working with you and hope to see you soon at EKU!

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