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Scholarships at EKU

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First Time Freshman Merit Scholarships

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Requirements

Annual Award

Semester Award

Renewal EKU GPA

Merit Tier 1

3.80 - 4.0 GPA* and ACT 28+

In-State Tuition**

In-State Tuition**


Merit Tier 2

3.80 - 4.0 GPA*




Merit Tier 3

3.30 - 3.79 GPA*




Merit Tier 4

3.0 - 3.29 GPA*




After being accepted into EKU, you will automatically be considered for our merit scholarships. No additional application is required.

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