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Scholarships at EKU

NOTE: The scholarship estimator is being updated with our new 2021-2022 scholarship model. For more information: 

https://advantage.eku.edu/scholarships

EKU is closely monitoring the developments surrounding the COVID-19 virus in the world, the nation and Kentucky. University leadership is meeting regularly to develop responses to a rapidly changing situation. We are working diligently to protect the well-being of our students, faculty, staff and the community. For this reason, EKU is enacting several measures to help mitigate the likelihood of transmission and the spread of the virus. Please visit https://go.eku.edu/covid19 to get the latest information from EKU. This website will be continually updated.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance and Scholarships has enacted measures to continue to serve our students. Although our office opened to in-person traffic August 3rd, students can best reach a scholarship representative via phone Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm by calling 859-622-2361. We can be reached via email at scholarships@eku.edu. You may also use the ‘Schedule Virtual Appointment’ button above.

2021-22: Trailblazer Scholarship e-Application now available on EKU Direct

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2021

  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 recommendation 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.

2021-22 Dr. Rodney Gross Diversity Scholarship e-Application available on EKU Direct

Priority Deadline: December 1st, 2020

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2021

  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 recommendation 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.

2021-22 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 recommendation are required to be attached to the application.

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

2021-22 Alumni Legacy Scholarships & Tuition online application will be available October 1st, 2020.

Application Deadline: March 15th, 2021

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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