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EKU Foundation Scholarships

The Eastern Kentucky University Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to deserving students.  EKU Foundation scholarships are awarded through the University Scholarship Office and at college and department levels.   New and renewable awards of EKU Foundation scholarships are subject to available funds each year.     

You may also check the EKU webpages of the college or department which interests you for additional scholarship information. Some college specific and department level Foundation scholarships may have other application and/or additional procedures.

Many EKU Foundation scholarships are based on academic credentials such as major, grade point average, grade classification or ACT scores, or other criteria such as high school, county or state.  Some scholarships are need-based and require data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may access the FAFSA online at

View all EKU Foundation Scholarships

View EKU Foundation Scholarships by Department 

View EKU Foundation Scholarships specific to Diversity & Multiculturalism

View EKU Foundation Scholarships specific to ROTC & Veterans

EKU Foundation Scholarship Application

(2020-21) Fall 2020-Spring 2021

(2021-22) Fall 2021-Spring 2022

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

Application Deadline: February 1st 

The EKU Foundation Scholarship e-application, two signed letters of recommendation* (not from family members), and any required essays must be completed and submitted in EKU Direct by February 1. Applicants should submit one completed application to be considered for EKU Foundation Scholarships. Multiple applications for foundation scholarships are not required.

Please note, your application will be saved, and can be edited until you submit your application.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: The application packet will be considered incomplete unless the two letters of recommendation* are on official letterhead if they are from a business or school.  All letters MUST be signed by the reference. If incomplete, the application will not receive scholarship consideration.

*unless otherwise noted

If you have questions about EKU Foundation scholarships, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator (859-622-2361) or the EKU Foundation Scholarship Coordinator (859-622-5035).

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