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Trailblazer Scholarship

Have questions about scholarships at EKU? Contact us at (859) 622-2361 or


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 bachelor's 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 15, 2021 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.  

Students will be required to upload a typed essay. Students must also have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for the award. 

The Trailblazer Application for the 2021-2022 aid year has now closed.

If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process, please feel free to contact our office at 859-622-2361 or

Official deadline: March 15th

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarships recipients will be selected and notified via email by the University Scholarship Committee.

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