Scholarship Overview

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Scholarship Overview

Just as education is critical to achieving community and economic development, scholarships are essential to further education. Scholarships expand our youth’s opportunities for educational advancement. Scholarships give people a chance to explore possibilities for their life. This educational access facilitates life dreams and career options that lead to financial independence.

We work with donors who desire to make these opportunities available to people. We work with students who can benefit from both the financial investment and personal empowerment from a scholarship award. We work with colleges and universities to streamline the process for both the donor and student.

Central Kentucky Community Foundation has been awarding scholarships for over 50 years to local students through the generosity of people who want to make educational opportunities available to more people. We are the largest awarder of scholarship funds in the region. In 2018, CKCF has over $115,000 in scholarships available to local students.


Establishing a Scholarship Fund

Awarding scholarships to students is among the most rewarding kinds of philanthropy. Create a lasting legacy by investing charitable dollars directly in the future of deserving students in our community. Our scholarship funds provide an opportunity for donors to honor their loved ones, support the hard work of local students and help the next generation of community leaders develop the skills they need to be successful. Scholarship awards benefit traditional students from high school and undergraduate studies, as well as returning adults.

CKCF offers flexible options for establishing a scholarship fund based on your desired level of involvement:

  • Provide guidance to the CKCF scholarship team regarding the goals of the scholarship program, leaving the selection process to CKCF.
  • Participate as a member of the selection committee, reviewing individual applications and voting on award recipients.

Whatever your goals are for awarding scholarships, CKCF is here to help. If you are interested in starting a scholarship fund, contact us today or follow the link to learn more.


Applying for Scholarships

Central Kentucky Community Foundation has been awarding scholarships for over 50 years to local students from the generosity of people who want to make educational opportunities available to more people. We are the largest awarder of scholarship funds in the region. Don’t let a current shortfall of money stand in the way of a long-term investment in yourself. Our online scholarship portal will allow you to apply for all our scholarship funds with one application!