Over 150 Local Scholarships Available Through Central Kentucky Community Foundation

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (January 1, 2024) – With the addition of several new scholarships for the 2024 season, Scholarship Central continues to solidify its place as the area’s one-stop shop to apply for local scholarships.

There is up to $350,000 available to local students on Scholarship Central, Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s easy-to-use online scholarship platform. CKCF has added five new scholarships this year totaling over 150 opportunities. All scholarships are provided by generous local donors and partner organizations who want to help area students succeed. Students have from now until midnight EST, Friday, March 1 to apply.

“We are grateful to the generous donors in our community who make educational opportunities available for more students through scholarships,” said Davette B. Swiney, CKCF President and CEO. “CKCF has been awarding scholarships for over 50 years. We have seen it time and time again, investing in our students is investing in our future. We are honored to work with donors to make these opportunities available to students.”

Scholarships are open to high school graduating seniors current and returning college students, including several for students who plan to attend ECTC. The scholarships vary in amounts and are offered to new and returning ECTC students.

Scholarship Central is user-friendly and allows students in CKCF’s nine-county region, that includes Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, and Washington Counties, to complete one application to be eligible for multiple scholarships. Students input basic information once and then customize details needed for specific scholarships.

With so many scholarships available, CKCF has made Scholarship Central an essential part of any college-bound student’s toolkit, driving more students to apply every year.  Scholarships are offered to area students and eligibility is based on certain criteria. To see a complete list and description of each scholarship, please visit CKCF’s website www.ckcf4people.org and click on browse scholarships.

Scholarships vary in amount and eligibility criteria. Collectively they represent a wide range of qualifications to reach students at many levels of academic achievement, community and school involvement, and financial situations. CKCF serves a large region, and some scholarships are specific for particular counties or schools. Information about available scholarships can be found at www.ckcf4people.org. See specific scholarships for detailed application criteria.

CKCF is hosting scholarship workshops on Thursday, January 18th from 5-7pm and Monday, February 12th at 2-6pm at the Home of Philanthropy’s Community Hall. Individualized help will be available for anyone who has questions about the Scholarship Central application.


About Central Kentucky Community Foundation Central Kentucky Community Foundation is the philanthropic focal point in the region, serving Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties as a resource, leader and catalyst to people who wish to improve life in their community. For more about CKCF, go to www.ckcf4people.org