Applying for a Scholarship

Scholarship Central has become the area’s one-stop shop to apply for local scholarships, adding new ones each year. With more than $250,000 in scholarships available in 2024, it’s students’ go-to website to earn money for college.

Scholarship Central is an online application platform that makes applying and scoring scholarships simple and easy for students and reviewers.

Starting January 1, students can begin applying for scholarships for the 2024-2025 Academic Year through Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s Scholarship Central. The application deadline for scholarships is March 1. You may register anytime on Scholarship Central.

All scholarship applications in Scholarship Central require the following documentation:

  • Official transcript – provided by academic counselor
  • ACT and/or SAT scores – provided by academic counselor

“By awarding me the John Dink Memorial Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school: learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.”

– Benjamin Hobbs, 2022 John Dink Memorial Scholarship award winner

Some scholarships require additional documentation, which is listed on each application. Scholarship applicants must meet specific criteria for each scholarship. Award amounts and the number of awards are estimates and are subject to change from year to year.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at Celebrating Achievement, an annual awards dinner each year at the end of April.All recipients will be notified by email.

Most scholarships are for one academic year, but we offer some renewable scholarships as well.