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ECTC Scholarships

Scholarship Application Process for 2020-2021!

Scholarship Central, Central Kentucky Community Foundation logo

ECTC and Central Kentucky Community Foundation (CKCF) have partnered to offer our scholarship applications online using the Scholarship Central Online Scholarship Application portal.  Scholarship Central will allow students to apply for all of the ECTC and CKCF scholarship funds with one application!

Utilizing one application for all CKCF and ECTC scholarships (PDF) will simplify the process for students and allow more eligible students to apply.  The Scholarship Central online portal will also streamline the review and notification process so the college may alert students even faster that they will be receiving a scholarship award.

Scholarship Central allows students to:

  • Learn what scholarships are available
  • Review scholarships
  • Complete the entire application online
  • Upload required documents, such as essays and letters of recommendation

Scholarship Central will open on January 1, 2020!  Students will be able to go online and set up an account with their email and password.  Select the scholarship(s) and complete the application!

After the March 1, 2020 deadline has passed, the applications will be reviewed and recipients will be selected and notified.

The Central Kentucky Community Foundation has implemented a scholarship program called Scholarship Central. Scholarship Central is an online scholarship portal for students to apply for multiple local scholarships in one location, with one application. This year they have over $100,000 available in scholarship funds available to local students. Students planning to attend ECTC next academic year can use this site to apply for scholarships.

At present, the following scholarships are available to students planning to attend ECTC:

  • Owen J. Estes Scholarship
  • Martha Jane Hamilton Nursing Scholarship
  • John Dink Scholarship
  • Kelley Miller State Farm Scholarship
  • J. R. and Carrie Edwards Scholarship
  • Llewellyn Memorial Scholarship
  • Central Kentucky Community Foundation ECTC Scholarship
  • Central Kentucky Community Foundation ECTC Returning Student Scholarship

Students interested in applying should go to:

The application deadline is March 1st!!!

The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) is based on high school academic achievement. The KEES program provides scholarships to students who earn at least a 2.5 GPA each year they attend a certified Kentucky High School. The better they do in high school, the more they earn toward college. They may also earn awards for ACT/SAT scores and Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores.

Home School and GED graduates may earn awards based on their ACT scores.

More information is available at KHEAA.

Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) Scholarship programs for Kentucky residents.

Kentucky Scholarships

Listings of Kentucky Scholarships (PDF, 138 pages) and Two-Year Public Colleges (PDF, 28 pages) that are available in the state of Kentucky at KHEAA.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current enrollment in a Kentucky Postsecondary Institution and anticipated enrollment during the award period of the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Registration for a minimum of six (6) credit hours per quarter/semester
  • Undergraduate or Graduate student
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must be a student with a disability, as verified by Disability Support Services Officer at the applicant's current postsecondary institution

Criteria on which the Scholarship Selection Committee will base their decision:

  • Well articulated goals
  • Academic achievement
  • Disability-related leadership and service

Application Requirements:

Application Deadline:

  • All application materials must be received by the Scholarship Selection Committee by April 3, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Send application materials to:

  • Matt Davis, M.S.W., Assistant Director
    Student Accessibility Resource Center
    Western Kentucky University
    1906 College Heights Blvd. #21052
    Bowling Green, KY  42101
    Fax: (270) 745-6289


  • Scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status by April 30, 2020. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.



Listings of Kentucky Scholarships (PDF, 138 pages) and Two-Year Public Colleges (PDF, 28 pages) that are available in the state of Kentucky at KHEAA.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Donovan Scholar Waiver

Donovan Scholarships are available for lifelong learners, age 65 and over, to attend college for free. If you are eligible for this waiver, please contact the Welcome Center and complete an application for admission to the College. You will also need to submit a copy of your driver’s license in order for the waiver to be applied. The wavier is for tuition only and does not cover books or digital fees.

A Donovan Scholar can take classes for credit or audit.

  • Degree seeking students are required to complete an on-line orientation session prior to enrolling.
  • Placement Tests and/or official transcripts from previous colleges attended may be required for degree seeking students depending on course prerequisites.
  • There are no exams or assignments required for students who audit a class.

For further information contact the Welcome Center at: (270) 706-8800 or (877) 246-2322 extension 68800.


State mandated scholarships and tuition waiver programs for Kentucky residents: