Due to the generous support of many community individuals and organizations, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is able to offer many scholarships each academic year. Some of these scholarships are for students pursuing any degree and/or major while some are specifically identified by the donors to be awarded to students in specific college degree plans.
Complete just one ECTC scholarship application and be considered for multiple awards! Students do not need to apply for individual scholarships during the application process, as they will be automatically matched to scholarships for which they meet the criteria.
The 2023-2024 scholarship application will be available beginning December 1, 2022 and have a priority deadline of February 28, 2023. Submit your application before the priority deadline to be considered for as many scholarships as possible. Applications received after the priority due date will be considered if funding is available.
You must have a KCTCS username to apply for scholarships. Submit your free admissions application to receive your KCTCS username and password.
Note: Scholarship criteria, availability and funding are subject to change.
Scholarships Application Assistance
ECTC Scholarship Days
Stop by to fill out your 2023-2024 ECTC Scholarship Application!
December 5, 10:00am - 2:00pm
December 6, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
December 7, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Regional Postsecondary Center (RPC) Room 207
Contact Chrissie Angell at 270/706-8698 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Application Assistance
For assistance, please stop by the Financial Aid Office in RPC 105. Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
- For more information or to submit your questions in advance, email ElizabethtownFinancialAidOffice@kctcs.edu
DC to Degree Scholarship
The Dual Credit (DC) to Degree Scholarship is available to new high school graduates who completed dual credit classes at ECTC or any other KCTCS college. Apply the credits you earned in high school and get closer to a degree at ECTC! You could get up to a $1,000 scholarship for the fall semester following your high school graduation.
Work Ready kentucky scholarship
Free college tuition for education and training that leads to high wage, high demand careers? It may sound too good to be true, but it’s for real. Kentucky residents who haven’t already earned a college degree may be eligible for free tuition in five high demand careers fields: health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business/IT, and construction/trades. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College offers programs in all five careers fields, and the Work Ready Scholarship pays for certificates, diplomas, and degrees. To determine eligibility, students must complete a FAFSA and submit the KHEAA application. Learn more at WorkReadyKentucky.com.
Metallica Scholars Initiative
Sixty ECTC students have begun their first year as Metallica Scholars. Follow them as they “Ride the Lightning” to exciting careers in Advanced Manufacturing.
Information on Applying for External Scholarships
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 Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)
- Early Childhood Developmental Scholarship (ECDS)
- Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship
- 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
- Completed Application (MS Word)
- Completed Verification of Eligibility Form (MS Word)
- applicant must meet with Teresa Brown for verification
- Room: 129A RPC Building
- Phone: (270) 706-8455
- Email: email@example.com
- applicant must meet with Teresa Brown for verification
- Personal statement
- Two letters of support
- Transcript(s) of all postsecondary grades
- 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.
- Questions may be directed to Matt Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 745-5004.
OTHER KENTUCKY STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
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 waiver is for tuition only and does not cover books or digital fees.
A Donovan Scholar can take classes for credit or audit.
- 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:
- Adopted and foster children. The foster tuition waiver (PDF) is completed and submitted to the ECTC financial aid office. (KRS 164.2847)
- Dependents of deceased employees participating in state-administered retirement systems (KRS 164.2841)
- Dependents of disabled employees participating in state-administered retirement systems (KRS 164.2842)
- Dependents of deceased or disabled Kentucky law enforcement officers and firefighters (KRS 164.2841)
- Dependents of deceased or totally disabled Kentucky veterans (KRS 164.505, KRS 164.507, KRS 164.512, KRS 164.515)