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ECTC Scholarships

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. 

View a complete list of ECTC scholarships, criteria and essay requirements.

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.

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Scholarships Application Assistance

  • 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.
  • Contact Chrissie Angell, Scholarship Coordinator, at 270/706-8698 or for more information.

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.

KY Innovative Scholarship

The Kentucky Humanitarian Assistance Scholarship (Kentucky Innovative Scholarship) is a new grant legislated by the state of Kentucky for students who are considered to be displaced, as defined as a refugee, parolee, asylee granted or approved, TPS (Temporary Protected Status) or SIV (Special Immigrant Visa). Students must have been in the United States for five years or less, and must live in the state of Kentucky to receive this scholarship.

This scholarship program provides college access and promotes undergraduate student success for displaced students

To learn more or to apply for this scholarship, please complete the interest form.

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

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 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 2022-2023 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 22, 2022. 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, 2022. 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 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: