First Degree College Scholarship Program

First Degree College Scholarship Program

Updated: August 24, 2018

For the eighth consecutive year, the board of directors of the Kentucky School Boards Association will fund two $2,500 scholarships for eligible Kentucky high school seniors to attend any two- or four-year accredited college or university.  One scholarship each will be awarded to a male and a female student. These nonrenewable scholarships will be paid directly to the institution of higher education upon the recipients’ official admission acceptances.

Eligible students are those who would be the first members of their immediate families (parents, guardians, siblings) to receive a degree from an institution of higher education. Eligibility must be affirmed and signed by the high school guidance counselor and the school district's board chairperson and superintendent. Please review the enclosed eligibility and timetable requirements.

The one-page application must be completed in its entirety, signed by the guidance counselor, board chairperson and superintendent, and must be received by KSBA no later than close of business on Wednesday, November 12, 2018. Any board of education in Kentucky may place in nomination the names of up to two students per public school district – one male, one female – with a minimum ACT reading score of 20. KSBA will accept receipt of the first two eligible application forms per school district (additional applications will be disqualified). The scholarships will be awarded based on a drawing conducted by the KSBA Board of Directors in December. 


If you have any questions, please contact Beth Pritchett or Kerri Schelling.

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