Competitive Scholarships

The Fall 2018 application will be available in September 2017. We encourage all interested students to review the individual scholarship criteria and application prompts as well as the resume scoring rubric.

The Competitive Scholarship application deadline is December 15, 2017. Students must have all admissions documents on file by the December 15 deadline. Please be aware that the scholarship application does require a student resume. Below is the link to a sample rubric used for scoring resumes. Kentucky and Southern Indiana** students are eligible to apply.

Sample scoring rubric for competitive Trustees’ Scholarships

NameAmount/# AwardedMinimum Criteria for Consideration
Henry Vogt AwardFull in-state tuition, plus a $3,500 educational allowance toward additional educational expenses; over 150 awarded

31 ACT or 1420 SAT* and 3.75 GPA

Trustees' ScholarshipAward values range from $1,000 one-time awards up to full tuition renewable; over 1,000 awarded

26-28 ACT or 1240-1310 SAT* and 3.5 GPA - non-renewable, one time awards

29 ACT OR 1350 SAT* AND 3.5 GPA - renewable awards

Sample scoring rubric


Eagle/Gold Scout ScholarshipAward values range from $1,000 one-time awards up to full tuition renewable; minimum of 10 awarded considered with Trustees' pool

26 ACT or 1240 SAT* and a 3.5 GPA

Woodford R. Porter ScholarshipAward values vary; over 200 awarded

African American students are selected based on academic merit, leadership, and service.

Kentucky Dataseam$2,000 renewable scholarship; 10 awarded

Awarded to students attending high school in coal severance counties that participate in the Kentucky Dataseam Initiative. Must meet admission standards and pursue a degree in education, engineering or a science-related field.

**Southern Indiana reciprocity counties are Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott and Washington.

*This score reflects the new SAT to ACT Concordance Table. For any questions regarding SAT exams taken prior to March 2016, please contact the Office of Admission at 502.852.6531 or