Kentucky – University and College List

The following is a list of Universities in the state of Kentucky:

  • Alice Lloyd College
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Asbury University
  • Bellarmine University
  • Berea College
  • Brescia University
  • Campbellsville University
  • Centre College
  • Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Frontier Nursing University
  • Georgetown College
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Kentucky Mountain Bible College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Mid-Continent University (closed 30 June 2014)
  • Midway College
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Saint Catharine College
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Spalding University
  • Sullivan University
  • Thomas More College
  • Transylvania University
  • Union College
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Pikeville
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • Western Kentucky University

List of Community Colleges in the state of Kentucky:

  • Kentucky Community & Technical College System
    • Ashland Community & Technical College
    • Big Sandy Community & Technical College
    • Bluegrass Community & Technical College
    • Bowling Green Technical College
    • Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
    • Gateway Community & Technical College
    • Hazard Community & Technical College
    • Henderson Community College
    • Hopkinsville Community College
    • Jefferson Community & Technical College
    • Madisonville Community College
    • Maysville Community & Technical College
    • Owensboro Community & Technical College
    • Somerset Community College
    • Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College
    • West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Lisiting of Financial Scholarships and Grants in Kentucky:

  • Civil Engineering Scholarship Program
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards 10-20 new scholarships each year to qualifying students interested in attending the University of Kentucky (UK) or Western Kentucky University (WKU) or University of Louisville (UL) J. B. Speed School of Engineering to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE). Students may also attend pre-engineering courses at Kentucky State University (KSU), through the Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) system, or other Kentucky state colleges or universities, and then complete their Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) at one of the accredited institutions.This program began in 1948, and the Cabinet has awarded nearly 1,800 scholarships, amounting to more than $14 million in scholarships since its beginning. The Cabinet now has 80 scholarship openings each year that are filled with returning students and new students. The scholarship can be worth over $51,000!
  • Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)

The KEES program provides scholarships to students who earn at least a 2.5 GPA each year of attendance at a certified Kentucky high school. The better you do in high school, the more you earn toward college. You may also earn awards for ACT/SAT scores and Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) test scores. Home school and GED graduates may earn awards based on their ACT scores.

  • Howard E. and Wilma J. Adkins Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a full-time college junior or senior; be pursuing at least a 4-year bachelor’s degree in welding engineering or welding engineering technology; have maintained at least a 3.2 GPA in engineering, scientific and technical subjects; have at least a 2.8 overall GPA, be a U.S. citizen; and plan to attend an academic institution in the
United States. Preference given to a student residing or attending school in Wisconsin or Kentucky.

  • College Access Program Grant:

Eligibility: Must be an undergraduate enrolled at least half-time at an eligible school;
be a Kentucky resident and a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible noncitizen; be enrolled in an eligible program of study of at least 2 years’ duration; not be in default or owe a refund on any KHEAA or Title IV educational grant or loan; be making satisfactory academic progress; not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree; and have remaining semesters of KHEAA grant eligibility. Students in a 2-year program may receive the equivalent of 4 semesters, while those in 4-year programs may receive the equivalent of 8 semesters. Based on financial need.

Select College Scholarships in Kentucky:

  • Asbury University offers all Governor’s Scholars who graduate from KY high schools with a 2.50 GPA and 22 ACT or higher a 35% tuition scholarship. This award is renewed for up to four years or eight semesters provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.30. Those students who meet the criteria for the Level III Presidential Scholarship will be invited to campus in early spring to compete for the Hughes and Morrison scholarships worth 50% and 100% of tuition.
  • Boffers a Governor’s Scholars Scholarship of $1500 per year to admitted incoming freshmen who have completed the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP). This $1500 per year scholarship is renewable and is offered in addition to any other institutional academic scholarship or merit award the student may otherwise receive. The Governor’s Scholars Scholarship award is only available for full-time enrollment during the fall and spring semester.
  • Berea College offers a renewable full-tuition scholarship for each Governor’s Scholar who enrolls that will rise in value according to tuition increases. There is no minimum GPA required.
  • Campbellsville University offers three full-tuition scholarships to students who participated in the Governor’s Scholars Program. Students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and 25 ACT/1140 SAT. The scholarship is renewable with a required GPA of 2.8.
  • Centre College offers a minimum scholarship in the amount of $19,000 to Governor’s Scholars who have been admitted to Centre College, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, are in the top 10% of their class, and an ACT composite of 28 or higher or an equivalent SAT-I score. This is only a minimum scholarship level; excellent students may qualify for a higher award. If a student wins a larger scholarship from Centre, this award does not “stack” – it is included in the higher award.
  • Eastern Kentucky University gives a renewable full-tuition scholarship to all Governor’s Scholars with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and an ACT composite of 25 or above. This scholarship is only available to incoming freshmen and is not awarded to all applicants who meet this criteria. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain enrolled with a full-time status.
  • Georgetown College offers a $12,000 Governor’s Scholar Scholarship per year, renewable for four years to each incoming freshman completing the Governor’s Scholar Program. To maintain the scholarship the student must have minimum of a 2.8 GPA. While Governor’s Scholar Scholarships can not be combined with other academic awards, Scholars with higher GPA’s and ACT may qualify for other academic scholarships worth more than $10,000 per year.
  • Kentucky Christian University offers a $10,000 Presidential Scholarship (renewable) to Governor’s Scholars who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and an ACT composite of 28 or above. This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen.
  • Kentucky State University offers a full Presidential Scholarship to all Governor’s Scholars with a minimum ACT score of 26 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). The award covers full tuition, room, board, books and fees. Other scholarships include an Excellence Scholarship with a minimum ACT of 24 and minimum GPA of 3.25 which covers the value of in-state tuition, ½ room and ½ board, Thoroughbred Scholarship to all Governor’s Scholars with a minimum ACT of 21 and minimum GPA of 3.0 which covers the value of in-state tuition, and a Service County Scholarship with a minimum GPA of 3.0, which cover the value of in-state tuition for residents in the following counties: Anderson, Franklin, Frankfort Independent, Henry, Eminence Independent, Owen, Scott, Shelby, and Woodford.
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College offers students who have participated in the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), and/or Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP), who have a 2.8 GPA or above, and a 21 ACT or above the Governor’s Scholars Scholarship. Ten scholarships with a value of $12,500/year, renewable for four years will be awarded. Students who have been awarded a Governor’s Scholars Scholarship must maintain a 2.8 GPA or above.
    Updated 3/21/2017
  • Lindsey Wilson College offers up to full-tuition, renewable scholarships to students with an ACT composite score of 24 or above. Students with a 23 or less receive up to one-half tuition. The students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and must be a first-time, full-time freshman. Scholarship renewal requires a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 and completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year. There is an unlimited number of scholarships available for Governor’s Scholars.
  • Midway College offers up to $4,000 per year to Governor’s Scholars, as admitted incoming freshman. Scholarship is renewable and is offered in addition to other merit aid the student may otherwise receive. The scholarship is only available for full-time enrollment during the fall and spring semester.
  • Morehead State University offers a full tuition [$30,000 over four years] to all Governor’s Scholars who apply for admission by March 15. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must submit a completed application packet, including admission application form, transcripts and test scores, by the March 15 priority application deadline. Be admitted to MSU for the 2014-15 academic year as a new incoming freshman or transfer student with fewer than 30 hours and meet all of following requirements: 1. Be a legal resident of Kentucky; and 2. Be an alumnus of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) or Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA); and 3. Have at least a 3.5 unweighted high school GPA; and 4. Achieve a minimum 25 ACT composite score (1130 SAT composite verbal + math) . This scholarship cannot be awarded in addition to another academic achievement scholarship.
  • Murray State University offers Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and Governor’s School for the Arts alumni a renewable full tuition GSP/GSA scholarship if they have at least a 25 ACT composite score and a 3.5 cumulative GPA. GSP/GSA alumni who have below a 25 ACT but at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA are eligible to receive a renewable GSP/GSA scholarship for $1000 per year. In addition, there will be six competitive full tuition scholarships for GSA alumni not meeting the 25 ACT and 3.5 GPA requirements.
    These GSP/GSA scholarships are awarded for four years (amount to be split in half for eight consecutive semesters) or until the first Bachelor’s degree is obtained, whichever occurs first, and require a 3.25 cumulative GPA to renew the scholarship. GSP/GSA scholarships cannot be combined with MSU’s Academic Achievement Scholarship or CHA scholarships. In order to qualify for any scholarships at Murray State, students must complete and meet the appropriate admission and scholarship processes and deadlines.
  • Northern Kentucky University awards full in-state tuition scholarships to Governor’s Scholars with 3.0 GPA and an ACT Composite score of 24 or higher, or SAT score of 1090 or higher. Scholarships are renewable for one academic year with maintenance of cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and completion of 24 credit hours during the prior academic year. After completion of 24 credit hours the scholarship is renewable for two academic years with maintenance of cumulative GPA of 3.25 and completion of 24 credit hours during prior academic year. This scholarship is only available to incoming freshmen.
  • Spalding University offers renewable academic merit awards to Governor’s Scholars alumni ranging from $5,000 – $12,000 per year. Candidates must have a minimum composite ACT of 20 or SAT 950 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. Merit awards for incoming freshmen are for undergraduate study and renewable for up to four years provided the student maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 and full-time student status.
  • Thomas More College offers a waiver of the cost of a traditional residence hall room for up to eight semesters to all Governor’s Scholars. There is no minimum ACT or SAT score required and application for Thomas More College serves as an application for this scholarship. Governor’s Scholars may also apply for a Chancellor Scholarship. Students should submit a copy of their Governor’s Scholars application requesting consideration for the Chancellor Scholarship along with a completed Application for Admission and Scholarship by February 15.
  • Transylvania University offers a guaranteed minimum of $14,000 per year for Governor’s Scholars. Students who qualify for more scholarships and grant aid will receive the large amount.
  • Union College Governor’s Scholars can apply for this full tuition scholarship. Candidates must earn a 24 or better ACT or SAT equivalent and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. A FAFSA form is required.
  • University of the Cumberlands Governor’s Scholars with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA and a 32 or higher on the ACT (1420 on the SAT) are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship of $22,000 per year ($15,400 for commuter students). Scholars with a GPA of 3.4 or higher and at least a 24 on the ACT (1110 or above on the SAT) are eligible for the renewable Dean’s Scholarship of $15,000 per year ($11,000 for commuter students).
  • University of Kentucky is pleased to provide the following scholarship opportunities to students that complete the Governor’s Scholars Program: The GSP Presidential Scholarship will be offered to GSP students that have a 3.50 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum 31 ACT or 1420 SAT* (M+EBRW). All other GSP students will receive a GSP Provost Scholarship. Students must apply and have qualifying scores on file by January 15, 2016. Therefore, the December test is the final time students may take the ACT or SAT for scholarship consideration. If you have any additional questions, please reference the information available online on UK’s website:
  • University of Louisville offers the Governor’s Scholars Award, which is part of the Trustees’ Scholarship program for incoming freshmen. Students are eligible to receive only one scholarship from the Trustees’ Scholarship Program. Students must have completed the Governor’s Scholars Program and must be a Kentucky high school graduate. All required documents for admission must be submitted by scholarship deadline of January 15. This scholarship program is for entering college freshmen only. Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria: 28 ACT/1250 SAT (CR + M) and high school cumulative GPA of 3.35 are awarded a full-tuition, renewable; 25 ACT/1130 SAT (CR + M) and high school cumulative GPA of 3.35 are awarded $2,500, renewable. Students must apply separately for the Grawemeyer and Hallmark Scholarships.
  • University of Pikeville offers academic scholarships based on academic merit. Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s School for the Arts alumni will receive an additional $3,000 GSP/GSA scholarship. Scholarships are renewable with maintenance of cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and completion of 24 credit hours during the prior academic year.
  • Western Kentucky University offers merit awards for students with a minimum 3.3 unweighted GPA and 25 ACT/1130 SAT, ranging from $1,500 to $8,000 per year. Students with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA (no ACT/SAT requirement) who complete the Governor’s Scholars Program, are eligible to receive a $1,500 annual award (this may be in addition to an Academic Merit award). To qualify for an Academic Merit award and the Governor’s Scholars Program award, students should apply for admission by January 15 of their senior year. Students with a minimum 3.8 unweighted GPA and 31 ACT/1360 SAT that apply by December 1 of their senior year will be invited to compete for WKU’s most prestigious award, the Cherry Presidential Scholarship. If selected as a Cherry Presidential recipient or finalist, the award will replace any previously awarded Academic Merit award (however the $1,500 Governor’s Scholars Program bonus award will still apply). Students are eligible to receive merit awards up to the cost of attendance for the fall and spring semesters.

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