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Letcher County Central High School

Guidance & Counseling Last Updated: 1/26/2022 5:43 PM


Senior Scholarship Information


BIACS is pleased to offer several ($1500 and $1000) Merit and Need based scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Scholarship Applications will be accepted electronically through March 31, 2022.

Announcing new guidelines for the TOYOTA Scholarships

This year we will be recognizing four to six students as Toyota scholars and each will receive a cash award of either $1000 or $1500. To qualify a student must meet all the scholarships requirements listed below. In addition they must declare Engineering as their college major.


Announcing a scholarship for disabled/differently abled student

We are pleased to announce that in 2022, we have one scholarship for disabled/differently abled students.  To be considered, in addition to below application requirements, you must be a student with a disability.  Please address this in your Personal Essay and mention you are applying for this specific scholarship.


Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (merit based), 2.5 (merit or need based)

  • Resume: 2 pg limit, use of template resume is recommended

  • Personal Essay: 250 word limit (tell us why you need this scholarship and any other information not covered in your resume) Helpful hints listed below

  • Letter of recommendation: At least 1. Must show your name, address and name of your school. Must be written by a faculty member at your current academic institution, who is familiar with your academic standing and/or financial need. Letters by family members/relatives will not be considered.  

  • Need-based scholarship awardees must present proof of income upon request.

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Appalachian Wireless Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

1. Applicant's parents or legal guardian must be a current Appalachian Wireless customer who has received services for a minimum of 12 months.

2.  Must be a high school senior graduating in Spring of 2022 and enroll full time in a post secondary institution.

3. Applicant cannot be an employee or an immediate family member of individuals who are employed with Appalachian Wireless, Inc., or East Kentucky Network, LLC, or affiliates or Appalachian Wireless authorized dealer.

4.  Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale) at the time of application.

All completed applications must be postmarked and mailed no later than March 5, 2022.

Applications are located in the Guidance office or

Click here for application


Integrity Scholarship 2021-22

This scholarship will provide assistance for one Letcher County Central Senior pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate in a two year Career and Technical Education program from any post-secondary institution.

Recipient will be chosen on the basis of academic achievement ( minimum 3.0 GPA), letter or reference, attendance and career potential.

Student must be enrolled in a career pathway to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship must be turned in to the guidance office no later than Friday, March 11, 2022.

Applications are located in the guidance office or

Click here for application


University of Kentucky Robinson Scholarship

  • Applicants must have been admitted to the University of Kentucky.
  • Applicants must be an incoming first-generation college student (neither parent or guardian has earned a four-year degree).
  • Applicants must graduate from a high school within the twenty-nine (29) county service area and be residents of Kentucky.
  • Applicants must show potential for academic success by having an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and an admissible test score.
  • Applicants must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and display a financial need.
  • Scholarship recipients must begin their undergraduate student career at the University of Kentucky in the fall term immediately following high school graduation.
  • Scholarship recipients must apply to and live in the First-Generation Scholar Living Learning Community during their first academic year.

The amount of the Robinson Scholarship will vary, depending on other aid recipients receive and financial information from their FAFSA each year.  The amount is determined using the student’s financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, less any aid received through grants, scholarships and subsidized loans.   The aim of the Robinson Scholarship is to reduce the recipient’s unmet need to $5,000, but the Robinson Scholarship may not exceed $7,000.  As stated earlier, the scholarship amount will be calculated each year based on these factors. 

The application will be housed in the new ScholarshipUniverse online platform. Students will first need to complete the General Application, if they have not already done so, followed by completing the “Robinson Scholars Supplemental Application.” 

NOTE: Applicants must be admitted to the University and have created their log-in credentials in order to access the scholarship portal.

Application Deadline is February 12, 2022.


Eastern Kentucky STEM Carol Barr Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Carol Barr, with the goal of bridging the gap between Eastern Kentucky student's interests in pursuing a career in a STEM field ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and achieving their goals.

3 scholarships of $10,000 each renewable made possible by the E. E. Murry Foundation and 3 scholarships of $2500 each made possible by Battelle Memorial Institute

These are available to 9 through 12 grade students in one of the 54 Eastern Kentucky counties served by SOAR.

Minimum 3.0 GPA

Must be a female

US citizen or permanent resident of the US

Application is due by March 12, 2022

Click here for application and more information 


Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, school service and community service. The award process for 2021-22 is now underway.

Applications are being accepted for students to apply for those awards through Sunday, February 28, 2022. The award winners will be announced in conjunction with the boys’ state basketball tournament in March. Two grants, each in the amount of a one-time scholarship of $2,000 payable to an institution of higher learning, will be awarded. The scholarship is not renewable and is not endowed for expansion. Minimum criteria is a 3.5 (converted to 4.0 scale) grade point average; involvement in varsity sports or sport-activities; involvement in other school activities, a record of community service/involvement and a member of the 2021-2022 senior class.

Click here to apply

Stephen L. Keller Scholarship

Blue Grass Community Foundation is once again offering a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors from Eastern Kentucky who have an interest in pursuing business as a major.   Stephen L. Keller Scholarship was established to support outstanding students from Eastern Kentucky who intend to major in a business-related field. The student must attend an accredited four-year educational institution in Kentucky. Graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible to apply.  This scholarship provides an award of $1,500 that is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.  The deadline to apply is March 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm (EST).  

Applicant qualifications required for this scholarship:

  • Student must be a resident of Eastern Kentucky
  • Graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate student are eligible to apply
  • Student must plan to attend or currently attend an accredited degree granting four-year college or university in Kentucky
  • Student must have an interest in business and intend to major in business administration or related field of study
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

Click here to apply


KYTC Civil Engineering & Civil Engineering
Technology Scholarships

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is now accepting applications for scholarship opportunities for students who will be pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, or Western Kentucky University AND who would be interested in working for KYTC after graduation; as well as students who will be attending KCTCS (Big Sandy Community & Technical College (BSCTC) & Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) AND who are also interested in working for KYTC after graduation. 

If selected, the CE students will be eligible for stipends in the amount of $7,200/semester for the freshman & sophomore years and $7,600/semester for the junior & senior years.  CET students will be eligible for stipends in the amount of  $3,000/semester they are working to pursue their Associates Degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

All students chosen for the program will also have the opportunities for summer employment with KYTC, as well as any co-ops that their school may require.

For complete details:  click here or click here

Deadline for both scholarships is February 1, 2022


L. Stanley Pigman First-Generation Scholarship

The L. Stanley Pigman First-Generation Scholarship Program is an initiative at the University of Kentucky designed specifically for first-generation college students from Eastern Kentucky. Students must be a first-generation college student ( neither parent/guardian have earned a 4 year degree).  Applicants must have been admitted to the University of Kentucky.  Must have at least a 3.5 or higher GPA and an admissible test score or equivalent.  Must have completed the FAFSA and display a financial need.  Students interested in Engineering and Computer Science are not eligible for this award.

Application Deadline is February 4, 2022, teacher recommendations are also due February 4, 2022.

Click here to complete the online


KFRW- Kentucky Federation of Republican Women

The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants a $1500 scholarship to a college bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican party.  The qualified applicant will graduate from a Kentucky high school in 2022, is or will be a registered Republican, and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.

The application will include:

  • Completed application form
  • A one page typed essay about a Republican woman you admire or who has influenced your life and why
  • An official copy of your high school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 1, 2022 and are available in the guidance office or:

Click here for application



WYMT ARH Mountain Student Achiever

This is not a scholarship.  It is a recognition for outstanding seniors who have a GPA of 3.7 or higher and are involved in extracurricular activities and community service.

Applications are available at the Guidance office or

Click here for application




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