This page was last updated 2/1/2017
Are you eligible for the Kentucky Coal County College Scholarship?
The Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship provides financial assistance for residents of Kentucky’s coal‐producing counties to complete a bachelor’s degree.
To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria: Be a U.S. citizen, be a permanent resident of a Kentucky coal‐producing county, earned at least sixty (60) credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree, be enrolled at least half‐time in a bachelor’s degree program, be in good academic standing, and have no past due financial obligations to Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority or KHEAA.
If selected, students may earn up to $6,800 per year atanonprofit, independent institution located in a coal-producing county.
To apply, students must complete the FAFSA and apply for the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship (KCCCS) application, which are now available through the KHEAA website.
Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis on initial FAFSA completion date. Therefore, students are encouraged to complete both the FAFSA and the KCCCS application as soon as possible after Jan. 1.
For more information on the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship visit www.kheaa.com.
Program of Distinction Academic Scholarship
The College of Justice & Safety offers an academic scholarship for students majoring in one of our programs. This scholarship provides $1,300 per semester, which may be renewed a maximum of seven times. (Renewal is contingent upon continued outside funding of scholarships). For more information about the College of Justice & Safety POD academic scholarship, contact the College’s Scholarship Coordinator at 859.622.3565 or email Jennifer.Goins@eku.edu.
- College of Justice & Safety Major (Preference will be given to Kentucky residents)
- First-year students: Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 with a 22 or higher ACT composite score or an SAT score of 1030 or higher (critical thinking and math). Transfer students: Minimum GPA of 3.5 for one year (24 hours) of study.
- Official copy of transcripts and two letters of recommendation required. Completion of scholarship application and essay questions. Essay question responses will be used as an evaluative tool by the scholarship awards committee.
- Application deadline for spring awards is October 15th. The deadline for fall awards is March 15th.
All materials must be submitted in one envelope and sent to:
EKU College of Justice & Safety
354 Stratton Building
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
Joseph Famularo Scholarship
Joseph L. Famularo spent his life dedicated to the advancement of law enforcement. This special scholarship was established as a memorial to Joseph L. Famularo to recognize excellence and dedication of a junior or senior student seeking a degree in the areas of Criminal Justice or Police Studies. For more information about the College of Justice & Safety Joseph Famularo academic scholarship, contact the College’s Scholarship Coordinator at 859.622.3565 or email Jennifer.Goins@eku.edu.
- Major in Criminal Justice or Police Studies
- Junior Standing
- A 3.7 GPA for the first two years of undergraduate study
Multiple Scholarships Available
A) Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.
B) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.