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External Scholarships

MSU frequently receives requests from outside organizations to make information about their scholarship opportunities available to our students. The scholarship opportunities provided on this page are not administered or associated with MSU.

The Office of Enrollment Services makes every effort to review all requests to ensure they are legitimate opportunities from which students can benefit. If a listing appears to be non-beneficial to our students or is found to be fraudulent, the link will be promptly removed.

Questions or concerns about the information on this page should be directed to:

Financial Aid Office
Morehead State University
100 Admissions Center
Morehead, KY, 40351-1689

Scholarship Opportunties

For more information, contact George B. Boland Scholarship Trust Committee, 777 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 or MSU's Office of Enrollment Services.

Deadline: Dec. 31

See AAPC Foundation Scholarship Information

Amount: $500

Deadline: Oct. 8

View AES Scholarship Information

For more information, call 800-443-9353 ext. 250, or email

View AWSF Scholarships Information

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Dec. 31

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Each year Big Sandy Area Community Action Program (BSACAP) distributes over $7,000 in scholarships to students in the Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Magoffin, and Pike County areas. The nonprofit organization will offer ten $500 academic scholarships and one $2,000 Eula Hall Community Advocate Scholarship. Scholarships are funded through the Community Service Block Grant.

Learn about the BSACAP Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 19

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Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Sept. 15

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Amount: $10,000/4% interest

Contact Cathy Shely at for additional information.

Amount: $6,000 to an international student who plans to return to their country after completing an education.

Contact Carolyn Franzini at for additional information.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 15

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For more information, contact Independence Squadron 275, S.A.L.,

Contact your local conservation district office.

This scholarship memorializes the founding members of the Morehead Optimist Club, Inc., whose main objective is to benefit the community's youth. Only graduating seniors who are residents of Rowan County are eligible.

Download the application packet


$500 per year


April 20


Rowan County Senior High School Counselor or Lakeside Christian School Counselor

The Morehead Woman's Club Scholarship is available to full-time female graduates of Rowan County Senior High School.




Rowan County Senior High School Counselor or Lakeside Christian School Counselor

The Lexington Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association Scholarship will support a junior or senior level baccalaureate nursing student or any undergraduate nursing student enrolled in a program leading to a BSN, e.g. RN-BSN, LPN-BSN, ABSN, etc. The recipient must be an individual who truly represents a commitment to service.

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Applications are accepted Sept. 1 to midnight, Nov. 1, 2021 only.


  • Students eligible for the scholarship must be from a racial/ethnic group underrepresented in the health professions according to HRSA:
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    • Hispanic
  • GPA 3.0 and be in good academic standing at the time of the application.
  • The candidate must be currently enrolled in a Kentucky nursing school (pre-nursing students are not eligible to apply).
  • Submit documents and application.

Applicants Must Provide:

  • Transcript(s) from an accredited School of Nursing (unofficial acceptable, official transcript required if awarded).
  • A resume that includes full contact information and inclusion of activities to support scholarship criteria.
  • Maximum 1,000-word essay answering the question, “What is nursing’s role in addressing health inequities and/or fostering social justice for people of color?” The essay must include the applicant’s individual contributions to addressing the selected issue. a. Essay format: Times New Romans 11 point; 1-inch margins on all sides; double spaced
  • Optional items not exceeding two pages: It is preferred that the following activities are included on the resume; however, applications may provide support documentation of the following activities:
    • Leadership positions or service leadership, i.e., ministry activities, athletic leadership i.e., team captain, event organizer, etc.
    • Community involvement, e.g., volunteer work in any organization, etc.
    • Campus involvement, e.g., mentoring, student council, sororities, participation in college-wide events, etc.

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

Deadline May 15, 2022

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$15,000 grant for a doctoral student. Contact Susan Victor at for additional information.

The Stewart Family Scholarship provides higher education scholarship awards to improve the status of life for local students and others. The award can be used with other scholarships or financial awards to defray the cost of full-time tuition, fees, and/or books. Selection is competitive and is based on academic performance, leadership abilities, as well as contributions to the school and community. Awards are made without regard to financial status, race, creed, religious preference or sex. Priority will be given to applicants residing within the Kentucky counties of Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence, as well as Scioto County, Ohio. Others with educational needs will be considered outside of the priority areas. All recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT score of 17 or SAT score of 1190. All recipients must demonstrate outstanding character as evidenced by work ethic and service to others.

Deadline: May 15


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Morehead, KY 40351

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