Apply Now for Fall 2012 Scholarships

April 1 is the priority application deadline for fall 2012 scholarships at Ashland Community and Technical College.

ACTC offers dozens of scholarships to help deserving area residents pay for their education. As a rule, scholarships are awarded to students seeking a degree, diploma or certificate who demonstrate the potential for academic success and financial need. Some scholarships have additional requirements such as county of residence or grade point average (GPA).

Applicants need to apply for admission to ACTC, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and fill out the general scholarship application form. The general scholarship application form is good for all scholarships listed below except the John T. Smith and Pre-Engineering Scholarships, which have separate applications.

Applications are on the web at ashland.kctcs.edu/finaid , and the FAFSA is at fafsa.ed.gov. For more information, call the ACTC Office of Financial Aid at 606-326-2198.

Local Scholarships

The following scholarships for new and/or continuing students have been funded by area businesses, organizations and individuals. The Scholarship Committee and Office of Financial Aid will match applicants to scholarship requirements, based on information from the general scholarship application form.

American Legion Post 76 of Ashland Scholarships are for students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program, with preference given to military veterans and family members of veterans.

Amy Denise Bruner Memorial Disabled Student Scholarships are for sophomores with a permanent disability who are pursuing a degree in medical field and who have a 3.0 GPA.

Agnes Burnette Johnson Scholarships are for Boyd County High School graduates.

Allen D. amp; Patricia C. Cline Scholarships are for full time students in good standing who are actively involved in ACTC Theatre studies.

The Anne Kouns Student Aid scholarships are for students demonstrating financial need and potential for academic success.

Ashland Kiwanis Club Scholarships are for Paul G. Blazer or Rose Hill Christian School graduates who demonstrate a commitment to civic activities. A second scholarship is awarded to a nontraditional student.

Barbara Seibert Student Aid Fund Scholarships are for students demonstrating financial need and potential for academic success.

Big Sandy Superstore Scholarships are for part-time and/or full-time undergraduate students who are full-time active employees, or children of full-time active employees, of Big Sandy Superstores.

Big Sandy / Robert Vanhoose Scholarships are for full-time business majors who are residents of Boyd, Carter, Greenup, or Lawrence County in Kentucky; Lawrence County, Ohio; or Cabell County, West Virginia.

The Bob amp; Pat Goodpaster Scholarships are for non-traditional students who have children and who are enrolled at least six credit hours per semester.

Boyd County Medical Alliance - Diane Gussler Lobach Memorial Scholarships are for victims of domestic violence and single mothers pursuing health care related careers.

Chellgren-Ashland Community amp; Technical College Fund scholarships give first preference to current or former residents of the Ramey-Estep Home of Boyd County.

Cooperative Program Scholarships are awarded to Paul Blazer High School graduates.

David N. Michalak Memorial Scholarships are for students with at least a 3.0 GPA who have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours at ACTC.

Donald J. amp; Clotine Leach Memorial Scholarships are for full time Kentucky residents who demonstrate potential for academic success and need financial assistance.

Edward L. Buchanan Scholarships are for students enrolled in the nursing program who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress.

Fifth Third Bank Scholarships are for students who indicate interest in a banking or business career.

The Fyffe Jones Group Accounting Scholarships are for full-time students who have completed the first year of accounting studies.

Galloway Trust Scholarships are for Boyd County or Greenup County high school graduates with a minimum 3.3 GPA who have the potential to pursue a baccalaureate degree program.

Goldie M. Wilson Scholarships are for students demonstrating the potential for academic success.

Griffith Delaney amp; Hillman amp; Company Scholarships are for students demonstrating potential for academic success, with first preference for those interested in an accounting career.

Herb and Alene Boggs Alban Scholarships are for students demonstrating interest in a business career.

Joseph and Sylvia Mansbach Scholarships are for students who show financial need and/or work at least 10 hours a week during the academic term(s) and who show potential for academic success.

Kaplan amp; Simons Scholarships are for non-traditional students who enroll at least six credit hours per semester. Recipients must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Kentucky Power Scholarships are for non-traditional students who are full-time, degree-seeking students from Kentucky.

Lincoln amp; Katherine Morgan Scott Scholarships are for graduates of Boyd and Lewis Counties.

Lou Eastham Scholarships are for Boyd County High School graduates.

Lysbeth Barnett Scholarships are for outstanding students majoring in business management who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Robert B. Hilton Education Trust Scholarships are for Paul G. Blazer High School graduates who have resided in Boyd County for at least three years and are enrolled in a transfer curriculum.

Ruie Kennard Kelley Endowment Scholarships are for students demonstrating potential for academic success.

Spriggs Family Scholarship are for students demonstrating potential for academic success, with first priority for children of Boyd County firefighters and police officers who have been employed full time for at least two years.

Theodore C. amp; Bennie J. Shields Scholarships are for Boyd County High School graduates who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Troy B. amp; Sophia Wheeler Memorial Scholarships are for students from Northeastern Kentucky who are enrolled in health science programs.

YWCA Scholarships are for female Boyd or Greenup County residents. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

Pre-Engineering Scholarships

Tuition scholarships are available for pre-engineering students who plan to attend ACTC in fall 2012. Students can earn an Associate in Science Degree and then transfer to area universities for a bachelor's degree in chemical, civil, mechanical or other engineering fields.

ACT/SAT scores, GPA and financial need are considered in awarding scholarships. Pre-engineering scholarship applications are at: ashland.kctcs.edu/finaid. For more information on pre-engineering, contact Instructor Mark Riggs, 606-326-2161, email: mark.riggs@kctcs.edu.

John T. Smith Scholarships

John T. Smith Minority Scholarships recognize outstanding African-American residents of Kentucky. Grade point average, rank in class, ACT scores and extra-curricular activities are considered in awarding scholarships. John T. Smith Scholarship applications are at: ashland.kctcs.edu/finaid.

Recent Scholarship Donations

Scholarships are becoming increasing important to many students, and securing additional funding is an ongoing effort. Recent gifts to the College Foundation illustrate two reasons for establishing scholarships: as an enduring remembrance of a loved one and as a commitment to the education foundations of the community.

In December 2011, Patricia C. Cline, widow of the late Allen D. Al Cline of Ashland, established an endowed scholarship fund in his memory. The Allen D. Cline and Patricia C. Cline Scholarship Fund will help full-time students who are active in ACTC Theatre.

This February, the Mansbach Foundation added $250,000 to the Joseph and Sylvia Mansbach Scholarship Fund originally established in 1995. Mansbach scholarships are awarded to students who have financial need and/or work part time.

For more information on scholarship endowments, contact Frank Salisbury, ACTC Director of Advancement, 606-326-2092 or email: frank.salisbury@kctcs.edu .