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Apply Now for Fall Scholarships

Published on Mar 21, 2017

April 1 is the priority application deadline for fall 2017 scholarships at Ashland Community and Technical College.  ACTC offers dozens of scholarships to help deserving area residents pay for their education, and over 150 scholarships were awarded last fall. 

Scholarship applications may be submitted this spring or summer, but those received by April 1 will be considered first.

“Scholarships are a valuable financial resource for our students and can sometimes mean the difference between going to college and not being able to go to college,” said Dr. Adkins.  “At ACTC, about 80% of our students receive some sort of financial aid, and scholarships are part of the financial aid package.”

Applicants need to apply for admission to ACTC, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and fill out a scholarship application form. The general scholarship application form is good for most ACTC scholarships, and there are also applications for special scholarships for students in specific fields.

Scholarship applications are on the web at under Costs & Financial Aid and the FAFSA is at  For more information on scholarships or financial aid, call 855-246-2282.

Special Scholarships

Many area organizations and individuals have established scholarships for students who dem­onstrate the potential for academic success and financial need.  Some scholarships have additional requirements such as county of residence, choice of major field or grade point average. Several of these are listed below.

The Susan Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund established by Louisa resident Neil Wilson is for Lawrence County High School graduates who have a 2.5 or higher GPA.

King’s Daughters and Sons Foundation of Kentucky Inc. scholarships are for second-year students in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Morning Pointe Foundation scholarships are for practical nursing students interested in pursuing a career in senior care or geriatric nursing.

The Rodney Clark Memorial Scholarship, established by Clark’s Pump-N-Shop, is for Fairview High School graduates who enroll in an ACTC technical program. 

The Lottie B. Culinary Arts Scholarship established by former Ashland resident Rick Kouns is for third semester culinary arts students who have a minimum 2.5 GPA and the potential for success in the profession.

The Kevin McClain Memorial Scholarship, established by Marathon Petroleum, is for minority and female students who enroll for at least 12 hours a semester in the Applied Process Technology Program.

The Spriggs Family Scholarship is for children of Boyd County firefighters and police officers who have been employed by their department for at least two years. 

The Theodore C. & Bennie J. Shields Scholarship is for Boyd County High School graduates who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. At least half of the scholarships must be awarded to female students.

The Norma Ruth Wells Mason Scholarship is for pre-engineering or electrical technology students who have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

The J. T. Smith Scholarship is for outstanding African-American residents of Kentucky, and grade point average, class rank, ACT scores, and extra-curricular activities are considered.

ACTC’s Pre-Engineering Scholarship is for students who intend to earn an Associate in Science Degree and transfer to a university for a bachelor’s degree in chemical, civil, mechanical or other engineering fields.

For information on establishing ACTC scholarships, contact Willie McCullough, Dean of Resource Development and External Affairs, email: