Scholarship Opportunities Listing | WKCTC

Scholarship Opportunities Listing

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

George E. Beiderwell Scholarship
Available to a student who meets with general scholarship criteria and lives in one of the Purchase Area counties of Kentucky.

James C. Bowling Scholarship
Available to students who meet the general scholarship criteria.

Brockenborough Engineering Scholarship
Available to a pre-engineering (mechanical or chemical) student.

Noble & Garline Clark Scholarship
Available to a McCracken County or Graves County high school graduate who is majoring in business and plans to transfer to a four-year university.

Donald & Rosella Crecelius Scholarship
Available to pre-engineering student or student admitted to nursing program (RN). Student must demonstrate financial need.

Nat Dortch Sr. Scholarship
Available to a student studying science or geology.

Gene & Ann Edwards Engineering
Available to a pre-engineering student.

Jack Faughn Scholarship
Available to a cosmetology student.

Merle Fowler Family Scholarship
Available to a student studying nursing or surgical technology.

Good Ole Boys/Russ Chittenden Scholarship
Available to pre-engineering students.

Mary Rose Greenberg Scholarship
Available to students who meet the general scholarship criteria.

Fern Hamblin Memorial Scholarship
Available to a student studying culinary arts.

B.A. Hamilton Scholarship
Available to students enrolled in the collision repair technology program. Preference given to African-American students. Students enrolled in automotive technology may be eligible if there is no qualified applicant from collision repair technology.

William G. Haus Scholarship
Available to a graduate of Marshall County High School majoring in pre-engineering

Harper Industries Scholarship
Available to students who meet the general scholarship criteria with preference given to children of employees of Harper Industries, employees of Harper Industries, or spouses of employees of Harper Industries.

Dr. James Hawkins
Available to a student studying education.

Harry M. Hogan Trust Scholarship
Available to residents of McCracken county who demonstrate financial need.

Hough Scholarship
Available to students who meet the general scholarship criteria, with preference given to nursing or engineering students.

Instrument Systems & Automation Society Scholarship
Available to a technical student in an automation, electrical or process program and pre-engineering students who demonstrate financial need. Student must be a resident of western Kentucky.

KCTCS John T. Smith Scholarship
Available to a Kentucky resident. Student must be enrolled in at least 6 hours. Preference given to African-American students. Minimum 2.50 GPA.

Shirley Trail Lanier Scholarship
Available to a student enrolled in the Cosmetology program. Student should demonstrate financial need. Minimum 2.50 GPA.

John C. Leeper Pre-Chiropractic Scholarship
Available to a pre-chiropractic studies student. NOTE: Applicant must provide statement of mentorship from a certified chiropractor. Download form from the WKCTC scholarship website.

Dewey & Mary Lineberry Scholarship
Available to a student accepted into the nursing program (RN), a pre-engineering or UK engineering student. Student must demonstrate financial need.

Marvin Family Companion Scholarship
Available to a pre-engineering student.

James W. Marvin Jr Scholarship
Available to current high school students graduating from a Graves or McCracken County High School. Candidates must demonstrate financial need and must not be eligible for full financial aid funding. Candidates may be full or part-time.

R.G. “Dean” Matheson Scholarship
Available to a student who meets the general scholarship criteria. Student must demonstrate leadership ability and participate in extra-curricular activities.

Corman E. Maxie Scholarship
Available to a graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School who demonstrates financial need. Preference given to mathematics education, science education or nursing (RN or LPN) students.

City of Metropolis Scholarship
Available to a graduate of a Massac County, IL high school.

Mildred Irene Miller Scholarship
Available to a student who meets the general scholarship criteria.

Paducah School of Art Scholarship
Available to a student planning to pursue or currently enrolled in Associate of Fine Art degree program at Paducah School of Art.

John R. & Opal M. Reid Scholarship
Available to a graduate of a public high school in McCracken County. Preference given to descendants of John Barton Reid. NOTE: Descendants of John Barton Reid should indicate nature of relationship on the scholarship application.

Regional Educators Program Scholarship
Available to students planning to study education.

Hermon J. Robertson Scholarship
Available to a student who meets the general scholarship criteria. Preference given to graduates of Paducah Tilghman High and chemistry or physics students.

Elmer E. & Lottie M. Robinson Electrical Engineering Scholarship
Available to a science, electrical technology or electrical engineering student.

Charles A. Saladino Scholarship
Available to an entering freshman who is graduating from a high school in McCracken County.

Bill & Meredith Schroeder Scholarship
Available to a student who meets the general scholarship criteria.

Jim Smith Contracting Scholarship
Available to incoming freshmen. Candidates may be full-time or part-time students. Candidates should indicate planned study in Diesel Technology, Computer Aided Drafting, Welding Technology or CDL Training and reside in one of the following Kentucky counties: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, McCracken, Livingston, Lyon or Trigg counties. Candidates must demonstrate financial need. Minimum 2.50 GPA.

Ingle L. Tolen Scholarship
Available to a student who meets the general scholarship criteria.

G. Leon Williams Scholarship
Available to a student studying humanities.

WK Alumni Association Scholarship
Available to Kentucky residents with financial need. Preference given to students with direct relatives who attended West Kentucky Vocational School, West Kentucky State Vocational School or West Kentucky State Vocational-Technical School. Please specify relationship in application. Minimum 2.50 GPA.

Woman’s Club of Paducah Scholarship
Available to a female graduate of a Paducah or McCracken County High School.

CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS

Baptist Health Cancer Care & Blood Disorders
Available to a currently enrolled allied health program student who demonstrates financial need. Student must be a Kentucky resident.

Fred & Mary Barber Scholarship
Available to a female student admitted to the nursing program (RN) who demonstrates financial need. Preference given to minority candidates.

Dr. C Dale Brown Medical Imaging Scholarship
Available to a student admitted to the radiography program.

Keith Cooper Memorial Scholarship
Available to a student currently enrolled in the WKCTC welding program and in their final semester/year of earning a diploma. Candidates may be part-time students. Minimum 2.50 GPA.

Chuck Mayo and Radiography Alumni Scholarship
Available to students admitted to the WKCTC Radiography program.

Tony McClure Memorial Scholarship
Available to a student admitted to the nursing program (RN or LPN). Student must demonstrate financial need.

McCracken County Medical Alliance Scholarship
Available to a student admitted to an allied health program.

Dr. Tena Payne Scholarship
Available to a student admitted to the Associate Degree nursing program (RN).

Richard R. Ragland Scholarship
Available to a student admitted to the nursing program (RN or LPN) who demonstrates financial need.

Earl & Joan Richardson Scholarship
Available to currently enrolled allied health or pre-engineering student.

Jennifer D. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship
Available to a nursing student (RN or LPN) who demonstrates financial need.

Williams-Wahl Scholarship
Available to a currently enrolled female student who meets the general scholarship criteria.

Yaffe Family Scholarship
Available to a currently enrolled culinary arts student.

Yeiser/Lowertown Arts & Music Festival Scholarship
Available to a currently enrolled Associate of Fine Arts student at the Paducah School of Art and Design able to demonstrate community engagement or volunteerism.

NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

Mary Louise Carpenter Scholarship
Available to a female student admitted to the nursing program (RN) who demonstrates financial need. Student must have school age children.

Garvin & Sylvia Curd Scholarship
Available to a single, female, head of household that is a Kentucky resident. Student must demonstrate financial need and have an academic record that demonstrates their interest in achieving an academic goal.

Kim Godby Memorial Scholarship
Available to a non-traditional, female student returning to school after raising a family. Candidates should have children in or above 6th grade. Candidates may be full or part-time students.

Leadership Paducah Scholarship
Available to residents of McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Graves, Marshall, Livingston and Massac counties. Must be at least 21 years of age and demonstrate financial need. Minimum 2.50 GPA.

Marshall E. Nemer Memorial Scholarship
Available to a currently enrolled, non-traditional student who demonstrates financial need.

Vel Lynn Pace Scholarship
Criteria under review.

Paducah Business & Professional Women Scholarship
Available to a currently enrolled female resident of McCracken County who demonstrates financial need. Student must be (1) single mother, (2) aged 40 or above or (3) provide the sole support for their families. Preference may be given to minority candidates.

Other scholarships are awarded based upon stated criteria. Students should consider other scholarship award criteria when completing the scholarship application and providing information.

Please see the Scholarship Opportunities brochure for a complete listing of other scholarships. Scholarship amounts are determined by funding availability.NOTE: Academic scholarships pay for WKCTC credits only.

Currently Enrolled WKCTC Students Scholarship Criteria

  • Merit Scholarships are eligible for renewal for a second continuous year of study. Students must complete a minimum of 24 graded college hours by the completion of the spring semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student