Scholarships for Online Students

EKU Online offers a range of scholarships designed to address the financial needs of our students and reward a student’s scholastic achievements by providing financial assistance to lower the overall cost of attendance. In addition to the scholarship programs listed below, EKU has other privately funded awards available through the EKU Foundation. Follow the links below to learn more about scholarship opportunities.*

EKU University Scholarships

2020/2021 Start Strong Scholarship Fund

The Start Strong Scholarship provides up to $2000.00 per year of need-based scholarship funds for newly admitted students. Candidates must have filled out the FAFSA application, but are not required to be eligible for FAFSA awarded funding.

Omega Nu Lambda Honor Society Scholarship Fund

In recognition of your accomplishments as an online student, Omega Nu Lambda provides members with an opportunity to apply for a scholarship in both fall and spring. The applications are reviewed by a committee. Fall scholarships are announced in November and spring are announced in April.

Departmental Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are awarded by specific EKU departments. The types, size and criteria for these scholarships will vary by department.

If you receive a departmental scholarship, you must notify your financial aid officer so the award can be properly reported as part of your total aid package. Failure to report awards can result in the award not being accepted or a portion of the funds having to be repaid due to overpayment.

Online Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management (MSSSEM) Distance Education Scholarship

The MSSSEM Distance Education Scholarship provides up to five $1000.00 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted MSSSEM graduate students.

Online Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety Distance Education Scholarship

The Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety Distance Education Scholarship provides up to five $1000.00 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted online undergraduate occupational safety students.

Risk Management and Insurance Foundation Scholarships

To apply for EKU RMI Foundation Scholarships, complete the scholarship application. There are multiple foundation scholarships available for incoming high school graduates and transfer students. For more information, contact the Risk Management & Insurance Program, 170 Business and Technology Center, (859) 622-1579.

Outside Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded by an organization other than the government or university. They are available from a number of groups, organizations and entities nationwide. Third party scholarships can be general in nature or very specialized and tied to the type of work you would be doing after graduation.

If you receive an outside scholarship, you must notify your financial aid officer so the award can be properly reported as part of your total aid package. Failure to report awards can result in the award not being accepted or a portion of the funds having to be repaid due to overpayment.

Outside scholarship opportunities can be found from a number of reliable online sources, including but not limited to:

General:

Nursing - For students pursuing an RN-BSN, MSN or DNP

Risk Management and Insurance:

Please note: EKU has no participation in the awarding or administration of outside scholarships.