The Start Strong Scholarship provides up to $2,000 per year of need-based scholarship funds for newly admitted undergraduate students. Candidates must have a completed FAFSA application, but are not required to be eligible for FAFSA awarded funding.
The Stay Strong Scholarship provides up to $1,000 per year of need-based scholarship funds for qualified undergraduate students who have completed two semesters with EKU Online and have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher their previous semester. Candidates must have a completed FAFSA application, but are not required to be eligible for FAFSA awarded funding.
In recognition of your accomplishments as an online student, Omega Nu Lambda Honor Society provides members with an opportunity to apply for a scholarship in both fall and spring. Fall scholarships are announced in November and spring are announced in April.
The Eastern Kentucky University Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to deserving students. EKU Foundation scholarships are awarded through the University Scholarship Office and at college and department levels. New and renewable awards of EKU Foundation scholarships are subject to available funds each year.
Departmental scholarships are awarded by specific EKU departments. The type, amount and criteria for these scholarships will vary by department. Unless otherwise noted, you can apply for departmental scholarships using the foundation scholarship page. You will need to create an account, if you have not already done so, in order to submit applications.
NOTE: The qualifying majors listed pertain to online offerings. Additional on-campus majors are eligible for these scholarships and can be viewed with the corresponding links.
These scholarships are awarded by an organization other than the government or university. They are available from several 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.
Outside scholarship opportunities can be found from a number of reliable online sources, including but not limited to:
Nursing – For students pursuing an RN-BSN, MSN or DNP
Risk Management and Insurance:
Please note: EKU has no control over the awarding or administration of outside scholarships.