Scholarships

Find a Scholarship That's Right for You

EKU Online offers a range of scholarships designed to address the financial needs of our students, lower the overall cost of attendance and reward a student’s scholastic achievements. 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.

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EKU University Scholarships

Start Strong Scholarship Fund

The Start Strong Scholarship provides up to $2,000 per year of need-based scholarship funds for newly admitted students. Candidates must have a completed FAFSA application, but are not required to be eligible for FAFSA awarded funding.

Stay Strong Scholarship Fund

The Stay Strong Scholarship provides up to $1,000 per year of need-based scholarship funds for qualified 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.

Omega Nu Lambda Honor Society Scholarship Fund

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.

Departmental Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are awarded by specific EKU departments. The type, amount 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 $1,000 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 $1,000 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted online undergraduate occupational safety students.

Risk Management and Insurance Foundation Scholarships

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

Outside Scholarships

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.

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:

Please note: EKU has no control over the awarding or administration of outside scholarships.

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