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Guidance Office

Last Updated: 4/19/2022 1:48 PM
Doug Wainscott   Jennifer Power
OCHS Guidance Counselor  
OCHS Guidance Secretary
(502) 484-4197  
(502) 484-4193
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Suicide Hotline number: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)  or  for support materials please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

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Job Corps: Job Corps is a career training and education program for students ages 16 through 24 who meet low-income requirements.  It is designed to help students find the path to personal and career success and all at no cost to eligible students.  If you are not ready to start college after high school graduation or are struggling in the traditional high school environment, Job Corps may be the solution.  To learn more about Job Corps visit their website at  or call (800) 733-5627.  You can also stop by the Guidance Office for a brochure. 

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Scholarships and Websites 


 Below you will find a list of updated scholarships offered to OCHS Students.  Please see Mrs. Power or Mr. Wainscott for more information. Deadline Dates will appear when scholarships are available.





Scholarship Name

Application Deadline Scholarship Amount Who's Eligible For More Information
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program  November 18, 2021 Maximum $40,000


Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2020.
  • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2020.
  • GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Test Scores – Receive a minimum SAT total of 1200 or ACT composite of 26.
  • Income – Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.
Horatio Alger Association Career and Technical Scholarship Program June 15, 2022 $2,500 Be pursuing a postsecondary education at a community college or technical school in the Fall,  must be Pell Grant eligible.

The link to the application is here:


It was also emailed to seniors 03/17/22.

Kentucky Right to Life Scholarship  April 8th, 2022 $1,000 applicant must be a senior graduating from high school and applied/ been accepted to a two or four year institution and demonstrated dedicated pro-life activity and attitudes during his or her high school years and a commitment to a continued involvement in pro-life activities. 

The link to the application

was emailed to seniors 02/01/22. 

Jack Aynes Scholarship  March 1st, 2022 $1,000 Seniors who have a parent, step parent, grandparent or step grandparent who are members of the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. Also must have an ACT score minimum of 20. 

Link to the application was

emailed to seniors on

November 9th, 2021.


Charles E. Wilson Memorial Scholarship  May 31, 2022 $500.00 Must be enrolled in a recognized horticulture or related program at any college, university or community college of their choice. 

The application was emailed

to seniors 03/07/22.

 Heisman HS Scholarship October 19th, 2021 Scholarships range from $500- $5,000 Senior Scholar -Athletes with High Character

Link was emailed to seniors 10/15/21.

Design a Better Future May 28, 2022 5-$10,000 tuition awards Design and work on a community improvement project.
USDA 1890s Scholars Program  January 31, 2022 full tuition, fees, books, room and board and a summer internship which may convert to full-time employment with USDA after graduation.  Must be accepted to one of the nineteen 1890 Land Grant Universities, have a 3.0 GPA, study ag, food, natural resources, or other related disciplines, demonstrate leadership and community service. Currently Kentucky State University is the only school in KY that qualifies as a Land Grant University. 

Information and Applications

were emailed to Seniors 1/10/22.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program January 6th, 2022 $10,000-$40,000

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar.


Information and Link was

emailed to seniors 10/18/21.

ST. Elizabeth Healthcare Scholarship  January 21, 2022  $2,000 Seniors must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and pursuing a degree in healthcare field

Seniors were emailed the

application link 01/20/22.

KY Ag Athletes of the Year  January 31, 2022 $1,000 student-athletes must be KY farmers or involved in agriculture, must be a senior, accepted to a college, university, or trade school. Ag major is not required, and preference will be given to KY colleges, out of state schools will be considered if the applicant is seeking a specialized degree in an ag field. 

Information to apply and the

link were emailed to Seniors 1/10/22.

Holiday for Heroes   $2,000-$5,000 Graduating Senior who is a child of a Firefighter, or who is a child of a military service person, or who is a child of a Peace Officer. You may also be a senior who shows exemplary selfless attitude towards their school, community, and country.

Link 1

The link to the applications were

emailed to Seniors  03/17/20.

The Hagan Scholarship December 1, 2021 $12,000 a year Many eligibility  requirements, some of the main requirements are 3.75 GPA and 24 ACT, must have  financial need. 

Information and link was emailed to
Seniors 10/19/21.

Complete information can
be found at

Applications are available at:

OC Masonic Lodge Outstanding Student Scholarship April 1st, 2022 $500

Must be a resident of Owen County, high school senior and plan to be a full time student at your institution of choice. Priority is given to students in a vocational studies career. 

Applications were emailed to
seniors 01/21/22.
OC Council for the Arts Scholarship April 29, 2022 $1,500 High School Senior, must be active in the arts, (art, literary, music, drama, culinary) & 3.0 GPA Applications emailed to
Seniors 03/03/22.
Northern Kentucky Building Inspectors Association    $750.00 Must be planning to earn a degree in a code related field of study such as, but not limited to: Architecture, Engineering, Construction Technology, or Fire Science  Applications were emailed to
Seniors 04/01/2021.

Kentucky Concrete Association

William T Robertson

December 3, 2021 $2,000 Any High School Senior

Information was emailed to
Seniors 10/29/2021.


Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship November 15, 2021

The selection of winners begins at the local Lodge level and continues through district, State and national judging.

Any High School Senior who is a US citizen may apply.

Information was emailed to
Seniors on 09/21/21

Download an application from:


KASBO December 15, 2021  $2,500  Seniors planning to major in business or education

Applications and Website were 

emailed to Seniors 10/15/21.

 All "A" Classic Scholarship Foundation March 4, 2022  $1,000  Any Owen Co. Senior

 KY Transportation Cabinet for Civil Engineering Scholarship

Technical Scholarship

February 1st, 2022 4 yr. degree scholarships can be worth over $51,000.

Technical college scholarship can be worth up to 
 Any senior interested in pursuing a degree and career in Civil Engineering and who plans to attend either UK, UL, WKU, or Kentucky State University.

Technical Scholarship is for BCTC in Lexington- associate degree in Civil Engineering.


The following is the link to the

scholarship website:

KSBA November 19th, 2021 $2500 Any senior who will be the 1st person from their immediate family to complete degree requirements from an institution of higher learning. Must have a 20 on the Reading portion of the ACT.

Application was emailed to seniors


Carroll County Training Consortium Scholarship March 31, 2022 Up to Full Tuition to JCTC

 Eligible applicants include any high school senior that wishes to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in  Engineering and Electronics Technology,

Applied Process Technology, Computer Information Technology, General  Occupational Technical Studies, and Welding programs at Jefferson Community and Technical College. 

Applications were emailed to
seniors 10/26/21 Please read completely
before applying to determine
if you are eligible.

KMHI Scholarships

April 1. 2022


Seniors who currently reside in a modular, manufactured or mobile homes are eligible to apply.

Students going into the construction industry are eligible to apply for the trade and apprenticeship scholarship as well.

Same application. 

Link to the Applications were emailed to
Seniors 03/07/22.

DAR John Guill-Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter Scholarship

April 29, 2022 $500 Must have a 3.0 GPA. Be accepted in to a college, university, junior college, trade school or vocational school for the Fall semester. Applications were emailed
to Seniors 03/21/22.
National DAR Scholarships January 31, 2022 Amounts vary Several scholarships on this website. Take time to fully look at all scholarship content on the website. Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria.

Link to the online Application was emailed
to Seniors 11/02/21.


Drew Mason Memorial Scholarship April 1st, 2022 Amount Varies Must have a 3.0 GPA, must be a 4 year student of OCHS, and live in Owen County.

Applications were emailed

to Seniors 01/27/22.

R.C. Durr 4-H Scholarship UK March 18, 2022 $3000 Applicants must be 4-H members for at least 4 years, have a 2.5 GPA and attending certain KY schools in the fall.

Application information along

with qualifying schools was emailed

to Seniors 01/18/22. 

Marcella Whisman Peed Scholarship  Was given out in 2021, will not be available again until 2025.  Full tuition, room and board to the University of KY for 4 years. Applicants must be an Owen County resident attending UK. 

The application is on the scholarship

universe website for UK. Seniors must

have a link blue account to apply.

Information regarding this

scholarship was emailed to Seniors 3/2/21.

United Producers Scholarship Program April 1, 2022 $1,000 Must be a child or grandchild of a paid member of UPI. Students must also pursue a career in agriculture and major in an agriculture-related field of study.

Applications and link to application
were emailed to Seniors 03/07/22

BK Scholars December 15, 2021 $1,000- $50,000 Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

Eligibility & How to Apply click here: 

Information and link was emailed to

seniors 10/21/21.

Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Scholarship March 31, 2022 $1,000 - $1500 Merit and Need-Based Scholarship

Application website was emailed
to Seniors 02/28/22.

KY Farm Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship Program January 28, 2022 amounts varies depending on scholarship applying for must have either a 3.5 GPA or a minimum 23 ACT score.

The application website was

emailed to Seniors  1/8/20.. 

Online application

Owen County Farm Bureau April 4th, 2022 amounts vary Must be a member of Owen County Farm Bureau. Applications were emailed to
Seniors on 01/27/22.
George Crafton Memorial Scholarship March 1, 2022 $1000 annual scholarship Must be interested studying agriculture or the conservation of natural resources.

Applications were emailed to

Seniors on 1/10/22.

Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarship March 18, 2022 $1,000 Must be a member of Commonwealth Credit Union, and attending a post-secondary institution in the fall.  

A link to the application was emailed to seniors 01/20/22.

Applications are available here:

Rebekah Gaines Memorial Scholarship   $250 active or inactive OC Cheerleader with at least one year experience, 3.0 GPA and a 20 ACT Applications were emailed to
Senior cheerleaders 03/20/20
Wyatt Cole Memorial Scholarship 

Application deadline is April 15th, 2022. Applications must be mailed by the deadline. 

$2,000 Any senior planning to enroll in a college/university, technical school.  Applications were emailed to
Seniors 01/03/2022.
The Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. Community Scholarship April 15, 2022 $1000 Seniors planning to attend a post-secondary school and major in a health-related field of study. Applications were emailed to
Seniors 03/04/22.
Owen Electric Scholarships June 10, 2022 $1,000 Student's parent/guardian must be a member of Owen Electric Cooperative at their principal place of residence.

Letter of details was emailed

to Seniors 04/19/22.

KY Federation of Republican Women Scholarship April 1, 2022 $1,500 Must be a senior girl that has been politically active within the Republican Party during her high school career. Must also be registered or will be a registered Republican and planning to attend college in Kentucky. Applications were emailed to
Seniors 10/11/2021.
Ripple Effect Scholarship April 8, 2022 $500 To be eligible you must live in a county served by Kentucky American Water, be a senior and attending any accredited in-state or out-of-state university, college or trade school to pursue studies in an environmental, engineering or agricultural field. Applications are on the KY American
website at,
the application link was also emailed to
seniors on 03/07/22.
Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship  February 28, 2022 $2,000 must be a senior varsity athlete, have a 3.5 GPA, involved in school activities, and community service.

The link to the application and

information was emailed

to Seniors 01/12/22.emailed 

Lydia Sheerer  Memorial Scholarship

May 1, 2022

$1,000 Must be a female graduating senior participating in the Northern Kentucky Cinderella's Closet program.

Please let Becky Mefford or

Doug Wainscott know if you would

like to apply for this scholarship. 

AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky Scholarship March 31, 2022  (4) $1000 must have a declared major in an agricultural related field of study or be accepted into an agricultural study program.

Applications available


Link to the application was

emailed to seniors 03/07/22.

James R. Ford Memorial Scholarship April 30, 2022 $1500 renewable Seniors must have resided in Owen County for at least 12 months prior to application. Applications were emailed
to Seniors 01/18/22.
Robert Krohman Memorial Scholarship April 22, 2022 $2000 Must be a senior with a GPA of 2.5, must be planning to study in a field similar to one of the following:  engineering, construction mgmt., solid waste mgmt., or public administration. Applications were emailed
to Seniors on 3/23/22.

McDonald's/Ray Kroc Scholarship 

April 19, 2022 $3000 Must be a senior with a GPA of 3.0, have community involvement. Applications were emailed
to seniors 01/14/2022.
Shannon O'Daniel Scholarship May 13, 2022 $1000 Must be a senior that is currently under physician's care for epilepsy or a seizure disorder. The link to the application was
emailed to Seniors 03/08/22.
4-H Scholarship May 2, 2022 $500

You must be a current 4-H member and have been enrolled in 4-H for six years, including current year.

Applications were emailed to
Seniors 3/11/22.
KY Association of Pupil Transportation Education Scholarship  May 1, 2022  $1000 Must have a 3.0, leadership skills, community service and have a parent or guardian actively employed in the public school pupil transportation field.

Link to the application was emailed
to seniors 04/1/22.

Carroll Hunt Bourne Scholarship

April 21, 2022

$1000 renewable for 4 years.  Must have financial need, be in good academic standing, and provide extra-curricular activities. Applications were emailed to
Seniors 03/04/2022.
Gene Ray Dusch Scholarship

April 21, 2022


$1000 renewable for 4 years. Must have financial need, be in good academic standing, and provide extra-curricular activities. Applications were emailed to
Seniors 03/04/2022.
M.D. Hunter Scholarship  April 21, 2022 $1000 renewable for 4 years. Must have financial need and have at least a GPA of 2.0.  Applications were emailed to
Seniors 03/04/2022.
Bessie M. Sparks Memorial Scholarship April 21, 2022 $1,000 renewable for 1 year.  Must be a senior with high scholastic standing, that has a financial need.   Applications were emailed to
seniors 03/04/2022.
Owen County Conservation District Scholarship April 25, 2022 $1,000 Students must enroll in a program of study related to conservation, forestry, soil science, ecology, wildlife science, or ag related fields. You must also have a min. GPA of 2.75 Applications were emailed to
Seniors 03/29/22.
Martha Lee Stamper Extension Homemaker Scholarship April 22, 2022 $500 Applicant must be a child, stepchild, or grandchild of an Owen County Extension Homemaker.  Must have a 2.0 or better GPA. Applications were emailed to
Seniors 02/02/22.
Owen County Cattleman's Association April 25, 2022 $500 Applicants must be a senior at Owen County HS and a resident of Owen County. You must be a member or a family member (father, mother, or grandparent) has to be a member of the OC Cattleman's Association. You must have a GPA of 2.75 or better. Applications were emailed to
Seniors 03/15/22.
Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Scholarship  March 31, 2022  $1,500
  • You must be a graduate from a Kentucky high school in the year of application.
  • Be accepted for enrollment in a Kentucky college or other institute of higher education.
  • Planning to major in Agriculture or an Agriculturally-related subject.
  • Applicant or their parent or guardian must be a member of the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association.

The link was emailed to
Seniors 03/08/22.

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship   $1,000 HS senior pursuing a business related degree program at an accredited college or university. A list of business related fields is listed on the application. A link to the application was
emailed to Seniors
  Applications link
Beka's Toppers, Inc. Scholarship April 29, 2022 $500 Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Application was emailed

to Seniors 03/15/22. 

Beka's Toppers, Inc. Trade School Scholarship  April 29, 2022 $500 Senior at OCHS attending a trade school or Lineman school.  Applications were emailed to
Seniors 03/15/22.
Frank K Downing Leadership Award April 15, 2022 $1,000 Show outstanding leadership skills, whether through school, church or community activities. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Plan to attend a College, University, Career or Technical school in the next 6 months.  Applications were emailed to
seniors 02/24/22.
NKCAC Scholarship   $1000 Applicant must be on free/reduced lunch to apply. This scholarship is for low income families.  Applications were emailed
to Seniors 04/02/21.
The Chase Duvall Spirit Award, Inc. Scholarship May 1, 2022 1 male and 1 female scholarship $1000 each. Senior at OCHS with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applications were emailed
to Seniors 01/31/22.
Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship  May 10, 2022 2- $1,000 scholarships  Must have a 3.0 GPA. Must attend a 2 to 4 year school. 

Link to application was emailed
to seniors 03/08/22.



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Hispanic Fund

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