Scholarships

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There are many scholarships available to qualified and deserving students. Students can apply for scholarship aid by visiting the Financial Services Department. You can look below to see if one of these scholarships fits your needs.

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships (KEES)
Kentucky high school students who work to get the most from high school by studying diligently and making good grades (C+ and above) can earn scholarships for college through the KEES program. Students earn KEES base awards from a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher and can earn bonus awards for composite scores of 15 or higher on the ACT. Base awards range from $125 to $500, and bonus awards from $36 to $500. Students should contact their high school counselors for additional information.

Private Scholarships
Many foundations, corporations, churches and service organizations provide funds for student financial aid. Students generally apply directly to the potential donor. You can contact the Financial Services Department to find out about available scholarships.

Academic Scholarships
All academic scholarships, except alumni scholarships, are for first-time, full-time students enrolled in an Associate degree program. The scholarships are awarded quarterly, and students must maintain grade point averages of at least 3.0 each quarter in order to continue to receive the scholarship the following quarter. If students fall below a 3.0 grade point average for a given term, their scholarships will be suspended until a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is once again attained. Scholarships will not be awarded past the maximum time requirements for satisfactory academic progress, beginning the initial term the scholarship was awarded. For extenuating circumstances, exceptions to requirements may be made with the approval of the Director of Education.

Applications for scholarships must be made through the Daymar College Admissions Office. Applicants must meet all other admissions requirements for attending Daymar College, in addition to the specific scholarship requirements. Scholarships will be awarded to the first applicants each quarter who meet all eligibility requirements. All scholarships must be approved by the College Scholarship Selection Committee. No more than one scholarship per quarter will be awarded to any applicant.

Following are the academic scholarships offered by Daymar College:

Commonwealth Scholarship
The recipient must:

  • Be a high school student entering Daymar College in the summer, fall or winter quarter following high school graduation
  • Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.75, or an ACT score of 27 or higher, or be in the top 5 percent of his or her high school graduating class
  • Receive a written recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor and at least one instructor

Award: $2,500 maximum; $312.50 per quarter for up to eight quarters.

Presidential Scholarship
The recipient must:

  • Be a high school senior entering Daymar College in the summer, fall or winter quarter following high school graduation
  • Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.50, or an ACT score of 23 or higher, or be in the top 10 percent of his or her high school graduating class
  • Receive a written recommendation from his or her high school principal or guidance counselor and at least one instructor

Award: $2,000 maximum; $250 per quarter for up to eight quarters.

Director's Scholarship
The recipient must:

  • Be a high school senior entering Daymar College in the summer, fall or winter quarter following high school graduation
  • Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.25 or an ACT score of 20 or higher
  • Receive a written recommendation from his or her high school principal or guidance counselor and at least one instructor

Award: $1,000 minimum; $125 per quarter for up to eight quarters.

Advantage Scholarship
The recipient must:

  • Be an adult student (at least 18 years old)
  • Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.25, or an ACT score of 23 or higher, or a score of 25 or higher on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam

Award: $1,000 maximum; $125 per quarter for up to eight quarters.

Alumni Scholarship
The recipient must:

  • Be an Associate of Science degree graduate of Daymar College with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Be enrolled in an Associate degree program that is in addition to the previous Associate degree

Award: $500 maximum; $125 per quarter for up to four quarters.

Lifelong Learning Credit
Graduates may return to Daymar College at any time to review or audit, on a space-available basis, any course previously taken without additional tuition cost. Graduates will need only to pay for applicable books and fees. For those graduates who left the job market for any reason and wish to review a previous successfully completed class or refresh their knowledge, this review privilege is a helpful way of revitalizing or enhancing their careers. Approval must be given by the Director of Education.

Federal Work-Study Program
Students who need jobs to help pay educational costs are potentially eligible for employment by organizations under the federally supported Federal Work-Study Program. In order to qualify, students must demonstrate financial need. The Federal government provides a portion of the students' earnings, and the employer contributes the balance.

Veterans' Services
Daymar College is approved for the enrollment of veterans and other eligible people under the provisions of all current G.I. Bills. For further information, contact the College VA Coordinator.

State Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Students who have a physical or mental disability that is a handicap to employment may be eligible for sponsored training services through their state government agency. Students should consult the local office of the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Satisfactory Progress for Continuation in School and Financial Aid
Federal regulations maintain that to be eligible to receive financial aid, students must be achieving satisfactory progress to ensure completion of their education objectives. A change in a student's enrollment status from full-time to part-time may not totally disqualify a student from financial aid or continuation of enrollment, provided the maximum time requirement is not exceeded and minimum standards for good standing are met.