2017-2018 Kentucky Highway Industry Scholarship Program

The Kentucky Highway Industries Scholarship Committee, chaired by Les Geralds, The Rogers Group, Inc., is proud to announce the continuance of our scholarship program for high school seniors and others enrolled or wanting to enroll in a Kentucky higher education institution. Kentucky Highway Industries is also pleased to continue the partnership with the U.K. Department of Mining Engineering. This is a special scholarship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a B.S. in Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky. 

The Kentucky Highway Industries Scholarship Program is sponsored by three associations, Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors, Kentucky Crushed Stone Association and Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky. Kentucky Crushed Stone Association is the host association for administration of the scholarship program. Those eligible include students whose parent/grandparent/guardian or spouse is employed by any member company of the three associations, KAHC, KCSA, or PAIKY. The member company employee is also eligible to participate. 

Please click on the following link to download the application.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/amo_hub_content/Association130/files/Scholarship%20Application%202017-2018.pdf

A copy of the students’ college or high school transcript and their FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must accompany the application. 

You can visit the website www.fafsa.gov to submit and print your form. After reviewing your application and FAFSA form, the scholarship committee has the right to request additional information for verification purposes. 

Contact the KCSA, KAHC or PAIKY office's if you need further information.

Kentucky Highway Industries (KHI) firmly believes that higher education is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways in which to invest in the future of our students and country. Based on that belief, KHI has instituted a scholarship program to offer monetary grants beginning in the fall of 2017.

Our objective is to build on the scholarship program as part of this investment. Individual member companies of the association may contribute to the program and be recognized appropriately.

The mission of the Kentucky Highway Industries (KHI) in offering this scholastic grant is to “establish a scholarship fund which will benefit the community of the Commonwealth of Kentucky through advanced education.” We realize that this grant is supplemental in nature, relative to the cost of an advanced education.

These grants are offered to anyone enrolled in a Kentucky Higher Education Institution, including public or private colleges and universities, and public or private vocational or technical schools regardless of field of study. (This includes pursuit of a CDL license and Diesel Mechanic training.)

Who is eligible to apply? High School Seniors or students currently enrolled in a Kentucky Higher Education institution, whose parent/grandparent/guardian or spouse is employed by any member company of the Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors, Kentucky Crushed Stone Association and Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky. The member company employee must have completed at least one year satisfactory employment. Your Grade Point Average must be 2.0 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale) for the previous year of education (high school or college).

This grant is for one year. Students may reapply for these grants but are not guaranteed repeat awards. Students working toward a vocational or technical school certificate or an associate degree can receive a maximum of two awards in the respective category. Students applying for a bachelor degree can receive a maximum of four awards in this category. No student is automatically considered for this grant. Only those who apply in a given year will be considered.

Grants may be awarded to vocational or technical school applicants, which include first-year students and second-year students. Grants may be awarded to associate degree applicants. Grants may be awarded to Bachelor Degree applicants, which includes freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. Any funds not used in a category may be moved and utilized in another category.

Type of Education          Amount of Annual Grant

Vocational Certificate      $1,500.00

Technical Certificate        $1,500.00

Associate Degree            $2,000.00

Bachelor Degree             $2,500.00

All applications must be submitted to the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association at P.O. Box 326, Frankfort, KY, 40602, and postmarked by, March 31, 2017. The Kentucky Highway Industries Scholarship Committee, after considering all applications will announce the award winners by approximately April 30th.

Please limit your narrative to one page or less. All applicants must submit a transcript from their previous semester of school. In-coming college freshmen will submit their transcript from their senior year in high school.

All applicants must also submit a FAFSA form. The FAFSA form can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

ALL INFORMATION REQUESTED IN THIS LETTER OR THE APPLICATION MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Applications will be considered on the following criteria; Need at 50%, Academics at 30%, Essay at 10%, and Other at 10%.

The Kentucky Highway Industries Scholarship Committee is pleased to continue its partnership with the U.K. Department of Mining Engineering in forming a special scholarship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a B.S. in Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Please see the enclosed information.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate a willingness and desire to be employed in the crushed stone, hot mix and highway/road building industries. 

 

Past Scholarships Winners

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