Undergraduates from any U.S. state entering Eastern Kentucky University are eligible for the Out-of-State Discount Program. Get rewarded for your high school academic achievement! In addition to EKU’s discounted out-of-state tuition rate of $10,900 per year*, merit scholarships make EKU even more affordable. Based on a 4.0 high school GPA and standardized test scores, annual awards range from $1,000 to $7,000 for first-time freshmen coming to EKU from out of state.
Students must be admitted by the deadline and accept their awards to remain eligible. Awards are renewable given they maintain full-time, continuous enrollment, and meet the GPA requirement.
Merit Scholarships for Out-of-State Students
|Scholarship Name||Eligibility Requirements||Annual Award||Renewal GPA|
|High School GPA||ACT Composite Score||SAT Combined Score|
|Scholar V||4.0||none required||none required||$500||3.0|
|Scholar I||4.0||34 or higher||1530-1600||$7,000||3.0|
|OOS Discount||none required||none required||none required||$9,620**||2.8|
*Students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for the Out-of-State Discount. International Sponsored students do not qualify for the Out of State Discount.
**This is an estimated amount to bring the Out of State Tuition rate to $10,900 for 2023-2024
Other Scholarship Opportunities
The scholarships listed below may require separate applications and may have different deadlines. Follow the links for more information.