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Merit Scholarships

Scholarship Name Eligibility Requirements Annual Award Semester Award Renewal EKU GPA

Merit Tier 1

3.8 - 4.0 GPA* and ACT 28+

In-State Tuition**

In-State Tuition**

3.0

Merit Tier 2

3.8 - 4.0 GPA*

$6,000

$3,000

2.5

Merit Tier 3

3.3 - 3.79 GPA*

$4,000

$2,000

2.5

Merit Tier 4

3.0 - 3.29 GPA*

$3,000

$1,500

2.5

*unweighted GPA and composite ACT, EKU does not accept ACT superscores

**does not include fees, room, or board

GSP participants will automatically be awarded the Merit Tier I Scholarship

  1. For scholarship renewals, students must be enrolled full-time.
  2. Scholarships are awarded for up to four (4) years, or eight (8) semesters.
  3. Students cannot be in a 100% online program. 

 

Additional Scholarships

Additional Scholarships

EKU is proud of the long-standing partnership with our larger community, and we want students from our county to succeed. Now, many students can attend EKU for an even more affordable rate. Madison County, Kentucky residents with a 2.5-2.9 GPA qualify for a $1,000 scholarship.
Kentucky residents who are Pell Grant-eligible may receive this scholarship, which will cover up to 100 percent of tuition and fees for first-year students who have a 3.0 high school GPA. This scholarship is intended to act as “gap funding” for any student who has exhausted all avenues of federal, state and institutional scholarship and grant assistance , and still has a remaining balance for tuition and required fees.
EKU is committed to a welcoming and inclusive environment.  The Access Scholarship awards $1,000 to in-state, diverse students who have earned a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher and a composite ACT score of 16 or higher; or have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher regardless of ACT score. 
Students who are Kentucky residents, have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 18 composite on the ACT and demonstrate financial need as determined by the 2023- 2024 FAFSA receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.

This cannot be awarded to a student with a Merit Tier Scholarship. 
Note: The Access and Opportunity Scholarships are one time awards.
 
 
 
 

Other Scholarship Opportunities

The scholarships listed below may require separate applications and may have different deadlines.  Follow the links for more information.


Steps to Accept your scholarship:

Important Dates and Deadline:

  • March 1st, 2023-
    • Rodney Gross Diversity Scholarship Deadline
  • March 15th, 2023- Trailblazer First Generation Scholarship Application Deadline 
  • April 15th, 2023- Last day for students to be admitted to be considered for Merit Scholarships. 
  • May 1st, 2023-
    • Last day to accept Merit Scholarships
    • Foundation Scholarship Application deadline
  • June 1st, 2023-
    • EKU must have received high school transcripts and ACT scores to be considered for a merit scholarship upgrade. 

 

Please note: If you completed your GED and do not have a high school GPA, your GED test score will be converted to the comparable GPA listed below for merit scholarship consideration.

 

GED Score

Correlated GPA Scale
300-400 1.5-1.9 300= 1.5, 350= 1.6, 350= 1.7, 375= 1.8, 400= 1.9
401-500 2.0-2.9 401= 2.0, 412= 2.1, 423= 2.2, 434= 2.3, 445= 2.4, 456= 2.5, 467= 2.6, 478= 2.7, 489= 2.8, 500= 2.9
501-600 3.0-3.4 501= 3.0, 525= 3.1, 550= 3.2, 575= 3.3, 600= 3.4
601-700 3.5-3.7 601= 3.5, 650= 3.6, 700= 3.7
701-800 3.8-4.0 701= 3.8, 750= 3.9, 800= 4.0