The division of Mathematics and Sciences awards grade-based scholarships for new and continuing students majoring in applied mathematics (pre-engineering), biology (with or without a teacher certification), chemistry, clinical laboratory sciences, and mathematics (with or without a teacher certification).
Students must major in one of the degree programs offered through the division of mathematics and sciences, must be full-time (with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours each semester), and must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better. Additional requirements are stated on the application form for this scholarship.
Value of Award
$400 - $1,300 per semester
Selection Procedure and Notification
Students must apply for the Mathematics and Sciences Scholarships using an application form available from the division of Mathematics and Sciences. The amount of the scholarship depends on the student's cumulative grade-point average, total hours earned, and credit hours earned in math and science courses taken at Kentucky State University. Applicants are ranked by grade-point average, and scholarships are allocated accordingly until available funds are expended. Once the selections process is complete, applicants are notified by mail by the division of mathematics and Sciences.
Applications must be filed each semester with the chairperson of the Division of Mathematics and Sciences. Applications for scholarships must be returned by the last day of classes each semester.
Renewal of Awards
Mathematics and Sciences scholarships are potentially renewable each semester. The award of a scholarship for one semester does not guarantee renewal for subsequent semesters. Students must apply for the scholarships each semester. Each semester, awards are based on the academic ranking of the entire pool of applicants.
Transportation Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarship Program
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will award scholarships to Kentucky high school graduates who wish to pursue a degree in civil engineering through Kentucky State University's double degree engineering program with the University of Kentucky.
1. Be a Kentucky resident;
2. Be admitted or accepted for admission as a full-time student at Kentucky State University;
3. Have an admissions index of 430 or higher and meet all Pre- College Curriculum requirements;
4. Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals listed on the scholarship application;
5. For students with earned college credits, have a GPA which meets renewal criteria; and
6. Intend to follow a program leading to a degree in civil engineering in the double degree program sponsored by Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky.
Value of Award
Up to $4,230 per academic year depending on classification. Students on this scholarship are also offered summer employment with the transportation Cabinet.
Selection Procedure and Notification
Students must obtain a Transportation Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarship application from the Kentucky State University Division of Mathematics and Sciences. Selection is made on a state wide competitive basis. Nominations are made by the Mathematics and Sciences Scholarship committee on the basis of scholastic standings and, in the case of freshmen, recommendations and ACT scores.
The completed application and all required documents must be received by the Division of Mathematics and Sciences no later than March 1st.
Students receive a stipend check directly from the Transportation Cabinet at the beginning of each semester for one half of the yearly award amount; students are then responsible for paying their fees at the University. Stipend payments and payments for summer employment are subject to normal payroll reductions.
Recipients are required to sign a contract agreement to work full-time for the transportation cabinet immediately after graduation for at least one year for each school year they are one the scholarship; students who do not complete contract agreements will be required to pay back scholarship funds, with interest, as if funds were a loan. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will provide summer employment for scholarship students so long as they make satisfactory progress in their University and summer work.
Renewal of Award
The period of initial award is for the fall semester only, but will be extended for the spring semester based on satisfactory progress. All scholarship students must re-apply for renewal of their scholarships during the spring semester at a time to be announced by the Transportation Cabinet. A student who does not make satisfactory progress toward a degree, or who does not maintain satisfactory academic standards may be dropped from the scholarship program, but may re-apply when the deficiencies are corrected. Freshmen are expected to achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. The award is renewable for a total of five years (The time required to complete a double degree program. According to the curriculum for the program).