Receiving Scholarships

FSEEF recognizes that there are deserving high school students in the community who need assistance in funding their post-secondary education. Since 2004, FSEEF has awarded more than $59,000 for Franklin-Simpson High School graduates.

FSEEF offers two scholarship options: the Franklin-Simpson Educational Excellence Foundation Scholarship and the Franklin-Simpson Alumni Association Scholarship. We work closely with the FSHS guidance counselors to insure that anyone qualified for our scholarships has the opportunity to apply.

Many other organizations offer scholarships, too, and some local scholarships are listed here. Be sure to talk to a guidance counselor and ask around for more. The app Scholly (myscholly.com) is available at low cost and has helped many people find scholarships available to them.

Scholarships

  • Collier Family Scholarship The Collier Family Scholarship is made available through a trust fund established by the late Mrs. M. Catron Collier in memory of her husband, the late Dr. Hix F. Collier.  Several $1,000-$1,500 scholarships will be awarded to FS seniors.  Requirements include: financial need proven academic ability personal qualifications, and a writing entry Applications are available at the guidance office.
  • Donna Pearson Memorial Scholarship The Friends of the Simpson County Library District is proud to announce the Donna Pearson Memorial Scholarship. All high-school seniors in Simpson County, Kentucky, who plan to pursue a career in library science, education, or writing and who have a GPA of at least 3.0 are invited to apply for the Donna Pearson Memorial Scholarship ($500) by writing a 500-word essay about a book that influenced them greatly. The FOL Board of Directors (folgoodnight@gmail.com) will evaluate the applications then announce the winner in February. Applications may be submitted online between December 1st and January 31st at https://goo.gl/forms/gZm2bYg3I8IhGfip1
  • Farm Bureau Scholarships High-school seniors can contact the Farm Bureau at 510 N. Main Street in Franklin for the application form. Visit https://www.kyfb.com/federation/youth-development/scholarships/ for details. In 2017, the deadline is February 24.
  • Franklin Business and Professional Women’s Club Scholarship Scholarships of $2500 are awarded to two female graduates of Franklin-Simpson High School.
  • Franklin-Simpson Alumni Association Scholarship The Franklin-Simpson Alumni Scholarship is a one-time scholarship for students of F-S who had a parent who graduated from FSHS and who exemplify character, leadership and academic talent, and maintain a 2.75 unweighted high-school grade point average, have a 90% attendance record for first two trimesters of senior year, and demonstrate leadership and involvement throughout their high-school career. Applications may be obtained from the FSHS Counselors office in January. The deadline for submission is in April. The exact date is on the application. Finalists will be identified by the scholarship committee, who will notify finalists of interview schedule. Questions regarding scholarship applications should be directed via email to fseducationalexecellence@gmail.com.
  • Franklin-Simpson Educational Excellence Foundation Scholarship The FSEEF Scholarship is a one-time scholarship for students entering an education-related field.  FSEEF scholarship applicants must also: have a 3.0 unweighted high-school grade point average and a 90% attendance record for the first two trimesters of senior year, plan to major in education or other social science (psychology, social work, sociology, communications disorders, criminology, etc.), and demonstrate leadership and involvement throughout their high school career. Applications for these two scholarships may be obtained from the FSHS Counselors office in January. The deadline for submission is in April. The exact date is on the application. Finalists will be identified by the scholarship committee, who will notify finalists of interview schedule. Questions regarding scholarship applications should be directed via email  to fseducationalexecellence@gmail.com.
  • Gilbertine Moore Memorial Scholarship Applicants should have 3.0 GPA, submit a copy of tax returns, a writing entry, and two letters of recommendation, and have demonstrated high moral character throughout high school. The award is $10,000 renewable for up to 8 semesters.
  • Jimmy and Dorothy Dowell Scholarship The Jimmy and Dorothy Dowell Scholarship is made available through a trust fund established by the late Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dowell.  Preferences will be given to qualified students that are members of, or children of members of the Zion Lutheran Church in Franklin, Kentucky.  Several $1,000-$1,500 scholarships will be awarded to FS seniors. Requirements include: financial need at least a 2.5 GPA personal qualifications, and a writing entry Applications can be picked up and returned to in the guidance office; ask for deadlines.
  • KYTC Civil Engineering Scholarship From their website: http://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Civil-Engineering-Scholarship.aspx In 2017, the deadline to apply was February 1st. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarship Program began in 1948. Currently there are 80 scholarship openings each year and they are filled with returning students and new students. KYTC awards 10-20 scholarships to new students each year who are either attending or planning to attend the University of Kentucky (UK), Western Kentucky University (WKU), or University of Louisville J. B. Speed School of Engineering (UofL) to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE). Students may also attend pre-engineering courses at Kentucky State University (KSU), Kentucky Community and Technical College System, or other Kentucky state colleges or universities, and then finish their Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering at UK, WKU, or UofL. All scholarship recipients must be graduates of an accredited Kentucky high school, or high school graduates who are residents of Kentucky, and must meet the admission requirements of the university and its respective engineering department. It is anticipated that successful applicants for scholarships will have qualifications considerably higher than the minimum required for acceptance into the Department of Engineering. Students who have completed at least 10 semester hours of acceptable work in mathematics, physics, and ...
  • Leon and Lassie Page Scholarship For a senior planning to major in Business at West Kentucky University. Award is Tuition.
  • MLK Creative Art and Essay Contest In January and February, the African American Heritage Center sponsors the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Creative Art & Essay Contest for students (K-12) who attend Simpson County schools, churches, or who are homeschooled. Entry requirements vary by grade. The winning submissions become the property of the African American Heritage Center. Cash prizes will be given to students in each category, and winners are honored at reception in March. For more information, contact the AAHC by calling 270-598-9986 or stop by the center located at 500 Jefferson St.
  • Pearl S. Snider Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by the Simpson County Historical Society: Applicants must have been a resident of Simpson County for at least two years and be planning to study history, archeology, history education, historical preservation, folklore, or a history-related field. Applicants may be a high-school senior, in college, or a teacher. They should submit an essay, resume, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Award: $1000, renewable upon reapplication. Application deadline is April 30. Contact Simpson County Historical Society, 206 N. College St., Franklin KY 42134, 270.586.4228, oldjail@comcast.net
  • Simpson County Endowment Scholarship For a senior planning to attend David Lipscomb University.The award varies.