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Scholarships & Awards

College of Business & Technology

School of Business (General)

Department of Accounting, Finance & Information Systems

Department of Management, Marketing & International Business

College of Business and Technology

College of Business and Technology Distinguished Senior Award
A $500 award is given to the student judged by the College's department chairs as the distinguished senior in the College of Business and Technology. The recipient is chosen from the distinguished seniors recognized by the faculty in various College departments/programs. The recipient is chosen for his or her superior academic achievement coupled with excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service. The award is presented at the University Scholars Day Ceremony during the spring semester.

Dean's Distinguished Academic Achievement Award
The Dean's Distinguished Academic Achievement Award is a $500 award given periodically by the Dean's Office of the College of Business and Technology to an outstanding graduating student, who, in addition to having academically excelled in more than one major within the College, possesses good character, leadership, citizenship, and social responsibility. The award is presented at the University Scholars Day Ceremony during the spring semester.

Rodney Ratliff Scholarship
The Rodney Ratliff Scholarship is open to all EKU College of Business and Technology majors and is granted at the beginning of the student's junior year. The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate excellent character, scholarship, leadership and professionalism. Applications are due to your department Chair by December 1. For more information, contact your departmental office.

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School of Business (general)

Cecil A. Washburn Scholarship
The Cecil A. Washburn scholarship is awarded to either an incoming freshman or a returning student in the School of Business. Applicants must be enrolled full-time. The recipient must maintain a 2.8 GPA or higher. The student should possess the characteristics valued by Cecil A. Washburn: good character, leadership, citizenship, social responsibility, and a desire to complete a college education. The scholarship shall be awarded to the candidate exhibiting the greatest financial need. This scholarship awards $500 to one student. Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should complete the EKU Foundation Scholarship Application along with two signed letters of recommendation by April 1st. The application may be found at http://scholarships.eku.edu/current-students.

Connie Lawson Endowed Business Scholarship
The Connie Lawson Endowed Business Scholarship is awarded to a junior business student meeting the following requirements: at least a 2.5 GPA, and an initial geographic preference of eastern Kentucky, including the Ashland area. The scholarship is renewable for up to two years provided the recipient maintains at least a 2.5 GPA. Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should complete the EKU Scholarship Application at http://scholarships.eku.edu/foundation.

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Department of Accounting, Finance & Information Systems

Accounting

Distinguished Senior
The Distinguished Senior award is given to a student possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU as judged by the Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems faculty. A Distinguished Senior award is given in each of the following program areas: Accounting, Finance, Information System, and Insurance. An overall departmental Distinguished Senior is selected from those students receiving the award for their discipline.

Nina B. Duvall Endowed Scholarship
The Nina B. Duvall Endowed Scholarship is awarded to School of Business students working towards a degree in accounting. Eligible recipients must place within the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class, have a demonstrated financial need, and must be a resident of the state of Kentucky and reside in a county within the area situated east of Interstate Route 75. The area also includes those counties bisected by I-75. The scholarship is renewable and will be available for up to ten semesters of full-time enrollment. The recipient must apply each year meeting the following criteria: a GPA of at least 3.2. Should the recipient's GPA fall below 3.2 in any semester, they may not reapply until a GPA average of 3.2 is again achieved. The endowment will award two $1,000 scholarships. For more information see http://afis.eku.edu/afis-scholarships.

Dr. Jessica Johnson Frazier Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Jessica Johnson Frazier Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman female student majoring in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky.  The student must have an ACT score of 25 or above and must exhibit involvement in high school activities and/or community service in a leadership capacity. For more information see http://afis.eku.edu/afis-scholarships.

Gayle Mason Scholarship
The Gayle Mason Scholarship is awarded to a female, senior accounting major who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics and leadership. For more information see http://afis.eku.edu/afis-scholarships.

McIlvaine Memorial Endowed Scholarship
For entering freshman accounting majors. The McIlvaine Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an accounting major who is an entering freshman. The recipient is awarded full in-state tuition. For more information see http://afis.eku.edu/afis-scholarships.

Max Reed Scholarship
The Max Reed Scholarship is awarded to a junior accounting major based on academic excellence and leadership abilities. For more information see http://afis.eku.edu/afis-scholarships.

R.R. Richards Scholarship
The R.R. Richards Scholarship is awarded to a senior accounting major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. The recipient is awarded full in-state tuition. For more information see http://afis.eku.edu/afis-scholarships.

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KYCPA Educational Foundation Scholarships (Non-departmental, professional scholarship)
Applicants must: Be enrolled in a Kentucky college or university and be at least a sophomore at the time of application; have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 and an accounting grade point average of 3.0; have completed Principles of Accounting. The scholarships recognize scholastic achievement and leadership qualities in students who plan to become CPAs. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500. Students interested in applying should visit the KYCPA website at http://www.kycpa.org/Content/FutureCPA/College/Scholarships.aspx.

Financial Executives International (Non-departmental, professional scholarship)
The Financial Executives International is awarded to a student possessing superior academic achievement and leadership in accounting.

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Finance

Distinguished Senior
The Distinguished Senior award is given to a student possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU as judged by the Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems faculty. A Distinguished Senior award is given in each of the following program areas: Accounting, Finance, Information System, and Insurance. An overall departmental Distinguished Senior is selected from those students receiving the award for their discipline.

Community Trust Bank Scholarship
This annual scholarship is awarded to an academically superior junior or senior student majoring in finance. For more information see http://afis.eku.edu/afis-scholarships.

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Information Systems

Distinguished Senior
The Distinguished Senior award is given to a student possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU as judged by the Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems faculty. A Distinguished Senior award is given in each of the following program areas: Accounting, Finance, Information System, and Insurance. An overall departmental Distinguished Senior is selected from those students receiving the award for their discipline.

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Risk Management & Insurance

Distinguished Senior
The Distinguished Senior award is given to a student possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU as judged by the Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems faculty. A Distinguished Senior award is given in each of the following program areas: Accounting, Finance, Information System, and Risk Mnagement & Insurance. An overall departmental Distinguished Senior is selected from those students receiving the award for their discipline.

14 Scholarships
Various insurance organizations have been particularly helpful in making scholarships available for students in the program. Currently there are more than 14 scholarships awarded each semester to insurance majors. The scholarships range in amount from $200 to full in-state tuition per academic year. Scholarships are awarded each semester to insurance majors/minors. For Spring semester consideration, applications are due December 30. For Fall semester consideration, applications are due July 31. For more information, please contact the Insurance Studies Program, 170 Business and Technology Center, (859) 622-1579 or visit http://insurance.eku.edu/insurance-scholarships.

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Department of Management, Marketing & International Business

Patterson Scholarship
The Opal and Kermit Patterson Memorial Endowed Scholarship awards at least $2,600 to six students annually. The scholarship may be renewed annually, and additional monies can be provided for an international experience. Monies received do not affect eligibility for other University scholarships. Recipients must: Have a minimum ACT composite score of 24Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA; provide evidence of leadership activities; be a major in the Department of Management, Marketing and International Business. Students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact the Department of Management, Marketing, and International Business for an application or visit http://www.management.eku.edu/patterson-business-scholarship. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1.

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Business & Marketing Education

Distinguished Senior
The Distinguished Senior award is given to a student possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU as judged by the Management, Marketing, and International Business faculty. A Distinguished Senior award is given in each of the following program areas: Business and Marketing Education, Corporate Communication and Technology, General Business, Management, and Marketing. An overall departmental Distinguished Senior is selected from those students receiving the award for their discipline.

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General Business

Distinguished Senior
The Distinguished Senior award is given to a student possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU as judged by the Management, Marketing, and International Business faculty. A Distinguished Senior award is given in each of the following program areas: Business and Marketing Education, Corporate Communication and Technology, General Business, Management, and Marketing. An overall departmental Distinguished Senior is selected from those students receiving the award for their discipline.

Kentucky Motor Transport Association Scholarships
The Kentucky Motor Transport Association Scholarships will be awarded to Global Supply-Chain Majors on a competitive basis. Deadline to apply is March 1st.  Check the http://management.eku.edu/global-supply-chain-scholarship website for current application forms.

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Management

Distinguished Senior
The Distinguished Senior award is given to a student possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU as judged by the Management, Marketing, and International Business faculty. A Distinguished Senior award is given in each of the following program areas: Business and Marketing Education, Corporate Communication and Technology, General Business, Management, and Marketing. An overall departmental Distinguished Senior is selected from those students receiving the award for their discipline.

Bluegrass Compensation Association - Allen D. Engle Human Resources Scholarship  (Non-departmental, professional scholarship)
One $500 scholarship will be awarded in December to a chosen student.  Apply online at www.bluegrasscomp.com. To be eligible, the applicant:

  • Must have at least sophomore standing with a declared major or be a graduate student.

  • Must be majoring in human resources management, personnel administration/development or a related major or currently employed in human resources.

  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Must provide two letters of recommendation from instructors in your core curriculum.

The Bluegrass Compensation Association is an organization of human resources professionals committed to the advancement of knowledge in the areas of compensation, benefits and other rewards. We encourage students to pursue a career in the human resources profession by awarding a scholarship for study in the field. 

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Marketing

Distinguished Senior
The Distinguished Senior award is given to a student possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU as judged by the Management, Marketing, and International Business faculty. A Distinguished Senior award is given in each of the following program areas: Business and Marketing Education, Corporate Communication and Technology, General Business, Management, and Marketing. An overall departmental Distinguished Senior is selected from those students receiving the award for their discipline.

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