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Scholarships for Diverse Students


Dr. William and Mrs. Marion Berge Scholarship:
Eligibility – For African-American students who are currently enrolled as a full-time sophomore, junior or senior in a four-year EKU degree program, who maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, are members of the EKU Gospel Ensemble or active in the EKU Multicultural Center, complete 10 hours of community service during the academic year and demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA.
Benefit – Annual scholarship based on available funds.
Conditions – May be renewed if a cumulative 3.0 GPA is maintained with continued participation in community service and the EKU Gospel Ensemble or the EKU Multicultural Center.  See the bottom of this page for the Foundation Scholarship Application.


Dr. Rodney Gross Scholarship
Recipients:  Eastern Kentucky University recognizes the important role of diversity in fulfilling its mission. Diversity is fundamental to critical thinking and thus enhances what we learn, how we interact with others, and how we participate as citizens in a global community. We are committed to recruiting and retaining students from all segments of society, including African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Latino. The Dr. Rodney Gross Diversity Scholarship program provides scholarships to applicants based on a holistic evaluation of academic achievement, including high school/college grade point average and test scores, a personal essay, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation. The program is intended for students pursuing their first undergraduate or graduate degree.  Incoming freshman students must have a high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher with extracurricular support in athletics, community and/or student government services OR have a 3.0 grade point average or higher without extracurricular activities. If the student is a current EKU or transfer student, a minimum of a 2.5 college GPA is required. If applying as a graduate student, a minimum of a 3.0 college GPA is requires


New Horizons Scholarship
Eastern Kentucky University recognizes the importance education plays in helping minority students achieve their dreams for a bright future.  The New Horizons Minority Scholarship provides financial assistance to first time freshmen applicants based on a holistic evaluation of a student’s leadership and involvement in school and community programs, academic performance, and letters of recommendation. Incoming freshman students must have a high school grade point average of 2.75 or higher and an ACT composite score of 20 or better (or SAT equivalent) to be considered.  Students must also have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have submitted a Dr. Rodney Gross Scholars application.  Applicants should highlight their leadership and extracurricular school and community involvement on the Rodney Gross application. Students who meet the above criteria will automatically be considered for a New Horizons Minority Scholarship award. 


EKU Foundation Scholarship Application

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