About the Scholarship

Kentucky Colonels Better Life Scholarship is a source of financial aid that assists single working parents of children under the age of 12. This scholarship helps the recipients to get a proper education and further a good job without having to face any financial barriers.

The scholarship is sponsored by the Kentucky Colonels in association with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. By receiving a proper education, single parents can provide a better environment for the children to grow up.


Kentucky Colonels Better Life Scholarship Awards

  • A sum of $2500 is provided to the recipients of the scholarship.

  • The scholarship is awarded to at least one student from each of the 16 KSTCS colleges.

  • The award is used to fund tuition and fees, books and supplies and other educational expenses.

  • The scholarship can be renewed after a year by maintaining good academic standing.


Kentucky Colonels Better Life Scholarship Application

  • The applicant must be a single parent of children younger than the age of 12.

  • The applicant must complete the application form available online with correct details.

  • A thank you letter addressed to the Honourable Order of Kentucky Colonels must be submitted along with the application form.


Kentucky Colonels Better Life Scholarship Deadline

The last date for applying for the scholarship is on March 1st. No application will be considered after the deadline.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a Kentucky resident.

  • The student must be enrolled at an accredited institution for a full-time associate degree.

  • The applicant should be a single working parent of one or more children under 12 years of age.

  • The applicant should produce financial need.

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and potential for academic success