One-time scholarship available for future journalists or communications students


The Kentucky Association of Government Communicators (KAGC) is accepting applications for a $500 non-renewable scholarship for a public high school senior who intends to study communications or journalism in college.

Applicants must be Kentucky residents. Students who are seniors in spring 2021 are eligible. Members of KAGC and their immediate family are not eligible.

Apply for the 2021 KAGC Scholarship through SurveyMonkey.

Applications must be submitted electronically and be completed in one session. Therefore, it’s recommended that applicants gather and prepare all needed information and documents before starting the application. Documents must be submitted in DOC, DOCX, JPG, PDF or PNG formats.

The application deadline is March 12. The winner will be notified via email by April 9, and a virtual presentation will be held sometime in the spring.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • An original essay of 500 to 700 words describing their postsecondary education plans and career goals in communications;
  • Current GPA (winner’s GPA must be verified by their principal);
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator, who is also listed as a required reference;
  • Two references from teachers or administrators and one from an external group (reference must include the person’s name, title, email and phone number); and
  • A resume of general information about the person’s school activities, honors, work and volunteer experience.

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