application deadline is February 1.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
started the Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program in 2009. Each
year, 5-10 new scholarships are awarded for students to attend Bluegrass
Community and Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky, and Big Sandy
Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. The Kentucky
Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has worked with the Cabinet to
develop a program that will prepare students for work with the Cabinet upon
graduation. The scholarship deadline is February 1. Each scholarship student
will receive $3,000 per semester to complete an Associate’s Degree in Civil
Engineering Technology from either of the KCTCS campuses.
Deadline to apply for this scholarship
is February 1.
All scholarship recipients must be graduates of an
accredited Kentucky high school, or high school graduates who are residents of
Kentucky holding a high school diploma or GED, and must meet the admission
requirements of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Selection will be made on a
statewide competitive basis. Applicants are selected by the scholarship
committee at KCTCS on the basis of scholastic standings and recommendations. The
applicant's permanent home location and work location preferences are considered
and compared to the statewide needs of the Cabinet. Selection will be
contingent upon the applicant's background check. An interview may be conducted
as part of the selection process.
Agreement with the Transportation
The scholarship student must agree by
contract, with the approval of parent or guardian when the applicant is
under eighteen years of age, to work full time for the Transportation Cabinet
immediately after graduation. One year of employment is required for each school
year on scholarship. Location of employment will be based on the needs of the
Cabinet. Consideration will be given to the student's work location preferences.
Work location is not guaranteed and is based on the statewide needs of the
Cabinet. The Cabinet may provide summer employment for scholarship students if
they make reasonable progress in their academic work and prove satisfactory in
previous summer employment with the Cabinet.
Conditions of Scholarship
Students awarded scholarships are expected to make normal
progress toward the Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering Technology. A
student who fails to make normal progress toward a degree, does not maintain
satisfactory academic standards, or does not perform satisfactorily in their
summer work assignment may be dropped from the scholarship program but may
reapply when deficiencies are corrected. The scholarship is automatically
renewed each year for students who meet the conditions above and who achieve at
least a 2.500 GPA, either semester or cumulative, on a 4.000 scale and complete
a minimum of 12 credit hours a semester and at least 30 credit hours a year.
Grade point averages are cumulative for all credit hours attempted and
applicable to the universities' respective civil engineering technology
associate's degrees. Transcripts must be submitted to the Transportation
Cabinet at the end of each semester.
A course listing for the current semester will be reviewed by KCTCS
and the Cabinet to validate course work and hours toward the Associate's Degree
in Civil Engineering Technology before issuing any stipends. Scholarship
students will receive a stipend each semester while in school. Scholarship
students will receive a gross amount of $3,000 each semester. Stipend payments
are made directly to the students. Students are then responsible for paying
their fees at KCTCS. Stipends are issued around February 1 and October 1 each
year. The summer employment salary will be commensurate with employees who have
similar qualifications and experience. Both summer salaries and stipends are
considered wages and are subject to normal payroll deductions.
Application for a Transportation
Deadline to apply for this scholarship is February
For any questions regarding the program or the application, contact the
Scholarship Program Coordinator, State Highway Engineer's Office, at
The Transportation Cabinet agrees to aid the
scholarship student with their academic training for the following amount of
time which is based on the student's status when they enter the
checks within 2
checks within 1 year
The Transportation Cabinet may provide summer employment at the following
rates to scholarship students as long as they make reasonable progress in
academic work and prove satisfactory in their job performances.
|University Credit Hours Earned || Hourly Salary Rate|
|90 – 120||$19.44/hour|