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AHS Department Scholarships

Priority is given to applications received by March 15.  Award amounts vary from year to year and recipients are typically notified by the end of the spring semester.
Apply for any of the Foundation Scholarships below through the EKU Scholarship Website

Mary King Burrier Scholarship

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Applied Human Sciences’ department major of Junior classification planning to graduate the following year
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Submit two (2) letters of reference which outline the following:
    Dependability – Truthfulness, Honesty, Punctuality
    Service – Cooperation, Helpfulness, Responsibility, Willingness
    Leadership – Personality, Self-Control, Initiative
    Loyalty to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at EKU

Mary King Burrier (FRESHMAN) Scholarship  

Awarded Freshman Year Only

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Major in an area of Applied Human Sciences
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 – must provide documentation
  • Have a minimum ACT score of 21 – must provide documentation
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Obtain two (2) recommendations which relate to this scholarship (forms are included with application)
  • Prepare an ‘essay’ to accompany the application which addresses the following:
  • Career focus and the reasons for choosing Applied Human Sciences
  • Skills which exemplify professionals in the career
  • Leadership capabilities and potentials including prior experiences in school academic efforts, organizations, and community activities

Marva Ann Harris Spirit Award

Nominations by faculty, staff, students’ colleagues, and self-nomination/application will be accepted.

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in good standing at EKU
  • Have completed 45 semester hours; at least one semester of this must be completed at EKU
  • Have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA; both EKU and transfer GPA may be considered
  • Show evidence of a persistent commitment to civic engagement (e.g. community service, volunteerism, service to the University, mentorship of fellow students, and dedication to EKU, the Department of Applied Human Sciences, and their program area of study
  • Have civic engagement activity simultaneous with coursework
  • Provide summary listing of civic engagement with application
  • Provide documentation of his/her services involvement (e.g. letters of commendation, handwritten notes from people served)

Earl & Joyce Price Scholarship for Dietetics Students

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an undergraduate who demonstrates financial need and qualifies for financial aid from Kentucky majoring in Food and Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics.
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale with a preference for applicants with a 3.5 GPA.
  • Provide at least one reference from a current or former faculty member demonstrating their commitment and interest in the field of dietetics.

Roberta B. Hill Scholarship

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at EKU with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Major in any academic area within the EKU Department of Applied Human Sciences
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • College transcripts (official or unofficial) must accompany application

    →First preference is given to a “non-traditional” student (25 years of age or older when he/she first started or re-entered college).   

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