Good grades and test scores help you earn scholarships.

If you’ve worked hard, you should reap the rewards. That’s why students that are preparing to enter the Sullivan College of Design and Technology (SCTD) who have earned good grades and high test scores are eligible for a wide range of scholarships, which is financial aid that does not have to be repaid. These scholarships include:

Scholarship Exam – Each December, SCTD conducts a Scholarship Exam Day for high school seniors. Students have an opportunity to earn up to a $3,000 scholarship to attend SCTD. Scholarships are awarded by the scores participants receive on a general aptitude test. The top six scorers will receive scholarships – two first place awards of $3,000; two second place awards of $2,000; and two third place awards of $1,000. Any current year high school senior considering SCTD is eligible to compete.

Scholarship Fair – Each February, SCTD holds a Scholarship Fair for high school seniors. Students considering SCTD compete in the program area of interest to the student. Hands-on projects are judged and scholarships are awarded to the top projects in each division. Scholarship awards are $3,000 for first place in each division, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place winners. An individual student may claim only one Scholarship Fair award.

Academic Essay Scholarship – In late spring of each year, SCTD conducts a third academic scholarship competition. Students considering SCTD apply for this scholarship by submitting a formal application with their high school GPA through seven semesters, their entrance test scores, and an essay on the topic of “How and Why I Chose My Career Field.” Each of these components is assigned a point value and the participants with the highest point total receive the scholarship. Typically, four to six scholarships worth $3,000 are awarded each year.

Student Ambassador Scholarship– Students participating in the Student Ambassador program will be awarded a $500.00 academic scholarship for the academic quarter. Students selected as Student Ambassadors must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher and maintain continuous enrollment. The annual maximum of this scholarship is $8000.

Open House Scholarship– Each year SCTD may hold several open houses that prospective students are invited to attend and take a test to qualify for a $1,000 scholarship. The annual maximum of this scholarship is $15,000.

Career and Technical Preparation Scholarships – These scholarships are available through SCTD’s Tech Prep High School Program. Each high school that has developed a Tech Prep articulation agreement(s) with SCTD is awarded a $500 scholarship(s) to give to a deserving senior who is planning to enroll in a career program at Sullivan College of Technology and Design. The high school may use its own criteria in awarding Tech Prep scholarships. The number of scholarships each high school receives is based on the number of career programs the school has articulated with Sullivan College of Technology and Design.

GED Scholarships – Each quarter, Sullivan College of Technology and Design makes scholarships available to individuals who have taken the initiative to complete a General Education Diploma (GED). The scholarships are valued at up to $1,800. The recipient of the scholarship must have earned his/her GED within the past 12 months.

Exigency Scholarship – The Exigency Scholarship is designed to assist applicants with financial need who have demonstrated scholarly aptitude by achieving a minimum score of 115 on the ASSET entrance exam and/or the following minimum scores on the ACT, SAT, or Compass examinations:

ACT SAT Compass
English/Writing 19 508 72
Numerical Mathematics 19 518 36 Algebra, 54 Pre-Algebra

Sullivan University/Southeast Christian Church Collaborative Scholarships – Two of these scholarships are awarded semi-annually at the discretion of Southeast Christian Church. They may be used at any school in The Sullivan University System.  The scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for one year; however, they may be renewed for the same individual immediately following a commencement ceremony, thereby granting additional years until completion of an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Questions about this scholarship may be directed to the vice-president of student services at Sullivan University.

Perfect Attendance Scholarships – Students with perfect attendance in a course(s) are eligible for these $250 awards. Winners are selected by a random drawing from among those who are eligible each quarter by virtue of being enrolled and meeting the attendance expectation.

Summer Camp Scholarships – These are awarded to high school seniors who participate in SCTD’s summer camp and, as determined by a scholarship committee, excel in their chosen camp’s learning project. Scholarships are awarded up to $1,000. Activities at the summer camp focus on one or more of the programs of study offered at the college, and for each set of program activities there will be a culminating project or event in which the participants have the opportunity to apply what they have learned. These student projects will be evaluated, and the top three in each program represented at the camp will receive scholarships. Winners will be announced on the last day of the summer camp. Winners must use their scholarships at SCTD in the summer or fall immediately following their graduation from high school. Summer Camp scholarships are administered according to the basic terms of all Sullivan College of Technology and Design Scholarships.

Competition Scholarships – Each April, SCTD sponsors scholarships for high school juniors and seniors who win first, second and third place in Kentucky state competitions that correspond to career programs at Sullivan College of Technology and Design. The first-place award for each competition is $6,000, second is $4,000 and the third $2,000. National level winners receive $10,000 for first, $8,000 second, $6,000 third and $500 for participants.

UPS College and Career Expo Scholarship – Selected by a random drawing of participants at the annual (typically in September) UPS College and Career Expo. Recipients must meet the normal terms of Scholarships are administered according to the basic terms of all Sullivan College of Technology and Design Scholarships.

Imagine America Scholarships – These scholarships are organized by the Imagine America Scholarship Foundation, an arm of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). While the Foundation guides the scholarship application process, it is the receiving colleges that provide deserving students with scholarship funds. SCTD is proud to take part in the Imagine America Scholarship Program. To apply, applicants must attend a participating high school and complete an application on the Imagine America website at www. If the criteria for the scholarship are met, the Foundation will approve the scholarship application to the receiving school, and then the institution will decide whether or not to grant the award. Imagine America Scholarships are for $500 to $1,000.

Outstanding Career and Technical Student Scholarships – These scholarships are for one-half the tuition for an associate degree program. It is awarded each spring to high school seniors who become full-time students at Sullivan College of Technology & Design in the summer or fall of their high school graduation year and who meet the following qualifications:

  • Upon graduation from high school have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Achieve a composite score of at least 125 on the ASSET (or 23 on the ACT/ 1590 on the SAT)


  • Achieve minimum score on the Compass of 95 writing, 91 reading and 55 algebra
  • Become accepted by the college
  • Provide a recommendation by a senior counselor or instructor at the high school
  • Submit a brief (250-300 words) written explanation of what abilities, skills, strategies, etc. have contributed to his/her academic success

From among the pool of applicants each spring, the selection committee will determine which student(s) fully meet the scholarship criteria and qualify for the award. The scholarship is renewable for the length of an associate degree program provided the student maintains full-time status and at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA. It will be applied to the student’s tuition charges quarterly for the duration of his/her program of study. Unless otherwise noted, the Outstanding Career and Technical Student Scholarship is administered according to the basic terms of all Sullivan College of Technology and Design Scholarships.


In order to receive and maintain an SCTD scholarship, the student must comply with the following terms:

  1. The scholarships apply to Sullivan College of Technology and Design only, and recipients must qualify for regular admission to the college.
  2. For scholarships greater than $500, the award is divided by the number of quarters required by the program of choice, up to five quarters, and is awarded upon the successful completion of each quarter of attendance.
  3. High school students who receive a scholarship must enroll and be accepted at SCTD no later than the fall term following high school graduation.
  4. An individual may receive only one scholarship from any single category of SCTD scholarships. Awards from different categories of scholarships may be combined by an individual recipient, with the exception of the Outstanding Career and Technical Student Scholarship.
  5. Scholarships are not transferable to any other person.
  6. Scholarship recipients must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for each quarter of attendance to maintain the scholarship unless otherwise noted.
  7. Scholarship recipients must remain enrolled as full-time students to maintain full scholarship. Full-time status is defined as attending a minimum of 12 credit hours of classes each quarter. Withdrawal from the college for any reason results in the loss of scholarships.
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