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Daviess County HS

4255 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone: 270.852.7300
Fax: 270.852.7310

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Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
North Western Kentucky Outreach Counselor
Casi Clark-1-800-928-8926-67286

Over the past five years, Daviess County students have been awarded over 5 million dollars in scholarships. Each month new scholarship opportunities become available. There is also information on college visits in the area posted on Daviess County's website. However, after scholarship information and college visit dates have been released it is your responsibility to apply for those scholarships which apply to you, as well as keep up with the college visits dates. The best source for scholarship money is available from the college where you have been or are going to be accepted, but until then additional information and applications are available in the Guidance Office. Good luck Seniors!


Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program

The Governor's Scholars Program strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders and to create models of educational excellence for teachers and students.

Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge.

For the application and additional information go to

Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA)

From cities and suburbs from farms and coal fields, from every corner of the Commonwealth, Kentucky’s most talented, creative high school students gather for three weeks each summer to learn and grow together at the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). Rising juniors and seniors in high school are offered in-depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art or vocal music. Over 1,600 students audition for the program each year at four sites across Kentucky. 225 students are selected for GSA, an honor which includes: full tuition, room and board to attend the school; the opportunity to learn in a supportive community of distinguished master-teachers; the chance to audition for scholarships before the nation’s top colleges and universities; the excitement of performing at the Student Performance Festival at the conclusion of the program; and serious fun!

During their three week stay on the beautiful campus of Transylvania University in Lexington, the student artists are immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips. While each student specializes in one art form, all students participate in structured, interdisciplinary arts experiences designed to familiarize them with the joys and challenges of disciplines other than their own.

Many GSA students come from areas of Kentucky where specialized arts instruction is limited or simply not available. Regardless of the level of their prior training, whether they hail from rural or urban areas, these teens are often artistically isolated. Through the generosity of our donors, this program provides critical support for an exceptionally talented group of young people while fostering discipline and achievement. GSA is an honor and an incentive for further accomplishments. The long-term economic and social vitality of the Commonwealth can only enhanced if we nurture and develop the widest range of talents of our citizens, both academic and artistic.

The students selected for GSA are expected to follow a high standard of personal conduct. Mutual respect, excellent work habits and a cooperative spirit are all necessary aspects of community life throughout the program. By living and learning in a “community of artists”, students are led to understand how they may be of service to the cause of the arts in general, and to their communities and schools in particular. Many opportunities exist for students to develop interpersonal skills which will enhance their transition to college life and also serve them well in many other settings throughout their lives.

GSA plays a vital role in preparing its students for their pursuit of careers not only in the arts, but in all facets of professional life requiring leadership, critical thinking, exceptional communication and expressive skills, and understanding of our multi-cultural world. Upon returning to their homes and schools, GSA students are more mature, focused and motivated. They are well on their way to becoming aware, involved citizens, real assets to their communities and the Commonwealth.

For the application and additional information go to

Important Links   

ACT Fast Web Plexxa
AFROTC Financial Aid Program Advisor
  Financial Aid Facts  
Any College.com Find Tuition Scholar Site
Broke Scholar Free College Scholarships Scholarship Experts
Careers and Colleges Get Free Scholarships Scholarship Grant Guide
  Go Army  
Coca-cola Scholarships Go Higher Kentucky Scholarship Secrets
College Aid Award Government Grants Funds Scholarship1
College Answers Guaranteed Scholarships Scholarships
College Board Hispanic Scholarship  
College Information Direct IEFA Student Awards
College Scholarships International Scholarships Technical-Schools-Guide.com
College View Lunch Money  
  Military US Air Force
Collegedata.com   US Grants Guide
CollegeNet   US News
My Free Degree USCollegeSearch.org
eCampus Tours NCAA Clearinhouse  
eFinancial Aid Petersons  
FAFSA Pin Number for FAFSA  

http://www.collegegrazing.com   College Grazing is a valuable resource for college bound students

"College Grant Resource Guide "



"College Resource Guide"



GoHigherKY.org is a one-stop Web site for college and career planning.  The college planning section provides a checklists for students in grades 8-12.  Beginning  your junior year, the site provides a month-by-month list of actions college-bound students should take.  The college planning section also allows students to keep track of their courses and grades as they go through high school.

www.gohigherky.org- Plan and prepare for higher education

www.kheaa.com- Kentucky scholarships and grants

www.studentloanpeople.com- Student loans

www.octc.kctcs.edu/Discover -DISCOVER College



Helpful Links

This website will tell you about the official benefits of the U.S. Government (http://www.govbenefits.gov/). This is an easy to use site that provides access and information to more than 1,000 benefits and assistance programs which include numerous education related programs (Federal Pell Grants, PLUS Parent Loans, Student Career Experience Program, Student Temporary Employment Program and Youth Opportunity Grants).






Most Popular Links

The Princeton Review - all sorts of college information

College Board - The SAT test plus all sorts of testing and college preparation information

ACT - the ACT test and other resources

Federal Student Aid Site - Federal Student Aid Site for students, parents and counselors

FinAid - Student aid resource site

Students.gov - student gateway to the US Government

US Dept. of Education - search for student aid resources by state

Scholarship Scams - avoid scholarship scams - don't pay!

 Personality and Career Assessment

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide - link your favorite subject in school to a possible career

Life Colors Questionnaire - What Kind of Person Are You?

The Princeton Review Career Test


The Vocational Information Center


Search for Colleges

National Center for Education - links and searches to colleges and universities

Online Degree – online education and degree program information

Peterson’s – find colleges by degree programs of interest

 Online Education Links

DeVry University – technical programs available

Jones University – specializes in business and computer courses

Kaplan University – includes financial aid info

University of Phoenix Online – includes links to all campus locations

 College Rankings

Top 100 National Universities - US News & World Report


College and University Rankings - a list of different ranking sites

Two Year College Resources

Community College Review – profiles of community and junior colleges

Axia College Online – online education offering associate degrees

League for Innovation in Community Colleges – international consortium of community colleges

 Military Careers

http://www.todaysmilitary.com/ - Military (general)

http://www.army.mil/ - Army

http://www.navy.mil/ - Navy

http://www.uscg.mil/ - Coast Guard

http://www.marines.com/ - Marines

http://www.af.mil/ - Air Force

 Virtual Tours

http://www.ecampustours.com/ - virtual campus tours



http://www.campusview.com/ - collection of on line view books

http://www.collegiatechoice.com/ - non promotional videos of colleges

What are my Chances at This School?






Health and Safety for Students

Centers for Disease Control - learn what you can do to enjoy college the safe and healthy way!

Health Insurance Quotes – student health insurance quotes and plans

 About the Different Tests

ACT test - used for college admissions, an alternative to the SAT

Advanced Placement (AP) tests - information about AP testing

www.collegeboard.com/prof/counselors/apply/12.html - Sat Subject Test Requirements at different schools

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - about the CLEP program

ISEE – Independent School Entrance Exam - often used for entrance into private high schools

PLAN test - generally administered fall of Sophomore year

PSAT – Preliminary SAT

 Test Prep Resources

http://www.testprep.com/ - by Stanford Testing Systems

http://www.act.org/ - online registration and prep for ACT

http://www.eurekareview.com/ - Eureka One on One Review, LLC

http://www.vocabulary.com/ - fun ways to improve your vocabulary

Scholarship Search

http://www.scholarship.com/ - finding scholarships

http://www.fastweb.com/ - Financial Aid and Scholarship Search

http://www.collegeboard.com/ - College, Career, Scholarship Search

http://www.tuitions.com/ - scholarship search

http://www.wiredscholar.com/ - SallieMay site for financial aid

http://www.collegepayway.com/ - tools for planning to pay for college

 Financial Aid Calculators

www.finaid.org/calculators/ - financial aid calculator

www.act.org/fane/index.html - calculator on the ACT website

 Financial Aid Links

http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ - Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)

http://www.finaid.org/ - Student aid resource site

http://www.students.gov/ - student gateway to the US Government

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ - online FAFSA application

 For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students

www.finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml - minority aid site



http://www.yesican.gov/ - White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

http://www.yosipuedo.gov/ - spanish version of same site as above

http://www.chciyouth.org/ - english and spanish information on planning - free publications

http://www.hispanicfund.org/ - Hispanic resource for college aid

http://www.uncf.org/ - United Negro College Fund

collegefund.org - American Indian fund

http://www.aimd.org/ - American Institute for Managing Diversity

http://www.aihec.org/ - American Indian Higher Education Consortium

http://www.black-collegian.com/ - the Black Collegian

http://www.blackexcel.org/ - Black Excel: The College Help Network

http://www.hillel.org/ - Jewish resource for colleges

http://www.gmsp.org/ - Gates Millennium Scholars Fund

http://www.hsf.net/ - Hispanic scholarships

http://www.hacu.net/ - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

http://www.jbhe.com/ - Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

qemnetwork.qem.org - Quality Education for Minorities

www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/education.html - Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education

 Students With Disabilities

http://www.ahead.org/ - Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

http://www.add.org/ - Attention Deficit Disorder Association

http://www.chadd.org/ - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

http://www.ldanatl.org/ - Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

http://www.ldresources.com/ - Learning Disability Resources

http://www.ncld.org/ - National Center for Learning Disabilities

http://www.fcsn.org/ - Federation for Children with Special Needs

http://www.ldonline.org/ - Learning Disabilities Online

http://www.nifl.gov/ - National Adult Literacy & Learning Disabilities Center


  • Daviess County Public Schools
  • Owens Saylor, Superintendent
  • 1622 Southeastern Parkway
  • Owensboro, KY 42303
  • Phone: 270.852.7000
  • Fax: 270.852.7030
  • Email: contact@dcps.org
  • Office Hours 8am - 4:30pm
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