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Honors Scholarships & Books-on-Loan

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Honors Presidential Scholarship  

While being accepted into EKU Honors guarantees you the Honors Presidential Scholarship ($1,750 per semester for students residing in campus housing; $1,250 per semester for students not residing in campus housing), many of our incoming students qualify for a better award through the university's academic scholarship program. Visit EKU Scholarships for detailed information about these awards. 

EKU does not stack academic scholarships, so if you receive a tuition scholarship or the SMART award from the university of greater value than the Honors Presidential Scholarship, you will not receive the Honors Presidential Scholarship unless otherwise indicated. 

If you wish to use one of your semesters of your Honors Presidential Scholarship during a summer semester, you must contact the EKU Honors office.  That summer session will count as one of your total academic semesters of your scholarship.  Please contact the EKU Honors office with any questions.

Books-on-Loan Award

All Honors students, regardless of tuition scholarship, will receive the Honors Books-on-Loan Award.  This award provides books for all courses, as long as those books are available through the EKU Bookstore.  Students may use up to eight semesters of the Books-on-Loan Award, based on when they entered EKU Honors:

  • Students entering EKU Honors as new first-year students – 8 semesters
  • Students entering EKU Honors as second semester first-year students – 7 semesters
  • Students entering EKU Honors after their first year – 6 semesters

Books obtained through the Books-on-Loan Award must be returned to the EKU Bookstore at the end of each semester.  If students wish to keep books for their own reference, they may do so by purchasing the books at a reduced rate from the EKU Bookstore.  

Honors Program students may not use the Books-on-Loan award for winter or summer classes.  However, if you plan to use one of your semesters of your tuition scholarship during a summer session, you may contact the EKU Honors office to utilize the Books-on-Loan Award for that summer.  That summer session will count as one of your academic semesters of your Books-on-Loan Award.  Please visit the Books-on-Loan FAQ page or contact the EKU Honors office with any questions.

Extra Semester Scholarships

When endowment monies are available, EKU Honors also awards several small, endowed, single-year scholarships for those students who require more than eight semesters to complete their degree.  Visit for more information.

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