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Welcome to the Kentucky Nontraditional Student Page - providing help and support for all nontraditional students living in Kentucky.

Are you a nontraditional student in Kentucky? Or do you help nontrads? You have come to the right place.

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Schools with Nontraditional Student Support

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\Here are some older links and information about Nontraditional Student support in this state. There may still be some clues here to help you find help and support at your school. Please pardon any links that no longer work. They will soon be deleted or fixed this year (2015).

Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky has a group called Older Wiser Learners (OWLS). They also have a Nontraditional Student Council, which is a branch of the SGA there. Eastern has a new website for OWLS here. The page is maintained by students. The page features helpful links, photos, and more.

My thanks go out to Amanda King, current President of the OWLS group, who helped to update this information. Thank you so much!

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Click here for more online information and the Adult Education Page.

NEW ARTICLE AND SITE: I also found a nice article about a father and daughter both attending college in Corbin, and a website explaining about Eastern's many different campuses.

Check out EKU's link to a grant program for nontraditional students here.


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Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky offers a group on its website called friends to help non-traditional students navigate the school. The website is here.

They offer support, plus a quiet study room and more. It is run by the school.


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The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky offers housing for families.

They also have a Non-Traditional Student Organization called the NTSO. From the website:

"Our purpose is to connect non-traditional students for fun, sharing, and encouragement."

Here is more information from the website:

The Non-Traditional Student Organization has an office in the Student Organizations Center (SOC). SOC is located downstairs in the Student Center near the Limestone St./Euclid Ave. entrance.

University of Kentucky SOC Non-Traditional Student Org Student Center Room 106 Lexington KY 40506-0030

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Western Kentucky University's South Campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky has an active group called Women in Transition.

Their motto is "Helping Women Expand Their Horizons."

This group helps female students and has its own lounge complete with couches, chairs, and computers. They have two faculty advisors.

You can find out more about this group online. Here is their web page:


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Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky

A WKU group for nontraditional students is currently inactive (2007-2008). They once had a chapter at the Main Campus, and one at the South Campus as well. There was an older webpage about nontraditional students too that I liked. I could not find the old website there when I checked this year (2011).

BUT they do have a new WKU REAL page describing how they are helping nontraditional students now. They also have a dedicated advisor for them. Check it out here.

If you are a WKU student, and are interested, you can start a new group (such as a Nontraditional Student group) anytime. Contact the Student Activities office for more information. at 270-745-2459.


Kentucky Scholarship Resources and other Kentucky Nontrad links

Here are some older links and information about Kentucky Nontraditional Student support. There may still be some clues here to help you find help and support at your school.

Look for updates this year (2015). Or send in your information to bring this page up to date. Thanks!

Scholarships in Kentucky for Nontraditional Students

The University of Kentucky has a Nontraditional Student Scholarship/Adult Student Services page with at least ten different scholarships listed on it. It also has a Child Care Grant for nontraditional students who are attending UK who have children. Check out this page for all the great links.

Community Action of South Central Kentucky awards forty scholarships in a ten-county area in Kentucky. Check the CASO Scholarship Pages for more information.

Western Kentucky University offers an Alumni Grant Program and Departmental Scholarships as well. Their Veteran's Affairs page features financial aid for Veterans and their dependents.

The Kentucky Farm Bureau offers a John C. Hendricks Beef Tour Young Producer Program for Farm Bureau members, a Young Farmer Scholarship for ages 18-35, and a Paul D. Everman Fund for Lifetime Learning Scholarship, and four more scholarships. Find out more at their webpage here.

Eastern Kentucky University, located in Richmond, Kentucky, offers many scholarships for nontraditional students who want to become teachers. Find out more at this page.

The University of Kentucky also offers scholarships for teacher education students here.

The Hopkinsville Rotary Club offers a scholarship which includes nontraditional students in its description. The student must be a graduate of a high school in Christian County, Kentucky.

The Kentucky Division of Conservation has a Betty Barrick Nontraditional Student scholarship, and a Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship. They have the rules for each scholarship here at their website page.

Murray State University also offers scholarships to nontraditional students. Click here to go to that page.

Female residents of Kentucky who want to attend Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, LA for their last year of schooling can apply for the Judy M. West Scholarship. Here is that information page.

Here are some more quality, free resources for Kentucky that can help nontraditional student in their quest for funding.

#1: The Go Higher Kentucky Site - this is the official Kentucky site to plan - choose - and apply.

And here is their Adult Education page:

Be sure to check the Scholarship Links pages One and Two right here on the Nontrad site too, for more quality, free scholarship links.

Good luck finding money for your educational journey.


You can add to this page.

We are currently compiling a list for students so that everyone will be able to join a Non-traditional student group when they go back to school, and also access quality scholarship and grant information.

Do you have a Kentucky group, information, a scholarship or grant that is not listed here? Fill out an easy and free form for a FREE listing on this page for your Non-traditional student group or for your information. The group may be part of a GED program, a Trade School Program, a College Program, or a University Program. The information may be for college, University, trade school, or GED information or financial aid.

You may also send resources or help links for nontraditional students, which will be put on the page as space permits.

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