Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)

The KEES program provides scholarships to students who earn at least a 2.5 GPA each year of attendance at a certified Kentucky high school. The better you do in high school, the more you earn toward college. You may also earn awards for ACT/SAT scores and Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) test scores. Home school and GED graduates may earn awards based on their ACT scores.


College Access Program Grant

CAP Grants help Kentucky’s financially needy undergraduate students attend eligible public and private colleges and universities, proprietary schools, and technical colleges.


Kentucky Tuition Grant

These grants provide need-based aid to help Kentucky residents attend eligible Kentucky private colleges.


Go Higher Grant

Need-based Go Higher Grants give students age 24 or older up to $1,000 for one academic year when they enroll in a participating Kentucky college less than half-time, which is usually one or two courses.


Early Childhood Development Scholarship

The scholarship provides financial aid to Kentucky students pursuing one of the following: 

Child Development Associate Credential.

Associate’s degree in early childhood education.

Bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education or a related program approved by the Early Childhood Development Authority.

Kentucky Early Childhood Development Director’s Certificate.


Coal County Scholarship Program for Pharmacy Students

This scholarship provides financial aid to Kentucky residents who plan to work as pharmacists in coal-producing counties in the state.


Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Scholarship

Student must: 

Be a Kentucky resident.

Be a U.S. citizen.

Be a member of an ethnic minority as defined by the school and state law.

Be enrolled full-time in a participating Kentucky college.

Major in teacher education.

Be seeking initial teacher certification.

Maintain a 2.75 GPA.

Teach one semester in Kentucky for each semester the scholarship is received.


Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program

The Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program provides financial aid to Kentucky students pursuing a degree at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Pikeville.


Teacher Scholarship Program

The Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial aid to Kentucky students pursuing teacher certification at participating Kentucky colleges.


KHEAA Work-Study Program

Student must: 

Be a Kentucky resident

Be enrolled at least half-time at a participating Kentucky school


Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship

The Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship provides financial assistance for residents of Kentucky’s coal‐producing counties to complete their first bachelor’s degree.


Dual Credit Scholarship Program

The Dual Credit Scholarship provides assistance for Kentucky high school and home school students who are taking dual credit classes at a participating Kentucky college or university. Eligible students may receive scholarships for up to two classes.


Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program

The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship helps Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate’s degree afford an industry-recognized certificate or diploma.