Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship

Press Release Date:  Thursday, February 12, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tim Ballard
(502) 696-7372
tballard@kheaa.com
http://www.kheaa.com/
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2015) May 1 is the deadline to apply for the new Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship. The scholarship helps residents of the state’s coalproducing counties complete a bachelor’s degree.

Residents of these counties are eligible for the 2015–16 scholarship: Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Clay, Daviess, Elliott, Floyd, Hancock, Harlan, Henderson, Hopkins, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McLean, Menifee, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Union, Webster, Whitley and Wolfe.

A student must:

·         Be a U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of a Kentucky coalproducing county. 

·         Have earned at least 60 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree.

·         Be enrolled at least halftime in a bachelor’s degree program.

·         Be in good academic standing.

·         Have no past due financial obligations to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

The award amounts are:

·         Up to $6,800 per year at a nonprofit, independent college in a coal-producing county.

·         Up to $2,300 per year at a public university extension campus in a coalproducing county.

·         Up to $3,400 per year at a public or nonprofit, independent college whose main campus is in Kentucky but is not in a coalproducing county.

The scholarship may be used at college not in a coalproducing county only if the student is pursuing an approved bachelor’s degree program in a major not offered at any college in a coalproducing county.

To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship application at www.kheaa.com. To access the online application, students must sign in from the home page. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date the FAFSA was submitted.

To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to www.gotocollege.ky.gov. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.

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