Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 04, 2014  
Contact Information:  Tim Ballard
(502) 696-7372
tballard@kheaa.com
http://www.kheaa.com/
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 4, 2014) June 15 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.

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 maximum 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.

KHEAA is the state agency that administers the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) and other state student aid programs.

To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an application at www.kheaa.com.

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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