Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
GED recipients awarded scholarships
Six Kentucky GED recipients have been awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships to help pay for their college education. The scholarship is worth $1,500 a year for four years of college.
They are Khadijah Amani of Lexington, Danielle Baker of London, Jenna Garrett of Louisville, Joshua Miller of Ashland, Dana Scott of Benton and Kayla Tarter of Shepherdsville.
The scholarships are administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. KHEAA also administers other student aid programs, including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES).
The Byrd Scholarship is named for longtime Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, who authored the legislation establishing the program in 1985. The program is federally funded.
The scholarship is also available to Kentucky high school graduating seniors. This year 91 seniors received Byrd Scholarships.
KHEAA and its sister agency, The Student Loan Peoplesm, administer scholarship, grant, loan, savings and work-study programs to help Kentuckians pay for college. They also provide free college planning and financial aid information to students, parents and counselors.
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, visit www.GoHigherKY.org. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926, extension 7381. For more information about student loans, visit www.studentloanpeople.com; write The Student Loan People, P.O. Box 24328, Louisville, KY 40224-0328; or call (888) 678-4625.