Frankfort, Kentucky (October 25, 2004)—Louisville residents may see some familiar faces on the covers of free college guides. The 2004–2005 editions of Getting In for seniors; Getting Ready, for juniors; Getting Set, for sophomores; and Getting Started, for freshmen, all feature students from duPont Manual High School.
Senior Albert Yu won the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and The Student Loan People’s $500 “Promote your School” scholarship essay contest, earning Manual a photo shoot for this year’s covers. Senior Rebecca Jaffe won an honorable mention in the statewide contest. Yu, Jaffe and fellow students Patrick Lane, Dillon Nichols, Ema Pasic, Joey Stone, Brittany Hazelwood, W. Matt Bewley, John Hardesty, Lauren Hendricks, Jennifer Markwell, Samantha Moore, Amber Fuqua, Joshua Jaeger and Mark Wojda posed for photos to be used by KHEAA/The Student Loan People in their publications. Pasic said the two-day photo shoot was “an honor to represent Manual and to encourage people to go on with their education.”
The handbooks are tailored to each grade in high school and provide important, up-to-date information about Kentucky colleges and trade schools. Getting In is a comprehensive source of information about admissions, costs, academic majors and financial aid. Getting Ready, Getting Set and Getting Started help younger students prepare for education after high school.
Kentucky students should contact their high school counselor for a free copy of these publications. Students interested in student financial aid can also consult Affording Higher Education, which lists more than 3,700 sources of financial aid for Kentucky students. It can be found in high school guidance offices and public libraries throughout the state. Getting In and Affording Higher Education are available online at www.kheaa.com.
The “Promote your School” scholarship is now accepting entries from high school juniors. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to the junior who does the best job of telling KHEAA why his or her high school is the best in the state. The winner’s school and fellow students will be photographed for the covers of the 2005–2006 books. Entries must be no longer than 100 words. They can be mailed to Publications Section, KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798, faxed to (502) 696-7230 or
e-mailed to email@example.com. The deadline for entries is December 1, 2004.
KHEAA is the state agency that administers grant, work-study, savings, Federal Family Education Loan and scholarship programs, including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), to help students pay higher education expenses. The Student Loan People, Kentucky’s only nonprofit student lender, provides low-cost student loans to Kentuckians.
For more information about KHEAA programs and services, visit www.kheaa.com; write to KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926, extension 7381. For more information about The Student Loan People, visit www.studentloanpeople.com; write to The Student Loan People, P.O. Box 24266, Louisville, KY 40224-0266; or call (888) 678-4625.