Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
Mary Jo Young Scholarship
Kentucky high school students may qualify for a state-funded scholarship to help pay for dual credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university or for Advanced Placement courses taken through the Kentucky Virtual High School.
The Mary Jo Young Scholarship, named for a former member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), is available to Kentucky students in grades 9 through 12. Priority is given to low-income students. The scholarship provides up to $375 per class toward tuition for up to two classes each semester and up to $125 per class for textbooks. Scholarships can only be used in the fall and spring semesters.
“Through the Mary Jo Young Scholarship, I have been able to take two college-level classes that I wouldn’t have been able to take before,” said Ashlea Meade, a student at South Floyd High School. “It has also showed me that I can be successful in college courses.”
To apply for the scholarship, visit www.kheaa.com and click on Students and Parents. Then choose Kentucky Resident Scholarship/Grant Information and select the Mary Jo Young Scholarship.
KHEAA is the agency that administers state grant, scholarship and savings programs and provides free college and financial aid planning publications to Kentuckians.
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 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.