Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
Awards are for a forgivable loan. Juniors, seniors, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students may receive up to $2,500 for each semester and $1,250 for each summer session. If funds remain, freshmen and sophomores may receive $625 each semester and $325 for each summer session. Students may reapply for this award each year. Recipients must sign a promissory note for each term a loan was disbursed and promise to teach one semester in Kentucky for each semester or summer session per a promissory note. Recipients who teaches in a critical shortage area will have promissory notes for two semesters or summer terms cancelled for each semester he/she teaches. If a recipient does not complete the program or does not render qualified teaching service, the scholarship becomes a loan and the recipient is required to repay the amount disbursed with six percent interest that accrues from the date of disbursement.
The number of awards varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants. Approximately 650 awards disbursed each year.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. FAFSA results are automatically released to KHEAA. The student's college must verify that he/she is enrolled in a major that will lead to initial teacher certification or his/her application will not be considered. Recipients cannot be enrolled in a program that leads to a certificate, diploma, or degree in theology, divinity, or religious education. Recipients must not be defaulted on a financial obligation to KHEAA. If a recipient does not complete his or her institution's education program or does not render qualified teaching service at a school certified by the Kentucky Department of Education, the scholarship becomes a loan and the recipient is required to repay the amount disbursed with 6% interest from the date of disbursement.
Applications are available from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authorigy (KHEAA) website. To apply, students must first register for a 'Zip Access' on the Kentucky Higher Education Assistanc ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.