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KHEAA Teacher Scholarship Program

The KHEAA Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial aid to highly qualified Kentucky students pursuing initial teacher certification. All applicants must be Kentucky residents enrolled full-time (unless enrolled for the final term of a teacher certification program and less than full-time enrollment is required to complete the program). Applicants must demonstrate financial need to qualify for a KHEAA Teacher Scholarship.

Juniors, seniors, postbaccalaureate, or graduate students may receive an academic year maximum of $5,000 (exclusive of a summer session); $2,500 for each semester; and $1,250 for each summer session. If funds remain, freshmen and sophomores may receive an annual maximum of $1,250 (exclusive of a summer session); $625 each semester; and $325 for each summer session.

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 6% interest that accrues from the date of disbursement.

To apply, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Teacher Scholarship application. To apply for the 2018-2019 Teacher Scholarship Program, please visit for further details.