June 15 is the deadline to apply for the new Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship. The scholarship helps residents of the state’s coal-producing counties complete a bachelor’s degree.
A student must:
Be a U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of a Kentucky coal-producing county.
Have earned at least 60 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree.
Be enrolled at least halftime in a bachelor’s degree program.
Be in good academic standing.
Have no past due financial obligations to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
The maximum award amounts are up to $6,800 per year at a nonprofit, independent college in a coalproducing county; up to $2,300 per year at a public university extension campus in a coal-producing county; up to $3,400 per year at a public or nonprofit, independent college whose main campus is in Kentucky but is not in a coal-producing county.
The scholarship may be used at college not in a coal-producing county only if the student is pursuing an approved bachelor’s degree program in a major not offered at any college in a coal-producing county.
KHEAA is the state agency that administers the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) and other state student aid programs.
To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an application at www.kheaa.com.
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, PO Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800- 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.