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State Scholarships

Many scholarships that are statewide also exist to help meet the costs of paying for college.  Some of these are listed below:

Through KHEAA:

Also, KHEAA also sponsors the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, or KEES.  This money is given to Kentucky students that while maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or above at the end of every year of high school, they will get a certain amount of money towards paying for college.

KEES Award Amounts (Subject to change based on funding)

ACT Bonus Award (This is in addition to qualifying for the regular award based on the GPA) 

Also, if any student is on free or reduced lunch for ANY year of high school and takes at least one AP or IB class and pass at least one AP exam  with a score of 3 or better and an IB exam with a score of 5 or better, they will also received a bonus award

AB/IB Bouns Awards

Other state scholarships include:

    • Horatio Alger Kentucky Scholarship, given to those with financial need, worth $5,000 for each year of study. Can apply from January 15-April 15.
    • Garden Club of Kentucky Scholarship
    • Future Educators Association Prospective Educator Scholarship (through your school guidance counselor)
    • Kentucky Broadcasters Association: Harry Barfield Memorial KBA Scholarship: go to KBA website for more information


      3.5 gpa or higher or ACT 23 or higher
      Kentucky Farm Bureau member
      Applications available in guidance office of respective schools
      Deadline February 28, 2012


    • Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers Scholarship, go to KASRO website for more information

    • A listing of other state scholarships can be found through Kentucky Scholarships

    •  Jim Varney Scholarship

      Jim Varney Scholarship, a four-year, renewable scholarship at UCLA for a student who will graduate during the 2011-2012 school year and enroll at UCLA beginning in the Fall Quarter of 2012.


      The Jim Varney Scholarship is open to high school students from Tennessee and Kentucky only. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.75 GPA, major in a UCLA College of Letters and Science department, and aspire to a career in theater or drama. The deadline is March 31, 2012.


      Attached please find the Jim Varney Foundation Scholarship application. It will also be accessible from the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center's website this fall (during October) at the following link:



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