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Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship applications now available

For 2017-18 school year

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 23, 2017) — Applications for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship are now available from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

next-logo-300x149The scholarship helps Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate’s degree pay for training that leads to a certificate or credential in a high-demand workforce field.

For the 2017-18 academic year, the workforce fields are construction, health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics and business services/information technology.

Recipients must be Kentucky residents, be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have a high school diploma or GED.

For 2017-18, the maximum award is estimated to be about $3,900.

The deadline to apply is June 15. To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found at www.fafsa.gov. They must also submit a Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship application. It can be found by signing in at www.kheaa.com, or creating a MyKHEAA account if they don’t already have one and clicking on the “Apply Online for Scholarships” link.

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