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Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)


Annual award based on yearly high school GPA and highest ACT or SAT score received by high school graduation. Awards are renewable, if required cumulative GPA is maintained at a Kentucky postsecondary school. Must be a Kentucky resident, and a graduate of a Kentucky high school. Low-income students who qualify for the free/reduced lunch program at least one year of high school may receive supplemental awards for passing scores on Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Kentucky
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in British Columbia

How to Apply

Contact Becky Gilpatrick
Director of Student Aid Services
Tel: 800-928-8926 ext. 67394 Address PO Box 798
Frankfort, KY 40602