Early Childhood Development Scholarship
The scholarship provides financial aid to Kentucky students who are pursuing credentials in the field of early childhood education.
- Student must:
- Be a Kentucky resident.
- Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident.
- Be enrolled in a qualifying program of study at a participating institution pursuing one of the approved credentials.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
- Be employed at least 20 hours weekly in a participating early childhood facility or be employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state‐funded pre‐school program.
- Not be eligible for state or federal training funds through Head Start, a public preschool program, or First Steps.
- Have no unpaid financial obligation to KHEAA or to any other Title IV program.
- Agree to a service commitment based on the credential pursued.
- Approved Credentials:
- Child Development Associate Credential.
- Associate’s degree in early childhood education.
- Bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education or a related program approved by the Early Childhood Development Authority.
- Master's degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education.
- Kentucky Early Childhood Development Director’s Certificate.
- Up to full tuition and fees at a participating institution, not to exceed $6,430 per semester for the 2022-2023 year.