If you’re interested in knowing what’s going on in college planning and preparation, sign up for the monthly Your KHEAA College Connection. We’ll email you a link to the latest edition of this electronic newsletter each month.

You’ll find stories about planning, preparing and paying for college for students of all ages, as well as general education news that you can use. Check out the latest edition to see what it’s like.

KHEAA-Administered Programs

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.
  • Award:
    • Up to full tuition and fees at a participating institution, not to exceed $6,430 per semester for the 2022-2023 year.
  • Application: