Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)
The KEES program provides scholarships to students who earn at least a 2.5 GPA each year of attendance at a certified Kentucky high school. The better you do in high school, the more you earn toward college. You may also earn awards for ACT/SAT scores and Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) test scores. Home school and GED graduates may earn awards based on their ACT scores.
KEES Base Award Amounts
For each year you earn a 2.5 or better GPA, you can earn the base amount listed below. For instance, a high school freshman who earns a 3.5 GPA would have a $375 scholarship for each year of college. Amounts may change based on available funds.
ACT Bonus Award Amounts
You can earn a bonus award for an ACT composite score of 15 or above. For example, a KEES-eligible student who has a score of 25 would earn an additional $393 for each year of college.
AP/IB/CAI Supplement Award Amounts
If you have been eligible for free or reduced‐price lunch during any year of high school, you can earn a supplemental award if you have received a qualifying score on an Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) exam. For example, a KEES eligible student who receives a score of 3 on an AP exam and is eligible for free or reduced‐price lunch would earn an additional $200 for each year of college.
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