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KHEAA-Administered Programs

Teacher Scholarship Program

The Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial aid to Kentucky students pursuing teacher certification at participating Kentucky colleges.

  • Student must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen.
    • Be a Kentucky resident.
    • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Be admitted to a teacher education program pursuing initial teacher certification at a participating Kentucky college; or
    • Be a certified teacher (primary through grade 12) pursuing additional certification for classroom teaching.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Meet school’s satisfactory academic progress requirements.
    • Teach one semester at a Kentucky public or certified non-public school for each semester the scholarship is received.
    • Repay the scholarship plus interest if the teacher education program or service requirement is not completed.
  • Award:
    • Up to $2,500 per semester.
  • Service commitment:
    • Complete teacher education program.
    • Provide one semester of qualified teaching service at a school certified by the Kentucky Board of Education for every semester of scholarship receipt.
    • High school teachers providing dual credit (postsecondary) instruction to students, as well as teachers in critical shortage areas, will receive double service credit (one semester of teaching = two semesters of scholarship service credit).
  • Application:
  • Teacher Scholarship Application:
    • Sign in to apply. The application deadline is May 1, 2023.