Other Financial Aid Options
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Teacher Scholarships/Loan Program (KHEAA)
The KHEAA Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial aid to highly qualified Kentucky students pursuing initial teacher certification. All applicants must be Kentucky residents enrolled full-time (unless enrolled for the final term of a teacher certification program and less than full-time enrollment is required to complete the program). Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet their institution's education program GPA requirements to qualify for a KHEAA Teacher Scholarship. For more information and to apply for a KHEAA Teacher Scholarship, click on this link.
Kentucky Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Scholarship/Loan Program (MERR)
The Kentucky Department of Education awards scholarships to minority students enrolled or admitted into the Teacher Education Program at any one of the eight state-supported universities in Kentucky. An applicant must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a U.S. citizen and a member of a minority group. The applicant's goal must be to seek an undergraduate or graduate degree in pursuit of an initial teacher certificate. For more information, click here or contact the UK Office of Academic Services and Teacher Certification.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)
The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary of secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information on the TEACH program, click here or contact the UK Office of Academic Services and Teacher Certification.
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updated 11-13-2013 by Martha Geoghegan