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    KEES Program

    Offered by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 3, 2024
    Multiple awards worth


    Grade level

    College Students

    Application deadline:


    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a Kentucky resident who earned a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school and will be attending an in-state college or university? If so, you may be eligible for the KEES Program! Each year, the program is awarded in varying amounts to Kentucky high school graduates who are attending one of the participating institutions in Kentucky (see KHEAA website for full list). The scholarship can be received until a student has used eight (8) semesters of KEES funding, five (5) years have passed since their high school graduation, or they have earned a bachelor’s degree. Further, in addition to the base award of $125 – $500 per year (based on GPA), recipients can earn additional scholarship money based on their ACT, AP, IB, and/or Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) scores. If you’re a Kentucky resident attending an eligible in-state university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

    KHEAA is the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, a state agency established in 1966 to improve students’ access to higher education. KHEAA provides state aid such as the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program, the College Access Program (CAP) Grant, the Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) and other scholarship and grant programs. KHEAA is part of two agencies with one mission: help their education partners, students and families achieve their goals. KHEAA and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC), which was established in 1978, have more than 55 years’ experience making these goals a reality.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Students

    Minimum GPA




    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    SAT Score

    ACT Score

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    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the KEES Program is renewable.

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