This scholarship is for Kentucky students who are pursuing one of the following: Child Development Associate Credential; associate's degree in early childhood education; bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education or a related program that is approved by the Early Childhood Development Authority; or a Kentucky Early Childhood Development Director's Certificate. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be Kentucky residents and US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. Applicants must be enrolled in no more than 9 credit hours per term in the scholarship program curriculum at a participating Kentucky institution, pursuing one of the approved credentials, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Applicants also must be employed at least 20 hours weekly in a participating early childhood facility or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times per year for an organization approved to offer training by the Office of Inspector General of the Cabinet for Health Services or be employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program. Applicants must not be eligible to receive state or federal training funds through Head Start, a public preschool program, or First Steps, and they must have no unpaid financial obligation to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority or in default on any other Title IV program. Scholarship recipients must agree to a service commitment based on the credential pursued.
How easy is it to apply?
Not too bad
This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.
How much competition is there?
This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.
Class Year: Is this you?
- High school senior
- College freshman
- College sophomore
- College junior
- College senior
- Other postgraduate-level study
Home State: Is this you?
College Major: Is this you?
- Early Childhood Education and Teaching
- Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
- Elementary Education and Teaching
- Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Must attend a participating school.
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