Scholarships and Grants

Published: 5/6/2016 2:26 PM


The KHEAA teacher Scholarship Program provides financial aid to highly qualified Kentucky students pursuing initial teacher certification at participating Kentucky institutions. 

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 to qualify for a KHEAA Teacher Scholarship.


The Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) Program provides need-based grants to qualified Kentucky residents to attend the Commonwealth's independent colleges.  Eligible institutions must be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (or an equivalent regional accrediting association) and not have institutional programs comprising solely religious instruction. 


Teach for America is a national noprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports outstanding recent college graduates and young professionals who commit to teach for two years in classrooms in the Appalachia region.


Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant.  Please contact the financial aid office at the university or college for additional information on the TEACH grant. Visit:

Traineeship Program:  For those seeking certification in early childhood or special education contact Laura Thompson at: or call (859) 442-3506.  The website is




Renee Scott
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Next Generation Professionals
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY  40601
(502) 564-1479
Fax (502) 564-4007