Helping Kentucky residents afford an industry recognized certificate, diploma or Associate in Applied Science.

Ready. Set. Work.

Graduation Cap

Over 350 programs in healthcare, advanced manufacturing, construction/trades, IT/business, and logistics

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Earn up to 60 credit hours tuition free*

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16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across Kentucky

Who is Eligible

To apply for the Work Ready Scholarship, you need to be a U.S. citizen, be a Kentucky resident, have a high school diploma or GED (or be working towards your GED with AOKY), have not earned an associate degree or higher, be enrolled in or accepted to an eligible postsecondary institution in an approved program of study, and not be in default on any obligation to KHEAA.

How to Apply

You’ll begin by enrolling in an eligible program offered at one of our 16 colleges and completing the Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FASFA). From there, once you’re accepted, register for an account at and complete the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Application Form.

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