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The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship invites you to join one of countless programs that will provide you with a valuable education and experience in your field of study. This scholarship offers a unique experience to learn from experts who will help you start your career with a degree that is TUITION-FREE.

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Get your degree tuition-free!

Learn more about the work ready scholarship

Many eligible programs are offered at Gateway Community & Technical College in the fields of healthcare, manufacturing, business and IT, construction, and transportation and logistics. This opportunity can help you to earn a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree. You will gain transferrable skills and knowledge to a job you love or 4-year institution.

Do I Qualify?

To apply for the Work Ready Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a Kentucky resident
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have not earned an associate degree or higher
  • Be enrolled in or accepted to an eligible postsecondary institution in an approved program of study
  • Not be in default on any obligation to KHEAA
  • Complete the current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Apply every year after May 1 at KHEAA

Your first step to a better life.