Kentucky Early Childhood Development Scholarship

The Early Childhood Development Scholarship provides financial aid to Kentucky students 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 approved by the Early Childhood Development Authority, Kentucky Early Childhood Development Director's Certificate. Students must be:-Kentucky residents-U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents-Enrolled no more than 9 credit hours per term in the scholarship program curriculum at a participating school pursuing one of the approved credentials-Maintain satisfactory academic progress-Employed at least 20 hours weekly in a participating early childhood facility or be employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program-Not be eligible for state or federal training funds through Head Start, a public preschool program, or First Steps-Have no unpaid financial obligation to KHEAA or to any other Title IV program-Agree to a service commitment based on the credential pursuedFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $1,800
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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