KHEAA Announces Essay Contest; The closing date for entries is May 31st


An aspiring junior in one of Kentucky public or private high schools will win a $ 500 scholarship and photo shoot at their school through the Promote Your School scholarship competition sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will.

“The Promote Your School scholarship competition gives students the opportunity to inspire others and demonstrate the true value of education in their community.” Governor Andy Beshear said. “Not only does the winner receive scholarship money, but they can also see themselves and their classmates in KHEAA publications that are distributed to all high schools in the Commonwealth.”

A school must be enrolled in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program in order for any of its students to participate. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must submit an essay on one of the following topics:

“How I will inspire others to do better”

“How education strengthens a community.”

The essay cannot be longer than 200 words and cannot mention the student’s name, school, county, or community. The essay should not identify the student by race, gender, religion, or otherwise. Essays with more than 200 words or those that contain identifying information will be disqualified.

The subject of the essay must be clearly indicated at the top of the page. At the end of the essay, the name, address and high school of the student must be given. The student must be a high school junior in the 2021-2022 school year.

More information about the competition can be found at

Photos of the winning school will be used in KHEAA publications and on KHEAA websites.

To participate, email your essay to KHEAA Publications, PO Box 798, Frankfurt, KY 40602. You can also email your essay to [email protected] The winner will be selected by a committee made up of KHEAA employees. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021.

Scholarship funds will be transferred to the winner’s school if he or she starts college as a freshman.

Students from high schools who have participated in the past five years – Bullitt East, Warren East, Paducah St. Mary, Logan County, and Daviess Counties – are not eligible to participate in this year’s competition.

KHEAA is the government agency that administers the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), on-demand grants, and other programs to help students pay their college bills. Many of these programs are funded by the Kentucky Lottery.

In addition, KHEAA makes private Advantage Education Loans for its sister agency, the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC).

For more information on Advantage Education Loans, visit

For more information about scholarships and fellowships in Kentucky, visit

or write to KHEAA, PO Box 798, Frankfurt, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926 extension. 6-7214.

(provided by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority)


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