FRANKFORT -- A rising junior at one of Kentucky's public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the "Promote Your School" scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.
To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:
• How I will inspire others to do better.
• How education makes a stronger community.
The essay must be no more than 200 words long and cannot mention the student's name, school, county or community. The essay topic must be shown at the top of the page. The student's name, address and high school must be listed at the bottom of the essay. The student must be a junior during the 2019-2020 school year.
For more information, visit www.kheaa.com/website/contest/intro.
Photos from the winning school will be used in KHEAA publications and on KHEAA websites.
To enter, mail your essay to KHEAA Publications, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602. You may also email your essay to email@example.com or fax it to (502) 696-7574. The winner will be chosen by a committee of KHEAA employees. The deadline for submissions is May 31.
The scholarship funds will be sent to the winner's school when he or she enters college as a freshman.
Students from high schools that have been featured in the past five years -- Paducah St. Mary, Logan County, Daviess County, Lexington STEAM Academy and Somerset Christian -- are not eligible to enter this year's contest.
KHEAA is the state agency that administers KEES, need-based grants and other programs to help students pay their higher education expenses. It also disburses low-cost Advantage Education Loans for its sister agency, the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC).
For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, extension 6-7214.