Morehead State University has announced a new scholarship program that will enable Kentucky first time freshmen to get “much more” from their Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship (KEES) monies. The KEESx2 Eagle Excellence Award will begin in Fall 2011 and provide students the opportunity to double their earned KEES value.
“We are very excited to be able to offer this new award to Kentucky students who have worked hard in high school to earn valuable KEES money to attend college,” said MSU President Wayne D. Andrews.
“At MSU, we believe the KEES scholarship program established in 1998 by the General Assembly continues to be an excellent investment made by the Commonwealth to support Kentucky students and we are willing to match that investment by doubling the KEES award for qualifying students enrolling at Morehead State University. This new scholarship is an example of MSU’s strong commitment to maintaining access to higher education for all Kentucky students.”
Kentucky high school students can earn money for college through the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), which rewards students for good grades and ACT scores. Under current law, students earn a base award each year they earn at least a 2.5 GPA in high school and a bonus award if they score at least a 15 composite on their ACT before they graduate.
To be eligible for the KEESx2 Eagle Excellence Award, a student must be a legal resident of Kentucky; eligible for the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship (KEES) administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA); be unconditionally admitted for study at MSU; achieve at least a 21 ACT composite score or SAT combined score (math plus verbal) of 980 or higher prior by the start of classes. The scholarship may not be awarded in addition to other academic or athletic scholarships, except an MSU Alumni Scholarship.
A completed application packet, including application form, transcript and test scores, must be received by March 15. More information on the program can be found at http://www.moreheadstate.edu/keesmatch/.
Additional information is available by contacting the Office of Enrollment Services at (800) 585-6781.