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Kyians encouraged to make saving for for college a priority as May 29 college saving day approaches

With 529 College Savings Day approaching, Kentucky’s official education savings plan, KY Saves 529, in encouraging Kentucky families to talk about saving for education at all levels. “Saving for education is a high priority for many Kentucky families. With lowered fees and more features than ever, we’re thrilled to offer KY Saves 529 as an education savings option,” said Executive Director...

Quarles invites students to apply for summer of 2019 Kentucky Department of Agriculture internships

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites college students pursuing a career in agriculture or government to apply for positions in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s internship program for the summer of 2019. “A KDA internship provides opportunities for students to gain real-world work experience and possibly even enter a career in public service,” Quarles said. “Our interns in...

Kentucky by Heart: What makes your college that ‘special’ school? Kentuckians share their thoughts

Note: Following is the first of a two-part article about individuals sharing comments about their “special college” in Kentucky. It was always a given that I’d go to college after graduating from Campbell County High School back in 1971. The best I could tell, there were few in the Flairty or Fryer lineage who set forth on that path, so I guess I was a bit of a pioneer. Understandably, the particular...

College Week gives life to students' dreams at Booker T. Washington Primary Academy

Travaughn Paschal, a senior linebacker at UK, spoke to second graders at Booker T. Washington Primary Academy about his experiences in school. (Photo provided)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   During College Week at Booker T. Washington Primary Academy, youngsters learned about their teachers’ pursuit of a diploma, heard a UK football player stress the importance of academics,...

School districts join FAFSA-completion effort; aid could help qualifying kids afford college

  Nearly half of the school districts in Kentucky will participate in a new program to increase the number of students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.   The FAFSA is a major step in going to college because it is the form used to apply for federal and state student aid programs. The more financial aid students receive, the more likely they are to attend...

The 16th District PTA is offering scholarships to seniors who are continuing their education

  By Tammy L. Lane Fayette County Public Schools     Members of the Class of 2015 in Fayette County Public Schools are invited to apply for the 16th District PTA scholarships, which help deserving young people continue their education.   The awards are based on financial need, academic achievement and contributions to the community through extracurricular activities. The minimum...

Kentucky Society of CPAs offers applications for Educational Foundation scholarships

  The Kentucky Society of CPAs is accepting applications for its Educational Foundation scholarships now through Feb. 9.   Students studying accounting at Kentucky-based colleges and universities are eligible to apply for the scholarships. For more information, criteria or an online application, click

Deadline fast approaching for freshmen interested in Robinson Leaders Program

  By Jeff Spradling UKNow     The Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for its high school leadership program through 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.   To be eligible, applicants must be in the freshman year of high school, reside in one of the 29 Eastern Kentucky counties in the Robinson Scholars service area, and be first generation...

Filing for FAFSA early gives students better chance; given on first-come, first-served basis

  Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university this fall should file the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The FAFSA is available here.   A student attending a college or university...