FRANKFORT — Seven students from Floyd County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT. The students honored hail from Allen Central, Betsy Layne and Prestonsburg high schools as well as the Piarist School.
These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.
The designation honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992 to 1997.
Local scholars Thomas Case (Allen Central High School), Tyler Price (Allen Central High School), Wynston Akers (Betsy Layne High School), Peyton Case (Betsy Layne High School), Allissa Moe (Betsy Layne High School), Piarist School: Subhash Gutti (Piarist School) and Angel Thornsbury (Prestonsburg High School).
KEES and other Kentucky student aid programs are administered by KHEAA. KEES awards are funded by net Kentucky lottery proceeds and may be used at most colleges and universities in Kentucky. In some cases, the award may be used at an out-of-state school if the major the student is pursuing is not available in Kentucky. No application is necessary for KEES awards.
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to www.gotocollege.ky.gov. 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, ext. 6-7214.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.