Scholarship helps high school students take dual credit classes

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Kentucky high school juniors and seniors may apply for a scholarship to help pay for dual credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university.

The Mary Jo Young Scholarship, named for a former member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, provides assistance with tuition and textbook expenses for up to two classes each semester. Scholarships can only be used in the fall and spring semesters.

To be considered, students must be in grades 11 or 12 during the 2014-15 academic year. They must have at least an 18 ACT composite score or earn at least a 2.5 GPA during the 2013-14 academic year. Priority is given to students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch.

The application is available on www.kheaa.com. Students must apply through their http://www.kheaa.com account. The application period runs through May 15.

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