The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) will award $2,500 scholarships to eligible Kentucky high school students with disabilities who plan to attend any two- or four-year postsecondary education institution or training program.

Up to four scholarships will be awarded per Kentucky school district.

Nominees must:

  • Be a high school senior or grade 14 student intending to enroll in a postsecondary education or training program;
  • Have an Individualized Education Program (IEP); and
  • Have obtained postsecondary readiness through career or academic readiness.

The application with postsecondary readiness status, age and address may be completed by anyone, but must be signed by the guidance counselor and superintendent.

OSEEL will pay the scholarship directly to a student’s postsecondary institution upon receipt of the acceptance letter.

OSEEL scholarship nomination forms must be submitted by April 28. For questions or information related to the scholarship program, contact KDE’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning via email.