KY Lottery: $57.6M to N. Central KY schools in FY 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Students in North Central Kentucky last year received more than $57.6 million in college scholarships and grants paid for by Kentucky Lottery proceeds. This is according to newly-released figures from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). These funds were used to award more than 34,000 scholarships and grants to North Central Kentucky students.

Statewide, more than 91,300 students all across the Commonwealth received $196.9 million in Kentucky Lottery proceeds during the 2015 fiscal year.  Since the lottery first began funding these programs in 1998, more than 659,000 Kentucky students have received scholarships and grants worth $2.4 billion.

Lottery proceeds are used to fund the merit-based Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program, and two need-based programs – College Access Program (CAP) grants and Kentucky Tuition Grants (KTG).

The county-by-county breakdown is as follows:

County # of KEES Recip-

ients

Amount of Award # of CAP Recip-ients Amount of Award # of KTG Recip-ients Amount of Award
Anderson 436 $711,747 180 $288,168 80 $216,803
Boone 2,716 $4,403,366 724 $1,176,901 176 $479,934
Bourbon 339 $480,335 159 $244,921 45 $123,801
Boyle 539 $874,646 338 $532,111 164 $445,303
Campbell 1,596 $2,632,935 538 $879,713 96 $262,402
Casey 228 $340,541 172 $266,072 68 $173,733
Clark 550 $890,301 230 $358,676 64 $175,193
Fayette 4,402 $6,764,802 2,336 $3,760,861 603 $1,588,459
Franklin 761 $1,169,158 402 $647,281 154 $421,130
Garrard 208 $319,469 126 $198,720 36 $97,126
Grant 429 $652,199 194 $323,380 52 $147,282
Harrison 294 $476,375 140 $221,284 55 $135,643
Jessamine 864 $1,262,177 426 $702,936 216 $578,056
Kenton 2,753 $4,415,790 1,028 $1,622,690 198 $538,558
Lincoln 309 $485,716 243 $385,375 71 $184,649
Madison 1,431 $2,170,754 1,080 $1,773,031 200 $549,833
Mercer 376 $605,509 177 $280,634 73 $200,475
Owen 183 $295,902 89 $143,461 26 $63,741
Pendleton 255 $425,957 118 $194,041 21 $54,960
Pulaski 984 $1,547,776 668 $1,049,757 193 $512,918
Russell 277 $451,251 218 $362,282 125 $338,830
Scott 789 $1,277,937 308 $483,293 143 $370,621
Woodford 547 $872,344 189 $299,991 98 $256,068
Total 21,267 $33,526,988 10,082 $16,195,581 2,957 $7,915,518

For more information on how to obtain a Lottery-funded grant or scholarship, go to www.kheaa.com, call 1-800-928-8926, or contact the guidance counselor at your local high school.

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