hcc building 300HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (7/24/17) — Hopkinsville Community College announced a Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship open house is 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, July 31 at the college auditorium building. The event is set up to assist students interested in applying for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, which will pay tuition for short-term, career-related certificates and diplomas in fields where there are good paying jobs. Many of these courses can be completed in four months or less.

Qualifying areas for the 2017-18 year are health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business services/IT and construction.

Attendees will receive information about the following topics:

• What is the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship?
• Overview of the eligible programs
• How to apply for the scholarship via the KHEAA website
• Financial Aid application assistance (FAFSA is required)
• Assistance with applying to HCC

Student must meet the following criteria:

• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Be a Kentucky resident
• Be a high school graduate or be enrolled in or have completed a General Educational Development Program
• Have not earned an associate's or higher degree
• Be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, at an eligible postsecondary institution in an approved program of study that leads to an industry recognized certificate, credential or diploma in a high-demand workforce sector.

Anyone who has not yet earned a college degree of any type is eligible for free tuition toward earning a certificate or diploma in one of the five qualifying areas. There are no income or age limits to qualify. The only educational requirement to apply is a high school diploma or GED.

Learn more about the scholarship at http://bit.ly/HCCWorkReadyOpenHouse.

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