- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Residents of Kentucky’s coal-producing counties have a few more days to apply for a new scholarship designed to help people living in those counties finish a bachelor’s degree.

Maximum award amounts range from $2,300 to $6,800 per year.

The deadline to apply for the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship is June 15.

To qualify, a student must be a U.S. citizen and permanent resident of a Kentucky coal-producing county, have at least 60 hours toward a bachelor’s degree, be enrolled at least half-time in a bachelor’s degree program, be in good academic standing and have no past-due financial obligations to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

For more information, visit https://www.kheaa.com , click on “Paying for College,” then “KHEAA-Administered Programs,” then “Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship.”

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