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Juniors at Kentucky’s public and private high schools may enter to win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
To enter, students must submit an essay about the biggest challenge facing high school students. The essay must be no more than 200 words long and cannot mention the student’s name, school, county or community. The student’s name, address and high school should be listed on a cover sheet or at the bottom of the essay. For more information, visit www.kheaa.com/website/contest/intro.
Photos from the winning school will be used in future KHEAA publications and on KHEAA websites.
To enter, mail your essay to KHEAA, Publications Section, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798. You may also e-mail your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (502) 696-7574. The winner will be chosen by a committee of KHEAA employees. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 31, 2011.
Students from high schools that have been featured in the past five years — Trimble County, Boyle County, Menifee County, Williamstown and Green County — are not eligible to enter this year’s contest. Children of employees of KHEAA or the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC) are also not eligible.
KHEAA is the state agency that promotes college awareness, provides free college planning materials and administers state student aid programs, including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES).