Mary Jo Young Scholarship

MARY JO YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP

STUDENT MUST:

+ Be enrolled in dual credit courses at a Kentucky college.
+ Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
+ Be a legal resident of Kentucky.
+ Be a high school junior or senior during the 2016-2017 academic year.
+ Either have an ACT composite score of 18 or higher; OR achieve a grade point average
(GPA) of 2.5 or higher for the 2015-2016 academic year.

AWARD: 

+ Up to $420 for one course or $840 for two courses.
+ Reimbursement of textbook cost up to $125 for one course or $250 for two courses.

APPLICATION:

+ Applications for the 2016-2017 year will be available March 1, 2016. The deadline to apply
is May 15, 2016.

Sign or register on the KHEAA website to apply.

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Transferring Dual Credits?

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Many parents and students have questions and concerns about transferring Dual Credit courses from a KCTCS school to another Kentucky college or university.  Here are a few resources that will help answer questions and hopefully put your mind at ease as you prepare for the future.

How JCTC Classes Transfer

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KCTCS Transfer Policies and Agreements 

Another easy way to find out if the school/degree program will accept your credits is to contact the University/College Transfer Department.  Searching for a Transfer Credit Equivalency website will help as well.  As an example, go to Google and search for University of Louisville Transfer Credit Equivalency ” . Use this strategy and replace it with the college/university you plan on attending.

WKU Dual Credit Opportunity

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WKU’s second bi-term will be starting on October 15. Dual Credit will be offering 4 online courses:

ONLINE
COMM 145 Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication (3 credit hours)
SOCL 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hours)
UC 100 Career and College Explorations (1 hour, no tuition cost – info attached)

FACE-TO-FACE (WKU South Campus)
BUS 226 Introduction to Law (3 credit hours – info attached).
This course will be offered face-to–face at WKU’s South Campus location in the afternoons. Class meeting will occur once a week, but not every week. Interested students and school personnel can contact me for more information. 

Here is the link for registration – http://www.wku.edu/dualcredit/reg

Students must register by October 1. Classes will begin on October 15, and end December 11. Tuition will be due October 20. 

WKU Dual Credit UC 175, Fall ’15

Mary Jo Young Scholarship

Press Release from KHEAA:

Scholarship helps high school students take dual credit classes

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 6, 2015) — Kentucky high school juniors and seniors have until May 15 to apply for a scholarship to help pay for dual credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university.

The Mary Jo Young Scholarship, named for a former member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), provides assistance with tuition and textbook expenses for up to two classes each semester. Scholarships can only be used in the fall and spring semesters.

To be considered, students must be in grades 11 or 12 during the 2015-2016 academic year. They must have at least an 18 ACT composite or earn at least a 2.5 GPA during the 2014-2015 academic year. Priority is given to students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch.

The application is available on www.kheaa.com. Students must apply through their www.kheaa.com account.

KHEAA is the state agency that administers the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), need-based grants and other programs to help students pay their higher education expenses.

To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to www.gotocollege.ky.gov. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.

Mary Jo Young Scholarship

??????????The Mary Jo Young Scholarship Program provides need-based scholarships for dual credit and online Advanced Placement® (AP) courses to disadvantaged students in grades 9-12. The scholarship was created to connect students (who likely would not take dual credit or AP courses without payment of their costs by the scholarship) with high quality, college-level learning. Online AP courses are delivered through the Kentucky Virtual High School, while dual credit courses may be taken online or onsite.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 15, 2015. To learn more about the Mary Jo Young Scholarship and eligibility you can click on the link above or download this PDF about the scholarship.

WKU Dual Credit

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This upcoming spring semester WKU Dual Credit will be offering 10 online courses to high school students. 

  1. ART 100 : Art Appreciation
  2. CHEM 101C : Intro to Chemistry
  3. COMM 145 : Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  4. ECON 150 : Intro to Economics
  5. ENGL 100C : Intro to College Writing
  6. HIST 102 : World History II
  7. MATH 109C : General Math
  8. PS 110 : American National Government
  9. PSY 100 : Intro to Psychology
  10. SOCL 100 : Intro to Sociology

We expect these courses to fill; earlier registration is encouraged to increase students’ chances of getting into their desired courses. 

Students must complete the online registration form (http://bit.ly/1vmRbRJ) by January 12. It is important to note that new students must also apply to WKU as a dual credit student (http://bit.ly/1yfsN6O). 

Classes will begin on Monday, January 26, and will end on Friday, May 15. 

The tuition for online courses offered by WKU Dual Credit is $210 ($70/hour for a three hour course). There may be an additional cost for textbooks depending on the course. Additional information can be found on our website (http://bit.ly/12tzqFx).