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The Kentucky Lottery has raised more than $2.4 billion for college scholarships and grants since 1999. UK is the largest single recipient of these funds. We are the sole funding source for the popular KEES scholarship program, and also fund the need-based CAP and KTG programs.

State financial aid programs funded by the Kentucky Lottery

KHEAA gratefully acknowledges the Kentucky Lottery for its support and major commitment to Kentucky students.

Lottery proceeds fund millions annually in state student financial aid awards, including the College Access Program (CAP) Grant, the Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG), the merit-based Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program and the KHEAA Teacher Scholarship.

The CAP Grant is a need–based grant awarded to qualifying undergraduate students attending a Kentucky college or technical school at least half-time. Find out more about the CAP Grant.

KTG is a need–based grant awarded to qualifying undergraduate students attending a private Kentucky college full–time. Find out more about the KTG program.

The KEES program is a merit–based scholarship given to Kentucky students based on their high school GPAs and ACT/SAT scores. Find out more about KEES.

The KHEAA Teacher scholarhip provides financial aid to highly qualified Kentucky students pursuing initial teacher certification at participating Kentucky institutions. Find out more about the KHEAA Teacher Scholarship.

Click here to see a list of scholarships and grants awarded by county

Click here to see a list of scholarships and grants awarded by KY college and university 

Kentucky Lottery FAQ

Where's all that lottery money go?

How can I get a lottery-funded scholarship or grant?
KEES funds automatically follow high school students in KY when they graduate and attend a state college - there's no application process. Applicants for the CAP and KTG programs have to fill out the FAFSA at the beginning of the calendar year.