February 13, 2018
Our state needs to prioritize making college more affordable for low-income Kentuckians and House Bill 247, which would radically alter the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), falls short of this goal in several ways.
While KEES — which has historically been a merit-based scholarship program — currently serves primarily higher income students, it also helps some low-income students meet the growing costs of college. HB 247 would reduce its ability to do so.
What is KEES?
The KEES scholarship is currently available to students who earn at least a 2.5 read more