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Scholarships and Student Funding Opportunities

Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS)

Students that complete a FAFSA form may be eligible for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program. This program will provide $179 per 1 credit hour or 13.33 contact hours.  The following EKU Workforce Development & Community Engagement programs are approved for Work Ready Funding:

  • Six Sigma (Yellow and Green Belt)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Certified Safety and Health Specialist (General Industry)
  • Certified Safety and Health Specialist (Construction)
  • Public Sector and Health Fundamentals (General Industry)
  • Public Sector and Health Fundamentals (Construction)
  • OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer (General Industry)
  • OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer (Construction)
  • First Line Supervision Program
  • Leadership Excellence Safety Certificate Program
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Leadership Excellence for Middle Managers

WRKS Program Information

WRKS Approved Programs

To Apply: 

1. Complete the FAFSA form (include EKU as school choice)

2. Sign-in to KHEAA to Apply for WRKS T


Army Credentialing Assistance

As part of the Army Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) service, The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program provides qualifying soldiers with up to $4,000 per fiscal year in career educational benefits. The CA program allows soldiers to earn professional and technical credentials. This program creates new opportunities for soldiers to enhance their skills and professionalism while serving and increasing their overall employability upon transitioning from the Army.

The following EKU Workforce Development & Community Engagement programs are approved for Army Credentialing Assistance under the Health and Safety Officer (HSO) track:

  • Certified Safety and Health Specialist (General Industry)
  • Certified Safety and Health Specialist (Construction)
  • Public Sector and Health Fundamentals (General Industry)
  • Public Sector and Health Fundamentals (Construction)
  • OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer (General Industry)
  • OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer (Construction)
  • Correctional Safety Officer Certificate Program

Program Overview

Visit ArmyIgnited.com and Click "Get Started" to Apply 


O’Donnell Scholarships

In accordance with KRS 164.284, persons age 65 or older are eligible to enroll in Workforce Development classes at no cost, contingent upon slot availability. Proof of age is required at time of registration. O’Donnell Scholarships only apply to tuition and do not include textbooks, equipment, supplies, trips or tours. Please ask about additional cost when registering for the class. Participant assumes the responsibility of the full tuition cost of the course if they fail to cancel two (2) working days prior to the first class and/or do not attend the course.

Call 859-622-1228 to enroll

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