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KY AHED awards up to $5,000 in competitive grants to high schools that demonstrate new and expanded strategies for college access opportunities. The program targets students who don't consider college an option, and works to remove barriers to college access. KY AHED funds the implementation of co-curricular strategies to improve access to college activities for high school students throughout Eastern Kentucky.


Request for Proposals (RFP)

KY AHED issues RFPs based on Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding availability. For more information, contact Keith Walker at 606-783-9519.

  • KY AHED provides up to $5,000 in College Access Project grants to ARC designated Kentucky schools.
  • RFPs must be renewed on a yearly basis.
  • After a three-year funding cycle, schools cannot qualify for one calendar year.
  • KY AHED strongly recommends the grant be written and coordinated by the school's guidance department.
  • The Kentucky College and Career Readiness High School Feedback Report provides your school and district with statistics that are important when writing your KY AHED grant.
  • KY AHED offers RFP grant writing workshops in two locations (Somerset and the MSU main campus) as well as assistance via phone and email. For more information, contact Keith Walker at 606-783-9519.


Keith Walker, MA. ED, Director
210 Educational Services Building

Kim Murphy, BA, Secretary
210 Educational Services Building

  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
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