There are many benefits of being a KEA member, including eligibility for scholarships, awards and grants sponsored by KEA, NEA and its partners.  Read on to see how KEA can help you grow in your profession and support you in your classroom or work site. 

The scholarships, awards, grants and contests that are currently open are listed below. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to collect all required information, including (for some categories) letters of recommendation. Interested applicants may check the submission requirements for each category by clicking through to the application form. 

Please check this page frequently, as new opportunities will become available in every category.


Deadline extended to February 19, 2021! Marvin Dodson-Carl Perkins Scholarships -  Eligibility:  Successful candidates must meet these requirements: 1) Be a member of the KEA Aspiring Educators; 2) Be college junior, senior, post-baccalaureate student or MAT candidate in a Kentucky college or university during 2020-21, and; 3) not have previously won a Dodson-Perkins scholarship.  Description:  Applications are submitted to the KEA MOVE Committee, which will determine the winners. KEA will award a total of $6000; no single award will exceed $1000 or be less than $500.  Winners will be honored at the 2021 KEA Delegate Assembly. Click here to access the Dodson-Perkins scholarship application.  The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 p.m. eastern, Friday, February 19, 2021.


Deadline extended!!  #DifferenceMakers 2020-21 Student Art Contest is now open! Show us how talented your students are!  Have your students each submit an 8 1/2 X 11 portrait of the educator who has made a difference to them. Send your students' #DifferenceMakers portraits and one copy of this signed form for each individual submission to KEA by 5:00 p.m. eastern on Friday, February 19, 2021. One winner in each grade span (P-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12) will be selected.  The winning students and their teachers will each win $50!  All submissions must be received  at KEA, 401 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021 to be considered.  With permission, winning submissions will be published in the KEA News and may be published on KEA social media platforms.