Good grades, scores translate into college aid

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Students who make good grades in high school and perform well on the ACT or SAT can earn money for college through the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship program.

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority says students earn a base award for each year that they make at least a 2.5 grade point average at a certified Kentucky high school. Students who earn at least one base award can also earn a bonus award for scoring 15 or higher on the ACT or at least 710 on the SAT. There are also bonus awards for students who qualified for free or reduced lunch programs during high school if they score at least a three on any Advanced Placement exam or five on International Baccalaureate exams.

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