The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) is a public corporation and governmental agency and instrumentality of the Commonwealth established in 1966 to improve students' access to higher education. To that end, KHEAA administers several financial aid programs and disseminates information about higher education opportunities. KHEAA's mission statement is to expand educational opportunities by providing financial and informational resources that enable Kentuckians to attain their higher education goals.
The Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship helps Kentucky students attend Pikeville College's School of Osteopathic Medicine. The award is equal to the difference between the average amount charged for in-state tuition at the state medical schools and the tuition at the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a Kentucky resident. Must practice one year in Kentucky in a qualifying field for each year the scholarship is received. Recipient must repay the scholarship plus interest if student does not complete program or service requirement.