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HOPE Kentucky Scholars


The HOPE Kentucky Scholars Program covers 100% of tuition and fees – including textbooks – for traditional first-year and transfer students in Kentucky. The program’s funding is applied to any remaining costs for a student after all other institutional, state, and federal funds (e.g., Pell, KEES, CAP, KTG, FSEOG) have been applied (loans and work-study are not included in the calculation). As long as the student is admitted to Bellarmine and stays enrolled full time, files the FAFSA each year by April 1, and remains eligible for federal Pell grants and KY state aid (CAP and KTG), the funding is renewable for eight semesters.

To qualify, students must meet the following:

  • Be admitted to Bellarmine as a first-year or transfer student
  • Be a Kentucky resident and graduate from a Kentucky public, private, or home school
  • File the FAFSA each year by April 1 and remain eligible for Pell grants and KY state aid (CAP and KTG)

To maintain the HOPE KY Scholarship, students must do as follows:

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Complete the baccalaureate program in eight (8) consecutive semesters or less
  • Maintain full-time status


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