Higher Education officials across Kentucky continue to promote the state’s Work Ready Scholarship Program. Funded through Kentucky Lottery proceeds, it allows eligible students to earn up to 60 hours of credit tuition free.
Western Kentucky’s Mallory Fish graduated from Hopkinsville Community College with a nursing degree. She now works in a local hospital in the medical-surgery COVID unit. “I’m very grateful to be able to help all those people who are in the hospital and I’m able to do it because of Work Ready, because they provided me with the mental peace of not having to work four of five days a week to get through college,” said Fish.
The Work Ready scholarships are available to Kentucky residents with a high school diploma or those working on their GED. The assistance pertains to anyone without an associate degree or higher.
Cory Wilson earned two degrees through Owensboro Community and Technical College. “I was with Sun Windows for about a year and a half while I was in school, still learning everything hands on while I was in class learning the same thing so getting the book smart and the hands on and visual aspect has been great,” said Wilson.
Participating in the event was Buffalo B. Stille of the rap quartet Nappy Roots. He is a spokesmen for the Work Ready effort. Dropping out of college to pursue music, Stille completed his degree in 2019.
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