Kentucky Work Ready Scholarship Application Now Open

Originally posted on the KHEAA Work Ready webpage. The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship helps Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate’s degree afford an industry-recognized certificate. Student must: Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident Be a Kentucky resident Be … Read More

Degrees Work Media Coverage

New Louisville Start-Up Will Recruit Employees Back to College (Business First) Wanted: Adult Learners (Courier Journal) Program Launched in Louisville to Help Employees Finish College (The Lane Report) How Cities Can Survive Workforce Automation (State Tech Magazine)

Looking Back at the Power Forward Summit

On December 9, 2016, KentuckianaWorks, 55K and GLI, sponsored Power Forward, the Louisville Region Education and Workforce Summit. The summit, which was attended by over 250 people, picked up on last year’s call to accelerate progress with two main themes: Making … Read More

FAFSA Is Now Open! Have You Filed?

This year’s FAFSA comes with important changes, the first being an early release date. Rather than waiting until January to open, the FAFSA opened on October 1st! Don’t fall for the myth that the FAFSA can’t help you; many schools … Read More

Latino Student Resource Guide – Scholarships, Financial Aid, & More!

The Louisville Latino Educational Outreach program compiled a list of materials for Latino students interested in college. View the PDF below to learn about scholarships, financial aid resources, career development opportunities, and help with the college application process. LLEO Student … Read More

Louisville Recognized as Culture of Health Prize Winner

Louisville has been selected to receive the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health prize for its efforts in improving community health and well-being. 55,000 Degrees was recognized as a contributing force in these efforts through a collective impact approach, giving Louisville … Read More

Louisville Sets New Record in Education Attainment

Louisville’s adult population has set a new record for college attainment, according to 2015 data released this week from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Highlights of the data include: The percentage of working-age adults with at least an associate … Read More

College Signing Day Media

Courier Journal –  Jefferson Co. seniors get into college groove Jefferson County Public Schools – Seniors to Commit to Higher Ed at College Signing Day 2016 – JCPS YouTube – College Signing Day at KFC Yum! Center YouTube – College Signing Day 2016 … Read More