ECTC’s Human Services program eligible for Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship | ECTC

ECTC’s Human Services program eligible for Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship

Published on Jun 21, 2024

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Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Human Services is now eligible for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, meaning students can earn an associate in applied science or one of the program’s five certificates tuition free.

Human Services students train for careers in social, community, education and mental health services. In addition to a two-year degree, the program offers the following certificates: aging services, client service coordinator, direct support work, psychiatric metal health technician and recovery coach.

“Human services professionals are in high demand in our community, and I’m excited that the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship will help attract and retain a future skilled workforce for this vital career field,” said Human Services Program Coordinator David Smith. “This is an incredible opportunity for students who want to do meaningful work and help others. Our graduates work with children, gerontology, military, probation and parole, corrections, substance abuse, mental health and more.”

The WRKS is available to Kentucky residents who do not have an associate degree or higher and enroll in an eligible high-demand program. It has no income or age requirements and covers up to 60 total credit hours and up to $400 per year in fees.

Eligible programs lead to careers in Kentucky’s high-demand career sectors: healthcare, now including human services; advanced manufacturing; business and information technology; construction and trades; and transportation and logistics.

To apply for the scholarship, prospective students should first complete an ECTC application for admission and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and then complete the WRKS application.

“We encourage new and current students in eligible programs to apply for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship as soon as possible as funds for the 2024-25 academic year are limited,” said ECTC Financial Aid Director Michael Barlow. ECTC financial aid experts are available to provide one-on-one assistance, he added.

For assistance, visit the Financial Aid Office, Regional Postsecondary Center, Room 105, on the Elizabethtown campus, email or call 270-769-2371.

For more information about the ECTC Human Services program, visit