Applying for the KAGE Foundation Financial Assistance

Only students who are Kentucky residents and who have been accepted at a summer program for gifted students offered by a Kentucky public university and who have demonstrated financial need will be considered by the KAGE Foundation financial assistance committee. Home-schooled students should contact the KAGE office for more information about applying to the KAGE Foundation.

As a rule, only partial financial assistance is awarded. This policy allows the students family and/or community to show commitment, and it allows limited funds to serve as many students as possible.  Award notifications are typically made in May.

The deadline to apply for financial assistance from the KAGE Foundation for 2024 has passed. The application for 2025 will open in January, 2025.


Other Possible Financial Assistance Resources

Parent support groups at school or other civic groups (e.g., Rotary, Optimists) may be able to help. In addition, some universities offer financial assistance to those attending their programs. Your school’s guidance counselor may be able to offer suggestions. You may also apply for aid from The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU.

We strongly urge you to contact the KAGE office to make sure that ALL components of your application have been received, especially the Educator Form. The deadline for everything to be submitted is April 30, 2025.

For more information about the KAGE Foundation and the Financial Assistance application, contact the KAGE office at 270.745.4301 or

last updated 05/30/2024