John R. Justice Grant Program Offering Student Loan Forgiveness for Kentucky’s Public Attorneys

Public prosecutors and public defenders in Kentucky may qualify for student loan forgiveness through the John R. Justice Grant program, administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Eligible attorneys include prosecutors and public defenders who are full-time employees of the Commonwealth or a local government. Attorneys who supervise, educate, or train prosecutors and defenders are also eligible. Funding is available for loan forgiveness for 48 attorneys for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Applicants must sign three-year service agreements and have annual salaries of less than $55,000. Applications must be postmarked or received by March 29, 2019. For complete information or to apply, visit and click on the John R. Justice Loan Repayment link in the left column.

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