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2017-2018

ARKANSAS

Mr. Jonathan Coleman, Program Specialist 
Arkansas Dept. of Higher Education
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: (501) 371-1064/FAX (501) 371-2001
E-mail: Jonathan.coleman@adhe.edu
http://scholarships.adhe.edu/ (click on YOUniversal Fin. Aid System)
 

GEORGIA

Ms. Deborah Sullivan
Program Manager of Academic Common Markets
Board of Regents
University System of Georgia
270 Washington St., SW
Atlanta, GA 30334-1450
Ph: (404) 962-3079 / FAX (404) 962-3095
E-mail: Deborah.Sullivan@usg.edu 
 

KANSAS@

Ms. Linda Oldham Burns
Student Financial Aid Specialist
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Ph: (785) 296-3518; FAX (785) 296-0983
E-mail: loldhamburns@ksbor.org
Website: http://www.kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/scholarships_and_grants


KENTUCKY

Mr. Shaun McKiernan
Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr., Ste. #320 
Frankfort, KY 40601-8204 
Ph: (502) 573-1555, ext. 225/FAX(502) 573-1535
Shaun.McKiernan@ky.gov
http://www.cpe.ky.gov/acm/apply-cs.html


LOUISIANA@

Ms. LeAnn Detillier
Louisiana Board of Regents
P. O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
Ph: (225) 342-4253/ FAX (225) 342-6926
leann.Detillier@regents.la.gov            

MISSISSIPPI@

Ms. Renotta Jones
Office and Program Administrator
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
601-432-6664
rjones@mississippi.edu
www.mississippi.edu/financialaid
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Ms. Tanya Rogers
SC Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
Ph: (803) 737-2224 / FAX (803) 737-2297
E-mail: trogers@che.sc.gov
 

TENNESSEE

Mr. Brett Gipson
Deputy General Counsel
TN Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite #1900
Nashville, TN 37243-0830
Ph:  (615) 253-5335 / FAX (615) 253-8548
Email: brett.gipson@tn.gov 
Website: http://www.tn.gov/thec


WEST VIRGINIA

Ms. Jelayne Crosier
Division Assistant
WV Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Blvd. East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25314-2827
Ph:  (304) 558-0261/ FAX 304-558-0089
Email: jelayne.crosier@wvhepc.edu​

@Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi require contract recipients to return to the state to practice or the recipient must repay the entire contract amount plus interest. Louisiana requires recipients to practice in-state for 18 months for each year the student received funds; Kansas and Mississippi require 12 months for each year funds were awarded.  Contact the state residency office for questions.