Purple Star Award Application

Schools must complete four requirements to receive the Purple Star Award. Once schools complete the four requirements, they submit their application.  

There are two application periods in the spring and fall. The deadline for spring applications is February 15th and the fall application is due September 15th. The Purple Star Advisory Board reviews the applications and awards the school in April for Month of the Military Child and in November for Veterans Appreciation Month.  After receiving the award, schools may host an award ceremony at their schools to receive special recognition.  A member of the Purple Star Award Advisory Board presents the award to the school. Purple Star Awarded schools also receive special statewide recognition their achievement.

Hover over the buttons below to learn more about the four requirements.


A Purple Star Liaison who works in the school building
Liaisons submit a brief questionnaire twice a year to provide feedback and for program improvements.
Help organize and plan the school’s military recognition activities


Attend the self-paced online training, “Military Youth in Kentucky”
Complete the pre and post training evaluation survey to receive one EILA credit certificate
Optional professional development training


At least one military recognition event(s) or activity(ies)
Events must be completed before submitting the application
Hosted events are determined by the school


Schools must create a resource page on their school website for military families
The page must be easily assessable
The page must Include the Purple Star Logo, Liaison contact information and local support organizations for military families

For help or questions, check out the school resource tab or email kypurplestar@ky.gov