Purple Star Award Application

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.



Designate 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

Host 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 Kentucky Purple Star Logo (which can be downloaded from the school resource page). Liaison contact information and local support organizations for military families

Apply or Re-Apply for Purple Star Award



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