With a two-year $100,000 grant from the Louisville-based Gheens Foundation, the University of Kentucky is launching a pilot initiative entitled 1G2UK focused on improving retention and graduation rates for first-generation college students from Jefferson County.
Coordinated by UK Assistant Director of Admissions Anna Hays Taul, 1G2UK features a series of events culminating with a campus tour. Here are the activities planned for fall 2013:
December 12th at 6 p.m. "Home for the Holidays" - Apply for housing and learn about the First Generation Living Learning Community. Dinner is provided. This program is designed for students who have applied and been admitted to the University of Kentucky. Learn how to apply for housing and the First Generation Living Learning Community. Dinner is provided.
LOCATION: Kentucky Derby Museum (704 Central Ave in Louisville)
January 12th or 14th (attend one of two) "Cash for College: Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships" - Financial aid counselors will be on hand to help families with the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) as well as writing instructors to guide the scholarship application process.
The culminating event will be a UK campus tour for students and families on February 22nd. Buses will depart Louisville that morning with lunch and dinner provided. Students who attend all four events will be eligible for additional prizes. For more information, contact Anna Hays Taul at (502) 649-8726 or annaLhays@uky.edu.