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 spring 2014:
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.
Financial Aid Night Option 1: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 4-6 p.m. Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville KY 40209
Financial Aid Night Option 2: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6-8 p.m. Jewish Family & Career Services, 2821 Klempner Way (Corner of Cannons & Dutchmans Lanes)
Campus Visit: Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
The culminating event for 1G2UK has finally arrived! A free shuttle will transport students and guests from Louisville to Lexington for a full day of fun while getting the chance to visit campus and interact with the First Generation staff and students!