First Scholars addresses the unique challenges of students who are the first in their families to attend college and supports them as they obtain a degree. Starting with an assessment-based selection process and specific next steps based on those results, scholars begin with an individual strategic plan for success.
The First Generation Living Learning Community is a residential experience designed to support first generation students and assist them with their transition from high school into college life at UK. Academic success is encouraged through connected courses with their peers, increased faculty and staff interaction, as well as intentional programming efforts.
Robinson Scholars are preselected students from Appalachian Coal Counties who enroll at the University of Kentucky or any KCTCS community college and receive full scholarships (tuition and fees, room and board, and a book allowance), as well as extra services to help them achieve their academic goals.
Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to work with students who are first generation, low income, and have a documented disability. They provide a holistic approach to working with students designed to aid in retention and graduation.