27, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) --
University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr. has
announced a new scholarship program benefiting the
children of UK graduates who live out of state.
new Legacy Scholarship will provide a differential
grant between resident and non-resident tuition to
incoming freshmen who have at least one parent who
earned a degree from UK. The parent must also be an
active member of the National Alumni Association.
"We want our graduates who live out of state to know
that we want their children to attend this university,"
Todd said. "We believe this scholarship will add a
strong incentive to our alumni and their children
to consider UK when they are selecting a college or
Stan Key, director of the UK Alumni Association, said
the association is very excited about President Todd's
initiative to create Legacy Scholarships at UK, and
to make them a part of the Alumni Association program.
"We talk to so many alumni who miss Kentucky and want
to share their UK experience with the their sons and
daughters. This is an opportunity for them to do so
while contributing a geographic diversity that enhances
the undergraduate culture at UK. Keep watch in our
alumni publications and on our Web site for information
about application procedures," Key said.
information is also available by clicking
here or by calling (859)-257-8905 or 800-269-ALUM.
Legacy Scholarship will be awarded to any student
who meets UK's academic requirements and will supplement
any other scholarships that the student might receive.
scholarships will be available for the first time
to freshmen enrolling in the fall of 2002. In addition,
the 2001 freshman class may also apply.