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A blessing.
Life changing.
The opportunity of a lifetime.

Ask a Robinson Scholar or their parents to describe the Robinson Scholars Program and that is what you hear.

Opening the Doors

of Opportunity


The Robinson Scholars Program serves eastern Kentuckian first generation college-bound and college students who have demonstrated the potential to succeed but who might encounter economic, cultural, or institutional impediments to their completion of four-year college degrees. The Program's mission is to provide these students with support services and scholarship resources that empower them to complete a baccalaureate degree at the University of Kentucky and thereby increase the educational capital of their communities.

Class 12 Robinson Scholar Rachel Flanery!




The deadline for the  2013-2014 Robinson Leaders Application Has been Extended! Our office is fully aware that many of you are just getting  back to school due to harsh weather conditions. For this reason, the deadline for the application and all mail in supplementary materials has been extended until February 14th, 2014. The application link listed below will be available through February 14, 2014, 4:30 p.m. We must receive supplementary paper information in our Jackson office by February 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Please note that we can only review complete applications, which includes the online and paper portions of the application.

You can apply to be a Robinson Leader here.


Top News

Class 13 Scholar, Laken Parsons, Named AppalArts Magazine Artist of the Month!

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high school reminders

February 15
ACT II Workshop

March 1
Robinson Scholar Application Orientation Meeting

March 7-8
Senior UK Visit

April 12-13
Junior Retreat

April 21-25
Summer Newsletter Distribution

April 26
Robinson Leader UK Visit

May 3
Robinson Leader 4 Orientation

June 22-28
Mission: Appalachia Camp - UK

July 7-10
Robinson Challenge Trip

July 12-20
RSP College Bootcamp - UK


uk reminders

March 3-April 23
Students are prohibited from changing academic majors

march 17-22
Spring Vacation

March 31-April 22
Priority Registration for Fall 2014 for returning students

April 11
Last day to withdraw or reduce course load at the university.

May 2
Last day of classes

May 9
End of Spring 2014Semester

May 9
Robinson Recognition Ceremony

Scholars Today

Amanda Newsome Name One of UK's Top Student Employees

Amanda Newsome was nominated for the University of Kentucky's top student employees out of over hundreds of student workers.

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