Applicants will be notified of their status no later than March 15, 2014 academic year. The First Scholars Program is available to 20 first-time freshmen that are first-generation college students (parents have earned no more than two years of education beyond high school and no post-secondary degree) who enroll at the University of Kentucky full-time during the 2014-2015 academic year.
The recipient must be a first generation student according to the Suder Foundation definition which means neither parents can have completed two years or more of college AND:
Has met all admissions requirements and is accepted to the university as a first time, full-time undergraduate;
Is either a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen as defined and permitted under federal law;
Has demonstrated financial need;
Has demonstrated academic ability as evidenced by:
- Has demonstrated academic ability as evidenced by a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0;
- Has achieved a composite ACT score of between 22-28 representing the mid 50th percentile of entering students at UK. Students outside of this target range will not be considered;
- Must reside in the First Generation Living Learning Community during their freshmen year and in university-related or student-type housing near campus outside of the family home during their undergraduate career;
- Has completed the First Scholars application essay and completed all aspects of the assessment and selection process;
Is eligible for in state student tuition;
Intends to live on campus or in university-related or student-type housing near campus outside of the family home;
Has completed and submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
Has completed the First Scholars application and assessment process and demonstrates characteristics compatible with successfully completing the TSF Program as determined by the assessment tool results;
Agrees to participate in the program including developing and implementing a Individual Strategic Plan, including academic, social and other participatory requirements.
Maintain a 2.5 cumulative UK GPA and complete all program requirements.
For more information, please contact Martina Martin at (859) 257-3532 or email@example.com.