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Our Program

The First Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky is an affiliate of the First Scholars Network of The Suder Foundation. Our comprehensive program was created specifically to address the holistic development of first generation students throughout their undergraduate experience at UK. Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship over four years for a total of $20,000, in addition to the social, academic and leadership activities designed to guide scholars through key transitions pivotal to their success.

FRESHMAN YEAR: Connecting to Campus

SOPHOMORE YEAR: Optimizing the College Experience

JUNIOR YEAR: Expanding Career and Community Opportunities

SENIOR YEAR: Transitioning to the Future