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1G Initiatives The Office of First Generation Initiatives supports students who are the first in their families to attend college. Check out the programs, scholarships, and support offered here.

Academic Enhancement is a centralized academic unit responsible for programs and services for students, faculty, and staff intended to promote effective learning strategies in and out of the classroom in order to enhance the academic experience of all students at the University of Kentucky.

Academic Preparation Program is designed to begin communicating with students during the admissions/application process and provide a comprehensive continuum of support once they begin their careers as UK students.

Appalachian and Minority Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Majors (AMSTEMM) is a program providing a community environment, a network of support services and numerous academic enhancement opportunities to undergraduate students.

Assessment for Undergraduate Education Units: In collaboration with the Office of Assessment, the Office of Undergraduate Education is working to provide resources for academic support units regarding student learning assessment.

Center for Academic Resources & Enrichment Services (CARES) CARES is a unit in the Office of Institutional Diversity which provides comprehensive academic support and enrichment services to aid in increasing the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students.

Center for Academic Tutoring Services (CATS) creates an environment where all student-athletes have the opportunity to maximize their academic, personal, and social growth and improve their post- college quality of life.

Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence's purpose is to advance and represent the University's commitment to excellence and diversity in undergraduate education.

External Scholarship Office: External scholarships and fellowships are awards that are funded by sources (such as a non-government foundation or government agency) outside the University of Kentucky.

First Scholars Program addresses the unique challenges of students who are the first in their families to attend college and supports them as they obtain a degree through scholarships, technology, mentoring, and programming.

The Gaines Center for the Humanities functions as a laboratory for imaginative and innovative education on the University of Kentucky's campus.

The Honors Program provides an alternative course of instruction for outstanding, highly motivated students drawn from around the state and throughout the region and country.

Living Learning Communities and Residential Colleges offer a community of undergraduate students who share common majors, classes or other interests to integrate their classroom experiences with experiences where they live, and to create a small college atmosphere in a large university setting.

PresentationU! Initiative officially launched on January 1, 2014. Presentation U! is UK's Quality Enhancement Plan (part of the requirements for our SACS-COC accreditation) and will support innovations by faculty, teaching staff, graduate students and undergraduates across campus with projects involving multimodal composition and communication.

The Robinson Scholars Program serves 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 Stuckert Career Center serves University of Kentucky students, alumni, and local, national, and international employers.

Student Success offers a wide array of resources for faculty, teaching staff, student support services professionals and students - taking a leadership role in developing innovative strategies for improving the University's retention and graduation rates.

Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program housed in the Office of Institutional Diversity that provides a variety of academic support and enrichment services for students who are first generation, low income, and have a documented disability.

Undergraduate Research is dedicated to providing coordination, leadership and support for the many programs at the University of Kentucky designed to promote undergraduate research, scholarship, and creativity.

Undergraduate Studies is an advising center for transfer students, students with an undeclared major, and pre-professional students.