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First Generation Initiatives

Being 1G

Being a first generation (1G) college student means neither of your parents earned a Bachelor's degree, regardless of siblings and other relatives. The Office of First Generation Initiatives was created in 2011 by the Provost to lead campus wide efforts to recruit, retain and graduate more first generation students at the University of Kentucky. We are housed in the Two One Seven (217 Funkhouser).

Research Resource

A guide to the research literature and other sources of information about first generation college students with a focus on four-year undergraduate and graduate school experiences.

1G News

Kao
First Generation International Graduate Engineers Success

For one University of Kentucky student, last week’s commencement ceremonies fulfilled a dream generations in the making. Tony Kao, a native of Cambodia, immigrated to the United States when he was...

Women-in-Philanthropy
Academy Programs Awarded Women in Philanthropy Grants

The Women and Philanthropy Network at UK, now in its sixth year, has provided more than $1 million in grants for scholarships, fellowships, education abroad, special programs and research at the...

Robinson
Application Deadline Nearing for Robinson Leaders Program

The Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for its high school leadership program through 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20. To be eligible,...

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