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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 McVey Hall.

The First Generation Scholarship Application is now open. Online applications should be submitted no later than January 5, 2017.
 

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

UK Welcomes High School Students to Campus for GEAR UP Kentucky Summer Academy

For the next three weeks, nearly 100 students from 21 high schools across the Commonwealth will be on UK's campus for GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 Summer Academy @ UK — a college readiness program in...

Applications Being Accepted for the Student Outreach Team

The Academy for Undergraduate Excellence is seeking applications for the Student Outreach Team, an ambassador group on campus. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 1. The purpose of the...

Undergraduates Head to State Capitol to Present Research

Twenty-nine undergraduate researchers from the University of Kentucky, along with more than 200 other student representatives from across the state, are taking over the state capitol in Frankfort...

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