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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..

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

Rugged Red Trail Half Marathon will Fund Robinson Scholarship

The Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky is pleased to announce a new scholarship for students in Powell, Menifee, and Wolfe counties funded by the Rugged Red Trail Half...

Applications Being Accepted for Robinson Scholars High School Enrichment Program

The Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky will accept applications for its high school leadership program through Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. To be eligible, applicants must be in the...

UK program helps first-generation, low-income students navigate college

When Gloria Maldonado was still at Bryan Station High School, she remembers college reps coming to talk about the University of Kentucky. The first in her family to plan to go to college, “I didn’...

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