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What is a First Scholar?

First Scholars is a comprehensive program created specifically to address the holistic development of first generation students throughout their undergraduate college experience at the University of Kentucky. Our program based on theory and research includes multiple levels of support to address the unique challenges first generation students face. The First Scholars Program at UK has been an affiliate of the national First Scholars Network of The Suder Foundation since 2009. Learn more about our program.

First Scholars in the News

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...

Record Number of Students on UK Dean's List

For the first time, more than 7,000 students have made the University of Kentucky Dean’s List. UK has released its Dean's List for the fall 2015 semester. To make a Dean’s List in one of the UK...

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