Banner Link to UK Academy for Undergraduate Excellence Division of Undergraduate Education

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.

Apply here


First Scholars in the News

1G
First Gen Students Network with UK Faculty, Staff

When the residents of the First Generation Living Learning Community (1GLLC), Robinson Scholars Program and First Scholars Program gathered for dinner with first generation faculty and staff last...

IdeaFestival
UK Students Attend IdeaFestival

Some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators are in downtown Louisville this week for the annual IdeaFestival (IF), which runs through Friday at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts...

First Scholars Application Now Available

The University of Kentucky Office of First Generation Initiatives has announced the application for the First Scholars Program. Open to incoming, full-time freshmen who are first-generation...

Pages