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Application Information

This is an online application. However, paper applications will be provided to high school guidance counselors. Please note that online applications are preferred. 

*We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The application process has two steps:

1. Complete the application

Please note: If doing the online application, you will need to complete the entire application at one time. The survey will not allow you to start and resume at a later time.

You will need the following information to complete the application.

  • A parent or legal guardian must verify that your information is correct
  • Your household income information for 2015 included in your tax returns.
  • Information about current and past curriculum
  • Basic biographical information about applicant and parents/guardian
  • One essay of 250-500 words on the following topic: Discuss the value of community service and how you would lend your talent to solving a problem in your community. Give details about specific things you can do, what resources you could use in your community to make positive changes, and why this is an important issue for you.
  • You will need at least one valid email address. For this application, we advise that you do not use a Hotmail account as your primary source of email contact. The University of Kentucky email server has experienced difficulty in sending emails to "" accounts. We have not experienced this problem with other email accounts.
  • We have endeavored to provide a complete list of high schools in the service region. If your high school is not listed in the menu selection, please select "Other."
  • Copy of current high school transcript
  • Copies all standardized test scores, such as Explore, ACT, PSAT, etc.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

2. Mail in all supplementary documentation and paper application. Supplementary materials include:

  • 2015 tax returns or if taxes were not filed, some other proof of income. (income includes SSI, child support, or other forms of income).
  • Copy of current high school transcript
  • Copies of all standardized test scores such as Explore, ACT, PSAT, etc.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

To access the online application click here.

Submit all paper applications and supporting paper documentation to:

Neomia Hagans-Flores
Robinson Scholars Program
130 Robinson Road 
Jackson, KY 41339

If you are having technical difficulties, please contact Neomia Hagans Flores, Regional Coordinator, at 859-218-1198 or via email at