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Robinson Scholars

Creating opportunities for eastern Kentucky’s first generation youth

The Robinson Scholars Program serves first generation high school and college students in 29 eastern Kentucky counties through innovative college enrichment programming for high school students and scholarship opportunities for those selected to be Robinson Scholars. Our mission is to empower our students to complete a baccalaureate degree at the University of Kentucky and provide pathways for them to contribute to their communities through active citizenship.

Our vision is for the University of Kentucky to be the national model for success in first generation programs. As one of the nation’s longest running programs of its kind, the Robinson Scholars Program serves as a foundation for first generation students to See Opportunity.

What it means to be a Robinson Scholar


EQT Grant to Robinson Scholars Program Will Support Scholarships for Eastern Kentucky Students

The Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky is pleased to announce the receipt of a $50,000 grant from the EQT Foundation to support scholarships for first generation students from...

UK EMBRACE Provides Students with Necessary Support and Resources to be Successful

In August 2015 the University of Kentucky Office of First Generation Initiatives created a new program dubbed UK EMBRACE. EMBRACE is designed to connect students with campus support programs that...

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...