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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

News

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...

Chellgren Center Names 36 New Fellows, Five Endowed Professorships

The University of Kentucky Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence honored its newest class of Chellgren Fellows Sunday, Aug. 23. Five Chellgren Endowed Professorships were also announced....

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Academy Programs Awarded Women in Philanthropy Grants

The Women and Philanthropy Network at UK, now in its sixth year, has provided more than $1 million in grants for scholarships, fellowships, education abroad, special programs and research at the...

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