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The mission of the Academy is to establish meaningful collaborations among UK’s premier academic enrichment programs to use efficiently university resources and talents for the benefit of all undergraduates. The beneficiaries of the Academy are highly motivated students seeking a rich educational experience. UK is proud to feature opportunities for excellence through which deeply committed students can extend and enrich learning within academic majors, minors, living learning programs, and the UK Core.

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Academy News

Two UK Seniors Awarded Gilman International Scholarships

Two University of Kentucky seniors have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this spring. The scholarship will fund studies in the Czech Republic for human...

Chellgren Fellow Featured in 'Nutcracker on Ice'

As a little girl, Caroline Nickerson’s dreams never included becoming the Sugar Plum Fairy in a production of the holiday ballet classic, The Nutcracker. She was too busy ice skating,...

Gaines Center Seeking New Fellowship Applicants

The Gaines Center for the Humanities at the University of Kentucky is seeking new applicants for its undergraduate fellowship program. Each year, two-year fellowships are awarded to 12 promising...