Educational Assistance Award

Award Information

The UK Women's Forum Educational Assistance Award will provide a $250 reimbursement to eligible UK employees to assist with the cost of books and/or other materials, supplies, and fees related to their UK coursework, complementing the existing tuition waiver program (Employee Education Program [EEP]) for UK employees.

Applications for Fall 2014 will open on August 1. Check back then for the link to apply for the Educational Assistance Award. (Refer to the Deadlines listed below.)

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be regular full-time employees (0.75 FTE and greater)

Applicants must have submitted an EEP form

Applicants must be currently enrolled in University of Kentucky classes, excluding independent study program courses

Previously enrolled students are required to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. First time college enrollees are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are required to take all courses for a letter grade unless the course is offered only as Pass/Fail.

Employees taking classes through EEP at any educational institution aside from the University of Kentucky cannot be considered for this award.

Deadlines

The deadlines to apply for the Educational Assistance Award are as follows:

September 3, 2014 — Deadline to apply for the Fall 2014 Semester (applications open August 1)

Selection Process

The UK Women's Forum Educational Assistance Award is a competition in which applications will be evaluated and ranked by committee members. The decisions of the selection committee are final. The committee will consider the applicant's:

1) Essay describing how this award will support the applicant's educational and career goals;
2) Financial need, as demonstrated in the essay;
3) Biographical sketch;
4) Cumulative college grade point average (if applicable)

Current members of the UK Women's Forum Board are ineligible for awards.

 

Announcements

Welcome NEW members to the Women's Forum Board!

We are excited to welcome the following new members to the Women's Board for 2014-2016: Alison Begor, Christa Blackwell, Kathryn Gould, Lynn Hiler, Kristie Law, and Stephanie Ratliff.