Employee Educational Assistance Award

Award Information

The application for the spring 2017 EEAA has now closed. thank you to all who applied. Applications are now being reviewed. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for more timeline informaiton.

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.

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.


Spring 2017 applications wil be available December 19, 2016-January 16, 2017

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.

Timeline for Selection

January 16, 2017 deadline for applications

Verification of status January 19-26, 2017

Review of applications--January 26-February 2, 2017

Notification to all applicants-after February 3, 2017


click here to connect with Tasha Cotter, the Chair for the EEAA


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