Student Fellows Program


The goal of this program is to cultivate extraordinary academic achievement among a group of UK students. The program provides outstanding undergraduates with experiences that go beyond classroom instruction. One of the activities we focus on is helping students understand the process of research within their discipline and finding a research mentor to oversee a spring research project.


We are also interested in helping high-achieving undergraduates to prepare themselves for the next phase of their career, which may include applications for prestigious national and international awards (such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and Goldwater Scholarships); admission into top tier graduate and professional programs in their field, or taking a gap year for service or to pursue other personal commitments.


Chellgren Fellows benefit from a variety of extracurricular events designed to broaden cultural and intellectual horizons, ranging from field trips to plays and museums to informal book discussions and current-events programs. Equally important, Chellgren Student Fellows receive additional advising and assistance in developing individual study plans that will enable you to make the most of your undergraduate years at UK.



A primary goal of the Fellows Program is to create a learning community consisting of collaborative interactions among students, faculty, and staff affiliated with the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence.