Student Fellows Program Information and Application Process

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 Program


APPLY NOW for the Fall 2022


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. Within this context, the cornerstone of the program is a faculty mentoring component in which students pursue individual scholarly projects under the supervision of a UK faculty member. These projects typically consist of original research, generation of creative products, or engagement in community service. Extraordinary faculty from across campus serve as individual mentors for the Chellgren Fellows. In addition to the inherent value of the project itself, the mentorship process is intended to stimulate high intellectual aspirations, confidence, curiosity, and self initiative. It will also help Fellows develop strategies for engaging in the intellectual life of the University and foster a deeper and broader commitment to academic excellence. During the students second year, each Fellow will enroll in courses during the fall and spring semesters linked to academic enrichment and their faculty mentored project. Fellows also participate in a number of extracurricular events that provide academic, civic, and aesthetic enrichment.


Am I Eligible?

~Are you currently a first-year student?

~Are you interested in learning more about working with UK's top faculty and research?

~Are you aiming to apply for a nationally competitive award? (ex., the Astronaut Scholarship, a Fulbright Award, etc.)

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then YES! You are eligible and encouraged to apply.

The Chellgren Student Fellows Program is open to all majors and takes place during the student's second year at UK.  Applications without a resume attached will not be considered.


Program Requirements


~Students awarded the 2022 Chellgren Student Fellowship will be required to enroll in credit bearing courses in both fall and spring semesters (times/days are to be determined) and participate in some events that are outside the weekly class time frame.

~Agree and sign an Expectations Form.


Please note: The Chellgren Student Fellowship is a non-monetary fellowship.