L. Stanley Pigman First-Generation Scholarship

 

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION:


The L. Stanley Pigman First-Generation Scholarship Program, an initiative at the University of Kentucky, is designed specifically for first-generation college students from Eastern Kentucky region. Housed in the Office of First-Generation Student Services, the Pigman Scholarship, provides personalized support, guidance and peer mentoring necessary to navigate the college experience.

 

WHAT COUNTIES ARE INCLUDED?

The L. Stanley Pigman Scholarship serves a thirty-two (32) county area in Eastern Kentucky. The service area includes the following counties: Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Whitley, and Wolfe.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Student must be a first-generation college student (neither parent/guardian have earned a 4-year degree)
  • Applicants must have been admitted to the University of Kentucky.
  • Applicants must graduate from a high school in one of the following counties: Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Whitley, and Wolfe.
  • Applicants must show potential for academic success by having an unweighted high school GPA of at least a 3.5 or higher and an admissible test score or equivalent.
  • Applicants must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and display a financial need.
  • Scholarship recipients must begin their undergraduate student career at the University of Kentucky in the fall term immediately following high school graduation.
  • Scholarship recipients must apply to and live in the First-Generation Scholar Living Learning Community during their first and second academic year.

 

 WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?


Application will open fall 2022.

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Application will be housed in the ScholarshipUniverse portal.

 

WHAT IS THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AMOUNT?

The amount of the Pigman First-Generation Scholarship will vary, depending on other aid recipients receive and financial information from their FAFSA each year.  The amount is determined using the student’s financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, less any aid received through grants, scholarships and subsidized loans.   The aim of the Pigman First-Generation Scholarship is to reduce the recipient’s unmet need to $2,000.  As stated earlier, the scholarship amount will be calculated each year based on these factors. 

 

WHO CAN I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?

Questions about the scholarship program can be directed to Dr. Martina Martin at martina.martin@uky.edu or 859-257-3532. Questions about admission applications should be directed to your Admission Counselor. 

For additional information on additional scholarship opportunities, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website: uky.edu/financialaid/scholarship-incoming-freshmen.