Request for Partners

The Request for Partners to be a school member of our Next Generation Scholars Dual Credit Network has closed for the 2020-21 school year. A new Request for Partners will open in the Fall of 2020. The information on the previous year is provided below for reference. Please contact us if you would like to discuss an application in advance. 

Request for Partners 

The University of Kentucky is seeking to partner with a limited number of public schools in Kentucky to expand the UK Next Generation Scholars Network.

This Request for Partners (RFP) provides both guidance as to critical Network components and a request for interested districts to submit an application to participate. As part of the application, this document details the request for responses, including optional supporting artifacts uploads, that will inform the choice of Network partner schools to begin in the Fall semester of 2020. To be eligible to join the Network for the Fall of 2020, interested schools/districts shall submit their application through the link provided in this document by Feb. 21, 2020.

Request for partners download. 


Intent to Apply 

To assist the UK Center for Next Generation Leadership in administering this Request for Partners process, we request that a Notification of Intent to Apply be sent by midnight January 24, 2020. This step is not required but strongly encouraged. In the notification, please provide:

  • The high school site interested in serving as a partner, including any specifics about a limited application within a larger high school site such as within a program or other school-within-a-school model. 

  • The name of the primary contact person.

  • Confirmation of district support of the application. 

  • Three potential times between Jan. 24 and Feb. 7 when leadership team members can be available for a phone call with Next Gen Scholars staff. 

Please send the notification of the Intent to Apply to



On Jan. 15, 2020, a webinar was held to present and answer questions on the Next Gen Scholars model, including specific information on the Request for Partners. A link to the video of the webinar is available here. 



The application should be submitted using this Qualtrics Form.

This response must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on February 21, 2020.