EEAA (Employee Education Assistance Award)

Employee Educational Assistance Award

2019-2020 Chair
Laura Mancuso

Award Information

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,a minimum of 6 credit hours for Fall and Spring semesters, excluding independent study program courses (minimum number of hours is waived for the summer semester).

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.

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.


Fall 2019 Application Timeline:

  • Application open                                         August 5, 2019
  • Deadline for applications                             August 26, 2019
  • Check for 6 credit hours, EEP & 2.0 GPA    September 3, 2019
  • Review Applications                                   September 3, 2019 – September 6, 2010
  • Send Awardee Emails/Letters                     September 19, 2019


Spring 2020 Application Timeline:

  • Application open                                        December 26, 2019
  • Deadline for applications                             January 13, 2020
  • Check for 6 credit hours, EEP & 2.0 GPA    January 21, 2020
  • Review Applications                                   January 21, 2020 – January 24, 2020
  • Send Awardee Emails/Letters                     February 6, 2020


Summer 2020 Application Timeline:

  • Application open                                       April 21, 2020
  • Deadline for applications                            May 19, 2020
  • Check for enrollment, EEP & 2.0 GPA        May 26, 2020
  • Review Applications                                   May 26, 2020 – May 29, 2020
  • Send Awardee Emails/Letters                    June 12, 2020