- Our Best Investment in tomorrow
a student, or a professor, or a parent, and he or she will likely
tell you that scholarships do make a difference. In many of our
own lives, receiving scholarship money made the difference between
finishing school on schedule or taking time off to save money, or
between attending our first-choice school or settling for a more
affordable institution. Many of our graduates have told me that
without the support of an ag scholarship, college would have been
impossible. This Ambassador issue of the magazine features several
stories about how scholarships have changed and continue to change
For our college, scholarships may determine whether we educate
the next generation of leaders in agriculture, food, and natural
resources or whether we relinquish that privilege to someone else.
While the College of Agriculture continues our long-standing commitment
to student support, increasing educational and living costs threaten
the buying power of our scholarship endowment. Over the next few
years, we need to strengthen our scholarship portfolio to sustain
the accessibility of the wonderful educational experience found
UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr.s decision to provide tuition
scholarships to all qualifying Governors Scholars and children
of out-of-state alumni is a great first step (see accompanying
article on this page). In the future, we would like to be able
to extend a comparable offer to all those Kentucky students who
have demonstrated exceptional leadership in FFA, 4-H, or similar
programs, regardless of whether their ACT/SAT scores are exceptional
or not. I hope we will all work together to achieve this goal,
increasing our best investment in the future scholarships.
M. Scott Smith
Dean & Director
If you are
interested in learning more about College of Agriculture scholarships
or in making a contribution to scholarship funds, contact the
Office of Development at (859) 257-7200, or
e-mail William Sheets, Director for Advancement, at email@example.com.
Or visit our Web site at dobson.ca.uky.edu/alumdev.
Tuition Plan for Children of Out-of-State
In his column
on this page, Dean Smith refers to a new scholarship, the Legacy
Tuition Program, begun by UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr. The scholarship
will be offered for the first time for the fall 2002 semester
(deadline for application this fall was February 15, 2002). Here
are the details of the program.
The University of Kentucky offers in-state tuition to non-resident
undergraduate children of UK graduates.
Who is Eligible?
Students enrolled full time in an undergraduate program,
pursuing a bachelors degree on main campus
Qualifying parent or stepparent who earned a degree from
the University of Kentucky (see below)
Students must remain in good academic standing at the University
(i.e., not suspended)
must be a member of the UK Alumni Association
must have earned an undergraduate, graduate, or professional
degree from the University of Kentucky
biological, adoptive, and stepparents qualify, if student
submits legal documentation for verification
at the University who meet admission criteria, complete the required
application, and provide appropriate verification will receive
the tuition package.
Jeffery Bewley, Director of Student Relations
N-6 Agricultural Science Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0091
Phone: (859) 257-3469
College of Agriculture Scholarship Banquet allows scholarship
recipients and their parents to interact with the donors of the
One of the
most frequently asked questions by alumni is what are the requirements
to get into the University of Kentucky. Here is some basic information
about admission requirements.
Does UK have
Yes, it is based on high school grades, national college admission
test results and successful completion of the required pre-college
curriculum. The level of requirements varies with the pool of
applications that are received.
Why do we
have selective admissions?
The number of freshman applications far exceeds the number of
if an applicant doesnt make the cut?
They are placed on a deferred decision list. If spaces in the
freshman class still remain to be filled after the deadline for
applications has passed, some of these students on the deferred
list may still be selected.
Admission will be offered first to those applicants with the strongest
records, which not only includes their g.p.a. and ACT scores but
may also be determined by factors such as extracurricular and
leadership activities, level of classes taken in high school,
and a students potential to benefit from or contribute to
the learning community. The overriding concern will always be
for the students potential to be successful in meeting the
academic expectations of the University.
the Community College option?
This is also a wonderful option for a beginning student. Students
who begin at Lexington Community College will still have the same
opportunities as main campus students (e.g., living in the dorms,
participating in student activities), but they will have the opportunity
to take some of their basic courses in a much smaller classroom
For more information,
contact Jeffrey Bewley at the address on page 12 or visit the
following Web sites: www.uky.edu/UGAdmission