First Scholars at the University of Kentucky

First Scholars™ is a four-year program designed to assist first-generation college students succeed in school and ultimately graduate from college. Students selected as scholars receive personalized assistance in academics, social, and personal development along with an annual, renewable scholarship.

First Scholars supports participants through key transitions on their path to graduation. The program provides guidance through four years of college as students connect to campus, optimize their college experience, expand their career and community opportunities and transition to the future. During this progression, scholars gain self-awareness, define personal success, and explore significance through community engagement and impact.