Robinson Leaders Program
The Robinson Scholars Program has revised its application and selection process. Each year the Robinson Scholars Program will review new applicants and select up to 100 current high school freshmen from our 29-county service region to participate in the Robinson Leadership Program.
The goal of the Robinson Leadership Program is to expand its services and greatly increase first generation students’ ability to attend college and pursue a bachelor’s degree. Those selected to the Robinson Leadership Program will be eligible to participate in enrichment activities that emphasize academic preparation for college and that develop students’ social, career, and leadership skills. Activities and services for students in the leadership program include:
- Career and College Coaching
- ACT Prep Workshops
- Leadership, Career, & Academic Workshops
- Summer Academic Enrichment Camps in the areas of space science, forestry, robotics, and humanities
- Financial Aid Workshops
- College Visits
- Community Service Opportunities
- Financial Assistance for the ACT & AP Exams
In addition students selected for the Robinson Leadership Program will be eligible to receive the Robinson Scholarship, a 4-year scholarship to the University of Kentucky. Only students that are selected as part of the leadership program and that remain active through their junior year of high school will be eligible for this opportunity. Currently, the program offers 29 scholarships, one for each county in the service region. Selection into the leadership program does not guarantee receipt of a Robinson Scholarship.
Robinson Leader Selection
To be considered for inclusion into the leadership program:
- You must be a first-generation college bound student. Your parents or legal guardians cannot hold four-year college degrees at the time of acceptance into the program.
- You must be a resident of one of our 29 service area counties in eastern Kentucky.
- Applicants will be selected based on factors such as enrollment in the pre-college curriculum, academic achievement, participation in community service, extracurricular activities, personal enrichment, and need for financial aid.
For complete details and to complete the online application please go to http://www.uky.edu/RobinsonScholars/apply.htm . Paper applications may be picked up at your Guidance Counselor’s office. Please be sure to follow all directions carefully and submit all documentation. The application will be available through February 1, 2012, 4:30 p.m. We must receive all student supplementary paper materials in our Jackson office by Friday February 8, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. If you have questions please contact:
Neomia Hagans Flores
Robinson Scholars Program Regional Coordinator