Campus News

Applications Open for Employee Educational Assistance Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 14, 2020) — Applications are being accepted for the University of Kentucky Women’s Forum Employee Educational Assistance Award. The award provides 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. It complements the existing tuition waiver program for UK employees, the Employee Education Program (EEP).

The Spring EEAA application period is now open. To be eligible, applicants must be regular, full-time employees (0.75 FTE or greater), have submitted an EEP form, and attend UK. For more information regarding requirements and the selection process, visit The application window closes Jan. 24.

“The EEAA is a fantastic supplement to the Employee Education Program. UK employees returning to school have many priorities to juggle, and managing finances is a big one. The EEAA will help me pay for the resources I need to be a successful graduate student, including required textbooks for courses as well as technological investments that will help me throughout my online (doctoral) program,” said Ellie Holliday, the fall 2019 award recipient

To apply for this award for the spring 2020 semester, visit

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Mancuso at

The UK Women's Forum is an organization for all employees of the university — faculty and staff. Its mission is to exert a leadership role in empowering, validating, informing, including and celebrating all women employed at the University of Kentucky by addressing the challenges, communicating issues, and recognizing successes within the context of the workplace.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.