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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.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.