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Craft and Bake Sale to Fund Scholarships for Nontraditional UK Students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2014) — In efforts to fundraise for UK students, the University of Kentucky Woman's Club's (UKWC) will host a craft and bake sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Kentucky Clinic. The handmade crafts and homemade baked goods will raise funds for nontraditional UK student full-tuition scholarships.

The craft and bake sale will be located on the third floor of the Kentucky Clinic in the Medical Education Building's Hall of Honor, located near the bridge and opposite the café.

Every year, UKWC awards full-tuition scholarships to deserving UK students who are 25-years old and over and have completed at least 12-credit hours with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Preference is given to women with unmet financial needs. The UKWC tries to award three undergraduate scholarships each academic year depending on the previous year's fundraising.

Craft and bake sales on and off campus, the sale of the Stay for Tea cookbook, use of Kroger gift cards, and the annual Holiday Greeting Appeal are UKWC's primary means of fundraising.

Since its inception in 1973, the UKWC Aid Fund has provided 190 undergraduate scholarships totaling more than $335,000.

Scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are now being accepted and due in the UK Office of Academic Scholarships in Funkhouser Building before 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014. Prior to applying, students must complete the 2014-2015 Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA).

Applicants must also participate in an interview with the UKWC Scholarship Committee to be considered for a scholarship, must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester and be residents of Kentucky. Current members of UKWC are ineligible.

With a rich tradition of more than 100 years of service, the UKWC provides a welcoming and enriching environment for all women to be part of a group committed to supporting the campus and students. UKWC scholarship and fellowship programs provide nearly $40,000 annually to nontraditional students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition, UKWC partners with other UK organizations and programs to provide needed services to the student body.