Kentucky’s Top Students Reunite at UK's Annual GSP/GSA Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2016) — The University of Kentucky’s wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities allows for its students to create a college experience that caters to their wants, needs and passions, both inside and outside of the classroom. Today, UK celebrates the high school students who have attended either the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) or Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) for the annual UK GSP/GSA Day.

This event brings together the Commonwealth's top students, giving each student a unique opportunity to “see blue.” and learn how UK can help them achieve their dreams at the next level. GSP/GSA Day is also a celebration as students reunite with the friends they’ve made during the past summer at these prestigious programs.

"We are excited to showcase a campus in transformation — new residence halls, academic science building, student center and the list goes on — ultimately, this also provides the context for our UK students to also transform," said Associate Provost for Enrollment Management Don Witt.

To prepare for the more than 360 prospective students who will be in attendance, UK will be hosting a college fair, special presentation and campus tours. This year, more than 700 total guests are expected!

Attendees will be able talk to current students, faculty and staff as they get a taste of what it’s like to be a true Wildcat.

Students and their families will also enjoy a lunch on the lawn in front of the Main Building, as well as other college tours and information sessions in the afternoon. 

Incoming GSP or GSA students who have achieved a minimum test score of 31 ACT or 1420 SAT (M+EBRW) with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.50 will automatically receive the Presidential Scholarship. This scholarship provides in-state tuition for up to four years of undergraduate study.

All other eligible GSP or GSA students will receive the Provost Scholarship. This scholarship provides $1,500 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study.

The deadline to apply for competitive scholarships is Dec. 1. For more information about UK scholarships for GSP or GSA students, click here

Hosting this annual event in October will allow students and their families to enjoy a beautiful campus, showing off some of Lexington’s extraordinary scenery and giving attendees a unique feel for campus life at the University of Kentucky.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue

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