Amy Jones-Timoney

Top Kentucky Scholars "see blue." at Annual GSP and GSA Day

Published: Dec 17, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2013) — Many of the state's top high school students now have a unique perspective on academics and the arts at the University of Kentucky, after attending UK's Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) and Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA)
 Day. 

  

The annual event, which took place Friday, Dec. 13, gives high school students who spent the past summer at GSP or GSA the chance to reunite while learning how UK can help them achieve their dreams at the next level. This year's attendees experienced a special treat, as they heard from the RocKats, as well as the AcoUstiKats, who are currently competing on the NBC television show "The Sing-Off."

  

"The GSP and GSA Day is such a great event because we get to reunite students who have participated in each program while at the same time showcasing all of the incredible academic and extracurricular activities at UK," said Don Witt, associate provost for enrollment management. "It also emphasizes the incredible talent and diversity of thought among our students across the Commonwealth of Kentucky."

  

Officials say around 300 prospective students and their 600 family members and guests attended this year's event. Happy greetings and hugs could be heard and seen as many of the students saw each other for the first time since last summer.

  

It wasn't just about catching up with each other, though. Students received admissions and financial aid information along with news that their completion of the GSP/GSA programs automatically means they can receive the GSP/GSA Presidential or Provost Scholarships.

  

GSP/GSA students who are admitted to UK and earn a minimum 1250 SAT (math and reading) or 28 ACT and a 3.30 unweighted high school GPA will receive a Presidential Scholarship, which provides in-state tuition and mandatory registration fees for up to four years of undergraduate study.  

 

All other eligible GSP/GSA students will receive the Provost Scholarship, which provides a $1,500 award, and is renewable for four years.  Both awards are contingent upon admission and qualifying test scores and GPAs being on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admission by March 1.  

 

In addition, staff told them about other competitive scholarships to apply for by the Jan. 15 deadline. 

 

"I am proud to note that UK enrolls more GSP/GSA students than any other college in the state," Witt said. "We now even have our own UK GSP/GSA Club so students can continue the collaborative spirit of learning and achievement when they are on our campus as UK students."

 

Students and their families also visited booths at a special academic fair designed to give them a greater understanding of the many myriad of opportunities available to them at UK both inside and outside of the classroom. 

 

The attendees enjoyed a lunch and optional campus tours during the afternoon before returning back to their hometowns.

  

Watch the videos on the playlist below to learn more about the academic and artistic opportunities available to UK students:

 

 

For more information on undergraduate admissions at UK, visit: www.applyuk.com.

 

For more information about scholarships at UK, visit: www.uky.edu/financialaid/scholarship-incoming-freshmen

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Amy Jones-Timoney, 859-257-2940amy.jones2@uky.edu

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