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Women's Forum Seeking Applicants for Employee Educational Assistance Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 11, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum Employee Educational Assistance Award application is open until June 15. This 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. This award complements the existing tuition waiver program for UK employees, the Employee Education Program (EEP).

The deadline for Summer 2021 applications is Tuesday, June 15. Applicants must be regular, full-time employees (0.75 FTE or greater), have submitted an EEP form and be enrolled in UK classes for a minimum of six credit hours in the fall and spring semesters. Please follow this link for detailed information regarding requirements and the selection process.

Eleven employees received the Employee Educational Assistance Award in the Spring 2021 application cycle. These individuals were: Heather R. Cheek, Salika I. Chowdhury, Sarah Congleton, Carissa F. Hatton, Andrea R. Haubenreich, Rodney Scott Keel, Samantha L. Mullins, Brooke A. Poe, Angel M. Smith, Laura Ziembroski Smith and Casie T. Stevens.  

To apply for the Summer 2021 award period, please follow this link:

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