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UK Women’s Forum opens applications for Employee Educational Assistance Award

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2022) — Applications are now being accepted for the University of Kentucky Women’s Forum Employee Educational Assistance Award. 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 Fall 2022 applications is Sept.15. Applicants must be regular, full-time employees (0.75 FTE or greater) and have submitted an EEP form. Please follow this link to find out more information regarding requirements and the selection process.

Congratulations to the Summer 2022 Employee Educational Assistance Award recipients: Case Baker, Cathy Fellows, LeeAnn King, Heidi Metzger, Elizabeth Moberly, Keisha Reid, Trecia Russell, Sonya Thompson, Shana Tucker and Khadiiah Wallace.

To apply for this award for the Fall 2022 semester, please follow this link:

Since the beginning, the UK Women's Forum has existed to create an equitable community at the university. As the role of women in the workplace continues to evolve, our commitment remains the same: creating space to discuss relevant issues and using collective problem-solving and educational opportunities to empower and champion women.

For more information, please visit or contact the UK Women’s Forum at

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In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.