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UK Women’s Forum Opens Spring Applications for Employee Educational Assistance Award

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 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 Spring 2022 applications is Feb. 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 Fall 2021 Employee Educational Assistance Award recipients: Ariel Arthur, Tomerial Brooks, Shauntel Brown, Alexandra Burns, Casey Faulkner, Heather Hamilton, Shelley Ledford, TaChae Sowell, Ariel Veach, Kinsleigh Smith and Denzel Patterson.

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

Questions about the award or application process should be directed to

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