First-year Students Invited to Info Session at Chellgren Center

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2020) — The University of Kentucky's Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence will host an information session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Room 200 of the Funkhouser Building to give students an opportunity to learn about a unique educational program.

Designed for second-year students, the Chellgren Student Fellows Program provides experiences that go beyond the classroom. The information session will help students learn more about the program, which cultivates extraordinary academic achievement among some of UK's best students. The fellows prepare for nationally competitive scholarship opportunities and conduct academic research with faculty from across campus.

Free pizza will be provided at the event. Seating is limited. To secure a spot at the information session, register online by noon  Tuesday, Feb. 18.

For more information about the Chellgren Student Fellows Program, including application information, visit or contact the Chellgren Center at 859-257-6894 or by email at The deadline to apply for next fall's program is March 8.

The Chellgren Student Fellows Program is supported by the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence, which is part of Academic Enrichment within the Division of Student and Academic Life.

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