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First-Year Students Invited to Chellgren Student Fellows Information Session

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2022) – The Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence gives students an opportunity to learn about a unique educational program next week.

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.

Luke Bradley, interim director says, “For 15 years, the Chellgren Student Fellows Program has been providing students with additional academic enrichment and development opportunities to prepare them as leaders on campus, in their professions and community. We are excited to welcome our next class into the program.”

The session is being held virtually and scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. Please register online by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 16.

For more information about the Chellgren Student Fellows Program, including application information, visit or contact the Chellgren Center at 859-257-6894 or email The deadline to apply for next fall's program is March 7.

The Chellgren Student Fellows Program is supported by the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence.

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