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First-year students invited to Chellgren Student Fellows information session

Chellgren Student Fellows in Washington, D.C.
Chellgren Student Fellows in Washington, D.C.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2023) — The Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence will give University of Kentucky 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. An 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.

“Through the Chellgren Student Fellow’s Program, we aim to provide UK students with an educational experience that assists students in realizing their highest academic potential, inspires progressive reform and innovation in learning, and fosters creative and productive collaborations across students from different backgrounds," said Isabel C. Escobar, Ph.D., Chellgren Endowed Chair and professor of engineering.

The session is scheduled to begin 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Room 200 Funkhouser Building. Please register online by noon Tuesday, Jan. 24. Seating is limited! Free pizza will be provided.

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 Feb. 15.

The Chellgren Student Fellows Program is supported by the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence within the Office of the Provost.

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