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  • 1. Merit Weekend 2014
  • 2. The Path to Undergraduate Excellence
  • 3. Opportunities
  • 4. Why does it matter? • Personal Development • Building an Academic Record of Excellence • Preparing to Give Back
  • 5. Assume Responsibility for Choosing Your Path • Create Flexible Goals • Know Your Opportunities at UK • Develop a Plan • Pursue Your Path
  • 6. Chellgren Student Fellows Program • Academic Enrichment • Field trips, service learning experiences, leadership opportunities • Academic Planning • Independent Scholarly Projects • Faculty Mentors • 1-credit hour course Fall • 3-credit hour course Spring
  • 7. External Scholarships
  • 8. Gaines Fellowship • A unique program providing $5,000 over two years • Junior Year • Intensive humanities seminar with exceptional faculty • Independent research projects designed to enhance the community • Senior Year • Independent Thesis • Extracurricular • Field trips, service learning experiences, leadership opportunities
  • 9. Honors Program • Students from all majors • Flexible, Challenging, Interdisciplinary education • Begins in first semester at UK • Small-group seminars • Curriculum includes opportunities for research, education abroad, and service learning • A small, supportive Living Learning Community that includes students, faculty, and staff • New Residence Hall!
  • 10. Undergraduate Research • Learning that involves hands-on exposure to the rigors of a discipline • Student-faculty collaborative inquiry and scholarship in all disciplines “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I’ll understand” - Chinese Proverb
  • 11. Your Experience External Scholarship Honors Program Gaines Fellow Chellgren Fellow Research
  • 12. Your Experience External Scholarship Chellgren Fellow Research Honors Program Gaines Fellow
  • 13. Questions?