Congratulations Raven Hudson!!

Congratulations to our very own Raven Hudson for her excellent work as a UK PEPP Scholar this past summer. Please see the press release sent to us from the University of Kentucky PEPP Scholars Program (https://www.facebook.com/ukpepp) Way to go Raven!

Lexington KY, June 10th – July 11th, 2015: Raven Hudson of Trimble County High School in Trimble County attended a highly competitive and very strenuous four and half week academic residential program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. This class’s average GPA was 3.85, with average overall ACT score of 27.3 and an average Science ACT score of 25.2.

Raven was among 35 incoming college students attending the Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP Scholars). This program helps prepare students for the admissions process for medical or dental school, as well as a successful career in undergrad. Students are selected based on a record of academic excellence, outstanding standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement of “Why I want to be a Physician or Dentist?” The majority of students chosen to participate in PEPP Scholars are from areas of Kentucky with health professional shortages.

PEPP Scholars hopes to address the needs of rural areas by preparing students from underserved communities for the demands of the highly competitive health professions admissions exams, as well as the challenges of an undergrad curriculum. Students attend seminars and courses designed to provide a foundation in the sciences and an understanding of many critical issues in the healthcare field. They also learn about many areas of healthcare through hospital rotations in Labor and Delivery and OR at the UK Medical Center. Participants also receive many dental experiences such as learning how to drill and fill on teeth, take impressions, as well as shadowing opportunities in the Urgent Care Clinic and Oral Surgery department.

PEPP Scholars do many community outreach experiences, such as working with special needs camps, putting on bingo events at surrounding nursing homes, hosting parties for the patients out at Eastern State Hospital, and working with elementary schools by putting on health and dental related presentations.

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University of Kentucky – Automatic Scholarships

UK LOGOStudents interested in attending the University of Kentucky can familiarize themselves with the institutions scholarships by visiting seeblue.com/scholarships. Below you will find a list of automatic scholarships that UK offers, in particular the Patterson Scholarship.  Current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in UK will want to pay particular attention to the many scholarships awarded by UK. For more information visit the link provided above.

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Patterson Scholarship for National Merit, Achievement or Hispanic Finalists

National Merit®, Achievement® or Hispanic® Finalists who designate UK as their college choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by mid-April are eligible for the Patterson Scholarship. The Patterson Scholarship is in addition to the UK National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship of $2,000, which is awarded though the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Patterson Scholarship is a renewable scholarship, which provides the cost of tuition, room and board allowance, $1,000 yearly stipend, an iPad2®, and $2,000 for a Summer Education Abroad program. No scholarship application is required for the UK National Merit®, Achievement® or Hispanic® Finalist Patterson Scholarship. If a student is awarded a Singletary Scholarship, that award will replace the Patterson Scholarship. Students may receive only one scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Program.

Kentucky Governor’s Scholars/School for the Arts Alumni Scholarships

The University of Kentucky offers special scholarships to students that complete the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and/or Governor’s School for the Arts summer programs. The Governor’s Scholars/School for the Arts Scholarships are for incoming freshmen only. The following scholarships will be awarded to eligible students, provided the student is admitted and has the qualifying test score and GPA on file with the Office of Undergraduate by January 15, 2015. December 2014 are the final ACT and SAT test dates for scholarship consideration. No application is required.

GSP/GSA Presidential Scholarship

GSP/GSA students applying with a minimum 1250 SAT (Math + Reading) or 28 ACT and a 3.30 unweighted high school grade point average will receive a Presidential Scholarship, which provides in-state tuition and mandatory registration fees for up to four years of undergraduate study. Minimum test score requirements are based on the composite or total score from one test date. Combined scores, also known as a superscore, from two or more tests will not be considered. If a student is awarded a Singletary or Patterson Scholarship, that award will replace the Presidential Scholarship.

GSP/GSA Provost Scholarship

All other eligible GSP/GSA students will receive a Provost Scholarship, which provides $1,500 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study. If a student is awarded a Singletary or Patterson Scholarship, that award will replace the Provost Scholarship. Students may receive only one scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Program.

COLLEGE AND CAREER TRIPS

College and Career Trips

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are invited to sign up for one of two college and career field trips. Instructions and requirements to sign up are listed on the image above. Students can sign up on the poster in the front hallway of TCHS. Students attending the UK trip will be gone during the entire school day.  Students attending the LG&E trip will be returning around 11:30am. Please see Mr. Buchanan if you have any questions about the trips.

University of Kentucky C.A.R.E.S.

caresheaderThe University of Kentucky’s Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES) is currently accepting applications for their Freshman Summer Program. FSP is a six-week residential enrichment program designed to orient first year students to academic and student life at UK.

Participants can:

  • Earn up to six hours of college credit
  • Participate in Career Exploration or Math/Science Shadowing experience
  • Learn about resources available to assist in college success
  • Learn to navigate the campus
  • Become familiar with classroom/professor expectations
  • Meet with UK faculty, staff, and students

More information and applications can be found on the UK CARES website. The application deadline is March 6, 2015.  There are additional copies of the application in the Trimble County College and Career Center at TCHS Room 108.

Civil Engineering Scholarship

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Civil Engineering Scholarship Program is for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Western KY University, University of Louisville, or University of Kentucky.  Students can also take classes at other Kentucky state colleges/universities, with approved programs, before transferring to WKU, UofL, or UK.  Candidates must have an ACT composite score of 24 and maintain a GPA of 2.5 while in college.  College Freshmen and Sophomores currently receive $5750 a semester to apply towards tuition, books, etc.  Juniors and Seniors receive $6150 a semester.  Students are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipendThis scholarship can be worth over $47,000!

 The Civil Engineering Technology Program is for students interested in pursuing an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology at Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg and Blue Grass Community & Technical College in Lexington.  (We are currently working on developments to expand this program to western Kentucky.)  Candidates must meet the entrance qualifications for the college and maintain a GPA of 2.5.  Students receive $2750 a semester, and are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend.

For more information on these scholarships and how to apply visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet scholarships pageThese scholarship applications can be picked up from the Trimble County College and Career Center as well.

UK PEPP Scholars Summer Program

The primary focus of the UK PEPP Scholars Summer Program is college preparation and clinical / hospital experiences in Medicine and Dentistry. UK PEPP Scholars will experience college dormitory life and participate in a variety of activities at the UK Chandler Medical Center, the UK Hospital, the UK College of Medicine, and the UK College of Dentistry. Health-related seminars, as well as staff support regarding the admissions process for medical and dental school, are important components of PEPP.

For more information on the UK PEPP Program, eligibility requirements, and to download the application click the link below. Applications can be found in the Trimble County College and Career Center as well.

http://med.uky.edu/sites/default/files/PEPP_Scholars_2015Application_0.pdf

KY Transportation Cabinet Scholarships

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is now accepting applications for its Civil Engineering (4 year program) and Civil Engineering Technology (2 year program) Scholarship Programs.  Deadline to apply is March 1.

The Civil Engineering Scholarship Program is for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Western KY University, University of Louisville, or University of Kentucky.  Students can also take classes at other Kentucky state colleges/universities, with approved programs, before transferring to WKU, UofL, or UK.  Candidates must have an ACT composite score of 24 and maintain a GPA of 2.5 while in college.  College Freshmen and Sophomores currently receive $5750 a semester to apply towards tuition, books, etc.  Juniors and Seniors receive $6150 a semester.  This is a $450/semester increase from previous years!  Students are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend.

The Civil Engineering Technology Program is for students interested in pursuing an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology at Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg and Blue Grass Community & Technical College in Lexington.  (We are currently working on developments to expand this program to western Kentucky.)  Candidates must meet the entrance qualifications for the college and maintain a GPA of 2.5.  Students receive $2750 a semester (this is a $250/semester increase), and are expected to work for the Cabinet upon graduation for each year they received a stipend.

More details about both programs and applications to apply can be found at: http://transportation.ky.gov/Education/Pages/default.aspx