High school students interested in attending the University of Kentucky have an opportunity to get a jump on things with “See Blue Night” coming up on Tuesday at the Harlan County Extension Depot.
The event will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Harlan County Extension Depot at 110 River Street. Prospective students from Harlan, Bell and Claiborne County, Tennessee, are encouraged to attend.
Sponsored by the Cumberland Valley East Alumni Club, “See Blue Night” is designed to furnish interested prospective students with information concerning enrolling in the University of Kentucky.
According to University of Kentucky Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment Gregory Robinson, both students and their parents are encouraged to attend. The event will include information on admissions, scholarships, housing and financial aid, as well as a question and answer session.
“This is will be our second event in conjunction with the local chapter of the UK Alumni Association,” Robinson said. “It’s a great opportunity for prospective students from the area to chat about admission and scholarship strategy, while trying to determine whether or not UK will be the right fit after high school.”
Cumberland Valley East UK Alumni Club Secretary and District Representative of the National UK Alumni Club Shelia Key said this is the second time this event has taken place.
“We target high school juniors,” Key said. “We also invite any other high school student interested, and we give them a head’s up on the application process for UK as well as scholarships and the Honor’s Program information. We hope to give them a jump start.”
Key said the application process these days is not the same as it used to be.
“You have to get your applications in early and apply for the scholarships really early,” Key said. “We want students from this area to not miss out on those opportunities.”
Key mentioned the program is an informal session with UK representatives and alumni answering questions and presenting valuable information.
“We encourage questions,” Key said.
You can register to attend online at www.ukalumni.net/cve
For more information, call 606-574-5464 or contact Shelia Key at 606-499-4990.
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