Sophomore Information


I wanted to send a quick message about the Kentucky Education Experience (KEE) Program, which is being held on Transylvania's campus this summer, June 24-27. The targeted student population is rising high school seniors (although we will consider rising juniors); and there is no GPA or test score requirement.  Students will stay on Transy's campus for 3 1/2 days and participate in a variety of workshops and sessions including:

  • A case study on the admissions process
  • Mock classroom experiences
  • Essay writing
  • How to look for scholarships
  • Mock scholarship interviews
  • College fair
  • Panel of current college students

There is also a talent show, time for the students to have fun and enjoy being on a college campus, time in our recreational facilities and opportunities to explore downtown Lexington.

Applications are due by June 1 and require a copy of the student's high school transcripts and one (1) recommendation to accompany the application. The fee is $50, but this will be returned to the student upon completion of the program.  (Ask me about a fee waiver for the student if that is needed.) All meals and residence hall facilities will be provided by Transylvania University.

If you or your students have any questions about KEE, feel free to contact me at or 859-233-8242. Please share the application with your rising seniors and their families.

Apply now for 2018 Rogers Scholars

Don't delay! You must applyby midnight on Jan. 31, 2017

Do you know a high school sophomore student in Southern and Eastern Kentucky who is interested in attending our 2018 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program?

The Center for Rural Development is currently accepting online applications within our 45-county primary service area for next summer's Rogers Scholars program.

The Rogers Scholars program provides valuable
leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for high school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to become the region's next generation of community leaders.

The 2018 program will be held
June 24-29, 2018 and July 8-13, 2018.

The program is open to high school sophomore students in
Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe counties.

All lodging, meals, and program expenses (with the exception of transportation to and from the program site) are provided at no cost to the participants.

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