The University of Kentucky’s Robinson Scholars Program for first-generation college bound high school students serves 29 counties of eastern Kentucky. Applicants are selected based on factors such as enrollment in the pre-college curriculum, academic achievement, participation in community service, extracurricular activities, personal enrichment, and need for financial aid.
Those high school students chosen for the Robinson Leaders Program become eligible to participate in enrichment activities that emphasize academic preparation for college and that develop students’ social, career, and leadership skills. Activities and services for students in the leadership program include:
- Career and College Coaching
- ACT Prep Workshops
- Leadership, Career, & Academic Workshops
- Summer Academic Enrichment Camps
- Financial Aid Workshops
- College Visits
- Community Service Opportunities
- Financial Assistance for the ACT & AP Exams
- Eligibility for the Robinson Scholarship
As part of their Summer Academic Enrichment Camp, 20 students from the program attended a workshop in Basic Video Production for iPads at KET’s Media Lab, Lexington, on 6/27/16. KET’s Jeff Gray, along with the group’s instructors and counselors, Phillip Barnett, Tyler Wells, John Mays, and Savannah Hummel — current UK students and former Robinson Scholars Program participants — helped the students make PSA (public service announcement) video projects describing and promoting the Robinson Scholars Program. Their efforts are now posted online at the KET School Video Project website.
And here’s a slideshow of the UK Robinson Scholars Program students making their video projects…