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Two essential aspects of the mission of the AMSTEMM program are to retain and graduate Appala-

chian and Minority Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math majors. In support of this mission, AM-
STEMM has been awarded $52,000 in scholarship money from the University of Kentucky Women &
Philanthropy Network for the 2010-2011 school year.
About the scholarship & eligibility:
The award will supplement any other awards already received so there is no specific amount. Stu-
dents could be awarded up to the full amount for tuition, fees, room and board, and books. This
means there is no minimum or maximum number of scholarships that will be awarded.
Student must be enrolled in the AMSTEMM program or eligible to enroll. To be eligible you must be
Appalachian AND/OR African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander; AND you must
be majoring in one of the following: Agricultural Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering
(any), Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Secondary Mathematics Education, or Secondary Science Edu-
cation. Undergraduate Studies majors are accepted into the AMSTEMM program if they are seriously
considering one of these majors.
Preference will be given to students who are one of the first generation in their families to attend
college.
Scholarships will be need-based with preference given to students whose families earn $50,000 or
less per year.
Undergraduate students, specifically rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be eligible. Transfer
and non-traditional students are eligible.
Students can be residents or non-residents.
Rising sophomores must have a GPA of 2.8 or above.
Rising juniors and seniors must have a GPA of 3.3 or above.
Students must have a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file with the UK Financial
Aid Office. If you do not have one, you will need to submit it online by following the instructions at
UK Financial Aid by February 15th, 2010, so that it will be received prior to the beginning of the se-
lection process.
Students awarded the AMSTEMM scholarship will be invited and encouraged to attend special
events hosted by the UK Women & Philanthropy Network.
Applications are due February 28, 2010.
The process is competitive and selections will be made by April 1, 2010.
Mail your completed application to:
University of Kentucky
c/o AMSTEMM Scholarship
113 Bowman Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0059

We cannot guarantee receipt of scholarship applications mailed to any other address. For verification
of receipt of your scholarship application, include a stamped, self-addressed postcard. It will be re-
turned to you when your scholarship application arrives.
AMSTEMM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION for FALL 2010
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2010
A completed application must include this scholarship application, the attached essay,
and filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please note that the
FAFSA deadline is February 15, 2010. 2009 FAFSA will be accepted if 2010 is not
available.
PLEASE CONTACT SUE SCHEFF (859) 257-2613 OR
SUESCHEFF@UKY.EDU WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
STUDENT INFORMATION
NAME _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Last First Middle/Second
Student ID Number __________________________ Telephone Number (_______) _________-____________

Local Address _________________________________________________________________________________________


Street/Route City State Zip County
Permanent Address ____________________________________________________________________________________
Street/Route City State Zip County
Email Address ________________________________________________________________________________________

Student Status in Fall 2010: ___ Sophomore ___ Junior ___ Senior Current GPA: ____________

PARENTS’ HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT


Parent 1 Parent 2
No high school _______ _______
Some high school _______ _______
High school graduate _______ _______
Some college _______ _______
Two year college degree _______ _______
Four year college degree _______ _______
Advanced degree _______ _______

FINANCIAL NEED INFORMATION: In order to be considered for an AMSTEMM Scholarship, you must have a Free Applica-
tion for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.

ESSAY: On an attached sheet of paper, please answer the following question. You must use a word processor to create, edit,
and then print your essay. Your essay may extend to a second page, but should not exceed 500 words. Include your name
and student ID on the essay.

What aspect(s) of the University of Kentucky would you use, and why, to encourage high school students to enroll at UK and to
keep them engaged once they are here?

I understand that the application is incomplete and void unless completed and received in the UK AMSTEMM program office
or postmarked by February 28, 2010. I understand that I must be in the AMSTEMM program or eligible to join to be eligible. I
verify that the information submitted is accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _____________________________________________________________ Date: _________________________

Please mail this completed form to:


University of Kentucky
c/o AMSTEMM Scholarship
113 Bowman Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0059

We cannot guarantee receipt of scholarship applications mailed to any other address. For verification of receipt of your
scholarship application, include a stamped, self-addressed postcard. It will be returned to you when your scholarship
application arrives.

This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the University of Kentucky Women & Philanthropy Network.