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Arvle and Ellen Turner Thacker Research Fund

Established in September, 2002 by Helen Thacker Hill
The Arvle and Ellen Thacker Turner Research Fund was established to provide mini-grants in support of the research efforts of doctoral graduate students and/or assistant professors in the College of Education. Grants are not to exceed $1,000 for doctoral students or $1,500 for assistant professors. The recipient(s) of the fund are selected by the Dean of the College of Education. The process for application and decision to award stipends lies within the sole discretion of the Dean of the College of Education.

How to Apply
Arvle and Ellen Thacker Turner Research Fund

Established in September, 2002 by Helen Thacker Hill

The Arvle and Ellen Thacker Turner Research Fund was established to provide mini-grants in support of the research efforts of doctoral graduate students in the College of Education. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to College of Education doctoral candidates who have passed their qualifying examination and are working on their dissertation. The College of Education Research Advisory Committee will review the applications and make the awards.

The application consists of the following:

  1. Three-page proposal (single spaced, Times Roman font, minimum 10 point) to include:
    • Introduction and Statement of the Problem.
    • Significance
    • Specific Aims
    • Methods
    • Plans to disseminate the findings
  2. Other Items (not included in page limit maximum)
    • Appendix
    • References
    • Tables
    • Figures
  3. Detailed Budget with justification for expenses (items such as salary, gift cards, computers, tablets are not permissible).
  4. Letter of support from dissertation adviser.
  5. Biosketch/vita/resume (choose one format)

It is expected that recipients of this scholarship will present their completed or work in progress at the annual Spring Research Conference sponsored by the University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.

Application Deadline: February 2, 2015.

Submit all application materials electronically to:
Dr. Robert Shapiro
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
107 TEB
Lexington, KY 40506-0001
Email: rshap01@nulluky.edu


William S. Taylor Memorial Fund

Established in 1949 by The University of Kentucky in honor of William Taylor, the College of Education’s first dean.
The William S. Taylor Memorial Fund was established by the University of Kentucky to serve as a memorial to the college’s first dean. It is designed as an emergency fund for worthy and needy students in the college of education to assist in covering costs of unexpected economic hardships. Recipient(s) will be determined by the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Advising and Student Success.

How to Apply
William S. Taylor Memorial Fund

Established in 1949 by The University of Kentucky in honor of William Taylor, the College of Education’s first dean.

The William S. Taylor Memorial Fund was established by the University of Kentucky to serve as a memorial to the college’s first dean. It is designed as an emergency fund for worthy and needy students in the college of education to assist in covering costs of unexpected economic hardships. Recipient(s) will be determined by the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Advising and Student Success.

The application consists of the following:

  1. Personal Statement (single spaced, Times New Roman font, minimum 10 point) to include:
    1. Introduction
    2. Statement of the Problem
    3. Significance of the requested funding in correlation with the applicant
  2. Documentation with justification for expenses (i.e. copies of registration fees and dates for a Praxis Exam)
  3. Letter of support from academic adviser or other educational instructor

*There is no deadline for submission, nor is there a guarantee of disbursement.

Submit all application materials electronically to:
Sarah DeVriendt
Office of Undergraduate Advising & Student Success
166 TEB
Lexington, KY 40506-0001
Email: sarah.devriendt@nulluky.edu
(859) 257-7681


Financial Aid for Teacher Certification Students

Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Teacher Scholarships/Loan Program (KHEAA)
The KHEAA Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial aid to highly qualified Kentucky students pursuing initial teacher certification. All applicants must be Kentucky residents enrolled full-time (unless enrolled for the final term of a teacher certification program and less than full-time enrollment is required to complete the program). Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet their institution’s education program GPA requirements to qualify for a KHEAA Teacher Scholarship. For more information and to apply for a KHEAA Teacher Scholarship, please visit the KHEAA Teacher Scholarship Program website.

Kentucky Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Scholarship/Loan Program (MERR)
The Kentucky Department of Education awards scholarships to minority students enrolled or admitted into the Teacher Education Program at any one of the eight state-supported universities in Kentucky. An applicant must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a U.S. citizen and a member of a minority group. The applicant’s goal must be to seek an undergraduate or graduate degree in pursuit of an initial teacher certificate. For more information, explore the Kentucky Department of Education Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Scholarship or contact the UK Office of Academic Services and Teacher Certification.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)
The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary of secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information on the TEACH program, see the Federal Student Aid grants page or contact the UK Office of Academic Services and Teacher Certification.