$ 1,068,757 raised 3,262 gifts
College of Engineering has raised $ 138,404 from 251 gifts!
College of Engineering

“Now is the time to be an engineer,” says Rudy Buchheit, Dean for the College of Engineering. Because we believe that is more true than ever, the College of Engineering is committed to supporting and rewarding our students with scholarship support. Pursuing an engineering education is not for the faint of heart, and our students have shown us time and time again that they are willing to put in the time and energy to excel in their academic pursuits. This will serve them well when they go out into the world to become the next generation of problem solvers and innovators. But before they graduate, we aim to serve them well with financial support.
 
Our Thomas Lester Scholars Program is one way we can do that. The Thomas Lester Scholars Program, known affectionately as the Lester Scholarship, is a renewable scholarship that is awarded to our incoming freshman. If students maintain the annual award criteria, they will continue to receive the award for the following three years with the support totaling $12,000.
 
We have long celebrated the fact that many students qualify for this scholarship every year. But in the last two years we have been most proud to report that due to the College’s strategic focus on student success we have seen an increase in students renewing their Lester Scholarships. 
 
What does this mean? We will be able to graduate Lester Scholars in larger numbers in the coming years, and we need your support to help us grow the Lester Scholarship fund. To aid in that effort, two Engineering alumni, Terry and Sue Strange, have generously offered a $50,000 match for the Lester Scholarship fund on One Day For UK.
 
With the match, your gift will go two times as far. Your belief in our students’ success will go two times as far. If you have wanted to make a gift to the College of Engineering, now is the time!

Thomas W. Lester Scholarship Fund Donor Map
Rank State Donors
1 KY 76
2 OH 10
3 IL 7
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College of Engineering Matching Gift
Terry (CE '73, CE '74) and Sue Strange (CE '94) will generously match the first $50,000 in gifts made to the Thomas W. Lester Scholarship Fund. Make a gift and double the impact!
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First Gift
Congratulations Graduate School! The Graduate School received the first gift after midnight on April 17th from an anonymous donor.
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Early Bird
Congratulations UK CAER! UK CAER won the Early Bird Challenge with a post from @markfisk
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Big Blue Outfit
Big Blue Nation, congratulate @bluemargo for being the winner of the Big Blue Outfit Challenge! By showing your UK spirit, you won and extra $250 to the @ukathletics Fund.
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First-time Donor #1
We love seeing so many supporters giving their first-ever gift to UK today for #OneDayforUK! Congratulations to the winner of the first round of our First-Time Donor Challenge, David Kaiser! He gave to the College of Fine Arts, so they will receive an extra $500 today! Stay tuned for more challenges through midnight.
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Lunch Break On-campus
Thanks for stopping by the Gatton Student Center this afternoon to vote for your cause! With over 200 votes, @KCHKids won an additional $500 from our Lunch Break On-Campus Challenge.
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Lunch Break Off-campus
Thanks for voting for your cause by commenting on our Lunch Break Off-Campus Challenge posts! Congratulations to the UK College of Fine Arts who received the most votes and will receive an additional $500 for #OneDayforUK.
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Bleed Blue Challenge
Congrats @joeymattingly! Your #bleedbluechallenge post has been selected as our winner! @UK_COP and @UKGattonCollege will each receive $125 in challenge funds for #OneDayforUK!
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First-time Donor #2
It's a great day to be a first-time donor to UK. Congratulations to the winner of the second round of our First-Time Donor Challenge, Angela Reiter! She gave to the UK College of Communication and Information, so they will receive an extra $500 today! Challenges keep running through midnight, so be sure to stay online until the end of #OneDayforUK.
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Kentucky Kids and Critters
Congrats @kentuckyjulie! Your Calico Wildcat has been selected as our winner for the Kentucky Kids and Critters Challenge! @UKarts_sciences will receive an extra $275 for #OneDayforUK!
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Shoutout Challenge
Congrats @JohannaMHoch! Thanks for participating in our Shoutout Challenge--your post is the winner and has earned @ukchs an extra $300 for #OneDayforUK!
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First-time Donor #3
For our final round of the First-Time Donor Challenge, we celebrate a gift made by Joanna Gibbs! University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy will receive $500 in #OneDayforUK challenge funds thanks to your gift!
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UK Celebrity
And the UK Celebrity Challenge winner is @baileyanne2223! An extra $250 will go to @UKIntCenter. Thanks for sharing your photos with us! #OneDayforUK
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No Sleep Zone
We have one final challenge winner to announce! Congrats to @magnesd! Because you gave during the last hour of #OneDayforUK, @uk_ci will receive an additional $500 of challenge funds. Thank you!
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Faculty/Staff Challenge
When faculty and staff members at UK make 154 gifts--in honor of the number of years since UK's founding in 1865--$1,000 will be unlocked for the CRISIS Employee Assistance Fund.
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Parent and Family Challenge
UK Parents, Jay and Colleen Shekelton, are challenging other UK parents to make 154 gifts on #OneDayforUK, in honor of the number of years since UK's founding in 1865. When this happens, $5,000 will be unlocked for the Parents Philanthropy Fund.
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1865th Gift
The donor who makes the 1865th gift of the day--in honor of the year of the university's founding--will have an extra $1,865 given to the college or cause of their gift.
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Furthest Gift from Lexington
Gifts to #OneDayforUK came from all over the country and the world! The farthest gift from Lexington came in from an anonymous donor in China. Thank you for your support--your gift will go even further with an additional $500 to the Graduate School!
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Leaderboard
Large Units Leaderboard
Check back throughout the day to see which large college or program has received the most gifts for our first #OneDayForUK Giving Day!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $3,000 Thomas W. Lester Scholarship Program Fund 173
2 $1,500 K-Fund 119
3 $500 Arts and Sciences Academic Excellence Fund 102
4 Gatton Annual Fund 98
5 CAFE General Undergraduate Scholarship Fund 86
6 College of Education Academic Excellence Fund 71
7 Student Opportunities Fund 62
8 Alumni Ambassador Fund 54
9 Communication and Information Scholarship Fund 43
10 Dean's Opportunity Fund for Scholarships in Medicine 36
11 UK Parents Philanthropy Fund 31
12 Law Discretionary Fund 26
13 Kentucky Childrens Hospital Fund 23
14 WUKY Restricted Fund 2
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