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First-generation students are one of the largest populations entering college with sub-categories of low-income, foster care,non-traditional, etc., coming with minimal cultural capital. Furthermore, many are unable to afford some of the basic necessities to meet the minimum academic expectations of college such as books, housing during breaks, and health insurance. We would like to provide a resource to meet these needs as they arise so that they do not miss opportunities or lag behind due to no fault of their own such as childcare, glasses, housing, food, and other basics. Lack of these basic needs create barriers to the students' concentration of content due to their concern over meeting their basic needs.

 

As students matriculate, many need higher degrees to progress further and lack cultural capital for navigating the academic system of graduate and professional school. This grant, through the SSS office, would provide first-generation students the opportunities, both financial and experiential, that are necessary for their continued academic growth and well- being.Much like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory it is not the 100% of satisfying the need but it is the satiating it enough so that the student is able to concentrate and move forward to the next set of goals or needs.   However, growth needs continue to be felt and may even become stronger once they have been engaged (McLeod, 2018).  By meeting these needs such as housing, books, insurance, and professional development the students will be able to concentrate and develop both academically and personally towards their goals. This will benefit students and the university by increasing retention &graduation rates.

SSS Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 1
1 KY 1
1 NJ 1
Success!
Programs and Centers Challenge
Congratulations to our #OneDayforUK Programs and Centers Leaderboard Challenge Winners ! Gaines Center for the Humanities came in 1st place with 45 gifts, they will receive an additional $1500; the Basic Needs & Persistence Fund came in 2nd place with 32 gifts, they will receive an additional $750; and the Big Blue Pantry came in 3rd place with 25 gifts, they will receive an additional $500!
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First Gift of the Day
Congratulations to the winner of our first #OneDayforUK challenge of the day! Michael Turner was our first donor of the day, and he earned an extra $500 toward the Rosenberg College of Law. Congrats, Michael!
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Returning Donor
Congratulations to our returning donor, Shane Fitzpatrick, for winning the Returning Donor #OneDayforUK Challenge! Thanks to them, the College of Health Sciences has earned a bonus $500 gift!
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Faculty Member Donor
Congratulations to faculty member, Dr. Gregory Vincent, for winning our #OneDayforUK Faculty Member Challenge! He chose to support the College of Education, which now gets an additional $200 gift!
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First-Time Donor
Congratulations to Tracie Hutchinson for winning the #OneDayforUK First Time Donor Challenge! Thanks to Tracie, the College of Communication and Information will be receiving an extra $300!
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UK Celebrity
Congratulations to Beth Potter for winning the #OneDayforUK UK Celebrity Challenge! Thanks to her participation, a $300 gift will be given to the Human Development Institute.
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Dynamic Duo
Congratulations to Sarah Coleman-Hunt for winning the #OneDayforUK Dynamic Duo Challenge! Way to show your UK spirit by highlighting those who mean most to you. Thanks to their participation, a $300 will be given to Lewis Honors College.
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Student DanceBlue
Congratulations to Nate Pittman and Rheagan Sizemore for winning our DanceBlue Challenge! These two students are #FTK and thanks to them, the DB team they choose will each be receiving $400.
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Lunch Break
Congratulations to the College of Fine Arts for winning the #OneDayforUK Lunch Break challenge! Our Wildcat family came through (as usual) and showed them lots of love. Thanks to your participation, the College of Fine Arts will receive an extra $500!
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Creative Wildcat Competition
Congratulations to Lauren Tecau for winning the #OneDayforUK Creative Wildcat Challenge! Thanks to your wildly creative work, $300 will be given to the Alumni Association!
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Staff Donor
Congratulations to Lauren Greathouse for winning the #OneDayforUK Staff Donor Challenge! Thanks to her generosity and continued Wildcat spirit, an extra $200 will be given to the College of Medicine. We’re so grateful for everything our staff does for UK – we wouldn’t be the same without you!
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First-Time Donor #2
Congratulations to Sara Zaman for winning the second #OneDayforUK First Time Donor Challenge! It is because of Wildcats like you that we can build on our success here at UK. The Bilal ibn Rabah Scholarship will be receiving an additional $275 today!
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The Globetrotter
Congratulations to the College of Engineering for winning the #OneDayforUK Globetrotter Challenge! Way to turn the map Kentucky blue. The College of Engineering will be receiving an additional $300! There's still time to make your gift and show the what Kentucky can do!
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Kentucky Kids & Critters
Congratulations to Amanda Schagane for winning our #OneDayforUK Kids & Critters Challenge! Thanks to this family’s Wildcat pride, the CRISIS Employee Assistance Program will be receiving an additional $500! And thank you to everyone who participated – we loved seeing ALL the members of our #BBN family!
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$1,289
UK Faculty & Staff
In honor of Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign for Kentucky, each gift made by a UK faculty or staff member to any fund will unlock an additional $2.10 to the CRISIS Employee Assistance Program (up to 2100 gifts).
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$1,865
1865th Gift
Congratulations to the winner of the #OneDayforUK 1865 Challenge Tabatha Christianson contributed our 1865th gift of the day, and thanks to her, the College of Engineering will receive an extra $1,865!
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