Covid 19: Student Success - Covid 19 Response Grant - UKRF

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    Abstract This project is to aide student and their success affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Kentucky proposes to use the funds to help our students meet their most significant challenges related to COVID-19, especially in regards to closing the achievement gap so that all students succeed at the same rate and positioning higher education as the key to social mobility and economic development in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To that end, we have used a data-driven approach to identify our students in need of assistance. We know that the economic implications of the pandemic have had severe consequences for many of our students. The University of Kentucky identified and prioritized recipients for distribution of the CARES Act Emergency Student Grants using its existing UKLeads methodology. The UKLeads program utilizes a predictive model to isolate financial need as the root cause of student attrition and shifts institutional aid to a broader group of students to provide more equitable access to higher education. This approach has garnered national attention for our institution and state as we provide opportunities to a broader group of students and do not focus solely on students with high academic preparation. This data-informed approach allows us to identify the students whose primary barrier to success is financial.
    Effective start/end date5/15/2012/31/20


    • KY Council on Postsecondary Education: $40,000.00


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