To be eligible for the program, students must be one of the following:
Enrolled in a high school within Appalachian Kentucky as a freshman or sophomore beginning in August 2020.
A current 12th grade student at a high school within Appalachia Kentucky accepted as an incoming freshman for the fall 2020 semester at the University of Kentucky.
A current University of Kentucky freshman, sophomore or junior.
View our map to see which counties are eligible for prospective ACTION Program students.
Please find application forms and details for application windows below.
- Undergraduate applications are available now and are due on April 1, 2020. Interviews for those applicants will take place in April and candidates will be notified of admission decisions by April 30.
- High school applications are available now and are due on July 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified about admission status by August 21, 2020.
Application Forms and Recommendations
Please take note of the key ACTION Program dates for high school participants below.
ACTION Program Academic Year Sessions 2019-2020
- August 17-18, Louisville Trip
- September 28
- October 26
- November 16
- December 14
- January 18
- February 22
- March 28
- April 18, Summer Orientation
- May 6, MCC Research Day
2020 ACTION Summer Program Dates
Saturday, May 30th - Friday, July 3rd
Nathan L. Vanderford, PhD, MBA
University of Kentucky
Ben F. Roach Building
800 Rose Street, CC140
Lexington KY 40536-0096