This year LRSEF is expanding our Student Equity in STEM Fund from only seven schools to every eligible student entering grades 6-12 in the LRSEF region! The Fund provides financial support to Under-Represented Minority (URM) students and low-income students conducting science and engineering research. This fund is sponsored by a generous grant from Amazon Corporation to the Kentucky Science & Engineering Fair (KY-SEF).
Students from under-represented minorities* or students from low-income households** are eligible for the following:
- Student research grants of up to $100,
- Fee-waivers to attend LRSEF and KY-SEF,
- To be judged for the Amazon Special Award, a cash award given during LRSEF, and
- Financial assistance with transportation and lodging for KY-SEF.
If you are eligible and interested in applying for these opportunities, complete the Student Equity in STEM Fund Student Sign Up.
*As defined by the Kentucky Public Postsecondary Education Policy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Underrepresented Minority (URM) – Students who categorized themselves as 1) Hispanic or Latino, b) American Indian or Alaska Native, c) Black or African American, d) native Hawaiian or Other Pacific islander, or e) Two or more races.
**Low-income is defined as students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch