LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Amazon announced they have partnered with universities across Kentucky to offer their front-line employees higher education opportunities.

The University of Kentucky is one of many to partner with Amazon’s, “Career Choice Program.”

Amazon front-line workers will be eligible for a scholarship after their first 90-days with the company.

According to UK Executive Director of Competitive Admissions & Operations Adam Bohland, the eligible employees will then meet with a ‘Transfer Advisor’ to discuss their career paths and choose their own field of study.

Bohland said, “The vast majority of almost 200 inquiries we’ve got related to the program have been from employees who are currently employed at Amazon and not current wildcats here at UK. So we’re seeing a lot of interest from Amazon employees themselves, not necessarily from the current UK community.”

However, the program is available to UK students who seek employment at Amazon. For any interested student, they can fill out a form on UK’s admission’s website.

Amazon is also extending courses at the high school level. According to the Lexington-Herald, Amazon is also partnering with GEDWorks and Smart Horizons to provide high school completion and GED preparation, Voxy EnGen and goFLUENT to provide English language proficiency training, and Outlier to provide free college preparation courses.

The following schools have partnered with Amazon on this scholarship program:

  • University of Louisville
  • Thomas More University
  • Campbellsville University
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
  • Gateway Community and Technical College
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College 
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Colorado State University
  • Global, Western Governors University
  • National University