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Academic Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen
The Otis A. Singletary Scholarship
  Four-year (eight semester) award covering the approximate total cost each year of educational expenses, including tuition, allowances for room and board, plus a yearly stipend of $1500. Requires a minimum composite test score of 31 on the ACT or 1360 on the SAT (M+CR) and a minimum unweighted 3.75 GPA (4.00 scale). Singletary Scholars are selected on the basis of academic performance, leadership abilities, and the potential of being a leader in their academic field. Twenty-five freshmen are named Singletary Scholars each year.
The Presidential Scholarship
  Four-year (eight semester) award covering the cost of in-state tuition. Requires a minimum test score of 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (M+CR) and minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75.
The Commonwealth Scholarship
  Four-year (eight semester) award of $2,500 per year. Kentucky applicants only. Priority given to Singletary Scholarship candidates.
The National Excellence Scholarship
  Four-year (eight semester) partial tuition awards for non-residents.
The Provost Scholarship
  Four-year (eight semester) award of $1,500 per year.
The Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship
  One year award in the amount of $1,500 for the freshman year.
  The Governor's Scholars & Governor's School for the Arts Alumni Scholarship
National Merit®/Achievement® Finalist Patterson Scholarship
The Valedictorian Scholarship
  This one-time award is granted to the incoming freshman student who ranked number one in her or his Kentucky high school graduating class. No application is required. Students who receive the Singletary Scholarship or the National Merit®/Achievement® Finalist Patterson Scholarship will not be eligible for the monetary award for the Valedictorian Scholarship.
Other Scholarships

Several departments and colleges within the University administer their own scholarship programs. Students who have chosen a major are encouraged to contact the department or college in their major area of study regarding departmental scholarship opportunities.

The Office of Academic Scholarships also administers the Legacy Tuition Program for eligible non-resident students.