The Kentucky Graduate
Scholarships will carry a value of $7,220 each academic year based on projected 2001-02
tuition and fee levels.
9, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) In
order to attract more high-caliber graduate students at the national and international
level, starting in the fall semester of 2001, the University of Kentucky will offer new
non-resident graduate students who meet certain academic requirements the much lower
in-state tuition rate.
Kentucky Graduate Scholarships will carry a value of $7,220 each academic year based on
projected 2001-2002 tuition and fee levels of $1,973 per full-time semester for resident
graduate students and $5,583 for non-resident students.
be eligible for the merit scholarships, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree
with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.00 scale and have a
cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 on any prior graduate studies.
Graduate School must receive a completed application for admission by June 15, 2001. All non-resident applicants will be automatically
considered for the award. No separate
application is required, said Michael Nietzel, Graduate School dean.
scholarships are renewable through the completion of all degree requirements for students
who remain in good academic standing. The
scholarship offer is only applicable for fall and spring semesters and is not available
for summer terms.
new scholarship program represents a major effort by the University of Kentucky to recruit
and educate graduate students of the highest caliber," said UK President Charles T.
Wethington, Jr. "I am extremely pleased
with this bold initiative."
scholarships will advance two important goals simultaneously: recruiting the world's best
graduate students and encouraging them to stay in the Commonwealth and become part of
Kentucky's economic growth and technological developments," Dean Nietzel added. "These scholarships should enable UK to
enhance its reputation as one of the nation's leading institutions for comprehensive
further information about the Kentucky Graduate Scholarships, call the Graduate School,
(859) 257-4613, or visit the school's Web site at http://www.rgs.uky.edu/gs/KGS.html.