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UK's Shepherd Interns Discuss Time Living Below Poverty Line

Two University of Kentucky students took on an unusual challenge this summer. They agreed to work for eight weeks at a specific agency or site that serves low-income individuals or families and...

UK Office's New Name Reflects Work with Nationally Competitive Award Opportunities for Students

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships (OES), part of the Academy of Undergraduate Excellence, received approval from the Office of the Provost to change its name to the Office...

Trimble Featured in President's Welcome

Truman Scholar, Chellgren Fellow, and varsity Tennis player, Grace Trimble, has been featured in President Capilouto's welcome back message....

Provost Riordan Reflects on the Success of our Students

This summer we have followed our students' blogs about their adventures abroad, celebrated large and meaningful research grants and read about faculty members' work in national media publications...

Three UK Students Invited to Fulbright Summer Institutes in the UK

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced the selection of three UK students by the US-UK Fulbright Commission to participate in Fulbright Summer Institutes...

UK Students Have Banner Year Racking Up National Honors

Each year University of Kentucky students are recognized on the national, and even international, stage with a variety of prestigious scholarships, internships and fellowships that acknowledge...

Two UK Juniors Named Goldwater Scholars

University of Kentucky juniors Matthew Fahrbach, of Louisville, Ky., and Samuel Saarinen, of Shelbyville, Ky., have been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship worth up to $7,500 per year....

UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Critical Languages

Three University of Kentucky students and an alumnus have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study the Arabic, Japanese and Turkish languages abroad....

UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced that four UK students have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients...

Fifteen UK Students Win NSF Research Awards

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced 15 of the university's undergraduate and graduate students will be able to pursue research in their fields of study with...

Students Win Boren Awards to Study Languages Critical to National Security

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced two UK students will study critical languages on scholarship in 2014-15. Cassidy Henry, a graduate student at the Patterson...

UK Scholar Athlete Grace Trimble Named Truman Scholar

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships is proud to announce that political science junior and UK Women's Tennis Team member Grace Trimble, of Winchester, Ky., has been named a...

UK Student Wins Scholarship to Study at Oxford

University of Kentucky's Ryan Winstead, an English and gender and women's studies junior, has been awarded an English-Speaking Union (ESU) Scholarship presented by the English-Speaking Union...

Hall of Fame Skylab Astronaut Honors UK Students

Skylab astronaut Joe Kerwin visited the University of Kentucky to present students Tyler "T.J." Flynn and Josiah Hanna each with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (...

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Office of External Scholarships Presents Scholarship Info Sessions

Do you want to hone your language skills abroad? Have you been dreaming of furthering your studies in England? Are you looking to serve your country or need assistance so you can make the next big...

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Undergraduates Traveling Across the Nation for Summer Research Experiences

Seven UK undergraduates are spending their summer conducting research at institutions across the nation. The students were each selected to be a participant in a Research Experience for...

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Three UK Students Receive Fall Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

Three University of Kentucky students have been awarded the fall 2013 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship by the Institute of International Education to support their study abroad...

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Student to Study at Fulbright Summer Institute

University of Kentucky junior Mary Kate Elliott, from Elizabethtown, Ky., has been selected for a place at a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Nottingham-Trent University in Nottinghamshire,...

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UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel...

UK Ag Student Earns Alltech Young Scientist Award

A student who originally hails from Brazil and  came to theUniversity of Kentucky to complete her undergraduate studies is one of two winners of the 2013 Alltech Young Scientist award....

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