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What is a Nationally Competitive Award?

Nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships are awards that are funded by sources independent of the University of Kentucky including non-profit groups, government agencies, and companies. Criteria for scholarships vary but generally include academic performance, financial need, community affiliations, and unique elements important to the sponsoring organization.

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UK Senior Names Rhodes Scholarship Finalist

University of Kentucky senior Rachel Dixon, of Lexington, was recently named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. Dixon, an English and writing, rhetoric and digital studies major, will...

UK Students, Alumni Invited to Public Service Awards Information Session

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards is offering an information session about scholarships and fellowships for students and recent graduates interested in attending...

2 UK Students, Confucius Institute Recognized at National Level

Two University of Kentucky students received nationwide recognition at Confucius Institute U.S. Center’s inaugural National Honor Gala held Sept. 24. David Cole and Rachel Lietzow, both members of...

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