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The Office of External Scholarships

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'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....

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