Any student at the University of Kentucky may apply for a Gaines Fellowship. Students in all disciplines and with any intended profession are given equal consideration. Gaines Fellows come from all disciplines, from Art History and English to Biology and Chemical Engineering.
Participation in the Honors Program is not a prerequisite for application. All undergraduates demonstrating excellence in their undergraduate careers are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have two years of planned undergraduate study remaining and must have an outstanding academic record (normally measured at a 3.5 GPA or better). Renewal of the fellowship in the senior year will be contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and demonstrated participation in all Gaines Center events.