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The Honors Program

Scholarships

Available for Spring and for Fall

Deadline: November 1 OR March 1

Independent Project Grant
This grant is intended to support the anticipated work-related expenses of the Independent Project such as photocopying, purchasing materials, and research-related travel. Grants of various amounts will be awarded. The application for this scholarship is available below.

Student Skills Development Award
This award helps to enable Honors Program students to participate in activities to develop skills or to participate in some type of field-based academic effort. Awards of various amounts will be awarded. The application for this scholarship is available below.

Available for Summer and for Fall

Deadline: March 1

Kate Johnson Scholarship
This scholarship helps to enable Honors Program students to participate in activities to develop skills or to participate in some type of field-based academic effort. It is intended to offset the costs of research opportunities, education abroad experiences, conference travel, or summer programs.  The application for this scholarship is available below.

Available for Summer Only

Deadline: March 1

Journal/Journey Travel Scholarship
The Honors Program offers two $750 scholarships to students who have been participating in the Journal/Journey Project. These scholarships will allow the recipients to travel during the summer on a trip of their own design while keeping a special “travel journal.” The application for this scholarship is available below.

Available for Fall only

Deadline: March 1

Diachun Award
Awarded to a graduating senior who has “demonstrated outstanding research talent in the form of his/her Independent Project and who holds high promise for further professional development in graduate school." This $1000 award is to be used for expenses in graduate or professional school. The application for this scholarship is available below.

Special Award

Raymond Betts Crystal Award

Given to a UK Honors Student for outstanding service to the Honors Program and the University of Kentucky community at large. Must be nominated by students, faculty, or staff. The application for this scholarship is available below.