University Endorsed Awards

University endorsement is required in order to compete for the following scholarships; students may not apply directly for these awards. Recipients of these awards will be publically announced to UKNow and other media sources.

Astronaut Scholarship

Sophomore, Junior

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation makes an annual award to an outstanding student who exhibits motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in STEM disciplines. Students must contact...

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Sophomore, Junior

The Goldwater Scholarship was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers and foster excellence in STEM fields. Visit the website for...

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Senior, Alumni

Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants for one year conducting research for books, co-authoring papers, participating in meetings, and organizing briefings. Students with significant...

Churchill Scholarship

Senior, Alumni

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master's study in science, mathematics, and/or engineering at the University of Cambridge. Applicants must be U.S....

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides scholarships for students to study languages abroad in regions critical to U.S. interests. Students who plan to study in Western Europe,...

English-Speaking Union Scholarship

Junior

The Kentucky Branch of the ESU will award scholarships for students to take summer courses offered at three institutions in the United Kingdom: Cambridge University, Oxford University, and...

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Senior, Alumni, Graduate Student

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give students opportunities to pursue graduate study and research in over 100 nations. Most grants are Full or English Teaching Assistantship...

Marshall Scholarship

Senior

The Marshall Scholarship enables students to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Benefits include a personal allowance to cover living expenses, tuition, fares to and from the U.S...

Mitchell Scholarship

Senior, Alumni

The Mitchell Scholarships grant a student one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The program provides tuition,...

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship

Sophomore, Junior

The Udall Scholarship is a merit-based award to outstanding students who intend to pursue careers related to the environment. Students should have environmental career goals, but all fields are...

Rhodes Scholarship

Senior, Alumni

The Rhodes Scholarship enables students with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, and the ability to lead to study at Oxford University in England....

Schwarzman Scholars

Senior, Alumni, Graduate Student

Undergraduates with an excellent academic record are encouraged to apply for the Schwarzman Scholars Program to attend Tsinghua University, one of China's leading universities, to complete a...