Academic Scholarships for Freshmen

Automatic Scholarships for Freshmen

The following scholarships will be awarded to eligible students provided the student is admitted and has the qualifying test score and grade point average on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admission by March 1, 2014. Please note that combined scores, also known as a superscore, from two or more tests will not be considered. No scholarship application is required.

Provost Scholarship

Incoming Kentucky resident freshmen whose minimum ACT score is 26 or SAT (M+CR) is 1170, and who achieve a 3.30 unweighted high school GPA, will automatically be offered a Provost Scholarship. The Provost Scholarship provides $1,500 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.

"see blue." Scholarship

Incoming non-resident freshmen whose minimum ACT score is 25 or SAT (M+CR) is 1130, and who achieve a 3.00 unweighted high school GPA, will automatically be offered a "see blue." Scholarship. The "see blue." Scholarship provides $7,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship

Incoming non-resident freshmen whose minimum ACT score is 25 or SAT (M+CR) is 1130, and who achieve a 3.50 unweighted high school GPA, will automatically be offered a Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship. The Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship provides $8,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Kentucky Heritage Scholarship

Incoming non-resident freshmen whose minimum ACT score is 30 or SAT (M+CR) is 1330, and who achieve a 3.50 unweighted high school GPA, will automatically be offered a Kentucky Heritage Scholarship. The Kentucky Heritage Scholarship provides $10,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Competitive Scholarships for Freshmen

The University of Kentucky also provides a competitive scholarship application for higher valued scholarships for resident and nonresident students with a minimum test score of 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (M+CR) and minimum unweighted GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale. Please note that combined test scores, also known as a superscore, from two or more tests will not be considered. A competitive scholarship offer would replace one of the above automatic scholarship offers. To apply, students must complete the competitive academic scholarship section of the undergraduate admission application by January 15. Students must have a qualifying test score and GPA on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admission by the January 15 deadline. Early application is strongly encouraged!

The Otis A. Singletary Scholarship

Four-year awards provide tuition, room and board and a yearly stipend of $1,500. In addition, recipients receive an iPad®2 and a $2,000 stipend for a Summer Education Abroad Program.

The Presidential Scholarship

Four-year awards that cover the cost of tuition.

The Commonwealth Scholarship

Four-year awards for $2,500 per year; Kentucky applicants only.

Patterson Scholarship for National Merit or National Achievement Finalists

National Merit® or Achievement® Finalists who designate UK as their college choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by mid-April are eligible for the Patterson Scholarship. The Patterson Scholarship is in addition to the UK National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship of $2,000, which is awarded though the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Patterson Scholarship is a renewable scholarship, valued at $78,000, and includes the following: Four-year renewable award covers the cost of tuition, room and board, $1,000 yearly stipend, an iPad2®, and $2,000 for a Summer Education Abroad program. No Scholarship application is required for the UK National Merit®/Achievement® Finalist Patterson Scholarship.  If a student is awarded a Singletary Scholarship, that award will replace the Patterson Scholarship.  Students may receive only one scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Program.

Kentucky Governor's Scholars/School for the Arts Alumni Scholarships

The University of Kentucky offers special scholarships to students that complete the Kentucky Governor's Scholars and/or Governor's School for the Arts summer programs. The Governor's Scholars/School for the Arts Scholarships are for incoming freshmen only. The following scholarships will be awarded to eligible students, provided the student is admitted and has the qualifying test score and GPA on file with the Office of Undergraduate. Admission by March 1, 2014. No application is required.

GSP/GSA Presidential Scholarship

Students applying with a minimum 1250 SAT (Math + Reading) or 28 ACT and a 3.30 unweighted high school grade point average will receive a Presidential Scholarship, which provides in-state tuition and mandatory registration fees for up to four years of undergraduate study. Minimum test score requirements are based on the composite or total score from one test date. Combined scores, also known as a superscore, from two or more tests will not be considered.  If a student is awarded a Singletary or Patterson Scholarship, that award will replace the Presidential Scholarship.

GSP/GSA Provost Scholarship

All other eligible students will receive a Provost Scholarship, which provides $1,500 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study. If a student is awarded a Patterson Scholarship, that award will replace the Provost Scholarship. Students may receive only one scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Program.

College and Department Scholarships

Students should check with their college as well as the individual schools within their college for information about available departmental scholarships. Requirements and application deadlines vary by department. Other departments on campus such as the Student Government Association also offer scholarship funding. Click on the above link to access information and website links for the many of the Colleges and departments across UK's campus that offer scholarships.
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