William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship Program

This scholarship promotes the University of Kentucky’s Strategic Vision of Diversity and Inclusion.  In order to obtain the educational benefits of a diverse student body, the University will aggressively admit and retain students from all segments of society including students of different races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, sexes, sexual orientation, gender identities, disability status, religious traditions, political beliefs, and geographic backgrounds.  Factors which are considered in the holistic evaluation of William C. Parker Scholarship Applicants include contribution to diversity, test scores, grades, essay, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, awards and recognition, and community service. Awards will be based on the applicant’s ranking within the competitive pool, with values varying based on meritorious criteria. Students may receive only one award through the William C. Parker Scholarship Program.

To apply, the online application will be available in mid-October below. In addition, applicants applying for this program must have a high school transcript with qualifying unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale, on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Unfortunately, a William C. Parker scholarship will not be offered to every excellent student who meets the requirements and applies. However, we assure each applicant that his or her application will receive consideration and fair treatment in what is a very competitive process. 

The application will be available in mid-October. If you have not done so, please submit your admission application to UK. You must be admitted to UK before you can apply for this scholarship.

For more information concerning the William C. Parker Scholarship Program, please contact: 

Asia Payne, Director 

William C. Parker Scholarship Program 

128 W.D. Funkhouser Building 

Lexington, KY 40506-0054 

P: (859) 323-6334 

E: asia.payne@uky.edu