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.

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.

Deadline: March 15, 2018

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. 


To Apply:

NOTE: If you have completed an application, please do not submit a new application.

To complete a NEW application, please access the application here:

If you have started but have NOT completed an application, please use the method below:



2.) You will be directed to complete the General Application and answer a series of four optional questions about your activities.

3.) You must sign, date, finish and submit your general application before you can apply for additional scholarship opportunities:

4.) After completing the General Application, you may be directed to the Recommended Opportunities page where you will see any opportunities for which the system determines that you may be qualified to apply.  You can then click "Apply" for William C. Parker for Incoming Freshman.


5.) To be considered for the scholarship, you must answer the additional question listed below, and submit the application.


6.) After completing and submitting the WCP for Incoming Freshman scholarship application, you may be redirected to the Recommended Opportunities page where you will see any other opportunities for which the system determines that you may be qualified to apply. You can then click "Apply" for any of these opportunities that you haven't yet applied for.

7.) If you would like to view additional opportunities, such as those for which you may be already automatically under consideration, hovering over the Opportunities button will allow you to select the All Opportunities listing.


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

Asia Payne, Director 
William C. Parker Scholarship Program 
217 W.D. Funkhouser Building 
Lexington, KY 40506-0054 

P: (859) 323-6334 
E: asia.payne@uky.edu