Current Students

 

Academic Excellence Scholarship Program

 

The Academic Excellence Scholarship Program for currently enrolled UK students is open to all currently enrolled, full-time UK undergraduate students on the main campus with a 3.50 or greater cumulative grade point average by the end of the spring 2017 semester and who have completed at least 12 semester hours at UK.

All applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the Academic Excellence Scholarship Program will be considered for a limited number of non-renewable awards of $1,500 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergraduate students who will be receiving other academic scholarships from the Office of Academic Scholarships for 2017-2018 are not eligible to be considered for these awards. Additionally, students currently applying to or enrolled in a professional or graduate program at the University of Kentucky are not eligible for these scholarships and should contact their respective departments for scholarship information.

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2017: May 30, 2017

To Apply:

· Complete the online general scholarship application by logging in with your LinkBlue user id and password.

· After you have successfully submitted your general application, select all additional application opportunities:

· Select the Academic Excellence Scholarship “Apply” button to write and submit the 500-word essay question, “If given the opportunity to develop a new national marketing campaign for UK, what would be your slogan and what aspects of the University would you highlight as a reference to that slogan?”

· Make sure your application was successfully submitted:

· If you need to make changes to your application, you may view and update your applications at any time before the May 30, 2017 deadline.

College and Departmental Scholarships

 

 

Students should check with their college, as well as the individual departments 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 "Departmental Scholarships" link to the left to access information and website links for many of the Colleges and departments across UK's campus that offer scholarships.

 

 

William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship Program

The University of Kentucky has a mission and commitment to aggressively recruit and retain students from all segments of society, including African American, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Alaskan Native students. Factors which are considered in the holistic evaluation of William C. Parker scholarship applications include grades, an essay, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, awards and recognition, community service, and contribution to diversity.

One-year awards of $2,500 will be made based on the applicant's ranking within the competitive pool. The William C. Parker Scholarship for Continuing Students is a one-year, non-renewable award, contingent upon full-time enrollment on the University of Kentucky Lexington Campus and a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better.

Students may receive only one award through the William C. Parker Scholarship Program. 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.

Students currently applying to or enrolled in a professional or graduate degree program are not eligible for these scholarships and should contact their respective departments for scholarship information.

Requirements:Applicants must be currently enrolled on the Lexington campus and pursuing a first-time baccalaureate degree in the fall semester of 2017. Applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 by the end of the spring 2017 semester and have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application and a 500-word essay on the topic: How I will contribute to diversity at the University of Kentucky.

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2017: May 30, 2017

To Apply:

· Complete the online general scholarship application by logging in with your LinkBlue user id and password.

· After you have successfully submitted your general application, select all additional application opportunities:

· Select the William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship “Apply” button to write and submit the 500-word essay question, “How will I contribute to diversity at UK.”

· Make sure your application was successfully submitted:

· If you need to make changes to your application, you may view and update your applications at any time before the May 30, 2017 deadline.

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

Asia Payne, Director

William C. Parker Scholarship Program

217 Funkhouser Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0054

(859) 323-6334

 

 

 


 

Non-UK Scholarships

 

Students already receiving scholarships from outside sources should have their donor send the scholarship funds to the Office of Student Financial Aid along with the student's name, the semesters the funds cover, and the student's ID number.


NOTE: If you are expecting a scholarship from an outside agency that is not currently listed and that you think should be there by this time, please contact the awarding agency to determine when it will be disbursed to the University of Kentucky. Once the scholarship funds are received by the University, it may take up to 7 - 10 business days to get on the list and be credited to the student's account.

 

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)

 

Governor Paul E. Patton and the 1998 General Assembly have provided Kentucky high school students a great opportunity to make their education pay with the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). The KEES program is administered by the (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)). Students who try to get the most from high school by studying hard and making good grades (C+ and above) can earn scholarship for college or technical school. The better students do in high school, the more they will earn toward college scholarships. Eligible students will receive official notification of the amount of their award from KHEAA. For more information, visit the KEES Program web site.

 

Hope Scholarship/Lifetime Learning

 

For more information on the Hope and Lifetime Learning tax credits, and other tax benefits for post-secondary students, go to www.irs.gov. IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, which explains these credits and other tax benefits, is available online, or call 1-800-829-1040. TTY callers should call 1-800-829-4059.

 

KHEAA Monies

Please visit the KHEAA site for more information on KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) Scholarships available to the University of Kentucky.

Free internet scholarship databases searches

 

Fastweb, BrokeScholar, College Board, SRN Express.

 

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

 

External scholarships and fellowships are awards that are funded by sources (such as a non-government foundation or government agency) outside the University of Kentucky. These awards honor exceptional students across the nation, and UK students have received many of these awards. Scholarships supported by the Office of External Scholarships involve both undergraduate and graduate study. They provide support for tuition, fees, travel (if applicable), and oftentimes, a stipend. The Office of External Scholarships assists current UK undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni in applying for these opportunities, please visit http://www.uky.edu/Provost/ChellgrenCenter/ExternalScholarships/

 

Outside/Private Scholarships

Information about scholarships from outside organization is available in Room 127 Funkhouser Building. This information has been sent to UK by outside sources and any questions should be directed to those sources. Students should also contact student and/or parents' employers, churches, credit unions, and local clubs and organizations for additional scholarship sources.