Academic Scholarship Program for Incoming Freshmen Fall 2017

Thank you for your interest in the University of Kentucky Academic Scholarship Program. Academic Scholarship opportunities are reviewed each summer. Award opportunities for freshmen entering in Fall 2018 (high school class of 2018) will be announced in late September. Kentucky Governor’s Scholar/School for the Arts Scholarships will remain unchanged for Fall 2018 applicants. Students must apply for admission and have a qualifying test score and GPA on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admission by the December 1st deadline to be considered for academic scholarships. The October ACT and November SAT are the final test dates for scholarship consideration. Please check the website in late September for other scholarship updates.

Scholarships

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 by January 15. December tests are the final ACT and SAT test dates for scholarship consideration. No application is required.

GSP/GSA Presidential Scholarship

GSP/GSA students applying with a minimum test score of 31 ACT or 1420 SAT* (M+EBRW) and minimum GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale will receive a Presidential Scholarship, which provides in-state tuition for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided the student is admitted and has the qualifying test score and GPA on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admission by January 15. 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 higher value scholarship, that award will replace the Presidential Scholarship.

GSP/GSA Provost Scholarship

All other eligible GSP/GSA students will receive a Provost Scholarship, which provides $1,500 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided the student is admitted by January 15. After January 15, GSP/GSA students are still encouraged to apply to the University but scholarship opportunities may be limited. If a student is awarded a Singletary or Patterson Scholarship, that award will replace the Provost Scholarship. Students may receive only one scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Program.


William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship

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 ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. Students may receive only one award through the William C. Parker Scholarship Program.

For more information on the William C. Parker Scholarship Program please visit http://seeblue.com/parker 


College and Department Scholarships

Students should check with their college as well as the individual programs 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.


Additional Scholarships