Academic Scholarship Program for Incoming Freshmen Fall 2018

The University of Kentucky is pleased to provide scholarship opportunities for incoming freshmen. Students may receive only one scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Program, including academic, competitive*, & selective scholarship awards. Scholarship offerings are subject to change each year. Scholarship awards will be offered pending early application and availability of funds. Please note that combined test scores, also known as a superscore, will not be considered. Completed admission application and all supporting documents, including qualifying test score and high school transcript, must be received by December 1, 2017.

Incoming Kentucky Resident Freshmen Eligible Scholarships

Scholarship Type Criteria Annual Amount
Provost Academic

26 ACT or 1240 SAT and
3.30 Unweighted GPA

Starting at $2,500, with additional funding available for meritorious students

Presidential Competitive

31 ACT or 1420 SAT and
3.50 Unweighted GPA

Full In-State Tuition

Otis A. Singletary Competitive

33 ACT or 1490 SAT and
3.80 Unweighted GPA

Full In-State Tuition + $10,000 Housing Stipend (first & second years only and living on-campus in a University residence hall)

Patterson Selective

National Merit® Finalist or National Hispanic Recognition Scholar.

*National Merit® Finalists must list UK as first choice with National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Full In-State Tuition + $10,000 Housing Stipend (first & second years only and living on-campus in a University residence hall)

KY Governor’s Scholar Presidential

Selective

31 ACT or 1420 SAT and 3.50 Unweighted GPA,
completion of KY Governor’s Scholar or School for the Arts program

Full In-State Tuition

KY Governor’s Scholar Provost

Selective

Completion of KY Governor’s Scholar or School for the Arts program

Starting at $2,500, with additional funding available for meritorious students

William C. Parker Diversity Competitive*

2.50 Unweighted GPA, essay, and contribution to diversity.
Separate application required.

Award values vary based on meritorious criteria

 

 

Incoming Kentucky Non-Resident Freshmen Eligible Scholarships

Scholarship Type Criteria Annual Amount
Bluegrass Spirit Academic

25 ACT or 1200 SAT and
3.00 Unweighted GPA

Starting at $8,000, with additional funding available for meritorious students

Presidential Competitive

31 ACT or 1420 SAT and
3.50 Unweighted GPA

Full Out-of-State Tuition

Otis A. Singletary Competitive

33 ACT or 1490 SAT and
3.80 Unweighted GPA

Full Out-of-State Tuition + $10,000 Housing Stipend (first & second years only and living on-campus in a University residence hall)

Patterson Selective

National Merit® Finalist* or National Hispanic Recognition Scholar.

*National Merit® Finalists must list UK as first choice with National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Full Out-of-State Tuition + $10,000 Housing Stipend (first & second years only and living on-campus in a University residence hall)

William C. Parker Diversity Competitive*

2.50 Unweighted GPA, essay, and contribution to diversity.
Separate application required.

Award values vary based on meritorious criteria

 

 

Academic Scholarships:

Students who meet the minimum criteria, apply for admission, and have all supporting documents on file by December 1, 2017, will be considered for academic scholarship awards. No scholarship application is required.

Competitive Scholarships:

Students must apply for admission, complete the competitive academic scholarship section of the  admission application, and submit all supporting documents by December 1, 2017. Selected applicants may be invited to campus for interviews.

Selective Scholarships:

Students must have been participants in the prestigious programs listed. Student must apply for admission by December 1, 2017. No scholarship application is required.

 

*William C. Parker Diversity Scholarships may be combined with other scholarships.

For all other scholarships listed, students may receive only one award.       


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 varying based on meritorious criteria. 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