Fall 2019 Freshmen

The University of Kentucky offers renewable academic, competitive and selective scholarship opportunities for incoming first-time freshmen. Completed admission application and all supporting documents, including qualifying test scores and high school transcript, must be received by December 1, 2018. Combined test scores (super-score) are not considered; for all scholarships listed, students may receive only one award. Scholarship awards will be offered pending early application and availability of funds.

 

Kentucky Residents

 

Scholarship Type GPA* Additional Criteria Annual Amount
Provost Academic 3.30
3.30
26 ACT or 1240 SAT
28 ACT or 1310 SAT
$2,500
$5,000
Presidential Competitive 3.50 31 ACT or 1420 SAT Full in-state tuition
Otis A. Singletary Competitive 3.80 33 ACT or 1490 SAT Full in-state tuition + housing stipend**
Patterson Selective   National Merit Finalist or National Hispanic Recognition Scholar; National Merit Finalists must list UK as college choice with National Merit Scholarship Corporation Full in-state tuition + housing stipend**
Governor’s Scholar Presidential Selective 3.50 31 ACT or 1420 SAT; completion of Governor's Scholars, School for the Arts or School for Entrepreneurs program Full in-state tuition
Governor’s Scholar Provost Selective   Completion of Governor's Scholars, School for the Arts or School for Entrepreneurs program $2,500, with additional funding available for meritorious students up to $5,000

*Unweighted. **Housing stipend of $10,000 per year is available for students living on campus in a UK residence hall during the first two years.

 

Non-Residents

Scholarship Type GPA* Additional Criteria Annual Amount
Bluegrass Spirit Academic 3.00
3.50
3.50
25 ACT or 1200 SAT
25 ACT or 1200 SAT
30 ACT or 1390 SAT
$8,00
$10,000
$12,500
Presidential Competitive 3.50 31 ACT or 1420 SAT Full out-of-state tuition
Otis A. Singletary Competitive 3.80 33 ACT or 1490 SAT Full out-of-state tuition + housing stipend**
Patterson Selective   National Merit Finalist or National Hispanic Recognition Scholar; National Merit Finalists must list UK as college choice with National Merit Scholarship Corporation Full out-of-state tuition + housing stipend**

*Unweighted. **Housing stipend of $10,000 per year is available for students living on campus in a UK residence hall during the first two years.

 

To Apply

Academic Scholarships

Students who meet the minimum criteria, apply for admission and submit all supporting documents by December 1, 2018, will be considered. No additional application is required.

Competitive Scholarships

Students must apply for admission, complete the competitive scholarship section of the admission application and submit all supporting documents by December 1, 2018, to have their application reviewed in this highly competitive program. A limited number of awards will be offered. Selected applicants may be invited to campus for interviews.

Selective Scholarships

Students must have completed the prestigious programs listed. Students must apply for admission by December 1, 2018. No additional application is required.

 

All scholarship offerings are subject to change each year.    

 

Additional Opportunities

William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship

UK is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population from all segments of society. Incoming freshmen applicants for this competitive scholarship program must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.50. For more information, contact Asia Payne.

College and Department Scholarships

Several colleges and departments at UK administer their own scholarship programs. Students who have chosen an academic program are encouraged to contact their college/department regarding scholarship opportunities. Requirements vary.