Transfer Students Scholarships

The University of Kentucky Academic Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarship funding to outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance.

To be eligible for consideration for transfer scholarships, students must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution and be planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky beginning the Fall 2016 semester.

The deadline for receipt of admission application, transcript, and scholarship application (if required) is June 1, 2016.

 

Competitive Transfer Scholarships

Trustees Scholarship -

Scholarship Application Required - Currently enrolled KCTCS students who will earn their Associate’s in Arts or Associate’s in Science Degree with a 3.50 cumulative GPA by the end of the Spring 2016 term, are eligible to compete for a limited number of two-year renewable awards which cover the difference between UK in-state tuition and KCTCS in-state tuition. Scholarship application, admission application, and final transcripts are required by June 1, 2016. A final transcript must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admission documenting Spring 2016 enrollment and grades, as well as the awarding of an Associate’s in Arts or Associate’s in Science Degree by June 1st. A Trustees Scholarship would replace a lower valued scholarship.

Download Application Form (PDF)

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship -

Scholarship Application Required - Students transferring to the University of Kentucky for Fall 2016 that are current members of Phi Theta Kappa, are eligible to compete for a limited number of PTK Transfer Scholarships. Awards offered through this program will provide full tuition for KY residents, or provide the difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates for non-resident recipients. Applicants must be a PTK member in good standing, have a minimum GPA of 3.50, and at least 48 credit hours completed prior to transferring. A PTK Scholarship would replace a lower valued scholarship.

Download Application Form (PDF)

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2016.

 

Transfer Academic Scholarships

Bluegrass Pride Scholarship -

Based on Admission Credentials - Kentucky residents that are currently enrolled, full-time KCTCS students with 40 hours after the Spring 2016 term (with at least 24 hours earned at KCTCS) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30, who transfer to UK for the Fall 2016 term, will be considered for a $4,000 scholarship, payable as $2,000 per year for up to two years of undergraduate studies. Scholarship is awarded based on academic credentials provided with admission application, date of acceptance and funding availability. A Bluegrass Pride Scholarship would replace a lower valued scholarship.

 

Transfer Excellence Scholarship -

Based on Admission Credentials - Kentucky residents that are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited institution with a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA and 24 hours completed by the end of the Spring 2016 term, who plan to transfer to the University of Kentucky for the Fall 2016 term, will be considered for a $1,000 one-year, non-renewable award, payable as $500 per semester for up to two semesters. Scholarship is awarded based on academic credentials provided with admission application, date of acceptance and funding availability.

Wildcat Promise Scholarship -

Based on Admission Credentials - Non-residents that are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited institution with a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA and 24 hours completed by the end of the Spring 2016 term, who plan to transfer to the University of Kentucky for the Fall 2016 term, will be considered for a $5,000 scholarship, payable as $2,500 for up to two years of undergraduate studies. Scholarship is awarded based on academic credentials provided with admission application, date of acceptance and funding availability.


William C. Parker Scholarship Program

for Undergraduate Transfer Students Entering Fall 2016

The University of Kentucky has a mission and commitment to aggressively recruit and retain a diverse student population from all segments of society, which is furthered through the William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship Program. Factors which are considered in the holistic evaluation of William C. Parker scholarship applications include, but are not limited to, 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.

To apply, applicants must submit a William C. Parker Transfer Scholarship Application and a 500-word essay on how the student will contribute to diversity at UK by the June 1, 2016 deadline. Applicants must be planning to enroll at the Lexington campus as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall semester of 2016 and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed during the 2015-16 academic year. Applicants must submit a copy of spring semester college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by June 1, 2016. Download Application Form (PDF)

University of Kentucky