Transfer Students Scholarships

The University of Kentucky Academic Scholarship Program offers scholarship opportunities to outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance. To be eligible for consideration for transfer scholarships, students must be planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky beginning for Fall 2018.

 

Transfer Academic Scholarships
Priority Deadline: June 15, 2018

Academic Scholarships for transfer students are awarded based on academic credentials provided with their admission application, date of acceptance, and funding availability. Applicants must have completed at least 24 transfer credit hours. Awards are renewable for 2019-20 with required 3.00 UK cumulative GPA.  In addition, the first 500 transfer students with a cumulative 2.50 GPA, that apply for housing by June 15, 2018, and live in a university residence hall, will receive an on-campus housing scholarship.  Once admitted to UK, students may apply for on-campus housing at www.uky.edu/housing/.
 

Scholarship Residency Status Cumulative GPA Annual Amount
Distinguished Transfer Kentucky Resident 3.50 - 4.00 $3,000
Wildcat Blue Kentucky Resident 3.00 - 3.49 $1,500
Transfer Achievement Non-Resident 3.00 - 4.00 $4,000
Housing Scholarship** KY and Non-Resident 2.50 - 4.00 $2,000

** Student must live in a University residence hall during the fall and spring semesters to receive housing scholarship both semesters; the award is renewable if the student continues to live in a university residence hall during Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.

 

Competitive Transfer Scholarships

Priority Deadline: June 15, 2018

 

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 2018 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.

 Download the Application Here

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

- Scholarship Application Required -

Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible to compete for a limited number of two-year renewable awards which provide full tuition for Kentucky residents, or the difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates for non-residents (approximately $15,000). Applicant must be a PTK member in good standing, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, and at least 48 credit hours completed prior to transferring. 

A Competitive Transfer Scholarship (Trustees or PTK) will replace an Academic Scholarship.

The deadline for receipt of the admission application, final transcript, and scholarship is June 15, 2018.

Download the Application Here
 

William C. Parker Scholarship Program

for Undergraduate Transfer Students Entering Fall 2018

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. Undergraduate transfer students entering the University for the first time in the Fall 2018 semester may apply for the William C. Parker Transfer Student Scholarship. One-year awards of $2,500 will be made based on the applicant's ranking within the competitive pool. Transfer applicants must be planning to enroll at the Lexington campus as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall semester of 2018 and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed during the 2017-18 academic year. The William C. Parker Scholarship for Transfer Students is a one-year, non-renewable award, contingent upon full-time enrollment on the University of Kentucky Lexington Campus. 

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: Transfer applicants must be planning to enroll at the Lexington campus as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall semester of 2018 and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed during the 2017-18 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 2018: June 15, 2018

To Apply:

  • You may be directed to complete the General Application and answer a series of four optional questions about your activities.

  • You must sign, date, finish and submit your general application before you can apply for additional scholarship opportunities:

  • After completing the General Application, you may be directed to the Recommended Opportunities page where you will see any opportunities for which the system determines that you may be qualified to apply.  You can then click "Apply" for William C. Parker Diversity Transfer Student Scholarship Program. 

  • 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 June 15, 2018, 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 
asia.payne@uky.edu