Transfer Students Scholarships

Fall 2017 general transfer student scholarships are currently being revised. Updated general transfer scholarship information will be available in April. Please contact the Office of Academic Scholarships with any questions.

128-E Funkhouser Building University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0054

Phone: (859) 257-4198 

E-mail: academicscholar@lsv.uky.edu


William C. Parker Scholarship Program

for Undergraduate Transfer Students Entering Fall 2017

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 2017 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 2017 and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed during the 2016-17 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 2017 and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed during the 2016-17 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 2017: June 17, 2017

To Apply:

· Complete the online general scholarship application by logging in with your LinkBlue user id and password.

· After you have successfully submitted your general application, select all additional application opportunities:

· Select the Academic Excellence Scholarship “Apply” button to write and submit the 500-word essay question, “If given the opportunity to develop a new national marketing campaign for UK, what would be your slogan and what aspects of the University would you highlight as a reference to that slogan?”

· 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 April 17, 2017 deadline.

· For more information concerning the William C. Parker Scholarship Program, please contact:

Asia Payne, Director

William C. Parker Scholarship Program

128 Funkhouser Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0054

(859) 323-6334