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 2017.

Transfer Academic Scholarships

Priority Deadline: May 15, 2017

Academic Scholarships for transfer students are awarded based on academic credentials provided with their admission application, date of acceptance, and funding availability. In addition, the first 500 transfer students that apply for housing by May 15, 2017, who are eligible for an academic scholarship, 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/.

 

Residency Status

Cumulative GPA

Academic Scholarship Annual Amount

On-campus Housing Scholarship** Annual Amount

2017-2018 TOTAL

Kentucky Resident

3.50-4.00

$3,000

$2,000

$5,000

Kentucky Resident

3.00-3.49

$1,500

$2,000

$3,500

Non-Resident

3.00-4.00

$4,000

$2,000

$6,000

~ Minimum 24 transfer credit hours required for eligibility

~ Awards are renewable for 2018-2019 with required 3.00 cumulative Grade Point Average

**Student must live in a University residence hall during the fall and spring semesters to receive housing scholarship both semesters

~Housing Scholarship is renewable if student continues to live in a university residence hall during fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters

 

Competitive Transfer Scholarships

Priority Deadline: June 15, 2017

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 2017 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 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-resident (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 admission application, final transcript, and scholarship is June 15, 2017.

Download the Application Here

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