The 2020 Scholars program is a broad-based scholarships initiative designed to increase access to higher education among Kentuckians while pushing more students to take rigorous math and science courses in their junior and senior year of high school.
The 2020 Scholars; program focuses on four major areas:
- Increasing transfers from community and technical colleges.
- Increasing the number of Kentuckians attending UK who are receiving need-based aid.
- Increasing scholarship offerings to students who demonstrate academic excellence.
- Encouraging more Kentucky students to take math and science courses throughout high school.
The Trustees Scholarship for Transfer Students
Currently enrolled KCTCS students that 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 2012 term and then transfer to UK for the fall 2012 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. A final transcript must be submitted along with the application documenting spring 2012 grades and the awarding of an Associate's in Arts or Associate's in Science Degree.
Currently enrolled KCTCS students with 48 hours by the end of the spring 2012 semester (with at least 24 earned at KCTCS) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30, that are not receiving the above award, are eligible to compete for a limited number of $4,000 scholarships, payable as $2,000 per year for up to two years.
All other transfer students with a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA, that are currently enrolled at an accredited institution and will have 24 hours by the end of the spring 2012 term, are eligible to compete for a limited number of $1,500 non-renewable awards.
Applicants for a Trustees Scholarship are required to submit an application to the Office of Academic Scholarships by June 1, 2012.
The Catalyst Scholars
The Catalyst Scholars program is available to students who are eligible for Pell Grants, the federal financial aid program that provides assistance to families at or below 150 percent of the poverty line. The scholarship, which is renewable, will provide $2,020 annually to Kentucky students who are Pell eligible. No scholarship application is required. Funds will automatically be awarded to eligible students.
The Catalyst Scholars Program is need-based and is administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
The Flagship Scholarship
Incoming freshmen students who are not eligible for our other awards and whose highest ACT score is a 26 or 27 and who achieve a 3.30 unweighted high school GPA will automatically receive a $1,500 one-year, non-renewable Flagship Scholarship. Minimum test score requirements are based on the composite or total score from one test date. Combined scores, also known as a superscore, from two or more tests will not be considered. No scholarship application is required. Students must apply for undergraduate admission and have a qualifying test score on file with the Undergraduate Admission Office by March 1, 2012. Students may apply for future scholarships if they maintain a 3.50 GPA at UK.
The Provost Scholars
Incoming freshmen whose minimum ACT score is 28 or SAT (M+CR) is 1250, and achieve a 3.30 unweighted high school GPA, will automatically be offered a Provost Scholarship. Minimum test score requirements are based on the composite or total score from one test date. Combined scores, also known as a superscore, from two or more tests will not be considered. The Provost Scholarship provides $1,500 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study. No application is required. Students must apply for undergraduate admission and have a qualifying test score on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admission by March 1, 2012.