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Incoming International Undergraduate Scholarships

International Ambassador Scholarships 
From $3,000 to 50% of tuition; competitive; renewable.

  • A one page essay describing how you could serve as a student ambassador to the university, as well as any experiences you have in leadership and volunteerism.
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Assessed non-resident tuition
  • There is no GPA or SAT requirement. However, stronger academic backgrounds may result in higher scholarship awards.
  • Deadline February 15th

To apply:
Please send your essay, letter of recommendation, name as it appears in your passport and your date of birth to audra.cryder@uky.edu, with the subject line "International Scholarship Selection Committee”.  

Automatic Academic Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

All students who meet the requirements below will AUTOMATICALLY be awarded scholarships ranging from $7,000 to $10,000 per year. No application is required. In order to be awarded the scholarship, you have to apply and be admitted as a freshman (first year) non-resident (not from Kentucky) student, and have the qualifying test score and grade point average on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admission by March 1, 2014.



See Blue Scholarship  - $7,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.
 Minimum ACT score is 25 or SAT (M+CR) is 1130
Min GPA 3.00 unweighted high school GPA.

Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship  - $8,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study
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 Minimum ACT score is 25 or SAT (M+CR) is 1130
Min GPA 3.50 unweighted high school GPA.


Kentucky Heritage Scholarship - $10,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study
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 Minimum ACT score is 30 or SAT (M+CR) is 1330
Min GPA 3.50 unweighted high school GPA.

For more information: http://www.uky.edu/AcademicScholarships/freshman.htm

W.C. Parker  Diversity Scholarship
Average of $5,000 per year; competitive; renewable.

  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Scholarship application with a 500-word essay on the topic: How I will contribute to diversity at the University of Kentucky
  • Deadline - January 15th

To apply: http://www.uky.edu/AcademicScholarships/WCP.htm

Departmental Scholarships
Deadlines, amounts and requirements vary by department. More information here: http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/college-departmental

Please note that scholarships are awarded to admitted students; applicants with missing documentation may not be considered for scholarships.