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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
Based on academic credentials on file in Admissions, pending early application and availability of funds. Admission application must be received by December 1, 2014. SAT scores have to be submitted by January 15, 2015

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.