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UK EDUCATION ABROAD DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

UK Education Abroad encourages all qualified UK students participating in an approved education abroad program offered by Academic Programs International (API) or International Studies Abroad (ISA) to apply for the UK Education Abroad Diversity Scholarship. Scholarships are available to students who contribute to the university’s compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK student body.

Learn about the Spring 2015 recipients here.
Learn about the Fall 2015 recipients here.

Please note that this scholarship is a voucher and is NOT tied to a specific term. Scholarship recipients will have up to two calendar years to apply the scholarship toward an API or ISA education abroad program.

This scholarship offers two award cycles and is not tied to a specific term. Deadlines to apply are March 1st and October 1st. 

Two scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded for the Fall 2016 application cycle (with a deadline of March 1st), one provided by API and the other provided by ISA. The student who receives the API scholarship will have two calendar years to apply it to an API education abroad program. The student who receives the ISA scholarship will have two calendar years to apply it to an ISA education abroad program.

Scholarships are available to students who contribute to the university’s compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK student body. This includes but is not limited to race or ethnic origin, sex, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, and other characteristics. It also includes first generation students, students who have never traveled abroad, students from low income families, students from rural Appalachian communities, and students with a history of overcoming adversity. 

Consideration shall be given to all full-time, undergraduate UK students enrolled or planning to enroll in an approved API or ISA education abroad program (Summer, Fall, Spring). UK sponsored programs customized by API or ISA are not considered to be approved API or ISA programs. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) is required at the time of application for this scholarship. Due to GPA requirements, freshmen and transfer students are unable to apply during their first semester at UK. Award recipients must be in good academic and judicial standing at the time of award and during the semester prior to their intended term abroad.


UK EDUCATION ABROAD DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE, 2015-2016:

Kahlil Baker
Martin Luther King Center
 
Matthew Deffendall
First Generation Initiatives
 
Susan Fogg
Disability Resource Center

Chassity Holiman
Student Diversity & Enrichment Services Office, Health Center

Miko McFarland (Non-voting)
UK Education Abroad
 
Anthony Ogden, Ph.D. (Non-voting)
UK Education Abroad
 
Seth Riker
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Toni Thomas
Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services

Yiyi Tang (Chair, Non-voting)
UK Education Abroad

Quentin Tyler, Ph.D.
College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

Lydia Wims
Student Support Services

Lance Poston
Director, Office of LGBTQ resources

Patrick Barker
International Studies Abroad (ISA Kentucky Office)