College of Public Health students graduating

Financial Aid / Scholarships

2014 Scholarship Recipients - Orientation.jpg

(2014-15 Ezra Gillis Graduate Tuition Scholarship and Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship Recipients from the College of Public Health)

Graduate Assistantship, Scholarship, & Fellowship Opportunities

The College of Public Health in conjunction with the Graduate School has a limited number of assistantships, scholarships, and fellowship opportunities for the academic year.

To be eligible for any opportunities offered by the College please answer “Yes” as indicated on the financial assistance portion of your SOPHAS application.

For information concerning opportunities offered by the Graduate School, please visit

For student jobs offered through the University of Kentucky, please visit

UKY Graduate School Fellowship Opportunities - Deadlines Vary Throughout the Year - Refer to Website

Additional Financial Aid Resources to Consider

In an effort to provide more information on External Scholarship Opportunities that may be available to you, we have provided a list of scholarship search engines and external resources that you can utilize to try to subsidize your cost of attendance.  You can access this list directly by clicking the link below.  Be sure to check the page throughout the academic year, as new scholarship opportunities can be added at any time since these types of scholarships tend to have changing application deadlines.

External Scholarships” refers to funds that are applied for and awarded by agencies outside of the University.  The UK Office of Student Financial Aid/UK College of Public Health has no part in the application or selection processes for these types of awards.  As always, it’s important to remember that an application does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship.  However, the only way you eliminate yourself from consideration is by choosing not to apply.

Additional Financial Aid Resources

KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority)

Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) | Financing Your Degree (Scroll to the bottom of the page)

Financing Your Public Health Degree Webinar (YouTube Video)

Kentucky Safety and Health Network (KSHN) SAFE Scholarships - Deadline to apply: Feb. 28, 2016

Paul Ambrose Scholars Program - Annual Deadline is early April

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund - Annual Deadline is early April

National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) - September 18, 2015 Deadline

Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship - Deadline March 15, 2016 (Info and Application at the bottom of the linked page)

CPH Donor-Funded Scholarships

UK Med Center Provost Scholarships

Student Travel Scholarships

Applications are due no later than the 15th of each month prior to the month of travel (or the next business day if the office is closed)

Funds are potentially available to degree-seeking students for assistance with expenses relating to travel to present at professional or academic conferences only.  Travel funding is NOT provided for participation in professional workshops, seminars, summer school, or tuition for coursework.

In addition to completing and submitting the application, to be eligible for travel scholarships, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the College of Public Health (Pre BPH students are not eligible)
  • Be prepared to provided receipts for all expenses upon request by the College of Public Health
  • Submit proof from the conference that you are presenting, such as a conference program/agenda listing your name, and e-mail stating that your poster or abstract was accepted for presentation, etc.  For research, provide a very brief statement describing research, along with location and research dates
    • For Travel to Professional or Academic Meeting/Conference:
      • Awards my total no more than $800 per student per fiscal year for presentations at domestic locations.

Students may receive no more than $800 of travel funding from the college per fiscal year.  Students must submit the application with all required materials attached by the deadline to be considered.  Depending on available support funding and program demand, awards might be for an amount less than the maximum allowed or for which the student has applied.  Funding cannot be guaranteed.  Students should keep a copy of their Student Travel Scholarship Application and supporting documents for their records.

Guidelines and Application