Nationally Competitive Awards

Nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships are awards that are funded by sources independent of the University of Kentucky including non-profit groups, government agencies, and companies. Criteria for scholarships vary but generally include academic performance, financial need, community affiliations, and unique elements important to the sponsoring organization.



Junior Kayli Bolton Named Astronaut Scholar

August 31, 2021 - Biology and Lewis Honors College junior Kayli Bolton is one of 2021’s 60 recipients to be awarded a scholarship of up to $15,000 from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF)....

Alpha Lambda Delta Trow Scholarship Awarded to Jessica Lamb

July 14, 2021 - Agricultural and medical biotechnology and Lewis Honors College junior Jessica Lamb was awarded the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta. Lamb is one of only five...

Schuyler Baas and Clarissa Somers Awarded Fulbrights

May 28, 2021 - Two recent UK graduates have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships to travel abroad to teach, study or pursue research for the 2021-22 academic year.


Abigail Edwards To Teach in Japan Through JET Program

May 26, 2021 - May 2021 graduate Abigail Edwards will travel to Japan this fall to serve as an assistant language teacher through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

JET, the...

Kayden Jenson Awarded 2021 Boren Fellowship

May 13, 2021 - Congratulations to graduate student Kayden Jenson, who was awarded a 2021 Boren Fellowship.

As part of the Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI), his award funds a...