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.






National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Recognizes 12 UK Students, Alums

July 11, 2019 - Congratulations to Rachel Boone, Rebekah Eleazer, Kathryn Greene, Lauren Mehanna, Ashley Taylor Stevens, Ava Vargason and Stephen Wright for being selected to receive National...

Rhodes Scholar, Record-tying Fulbrights Highlight UK's 2019 Academic Success

July 5, 2019 - From University of Kentucky's 10th overall and first female Rhodes Scholar, to the second Pickering Fellow in two years, to a school record-tying class of Fulbright recipients, the...

Julie Witt Awarded Godolphin Flying Start Scholarship

June 21, 2019 - Chellgren Fellow and 2019 Equine Science and Management and Animal Sciences graduate Julie Witt has been named one of the year's 12 recipients of the Godolphin Flying Start...