Nationally Competitive Awards

A Note From Our Office Regarding COVID-19 (updated January 2021)

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.



Benjamin Troupe named Finalist for the Pickering Fellowship

Congratulations to Benjamin Troupe, a UK graduate student for being named a finalist for the Pickering Fellowship! 


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Congratulations to Joshua Preston for receiving the Astronaut Scholarship!

Joshua Preston, a University of Kentucky junior, was recently selected as a recipient for the Astronaut Scholarship. He also was awarded an intership at the NIH’s National Institute on Aging. He...

Congratulations Rhett Croley and Bridget Nicholas

Recently Rhett Croley, a 2017 fellow, and Bridget Nicholas, a 2015 fellow placed as winners for the 2017 Oswald Research and Creativity Competition. Rhett placed second in the Physical and...

7 UK Undergrads Selected for NSF Summer Research Programs

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2017) The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards ...

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