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.



UK Undergraduate Research Program Opens Door to International Opportunity

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 12, 2017) — Sarah Hodges had never stepped foot into a research laboratory until she began her educational career at the University of Kentucky. A native of...

11 UK Students, Alumni Win NSF Research Fellowships

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 22, 2017) The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has...

3 UK Students Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 26, 2016) The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards...