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.



Concolino and Cortas Awarded Research Internships in Germany

April 22, 2021 - Jacob Concolino and Benjamin Cortas have been selected to receive Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


Three Wildcats Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

April 19, 2021 - Congratulations to biology majors Kayli Bolton, Zoe Hert and Carly Karrick, who were awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Kayli, Zoe and Carly are among 410 students...

Q&A with Dr. Pat Whitlow, Director of Nationally Competitive Awards

March 18, 2021 - "It’s very satisfying to be a part of a student’s career while they are at UK, and I’m so delighted to keep up with so many as they move on to their post-UK lives."