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.



NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Recognizes 11 UK Students, Alums

May 13, 2020 - Five UK students and alumni have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, six other UK students...

Alumna Christine Kindler Awarded Berlin Fellowship from Humanity in Action

April 24, 2020 - Congratulations to History alumna Christine Kindler, who received the Berlin Fellowship from Humanity in Action! The fellowship recognizes commitment to social justice and human...

Yuke Wang Named 2020-21 Goldwater Scholar

April 3, 2020 - Congratulations to Yuke Wang, who was selected as a 2020-21 Goldwater Scholar! Yuke is pursuing majors in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.

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