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CHS Scholarships (note: incoming undergraduate students not eligible)

The College of Health Sciences is delighted to be able to offer scholarships to our students. We feel it is important to acknowledge students with both superior academic performance and those who have made great strides in demonstrating work ethic, determination toward graduation and that have demonstrated a commitment to service. We encourage you to apply for CHS scholarships each year in which you are enrolled in our College.

The number of CHS Scholarships and amount awarded varies from year to year with available funding.

Eligibility to Apply:

  • Acceptance into a CHS Professional, Graduate, or Undergraduate program
  • At least 12 hours earned at UK by the end of the Spring semester

Application Deadline:

  • Undergraduate: March 13th at 11:59 PM
  • Graduate/Professional: April 3rd at 11:59 PM

Scholarship Application

CHS Student Relief Funds

Graduate/professional students:

The UK College of Health Sciences Graduate and Professional Student Relief Fund provides financial assistance to students who are facing significant hardship due to unexpected financial emergencies. Financial emergencies can include, but are not limited to, an accident, illness, death of a family member, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstance that would negatively impact the student’s ability to continue their education. To help alleviate short-term financial needs, funds will be awarded as grants although students benefiting from this gift are encouraged to share their gratitude by considering ways to “pay it forward” in the future, perhaps by donating to the endowment funding their grant.
Undergraduate students:

Ethan Earlywine was a UK College of Health Sciences student in clinical leadership management and had an ongoing goal in life to help others.  He was passionate about healthcare and was dedicated to the field both in and out of the classroom.  While in school, Ethan worked at Georgetown Community Hospital which allowed him to complement his academic education with his passion for helping others. During his time at UK, he made many friends and left his mark on the University and the Department. To remember his selflessness and passion for helping others his family, friends, Georgetown Community Hospital, and the University of Kentucky established the Ethan Earlywine Student Emergency Fund in his memory. The Ethan Earlywine Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Department of Clinical Sciences students who are in danger from withdrawing from a class or program due to unanticipated, temporary financial hardships resulting from emergency or crisis situations. Funds will be awarded as grants to help alleviate short-term financial needs.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted here.

UK Scholarships

William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship Program

In order to obtain the educational benefits of a diverse student body, the University will aggressively admit and retain students from all segments of society including students of different races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, sexes, sexual orientation, gender identities, disability status, religious traditions, political beliefs, and geographic backgrounds. Factors which are considered in the holistic evaluation of William C. Parker Scholarship applicants include contribution to diversity, test scores, grades, essay, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, awards and recognition, and community service. 

This scholarship is awarded by the Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES).

For more information concerning the William C. Parker Scholarship Program, please contact:

Asia Payne, Director
William C. Parker Scholarship Program

217 W.D. Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0054
P: (859) 323-6334


Lyman T. Johnson Diversity Fellowship

The University of Kentucky believes that recruiting and retaining a diverse student body is central to our success as an institution. Diversity may include race, color, ethnic origins, national origins, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. Towards that goal, the Lyman T. Johnson (LTJ) Diversity Fellowship is available for students entering or enrolled in one of the many programs at the University of Kentucky Graduate School. Applicants must be nominated by their DGS (see below for the DGS Nomination Form). Awards are competitive, and we receive more applications that can be funded each year. The LTJ award does not provide funding May through August.


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