Fall 2020 Freshmen

The University of Kentucky offers renewable academic, competitive and selective scholarship opportunities for incoming first-time freshmen. Completed admission application and all supporting documents, including qualifying test scores and high school transcript, must be received by December 1, 2019***. Combined test scores (super-score) are not considered; for all scholarships listed, students may receive only one award. Scholarship awards will be offered pending early application and availability of funds.

 

Kentucky Residents

 

Scholarship Type Unweighted GPA Additional Criteria Annual Amount
Provost Academic 3.30
3.30
26 ACT or 1230 SAT
28 ACT or 1300 SAT
$2,500
$5,000
Presidential Competitive 3.50 31 ACT or 1390 SAT Full in-state tuition
Otis A. Singletary Competitive 3.80 33 ACT or 1450 SAT Full in-state tuition + housing stipend*
Patterson Selective   National Merit Finalist or National Hispanic Recognition Scholar; National Merit Finalists must list UK as college choice with National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
(National Hispanic Recognition Scholars contact the Academic Scholarship office for required documentation)
Full in-state tuition + housing stipend**
Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Presidential Selective 3.50 31 ACT or 1390 SAT; completion of Governor's Scholars, School for the Arts or School for Entrepreneurs program.  Full in-state tuition
Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Provost Selective

 

Completion of Governor's Scholars, School for the Arts or School for Entrepreneurs program

$2,500

Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Provost (Continued) Selective 3.30

28 ACT or 1300 SAT; Completion of Governor's Scholars, School for the Arts or School for Entrepreneurs program

$5,000

*Housing stipend of $10,000 per year is available for students living on campus in a UK residence hall during the first two years of enrollment only. **Housing Stipend of $10,000 per year is available for students living on campus in a UK Residence Hall during the first year of enrollment only.  
*** If a deadline falls on a weekend, the application will remain open until 11:59pm (EST) on the following Monday. 

 

Non-Residents

Scholarship Type Unweighted GPA Additional Criteria Annual Amount
Bluegrass Spirit Academic 3.00
3.50
3.50
25 ACT or 1200 SAT
25 ACT or 1200 SAT
30 ACT or 1360 SAT
$8,000
$10,000
$12,500
Presidential Competitive 3.50 31 ACT or 1390 SAT Full out-of-state tuition
Otis A. Singletary Competitive 3.80 33 ACT or 1450 SAT Full out-of-state tuition + housing stipend*
Patterson Selective   National Merit Finalist or National Hispanic Recognition Scholar; National Merit Finalists must list UK as college choice with National Merit Scholarship Corporation. National Hispanic Scholars contact the Academic Scholarship office for required documentation.  Full out-of-state tuition + housing stipend**

*Housing stipend of $10,000 per year is available for students living on campus in a UK residence hall during the first two years of enrollment only. ** Housing Stipend of $10,000 per year is available for students living on campus in a UK Residence Hall during the first year of enrollment only. 

 

To Apply

Academic Scholarships

Students who meet the minimum criteria, apply for admission and submit all supporting documents by December 1, 2019, will be considered. No additional application is required.

Competitive Scholarships

Students must apply for admission, complete the competitive scholarship section of the admission application and submit all supporting documents by December 1, 2019, to have their application reviewed in this highly competitive program. A limited number of awards will be offered. Selected applicants may be invited to campus for interviews.

Selective Scholarships

Students must have completed the prestigious programs listed. Students must apply for admission by December 1, 2019. No additional application is required.

 

All scholarship offerings are subject to change each year.    

 

Additional Opportunities

William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship

UK is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population from all segments of society. Incoming freshmen applicants for this competitive scholarship program must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.50 and a minimum 18 ACT/960 SAT. For more information, visit http://seeblue.com/parker

 

College and Department Scholarships

Several colleges and departments at UK administer their own scholarship programs. Students who have chosen an academic program are encouraged to contact their college/department regarding scholarship opportunities. Requirements vary.