Transfer Students Scholarships

The University of Kentucky Academic Scholarship Program offers scholarship opportunities to outstanding undergraduate students who show the potential for superior academic performance. To be eligible for consideration for transfer scholarships, students must be planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky beginning for Fall 2020.

 

Transfer Academic Scholarships
Priority Deadline: June 15, 2020

UK awards academic scholarships for transfer students based on academic credentials provided with their admission application, date of acceptance, and funding availability. Applicants must have completed at least 24 transfer credit hours. Awards are renewable for 2021-22 with required 3.00 UK cumulative GPA. Transfer student academic scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, as funds are available, to those transfers earning at least 24 hours after high school graduation. Awards are made based on the cumulative GPA at the time of admission to the University of Kentucky.

Scholarship Residency Status Cumulative GPA Annual Amount
Distinguished Transfer Kentucky Resident 3.50 - 4.00 $3,000
Wildcat Blue Kentucky Resident 3.00 - 3.49 $1,500
Transfer Achievement Non-Resident 3.00 - 4.00 $4,000

 

Competitive Transfer Scholarships

Priority Deadline: June 15, 2020

 

Trustees Scholarship

 

Scholarship Application Required

Currently enrolled KCTCS students who will earn their Associate’s in Arts or Associate’s in Science Degree with a 3.50 cumulative GPA by the end of the Spring 2020 term, are eligible to compete for a limited number of two-year renewable awards which cover the difference between UK in-state tuition and KCTCS in-state tuition.

A Competitive Transfer Scholarship (Trustees or PTK) will replace an Academic Scholarship.

The deadline for receipt of the admission application, final transcript, and scholarship application was June 15, 2020.

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

- Scholarship Application Required -

Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible to compete for a limited number of two-year renewable awards which provide full tuition for Kentucky residents, or the difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates for non-residents (approximately $15,000). Applicant must be a PTK member in good standing, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, and at least 48 credit hours completed prior to transferring. 

A Competitive Transfer Scholarship (Trustees or PTK) will replace an Academic Scholarship.

The deadline for receipt of the admission application, final transcript, and scholarship application was June 15, 2020.
 

William C. Parker Scholarship Program

for Undergraduate Transfer Students Entering Fall 2020

This scholarship promotes the University of Kentucky’s Strategic Vision of Diversity and Inclusion. 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, grades, essay, work experience, extracurricular activities, awards and recognition, and community service.

Undergraduate transfer students entering the University of Kentucky for the first time in the Fall 2020 semester may apply for the William C. Parker Transfer Student Scholarship. Applicants must be planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, with a minimum of 24 transfer credit hours earned.

The William C. Parker Scholarship for Transfer Students is a one-year, non-renewable award, valued at $2,500. Students may receive only one award through the William C. Parker Scholarship Program.

Awards will be based on the applicant’s ranking within the competitive pool. Unfortunately, a William C. Parker scholarship will not be offered to every excellent student who meets the requirements and applies. However, we assure each applicant that their application will receive consideration and fair treatment in what is a very competitive process.

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2020: June 15, 2020

 

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

Asia Payne, Director 
William C. Parker Scholarship Program 

217 Funkhouser Building 
Lexington, KY 40506-0054 
(859) 323-6334 
asia.payne@uky.edu 

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.

Non-Traditional and Part-Time Students Scholarships

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Legacy Tuition Program

Through the Legacy Tuition Program, the University of Kentucky offers partial tuition awards to eligible non-resident undergraduate children of UK graduates. An eligible student is defined as a child whose mother, father, or step-parent has earned a bachelor, graduate, doctorate, or professional degree from the University of Kentucky, whose parent or step-parent is a life member (paid in full) of the UK Alumni Association, and who would normally be subject to non-resident tuition rates. Transfer students are eligible through the equivalent of their eighth semester of undergraduate study. Semesters of prior college enrollment at other institutions are considered in the total eight semesters. *Please see link above for the required Legacy Tuition Program application.