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. 

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.

 Download the Application Here


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 is June 15, 2020

Download the Application Here

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.

The William C. Parker Scholarship application can be accessed at

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