For more information contact:
College of Arts & Sciences
Scholarship Committee
259 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
(859) 257-8712

  • Madie Lee Walker Scholarship ($2,000) is an award given to an outstanding undergraduate in the College of Arts & Sciences. Applicants should have a current cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 30 credit hours of college work by the end of semester of application.

  • Susan Belmore Scholarship ($2,000) is an award given each year to an outstanding undergraduate in the College of Arts & Sciences. Applicants should have a current cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 30 credit hours of college work by the end of semester of application.

  • Andrew Jackson Gardner Scholarship ($1,500) is available to both incoming freshmen and currently enrolled undergraduates. The Gardner Scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in Arts & Sciences who demonstrates the "potential for academic excellence." Currently enrolled students should have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.

  • The Cleveland Scholarship ($1,500) is awarded to an applicant with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and with at least 90 completed credit hours of college work by the end of the semester of application. The scholarship was established to foster academic excellence and is awarded each year to an outstanding student in the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Myrtle M. and Orvan R, Whitlow Scholarship ($2500) is awarded to incoming first-year students enrolled in Arts & Sciences. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or better, score 30 or better on the ACT, be a native Kentuckian, and demonstrate financial need.

  • David and Lauri Ferry Scholarship ($750) is for incoming first-year students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences with a high school GPA of 3.5 or better, demonstrated extracurricular activities, and potential further academic success.


For more information contact:
1615 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
(859) 257-7029

  • The Crum Award ($100) is a research paper competition not limited to majors. The Undergraduate Program Committee of the Political Science Department judges entries. The award will be presented at the Political Science Department's annual dinner.

  • The Amry and The Mary Belle Vandenbosch Award ($100) is an undergraduate research paper competition open to Political Science majors or miners at UK. The award will be judged by a committee of faculty in the areas of constitutional law and civil liberties. The award is presented at the Political Science Department's annual dinner.

  • Kentucky Legislative Internship Program allows students with a solid background in Political Science to have internships with individual legislators during the next session of the Kentucky legislature.

  • Vandenbosch Outstanding Senior Political Science Major Award ($200) is given to a senior majoring in Political Science. The award is given in honor of Professor Amry Vandenbosch, who was chairman of the department from 1935 to 1958 and who retired from active service in 1965. The award consists of a plaque and a cash prize. In addition, two other winners receive certificates and a ($75) cash prize. Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and must exhibit good moral character and service to the University or to the larger community. Applicants must graduate or plan to graduate no later than August of the application year.

  • Robert and Anne Trunzo Scholarships ($5,000) is awarded to students who are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and will be participating in an internship or education abroad program that relates to Politics, Government, Law, or Public Policy. Each student must have junior standing and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  • David A. and Michelle Schwarte Scholarship is a renewable award that is given to Political Science sophmores, juniors, and seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must enroll in at least 3 hours of UK Writing courses per calendar year




For more information contact:
The Merit Scholarship Office
211 W. D. Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0054
(859) 257-4198

  • University of Kentucky Merit Scholarships are for Incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential for continuing academic excellence. Minimum requirements are a 28 ACT composite score (1240 SAT) and a high school grade point average of 3.3. Applications are due in the Merit Scholarship Office by the first Friday in January.

  • The Academic Excellence Scholarship Program is open to full-time undergraduate students enrolled on the Lexington Campus. The $1000 award is for the academic year. Applicants must have completed at least 12 hours at UK with a cumulative GPA of 3.5. Students applying to or enrolled in professional programs in the colleges of Allied Health Professions, Nursing, or Pharmacy are not eligible.


For more information contact:
Dr. Pat Whitlow
Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

Or visit the following website:


  • Harry S. Truman Fellowship is a National program that offers at least 90 scholarships to juniors at four-year Institutions. Students receive $30,000 to be used during their senior year of undergraduate education and during graduate or professional studies. UK students interested in applying should contact the External Scholarship Committee.

  • Fulbright Grants provide tuition, travel and maintenance for one year of graduate study or research in another country. The selection process takes nearly a year. Applicants must have well-developed plans of study. Language proficiency is important for non-English-speaking countries.

  • Marshall Scholarships provide tuition, maintenance and travel for two years of study at a British university leading to a degree. Graduating seniors and graduate students Interested in applying must have a GPA of at least 2.7 and a well-developed plan of study in Great Britain. Students who have not reached their 26th birthday by October 1 of the year the scholarship begins are eligible.

  • Rhodes Scholarships provide tuition, travel, and maintenance allowance for students pursuing a degree at Oxford University. Applicants must be unmarried, be at least of senior standing, and under 24 years of age. Qualities sought are academic excellence, leadership, social service, and some physical or athletic achievement.


For more information contact:
203 Barker Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0028 * (859) 257-7115

  • Air Force ROTC offers four year and three-year scholarships based on the needs of the U.S. Air Force. The application process for high school students begins in the summer of their junior year; students may apply again after they have enrolled in the university. Eligibility is determined by individual merit, not financial need. Air Force ROTC scholarships are degree specific and students must major in the field for which they have been awarded a scholarship. The majority of awards are awarded in engineering and science-related fields.

  • Students who have at least two years left toward their bachelor's degree may be eligible for these programs: Pre-health Scholarships (for study in pre-medicine), Professional Officer Course Incentive Scholarships, Express Scholarships, and the Scholarship Actions Program.

101 Barker Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0028 * (859) 257-2696

  • U.S. Army ROTC Scholarships are awarded to students through a highly competitive process and are offered at different military levels. Scholarships provide for college tuition and educational fees. Qualifying students also receive a designated book allowance and a tax-free subsistence allowance. To be eligible, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 by the end of the time of application (and if selected, at the time of contracting), must exhibit a strong desire to obtain a commission and baccalaureate degree, and be of officer potential. In addition, applicants must be of good moral character, be U.S. citizens, and meet certain age, health, and physical requirements.


For more information contact:
Study Abroad Services
105 Bradley Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0058 * (859) 257-4067

  • New Horizon Scholarships enable students with financial need to study abroad for one semester or year. Grant! range between $1000 and $2000. Students must be enrolled full time at UK and be returning for at least one semester of study after the study-abroad program.

  • Denmark's International Study (DIS) Scholarship are grants of $200 to $900 per semester (including summer to attend the University of Copenhagen. All program! are in English and there are DIS Work Scholarship, available as well. Students must be accepted into the DIS program and demonstrate evidence of financial need.

  • English-speaking Union Scholarships are for six week! of study in the British Summer Schools Program Scholarships are awarded to outstanding seniors an< graduate students in English, History, Political Science Fine Arts, or Philosophy. Kentucky residents are preferred and awardees must be able to cover approximately $70 of the costs.

  • Heidelberg Scholarships are awarded annually to UK students for a year of study at the University of Heidelberg Scholarships provide full tuition and a stipend and are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, maturity open-mindedness, and adaptability, readiness to learn from studying abroad, and ability to communicate in German

  • Traveling Scholars Grants offer up to $750 for independent research abroad or in the US outside or Kentucky. The award cannot be applied to a structured study-abroad program. Arrangements must be made to receive university credit for research. Students must be of at least sophomore status and returning to UK for a least one semester of study after project completion.

  • The Kenneth F. Harrell Scholarship for the KIIS Program offers three $300 scholarships toward summer study in Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, and Mexico. Students must have earned 30 credit hours by the end of the spring semester; have an overall grade point average of 3.0 (3.5 in their major); completed at least one year of university foreign language study; have demonstrated financial need according to the Financial Aid Form; and be returning to UK in the fall semester following the KIIS program.

  • Rotary Foundation Scholarships are designed for a year of study in any field at a foreign university. Scholarship! cover tuition, maintenance, books, and round-trip ail transportation. Students must have completed two year? of college by the beginning of the grant.

  • The Office of International Affairs offers the following scholarships:

    • (I) The OIA Semester Scholarship ($1000) is for use in CCSA (Cooperative Study for Study Abroad), and KIIS (Kentucky Institute for International Study), or the summer programs offered by UK departments or college. Only students who have not previously traveled abroad are eligible.

    • (II) Two OIA Scholarships ($1750) are awarded for the Heidelberg Exchange, the Russian Exchange, the Wolverhampton Exchange, the CCSA Program in Cambridge, ISEP (International Student Exchange Program), the CIEE (Council on International Education Exchange) programs in Rennes and Seville, Charles Sturt University Exchange, Semester in Malaysia or a semester or year-long program offered by UK colleges or departments.

  • UK-Deauville Exchange Scholarships

    • (I) Covers fees and lodging for a year of study at the University of Caen. Students who are in their third year of college-level French (or equivalent) are eligible.

    • (II) Offer lodging, partial board, and a small salary for students to teach English for a year in Deauville elementary schools. Candidates must have a minimum of two years of college-level French (or equivalent) and previous teaching experience with young children.

    • UK students must demonstrate potential for academic excellence, financial need, be of at least sophomore status during their study abroad, and be returning to UK for at least a semester following the program.

  • The Leon and Evelyn Zolondek Scholarships support European studies in Europe, independent research in European museums, and study abroad programs in Asia and Africa. Scholarships range from $1500 to $2500. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (3.3 in major field being studied in the Museum), demonstrate financial need and be Kentucky residents. Other criteria include undergraduate status with at least 60 credit hours by the beginning of the program, full-time enrollment, and the intention of returning to UK full-time for the fall semester following summer study.

NOTE: Be sure to confirm deadline dates with the respective offices.

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