Students interested in attending the University of Kentucky can familiarize themselves with the institutions scholarships by visiting seeblue.com/scholarships. Below you will find a list of automatic scholarships that UK offers, in particular the Patterson Scholarship. Current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in UK will want to pay particular attention to the many scholarships awarded by UK. For more information visit the link provided above.
Patterson Scholarship for National Merit, Achievement or Hispanic Finalists
National Merit®, Achievement® or Hispanic® Finalists who designate UK as their college choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by mid-April are eligible for the Patterson Scholarship. The Patterson Scholarship is in addition to the UK National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship of $2,000, which is awarded though the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The Patterson Scholarship is a renewable scholarship, which provides the cost of tuition, room and board allowance, $1,000 yearly stipend, an iPad2®, and $2,000 for a Summer Education Abroad program. No scholarship application is required for the UK National Merit®, Achievement® or Hispanic® Finalist Patterson Scholarship. If a student is awarded a Singletary Scholarship, that award will replace the Patterson Scholarship. Students may receive only one scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Program.
Kentucky Governor’s Scholars/School for the Arts Alumni Scholarships
The University of Kentucky offers special scholarships to students that complete the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and/or Governor’s School for the Arts summer programs. The Governor’s Scholars/School for the Arts Scholarships are for incoming freshmen only. The following scholarships will be awarded to eligible students, provided the student is admitted and has the qualifying test score and GPA on file with the Office of Undergraduate by January 15, 2015. December 2014 are the final ACT and SAT test dates for scholarship consideration. No application is required.
GSP/GSA Presidential Scholarship
GSP/GSA students applying with a minimum 1250 SAT (Math + Reading) or 28 ACT and a 3.30 unweighted high school grade point average will receive a Presidential Scholarship, which provides in-state tuition and mandatory registration fees for up to four years of undergraduate study. Minimum test score requirements are based on the composite or total score from one test date. Combined scores, also known as a superscore, from two or more tests will not be considered. If a student is awarded a Singletary or Patterson Scholarship, that award will replace the Presidential Scholarship.
GSP/GSA Provost Scholarship
All other eligible GSP/GSA students will receive a Provost Scholarship, which provides $1,500 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study. If a student is awarded a Singletary or Patterson Scholarship, that award will replace the Provost Scholarship. Students may receive only one scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Program.