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Current Student Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the student’s overall grade point average, writing ability, academic progress in Engineering and leadership potential. The scholarship application gives a good overview of each applicant’s development in those areas. Some scholarships are awarded based on need which we determine with the help of the UK Office of Student Financial Aid and the FAFSA.

Each application will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. The committee will decide if a scholarship will be awarded, and if so, the amount of the award.

Deadline is in April 15 for the following school year. Recipients will be notified of the award offer by August 1.

Engineering scholarships are awarded for one academic year, in two equal amounts, for the fall and spring semesters.

Most engineering scholarships are partial scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.

The College of Engineering offers dozens of specific scholarships. However, one application serves for all available engineering scholarships.

Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and be a full-time student.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2009. Download the application at the link below:

2019-20 Current Student Scholarship Application

UK Office of Academic Scholarships

The UK Office of Academic Scholarships offers awards that are not major sepcific to students university-wide. Undergraduate students who are already receiving other academic scholarships from the Office of Academic Scholarships  are not eligible to be considered for these awards.

Ernest B. Ellis Foundation Honor Loan

The Ernest B. Ellis Foundation is a perpetual charitable trust established for the purpose of educating and defraying expenses during the course of study in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

Outside Scholarships

The College of Engineering has an Outside Scholarship page to assist its students in finding funds outside of the scholarships awarded by The University.


Mary-Michael Deskins
Scholarship Director/Student Records Office
University of Kentucky
College of Engineering
355-R  F. Paul Anderson Tower
Fax: 859-257-5727