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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Undergraduate Scholarships

We want to give you the extra edge you need to succeed!  The College of Engineering awards scholarships to freshmen, current, and transfer students.  Awards range in amounts from $500 to $12,000 a year depending on the scholarship, it's criteria and awarding guidelines.

Ernest B. Ellis Foundation Honor Loan

Honor loans are awarded on a semester-to-semester basis, and undergraduate students must reapply each semester to be reconsidered during each awarding cycle. Each semester, students are typically awarded between $1,000 to $6000 based on severity of financial need and academic progress.

Graduate Students

Varying types of graduate student aid are available from both the college as well as your specific department. Please contact your specific department within the College of Engineering regarding fellowships or Ms. Monica Mehanna regarding college-wide funding for engineering graduate students.

Outside Scholarships

Numerous scholarships are available for our students from outside organizations dedicated to promoting engineering and STEM disciplines. The College of Engineering has complied a list of awards for which students can apply.

Additional Aid for Biosystems Engineering Students

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has scholarships specifically for our students who are majoring in biosystems engineering in addition to those scholarships offered by The College of Engineering and the Academic Scholarship office.

University of Kentucky Academic Scholarships

The University of Kentucky Academic Scholarship Office awards scholarships univeristy-wide for freshmen, current students, and transfer students, as well as non-traditional and Part-time students.

Office of Student Financial Aid

All students are eligible for government student loans (amounts based on year in school) by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The application opens October 1 of each year and students apply at that time for the following school year.

The FAFSA also determines whether you are eligible for need-based funds such as grants and work study. In-state students should apply as soon as the application is available since some in-state grants are limited in funding.