College of Engineering 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, continuing and transfer students.  Most engineering scholarships are partial awards ranging from $500.00 to $5000.00 per year and the average first year scholarship ranges from $1500.00 to $3000.00.

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 $1000.00 to $2500.00 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.

External Scholarships

Numerous scholarships are available for our students from outside organizations dedicated to helping promote engineering and STEM disciplines.  Our on campus external scholarships office is available to aid students in their search for funding and is primarily responsible for administrating the campus nomination process for major awards that require institutional endorsement.  This office handles funding for both undergraduates and undergraduates. www.uky.edu/academy/competitive-awards

Additional Aid for Biosystems Engineering Students

The College of Agriculture has scholarships specifically for our students who are majoring in Biosystems Engineering.  Applications are due before January 15 for incoming freshmen and April 1 for continuing students. http://www2.ca.uky.edu/academics/scholarships

University of Kentucky Academic Scholarships

Competitive Scholarships for Freshmen

Incoming freshmen whose minimum composite test score of 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (CR+M) and minimum unweighted GPA of 3.50 qualify.  Awards range from full ride scholarships to $2500.00 per year. The deadline to apply for competitive scholarships is December 1.  www.uky.edu/academicscholarships

The Provost Scholarship

$1500.00/year for up to four years is awarded to incoming freshmen whose minimum ACT score is 26 or 1170 on the SAT (CR+M), who achieve a 3.30 unweighted GPA in high school and are accepted to UK before January 15.  No application is required. This scholarship is available to Kentucky residents only.

“see blue.” Scholarship

Incoming non-resident freshmen whose minimum ACT score is 25 or SAT (M+CR) is 1130, and who achieve a 3.00 unweighted high school GPA, will be considered for a “see blue.” Scholarship. The “see blue.” Scholarship provides $7,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study. You must be accepted to UK before January 15. No separate application is required.

Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship

Incoming non-resident freshmen whose minimum ACT score is 25 or SAT (M+CR) is 1130, and who achieve a 3.50 unweighted high school GPA, will be considered for a Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship. The Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship provides $8,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study. You must be accepted to UK before January 15. No separate application is required.

Kentucky Heritage Scholarship

Incoming non-resident freshmen whose minimum ACT score is 30 or SAT (M+CR) is 1330, and who achieve a 3.50 unweighted high school GPA, will be considered for a Kentucky Heritage Scholarship. The Kentucky Heritage Scholarship provides $10,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study. You must be accepted to UK before January 15. No separate application is required.

Government Aid and Student Loans

All students are eligible for students loans (amounts based on year in school) by simply submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The application is available January 1st for the following school year.

The FAFSA also determines whether you are eligible for need-based funds such as grants and work study.

For more information visit the University of Kentucky Office of Financial Aid homepage. http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/how-to-apply