College of Engineering Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Current Student Scholarship Application is for students who are currently in the College of Engineering. If you are not already receiving a renewable scholarship from the college, you can begin filling this out the spring semester of your freshmen year in order to obtain funds for the following school year. This one application covers all scholarship funds for the college.

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

The University of Kentucky also offers scholarships for Freshmen, current students, and transfer students from the Office of Academic Scholarships. You can find more information about those awards here.


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 October 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