Thomas Lester Scholars Program (2018-19 Freshmen Class)

The Thomas Lester Scholars Program awards a renewable scholarship totaling $12,000 over four years. Students receive $1500 their Freshman year and the amount increases by $1000 each consecutive year as long as the student maintains the proper conditions for the award. Incoming Freshman are automatically offered the scholarship (pending funds availability) if the following requirements are met:

  • Student must apply to UK and declare The College of Engineering by December 1, 2017. Notification letters will be sent out the week after the December 1 deadline.
  • Student must have a composite score of 30 on the ACT or 1340 on the Old SAT (prior to March 2016) or 1390 on the New SAT (after March 2016)
  • Student must have a math score of 33 on the ACT or 760 on the Old SAT (prior to March 2016) or 780 on the New SAT (after March 2016)
  • Student must have a 3.50 unweighted high school GPA

Financial Need-Based Scholarships

There are two need-based scholarship opportunities for new incoming freshmen who are of residents of Kentucky:

 

  1. Robert B. and Helen P. Jewell Scholarship
    • 1-2 awards will be made for 18-19
    • Amount for this award is $7500 a year for 4 years
    • Automatically renewed each year as long as the student is making certain satisfactory academic progress
    • Not eligible to be combined with the Lester Scholars award, the Patterson Scholarship or Singletary Scholarship.
    • Award can be stacked with other university scholarships at the full tuition level or lower
    • For all engineering majors

 

  1. Stanley Pigman Scholarship
    • Approximately 15 awards will be made for the 18-19 school year
    • Amounts are $2500-$12,000 a year for 4 years. Amount each year is dependent upon the need of the student.
    • Automatically renewed each year as long as the student is making certain satisfactory academic progress
    • Recipients are required to live in the Engineering LLP for their Freshman and Sophomore school years
    • Not eligible to be combined with the Lester Scholars award, the Patterson Scholarship or Singletary Scholarship.
    • Award can be stacked with other university scholarships at the full tuition level or lower
    • For all engineering majors

 

Please note the following:

  • You do not have to be eligible for the Pell grant to qualify. Students must fill out the 18-19 FAFSA and be able to demonstrate some sort of financial need though their scholarship application.
  • The application deadline is February 10th. Applications must be received in the office on or before the deadline to be considered. It is advised that students get them turned in as soon as possible.
  • Hard copies of the application are required. Emailed copies are not accepted. High school transcripts are required, however, unofficial copies are fine. (Please do not pay for an official copy for this application.)
  • Please see the PDF application below for additional required documentation
  • Recipients will be notified in March
  • Because Pigman scholarship recipients are required to live in the Engineering LLP their first two years, it is advised that students apply for housing NOW in order to be accepted into the Engineering LLP. Select “Woodland Glen III” as your first choice and select LLP Option “Engineering Residential College LLP.” If you are not a recipient of the scholarship, you are not obligated to reside in Woodland Glen III. Therefore, if you wish to live in another dorm or off campus you will need to adjust or cancel your housing application by May 1 in order to avoid being charged for Woodland Glen III charges.

2018-19 Freshman Need-Based Scholarship ApplicationDeadline is February 10, 2018

UK Academic Scholarships for incoming Freshmen

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

For more information please contact:

Mary Michael McDonald

Scholarship Director/Student Records Office
University of Kentucky
College of Engineering
355-R  F. Paul Anderson Tower
859-257-0569
Fax: 859-257-5727


marymichael.mcdonald@uky.edu

Honors loans are also available