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 and it's criteria and awarding guidelines.
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.
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.
Numerous scholarships are available for our students from outside organizations dedicated to promoting 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 graduates. www.uky.edu/academy/competitive-awards
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.
Government Aid and Student Loans
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.
For more information visit the University of Kentucky Office of Financial Aid homepage.