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Need-Based Scholarships

The University of Kentucky Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships offers a limited number of need-based scholarships for incoming freshmen, currently-enrolled, and transfer students. For consideration, students must be admitted to the university and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University of Kentucky’s Title IV code is 001989. Need-based scholarships offers are announced in late spring each year. Students are also encouraged to research the below options for additional aid opportunities. 

College & Departmental Scholarships

Students who have chosen an academic program are encouraged to contact their college/department regarding scholarship opportunities. Requirements vary. Some UK colleges are now utilizing ScholarshipUniverse for departmental scholarship applications, but please check with your respective college regarding their specific scholarship procedures and deadlines.  


ScholarshipUniverse (SU) is an online scholarship platform that matches students to relevant, vetted external scholarship opportunities, as well as internal scholarships offered by the university. SU is available for currently enrolled UK students and admitted prospective students who have a linkblue account.