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The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards assists students in applying for scholarships and fellowships funded by sources independent of the University of Kentucky. Our office administers the campus nomination process for 12 awards that require institutional endorsement. We also provide guidance to students applying for awards that allow direct application.




Alumna Taylor Hamilton Named 2023-24 Luce Scholar

Alumna Taylor Hamilton, a 2016 international studies graduate. was named a 2023-24 Henry Luce Foundation Scholar.

Lordina Mensah Named UK's First Patti Grace Smith Fellow

Freshman Lordina Mensah was selected as UK's first Patti Grace Smith Fellow.

130 Fulbright student recipients

2/20 Udall Campus Deadline

12 University Endorsed Awards

UK's Hadeel Abdallah Named Rhodes Scholar

Goldwater Scholars Discuss Research Projects