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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 11 awards that require institutional endorsement. We also provide guidance to students applying for awards that allow direct application.


Holla, Stockstill and Williams Named 2024 Critical Language Scholars

Three UK students have been selected to receive 2024 Critical Language Scholarships.

8 UK Students, Alums Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Eight UK students and alumni have been named 2024 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.

134 Fulbright student recipients

9/3 Rhodes Campus Deadline

11 University Endorsed Awards

UK's Hadeel Abdallah Named Rhodes Scholar

Goldwater Scholars Discuss Research Projects