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International Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

All scholarships listed below are renewable.

     Scholarship            Award   Minimum GPA    ACT/ SAT (M+CR)      Priority Deadline      How to Apply
Bluegrass Spirit*







25 / 1200

25 / 1200

30 / 1360

December 1
  • Automatically considered if you check the academic scholarship/honors box in the application - no separate application required
  • Apply for admission by December 1
  • Must be a freshman undergraduate student
William C. Parker Diversity Varies 2.50 18 / 960 December 1
  • Apply for admission by December 1 (priority deadline); February 15 (final deadline) - early application is encouraged.
  • Complete the William C. Parker scholarship section of the admission application and provide supporting documents
    • A 300-word essay is required
  • Must be a freshman undergraduate student
  • For more details on this scholarship please click here
International Ambassador* $3,000 - $16,000 2.50 Considered February 15
  • Apply for admission by February 15
  • Email the following to with the subject line "International Scholarship Selection Committee:" 
    • Name and date of birth as it appears in your passport
    • Student ID number (look for the admission letter)
    • One-page essay describing how you could serve as a student ambassador to the university, plus any experiences you have in leadership & volunteerism
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Must be international undergraduate freshman or transfer student


*Students who qualify for in-state tuition are ineligible for these scholarships.

Please note that scholarships are awarded to admitted students; applicants with missing documentation may not be considered for scholarships.

Other Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships:

Deadlines, amounts and requirements vary by department. More information here:


Graduate Scholarships:

Information on types of assistantships can be found here:

You can also apply to fellowships and other funding opportunities.


External Resources for Grants & Scholarships

Funding sources can differ depending on the region of the world in which students live. We strongly suggest contacting the nearest  Overseas Education Advising Center or the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your country. These centers have updated information about financial assistance and can assist with the application process.