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International Transfer Student Scholarships

All scholarships listed below are renewable.

     Scholarship            Award   Minimum GPA    ACT/ SAT (M+CR)      Priority Deadline      How to Apply
William C. Parker Diversity $2,500 2.50 Not Required June 15
  • Apply for admission by June 15
  • Complete the William C. Parker scholarship application here and provide supporting details
    • Factors considered in the holistic evaluation of applicants include their contribution to diversity, grades, essay, work experience, extracurricular activities, awards and recognition, and community service.
  •  Must be an undergraduate transfer student entering UK for the first time, with 24 transfer credit hours earned
  • This is a one-year, non-renewable award.
  • Awards will be based on the applicant’s ranking within the competitive pool.
  • For more details on this scholarship click here.
International Ambassador* $3,000 - $16,000 2.50 Considered May 15
  • Apply for admission by May 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 transfer student
Transfer Achievement*  $4,000 3.00  N/A June 15
  • Apply for admission by June 15
  • Must be an international undergraduate transfer student


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

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