The College of Education offers scholarships for incoming freshmen, undergraduate and transfer students, graduate students, and students in the Overseas Student Teaching program. Through the generosity of donors, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College of Education we are able to provide scholarships for students.PLEASE NOTE: Students must fill out a scholarship application each year to be eligible for consideration of scholarship awards in the College of Education.

For information about University Student Awards, visit https://education.uky.edu/annual-awards/#students.


Scholarship Applications for Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Graduating high school seniors or applicants who have not previously attended college

All applicants will be automatically considered for all College of Education scholarships for which they meet the criteria. Each available scholarship has specific criteria, which may include but is not limited to consideration of merit, declared major, geographic location, and financial need. Applicants who wish to be considered for needs-based scholarships must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All decisions are committee based due to the highly competitive nature of such awards. Any student who applies will receive email communication if they have or have not been selected as a scholarship recipient.


Criteria for consideration of College of Education scholarships:

  • Must be accepted to the University of Kentucky
  • Must have a declared major in the College of Education
  • Must have a completed application submitted by the deadline provided below

 

How to apply:

  • Students accepted to the university may apply for College of Education scholarships online using their link blue account information. How do I activate my link blue account?
  • To apply, fill out the general application, as well as the College of Education conditional application. Both applications are necessary for consideration for College of Education scholarships.

Deadline to apply: February 5, 2021

Apply

All applicants will be automatically considered for all College of Education scholarships for which they meet the criteria. Each available scholarship has specific criteria, which may include but is not limited to consideration of merit, declared major, geographic location, and financial need. Applicants who wish to be considered for needs-based scholarships must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All decisions are committee based due to the highly competitive nature of such awards. Any student who applies will receive email communication if they have or have not been selected as a scholarship recipient.


Criteria for consideration of College of Education scholarships:

  • Must be accepted to the University of Kentucky
  • Must have a declared major in the College of Education
  • Must have a completed application submitted by the deadline provided below

 

How to apply:

  • Current undergraduate students and incoming accepted transfer students may apply for College of Education scholarships online using their link blue account information. How do I activate my link blue account?
  • To apply, fill out the general application, as well as, the College of Education conditional application. Both applications are necessary for consideration for College of Education scholarships.

 

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2021

Apply

All applicants will be automatically considered for all College of Education graduate scholarships for which they meet the criteria. Each available scholarship has specific criteria, which may include but is not limited to consideration of program, career plans, research, and financial need. All decisions are committee based due to the highly competitive nature of such awards. All applicants will receive information on scholarship decisions by email. Scholarship award decisions are made in the spring.


Criteria for consideration of College of Education graduate student scholarships:

  • You must be accepted to the University of Kentucky
  • You must have been admitted into a graduate program in the College of Education
  • You must have a completed application submitted by the deadline
  • You must have emailed a resume/CV to patricia.murray@nulluky.edu by the deadline. Use the following subject line: Graduate Scholarship – Department Abbreviation – Student’s Last Name (example: Graduate Scholarship – EPE – Smith)

 

The Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 scholarship application will open: January 1, 2021.

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2021


Other College of Education Opportunities:

The William S. Taylor Memorial Fund was established by the University of Kentucky to serve as a memorial to the college’s first dean. It is designed as an emergency fund for students in need in the College of Education to assist in covering costs of unexpected economic hardships such as, but not limited to exam fees, university parking tickets, classroom fee, etc. Recipient(s) will be determined by the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Advising and Student Success.

There is no deadline for submission, nor is there a guarantee of disbursement.

How to Apply:

The application consists of the following:

  • Personal Statement (single spaced, Times New Roman font, minimum 10 point) to include:
    • Introduction
    • State of the problem
    • Significance of the requested funding in correlation with the applicant
  • Documentation with justification for expenses (i.e. copies of registration fees and dates for Praxis Exam)
  • Letter of support from academic advisor or other education instructor

Submit all application materials via email directly to: Sarah DeVriendt at sarah.devriendt@nulluky.edu.

Questions?
Sarah DeVriendt
sarah.devriendt@nulluky.edu
(859) 257-7681
Office of Undergraduate Advising & Student Success
166 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0001

Arvle and Ellen Turner Thacker Research Fund

The Arvle and Ellen Thacker Turner Research Fund was established to provide mini-grants in support of the research efforts of doctoral graduate students in the College of Education. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to College of Education doctoral candidates who have passed their qualifying examination and are working on their dissertation. Letter of study approval from dissertation committee chair is required at the time of award. The College of Education’s Student & Faculty Recognition Committee will review the applications and make the awards.

The application consists of the following:

1. 2-page proposal (single spaced, Ariel font, minimum 11 point) to include:

  • Student Name and ID Number
  • Qualifying Exam Date
  • Introduction and Statement of the Problem
  • Significance
  • Specific Aims
  • Methods
  • Plans to disseminate the findings

Other Items (not included in page limit maximum):

  • References (required)
  • Appendix (optional)
  • Tables (optional)
  • Figures (optional)

2. Detailed Budget with justification for expenses

  • budget items such as salary, gift cards, computers, tablets, and photocopying are not permissible
  • examples of acceptable expenses include: mileage to classroom visits, travel fees to conferences, heart rate monitors, consumables for research (testing strips, alcohol swabs, etc.), flash drives, tripods, money to pay transcribers, etc.

3. Letter of support from dissertation adviser

4. Biosketch/vita/resume (choose one format)

It is expected that recipients of this scholarship will present their completed or work in progress at the annual Spring Research Conference sponsored by the University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.

The inclusion of monetary incentives for subjects in the budget for the Turner-Thacker dissertation awards will be allowed providing the use of the funds is approved by the IRB. If funds are approved for this purpose, you will need to present an approved IRB which includes the use of the incentives, to the College of Education Associate Dean for Research to release these funds.

Application Deadlines:

  • November 15 by 5:00 p.m. for fall funding
  • March 15 by 5:00 p.m. for spring funding

Awards Notes:

Winners are selected within two weeks after applications are due. Funds are available immediately after winners are announced.
Funds can often be applied retroactively to recent dissertation expenses.

Please combine the proposal into one PDF in the order described above. Submit all application materials electronically to the Co-Chair of the Committee for Faculty and Student Recognition at eric.t.weber@nulluky.edu.


Interested in assistantships and other funding?

For more information, please visit the specific department for your program of interest:

Curriculum and Instruction

Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education

Educational Leadership Studies

Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology

Kinesiology and Health Promotion

STEM Education


See also, Student Fellowships.

Baptist Health Lexington in partnership with UK College of Education is seeking a Ph.D. Research Fellow with a master’s degree. Individuals must be able to use SPSS Data Analysis Software; have a strong understanding of research methods (including statistical analysis); be able to work with a team to design research studies; have good writing skills; and have an interest in working in a clinical setting.

This one-year fellowship for a full-time student, beginning June 1, 2020 and ending May 31, 2021, requires 20 hours per week on-site work at Baptist Health Lexington. The Research Fellow will be paid a $30,000 per year stipend but does not include tuition. The Fellow will interact with many different clinicians. Additional skills needed include good listening skills, desire to learn, ability to share ideas readily in a “think tank” atmosphere, be open to different ideas, respect all clinicians’ expertise and be willing to risk failure. Applicants must be available for a 45-minute interview in person at Baptist Health during the week of March 2-6, 2020. The recipient must not be employed in any other capacity at UK during the appointment year.

The Fellow will assist with research at Baptist Health Lexington Hospital on a variety of projects. Past fellows have graduated from this fellowship with published articles in peer reviewed journals and as co-authors of the book, “Establishing a Research Friendly Environment: A Hospital-Based Approach”. Past Fellows have also gained experience in reviewing manuscripts for top-tiered journals and secured employment due to their unique experiences in this fellowship.

Baptist Health, recognized for its excellence in heart care, cancer care, nursing care and the hospital’s Clinical Research Center, was established in 1954 and serves as a major medical research and education center as well as a 383-bed Magnet – designated tertiary care facility. It has a longstanding history of collaboration with the University of Kentucky Colleges of Education and Nursing in providing research expertise for clinical and leadership staff to implement projects based on clinical questions or opportunities for improvement.

The Baptist Health Fellow will work closely with Dorothy Brockopp RN MSN PhD FAAN who coordinates 30-40 projects annually. Professor emeritus at the UK College of Nursing, Dr. Brockopp, along with two additional research consultants teach and mentor clinical staff in research methods and that take research findings from bench to the bedside.

To apply, applicants must submit the following by Friday, Feb. 21, 2020:

1. Cover letter that includes:

  • Student ID number
  • Degree program
  • Number of graduate hours completed
  • Graduate GPA
  • Description of qualifications for this fellowship including statistical experiences
  • Brief statement about your research interests and/or professional career goals

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Letter of recommendation from your doctoral committee chair

 

Apply Now

External Scholarship and Funding Resources

Note: scholarship offerings are subject to change

The University of Kentucky’s Academic Scholarship Programs offers funds to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance. Academic-based scholarships are administered by the Office of Academic Scholarships, and awards are made without regard to financial status, race, creed, religious preference, or sex.

The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships is to provide financial aid to students who would be unable to attend the University without such assistance. Additionally, our mission is to also support the success of colleges and students in their commitment to academic excellence through outstanding service. We strive to provide a student-oriented approach in the administration of financial aid programs by being responsive to the needs of students, their families, and other constituents.

Nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships are awards that are funded by sources independent of the University of Kentucky including non-profit groups, government agencies, and companies. Criteria for scholarships vary but generally include academic performance, financial need, community affiliations, and unique elements important to the sponsoring organization.

Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Teacher Scholarships/Loan Program (KHEAA)
The KHEAA Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial aid to highly qualified Kentucky students pursuing initial teacher certification. All applicants must be Kentucky residents enrolled full-time (unless enrolled for the final term of a teacher certification program and less than full-time enrollment is required to complete the program). Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet their institution’s education program GPA requirements to qualify for a KHEAA Teacher Scholarship. For more information and to apply for a KHEAA Teacher Scholarship, please visit the KHEAA Teacher Scholarship Program website.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)
The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students in a program of study that is designed to prepare them to be certified to teach in a high-needs field. Applicants must also intend to teach at an elementary school, secondary school, or education service agency that serves students from low-income families. For more information on the TEACH program, see the Federal Student Aid grants page or contact the UK Office of Academic Services and Teacher Certification.

Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching (KAET)
The Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching (KAET) is designed to identify and prepare a pool of highly effective, experienced, and diverse educators poised to transition into the teaching profession in Kentucky’s public schools. KAET participants receive financial support and training as they are supported and mentored by experienced and effective educators.

UK-NOYCE
The UK-NOYCE Fellowship program is a financial assistance program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that provides academic scholarship support for seniors and graduate students majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) discipline and seeking to become teachers in mathematics and/or science.

The UK NOYCE Program ensures that its fellows move into their professional lives equipped for life-long learning as STEM educators who will be active in leading colleagues in their schools, districts, and professional organizations. Fellowship amounts start at $10,000 (yearly) at the University of Kentucky.

The Alpha Delta Kappa Future Educator Scholarship is awarded to assist education majors in their final two years of coursework with tuition, room and board and course materials. This scholarship was developed for students who display potential to be excellent educators. The Future Educator Scholarship will be awarded annually to up to five recipients from Alpha Delta Kappa Collegiate Clubs. This award is possibly renewable for the following year (pending available funding) if the student maintains an A or B average and is in good standing with the education department.

You will need:

  • Proof of acceptance into the undergraduate education program.
  • Letter of recommendation from one professor in the education department (separate from the proof of acceptance documentation).
  • Letter from you, the applicant, discussing why you are interested in becoming a teacher and a statement of your financial need.
Ready to Apply?

Traineeship Program funds are available to help defray part of the tuition costs for courses that lead to teacher certification in interdisciplinary early childhood education. With the increasing shortage of fully certified teachers seeking teaching positions in early childhood education, a major focus of the Traineeship program is on teachers seeking alternative certification, emergency or probationary certification, and working toward full certification while enrolled in a Kentucky institution of higher education. For questions, call 859-448-8810, email kytraineeship@nullkytraineeship.org, or visit https://kytraineeship.org/.

The Early Childhood Development Scholarship provides a seamless system to upgrade the professional development of those working in early care and education. The state legislature and the Governor created the Early Childhood Development Scholarship as part of the KIDS NOW early childhood initiative. The scholarship provides financial assistance, to the extent of available funds, in the form of non-repayable tuition scholarships for Kentucky students who are pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. For questions contact Leigha Hale, 859-246-6738, leigha.hale@nulluky.edu or visit https://www.kheaa.com.