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.


Scholarship Applications for Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

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: January 15

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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

Apply Now

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:

  • Must be accepted to the University of Kentucky
  • Must have been admitted into a graduate program in the College of Education
  • Must have a completed application submitted by the deadline

 

The Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 scholarship application will open: January 1, 2020

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2020


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 worthy and 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:

  1. Personal Statement (single spaced, Times New Roman font, minimum 10 point) to include:
    1. Introduction
    2. State of the problem
    3. Significance of the requested funding in correlation with the applicant
  2. Documentation with justification for expenses (i.e. copies of registration fees and dates for Praxis Exam)
  3. 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.

Limited funds are available this year, but we anticipate awarding multiple grants in the fall 2019 semester and several more in the spring 2020 semester.

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 Dr. Donna Brostek Lee, Co-Chair of the Committee for Faculty and Student Recognition at donna.b.lee@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 Rehabilitation Counseling

Educational Leadership Studies: none offered at this time

Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology

Kinesiology and Health Promotion

STEM Education


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 who intend to teach in a public or private elementary of secondary school 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.