First Year Scholarships (for Incoming Freshmen)
First Year Scholarship Applications for incoming freshmen for Fall 2013 are now being accepted. The submission deadline is January 15, 2013!
Scholarships for first-year students are awarded on the basis of the student's high school grade point average, ACT or SAT scores, writing ability and leadership potential. The scholarship application gives a good overview of each applicant's development in those areas. The First Year College of Agriculture scholarship application will be available for the 2013-2014 academic year by October 31, 2012.
Eligibility for First Year Scholarships
To be eligible for a College of Agriculture First-Year Scholarship you must:
- Apply for admission to the University of Kentucky with a major in the College of Agriculture by the January 15 deadline. (For more information about applying to UK, see Admissions.)
- Complete the First-Year Scholarship Application. The application is available online at the link below. Applications must be completed and submitted online by January 15, 2013.
- Your ACT/SAT scores & high school GPA will be verified with the scores you send to the admissions office at UK. If you do not complete the application for admission to the university by their deadline, you will not be considered for scholarships within the College of Agriculture.
- Write a carefully composed essay of approximately 200 words that answers the question on the application.
If you have questions about the College of Agriculture Scholarship Program, please contact:
Lisa Slone Cox, Scholarship Program Coordinator Associate Dean for Academic Programs
N-6 Ag. Science Bldg. North
College of Agriculture
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Each application will be reviewed by the College of Agriculture Scholarship Committee. The committee will decide if a scholarship will be awarded and if so, the amount of the award. Recipients will be notified of the award offer in April.
Duration of Scholarship
Agriculture scholarships are awarded for one academic year, in two equal amounts, for the fall and spring semesters.
Students may re-apply for Upperclass scholarships in the spring of each year.
Most agriculture scholarships are partial scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. The average first-year scholarship generally ranges between $1,000 and $1,500.