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  • Program Terms: Fall-Embedded, Spring-Embedded
  • This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

New Horizons Scholarship

UK Faculty-Directed Embedded programs

Scholarship Overview

UK Education Abroad offers a competitive scholarship for full-time undergraduate and graduate students participating on for-credit embedded programs during the fall or spring semester. The New Horizons Scholarship is awarded twice per year. This award is intended to be just one component of a student’s comprehensive strategy for funding education abroad experiences.

The Scholarship Review Committee, comprised of faculty and staff from across campus, considers the following criteria when reviewing applications:

  • Academic Merit: In addition to GPA, academic merit can be demonstrated via difficulty of course load, engagement in research, internships, co-curricular activities, pre-professional organizations, etc.
  • Personal Background: This application will ask students to provide information on things such as previous international travel experience, whether or not they identify as a first-generation student, a racial/ethnic minority, religious minority, veteran, etc.
  • Academic Purpose: Strong scholarship applicants will be able to demonstrate how their chosen education abroad program will serve to further their academic and/or career goals. Statements such as, “I’ve always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower!” might not be well received by the review committee.
  • Faculty Recommendation: As a major component of the application, the faculty recommendation should demonstrate a strong endorsement of the student and their goals for an international program. 
Students participating on "standalone" fall, winter, spring and summer programs are NOT eligible and should apply for the UK Education Abroad Scholarship.

Award Amount:
The scholarship award amount is $500. Students are not guaranteed to be awarded a scholarship.


To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  • A University of Kentucky degree-seeking student
  • Applying for an education abroad program for academic credit
  • In good academic standing with the University of Kentucky
Applicants are ineligible to apply if the student is any of the following:A non-UK student
  • A non-degree seeking student
  • Applying for a program not for credit
  • Not in good academic standing with the University of Kentucky

In order to be considered for a UK Education Abroad Scholarship, students must complete the following by the scholarship deadline:

  • Scholarship Application (click “apply here” at the top of this page)
  • Letter of Recommendation Form (available online after you’ve begun this scholarship application)
  • Education Abroad program application in “accepted or committed status”

Students who have not applied for a for-credit education abroad program (in addition to this scholarship application) will not be eligible for the New Horizons Scholarship. Meaning, it is not possible to wait and see if a scholarship is awarded before selecting a program on which to participate.

Scholarship Disbursement

This scholarship will not be issued in the form of cash and will not be disbursed before the term in which the student will be studying abroad. If you are receiving credit in the spring, but traveling in the summer, you are required to apply for the spring scholarship. UKEA cannot distribute funds if you are not registered for a course related to your education abroad program.

  • Undergraduate and graduate students will receive an awarded scholarship to their UK student account near the beginning of the University of Kentucky term in which students are abroad and enrolled in EAP599.
  • Professional student awards are disbursed to the UK student account at the time of travel but retroactively applied to the term in which academic credit related to the program is earned.

Once disbursed, the scholarship will pay off any outstanding student account balance first and the remainder will be issued to the student via direct deposit.

In many instances, UK EA scholarships are awarded after a student will have made purchases relating to their international program (i.e. program deposits, flights, housing, etc.), thus the scholarship may serve as a form of reimbursement for the amount awarded. Because of this, UK EA highly recommends that students do not rely solely on scholarship funds as the form of payment for program and related fees. 


  • December 1 for spring-embedded programs
  • April 1 for fall-embedded programs
All application materials must be completed or sent to your UKEA advisor by 11:59pm on the deadline date, even if the date is over a weekend.

Award Notification:
UK Education Abroad makes every effort to inform all applicants about scholarship awards 3-4 weeks after the application deadline. The goal is for students to be notified at the 1st of the next month.

Additional Fundraising Ideas
Please visit the UK Education Abroad website for more information on creative funding, using scholarships and financial aid, and to browse our scholarship database.

This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.