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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 TBA TBA
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UK Education Abroad Scholarship


Scholarship Overview

UK Education Abroad offers a competitive scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students participating on for-credit education abroad programs throughout the academic year. The UK Education Abroad Scholarship is funded by students for students, demonstrating the support for international academic experiences at UK. The UK Education Abroad Scholarship is awarded three times per year and is intended to be just one component of a student’s comprehensive strategy for funding education abroad experiences. For additional funding resources, please visit the Education Abroad website.

Students participating on “UK Sponsored: Embedded” programs are NOT eligible for this scholarship and should instead apply for the UK New Horizon Scholarship.

*College of Medicine (FM853) and College of Pharmacy clinical rotation participants must apply for the UK Education Abroad Rotation Scholarship by the deadline set by your specific college. All other rotation students including FM 815/825 may apply to the general education abroad scholarship. 

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. 

Award Amount:

The scholarship award amount is $1500. Scholarships will be awarded based on committee scores and will be distributed in the order of highest score to lowest score so long as funds allow. 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 UK Education Abroad Scholarship. Meaning, it is not possible to wait and see if a scholarship is awarded before selecting a program on which to participate.
NOTE: A student's scholarship application must be for the same term as their UK Education Abroad program application. 

Scholarship Disbursement

This scholarship will not be issued in the form of cash and will not be disbursed until the term in which the student is enrolled in credit for their education abroad program. If a student is 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.  



October 1 (Winter and Spring Programs), February 1st (Summer Programs), and April 1st (Fall Programs).  Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

*Academic Year applicants must apply separately for the Fall and Spring scholarship application cycles. Academic Year applicants are not guaranteed to receive funding for both terms.

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.

Materials Needed

  • Letter of Recommendation from a UK Faculty, Advisor or staff member who can speak to your academic, professional, and personal goals. Must have an email address. 
  • 200-500 word statement of academic purpose
  • Completed Program Application

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. 


By completing this application you will also be eligible to compete for Henry and Josephine Duysen Scholarship Fund for Education Abroad, the Kevin and Sheri Collins Endowment for Education Abroad, and the Meredith Leigh Buscher Memorial Scholarship.  This is also the scholarship application for the UKEA Pell Grant Scholarship and select partner scholarships.