Scholarships and Awards

  • The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment scholarship deadline for current students has been extended to Monday, March 15. For more information, and to apply, click here.
  • Do you know an outstanding humanitarian? The University is seeking nominations for its Sullivan Award (both for community members and rising/recent grads). Nominations are due by Friday, February 26. Click here for more details.
  • The Western Reserve Herb Society is offering a $10,500 scholarship to an outstanding Junior or Senior planning a career related to horticulture, teaching, the public/nonprofit sector, or sustainable agriculture. The deadline to apply is February 28. Learn more and apply here.
  • The Agriculture Scholarship Centre is accepting applications from students with financial need pursuing agricultural related majors. Applicants should complete the online application and e-mail required documents to by Friday, March 19. Learn more and apply here.

Student Support

  • Transformative Learning is offering a free GRE Prep Seminar on Thursday, February 25 from 9:00 to 12:30 virtually via Zoom. This one-time seminar is designed to provide test-takers with an overview of what to expect when taking the GRE, test taking and study strategies, as well as review materials for the exam. Click here to register.
  • For students experiencing food insecurity, the University may be able to offer campus meal swipes through the Swipe Ahead program. For more info, and to apply, click here.
  • Farm to Fork offers a locally sourced, nutritious, free lunch to all UK students. Meals will be distributed from Room 207 of Funkhouser on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday, February 24 from 11:00 to 1:00. Campus Kitchen asks that students RSVP before stopping by. Learn more and RSVP here.

Experiential Opportunities

  • The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is now seeking applications from students interested in becoming a college ambassador. The CAFE ambassador program is a great way to build skills and network across our communities. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 19. Learn more and apply here.
  • This year, up to 300 undergraduate student leaders will be selected to mentor and lead incoming students during K Week. Responsibilities include mandatory training, meetings, and extended duties after K Week is over. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 5. Click here to apply.

Job & Internship Opportunities

  • There are several Summer Conference Housing positions available for students to work full-time or part-time during the May – August conference season. Tasks may vary, but include hospitality and customer service, conference coordination, administrative tasks, and maintenance. The deadline to apply is March 7. Learn more and apply here.
  • The Agroecosystem Nutrient Cycling Lab in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences is hiring an undergraduate research assistant for spring and summer 2021. The student will assist with research testing the effects of management practices on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics both in the laboratory and in the field. Learn more and apply here.


  • Join dozens of employers across the southeast on Thursday, February 25 from 10:00 to 2:00 at the Southeast Virtual Career Fair hosted by Ag Careers and Careers in Food. Click here for more information.
  • Kentucky ACE Women's Network is presenting "Leading with Confidence in a Climate of Uncertainty” on Thursday, February 25 online from 11:00 to 12:00. This professional development opportunity is free and open to faculty, staff, and students of all genders. Learn more and register here.
  • All students are invited to the RTM Distinguished Virtual Talk session with Ms. Haley Harris, store manager and buyer of Carl Meyer, on Tuesday, February 23 from 7:00 to 8:00 via Zoom. The session will focus on work ethic and soft skills that are valuable attributes employers look for in every industry. Click here to open Zoom meeting. If prompted for a password, enter 023516.
  • The Locally Sourced virtual cooking class with Dan Wu of Atomic Ramen is Friday, February 26 from 6:00 to 7:00. Students can learn how to use locally sourced ingredients and support local restaurants via Zoom. RSVP is required for this event and limited to the first 20 individuals. Learn more and register here.