University of Kentucky Scholarship College of Agriculture Food and Environment

Although only one application is required for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment scholarship, there are dozens of potential awards. Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, awards are based on criteria such as major, hometown, career goals, club involvement, and more.

The college scholarship application for current and transfer students will open on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 and close on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Application Overview

To be eligible for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment scholarship, current students or transfer students must: 

  • Have a cumulative 2.6 GPA as of Fall 2022
  • Hold a primary major in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment 
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student during all semesters in which the scholarship(s) will apply (December 2023 graduates are eligible to apply)
  • Plan to attend the College Scholarship Luncheon (date TBD)
  • Complete the scholarship application by Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment scholarships are awarded for one academic year, in two equal amounts, for the fall and spring semesters. Students must re-apply for continuing student scholarships in the spring semester of each year.

The essay portion of the application is extremely important.

Students must complete a personal statement that answers the following:

  • Please describe who and/or what experiences influenced your interest in your chosen major?  What traits do you have that you feel will make you successful in your chosen major/career? (Please draft a thoughtful response, but keep your essay under 500 words.)

Students are encouraged to draft their statement prior to beginning the application, and meet with the UK Writing Center to strengthen their essay. 

Transfer students may apply for our college scholarship after submitting their admissions application; they do not have to wait for official acceptance to the University.

If you are a transfer student who has not yet applied to the University, we encourage you to apply on a "Transfer Tuesday" where admissions application fees will be waived. 

For other questions, contact Mike Pirrman, Director of Academic Progress and Transfer Support Specialist for the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. 

To register your email address and complete your application, click here.

The college scholarship application for current and transfer students will open on Tuesday, January 3 , 2023 and close on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. 

More money is available

In addition to our college awards, students are encouraged to seek out other University of Kentucky scholarships and awards from local/national organizations.

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QUESTIONS?

For questions specific to our college scholarship, contact Deb Ramey in the Center for Student Success. For general questions about FAFSA, student loans, other University of Kentucky scholarships and more, contact your UK Financial Aid Counselor.

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