Scholarships & Funding
College of Arts & Sciences Travel Scholarships
The Caller/Zolondek Holocaust Scholarship awards two scholarships per year of up to $2500 to students to visit Paris, Amsterdam/Haarlem, Berlin, and two other European cities, in addition to two other sites related to the Holocaust.
Recipients of the Winter Break Scholarship, which awards $1700 to five students per year, are required to visit two of the three cities (London, Paris, and Berlin) in addition to other designated Holocaust sites.
The European Studies Scholarship awards up to three scholarships each year of $2000 for independent study of one of the following themes: "Italian Renaissance," "Spain: The Islamic, Judaic, Christian Experience," "French Revolution," "Luther and the Reformation," or "Cromwell", visiting all the required sites and cities for their chosen theme.
For more information and to apply, contact the Office of Associate Dean Anna Bosch: 859-257-6689.
Education Abroad at UK awards over $75,000 each year in need-based scholarships. Awards range from $500- $1500 per term. Eligible students must demonstrate both financial need and academic merit. There are two annual application cycles: October 1 application deadline for Winter and Spring programs; March 1 application deadline for Summer and Fall programs.
External Funding Opportunities
- NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
- Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
The Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Scholarship recipients - U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students and recent graduates - receive funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. Recipients are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.
- Freeman-Asia Awards for Study in Asia
The Freeman-ASIA Award Program is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning on studying overseas in East or Southeast Asia.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
A congressionally funded program offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education - offers a competition for awards for study abroad, for US citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding.
- Transitions Abroad
Essential programs, articles, resources and websites for those who wish to study abroad or pursue lifelong educational travel overseas. Since 1977, Transitions Abroad has explored in-depth the many independent and organized educational opportunities overseas for students of all ages and with all budgets.
- Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship selects undergraduate students in their sophomore year.
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