LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2017) — The University of Kentucky Woman's Club (UKWC) is currently accepting applications for its 2017-2018 tuition scholarships, awarded to undergraduate full- or part-time students. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Each year, the UKWC awards scholarships covering up to full tuition for residents of Kentucky as defined for tuition and fee purposes. Applicants must have completed at least 12 credit hours at UK with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average. Consideration will be given to students with outstanding academic records who have unmet financial needs.
Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year can be found here. Applications are due in the UK Office of Academic Scholarships in the Funkhouser Building before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Applicants must also complete the 2017-2018 Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by March 15.
The pool of applicants who will be chosen to participate in an interview with the UKWC Scholarship Committee must have completed 12 credit hours and must be residents of Kentucky. Current members of the UKWC and UK employees whose tuition is covered by the Employee Education Program are ineligible.
Since its inception in 1973, the UKWC Aid Fund has provided 212 undergraduate scholarships totaling more than $625,000.
"In an era where higher education is so costly, for students who might have families, are working second jobs, and have high financial aid need, the UKWC undergraduate scholarships often provide the lifeline to degree completion," said Lisa Collins, chair of the UKWC Scholarship and Fellowship Committee.
With a rich tradition of more than 100 years of service, the UKWC provides a welcoming and enriching environment for all women to be part of a group committed to supporting the campus and its students. UKWC scholarship and fellowship programs provide approximately $40,000 annually to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition, UKWC partners with other UK organizations and programs to provide needed services to the student body.
For more information about the UKWC scholarship, visit http://www.ukwc.org/ or contact the Office of Academic Scholarships at 859-257-4198.
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