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UK Alumni Association Awards Over 150 Scholarships

photo of UK Alumni Scholarship Celebration
Scholarship recipients were recognized at the annual UK Alumni Scholarship Celebration on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Gatton Student Center. Photo by Tim Webb.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2021) — This academic year, 156 students will receive scholarships totaling $218,900 from the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, local UK Alumni Association clubs and individual alumni scholarship funds. They were recognized at the annual UK Alumni Scholarship Celebration on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Gatton Student Center.

During the 2020-2021 fiscal year, a combined total of $378,762 in gifts were made to alumni scholarship funds. In addition, 12 alumni clubs were recognized for donating $3,000 or more to their scholarship fund in 2020-2021: Chicagoland, Christian County, Clark County, Fayette County, Fulton County, Greater Houston, Greater Louisville, McCracken County, Mercer County, Northeast Ohio, Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati and Pacific Northwest.

Scholarship recipients recorded a video thanking donors for their generous gifts allowing them to attend the University of Kentucky. See the video and learn more about the UK Alumni Association scholarship program by visiting

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit or call 800-269-2586.

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