Student and Academic Life

Deadlines Extended for Office of LGBTQ* Resources’ Scholarships and Graduate Inclusive Research Grants

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 26, 2021) — The annual application cycle for the scholarships and Graduate Inclusive Research Grants has been extended to April 30, 2021.

Each spring, students apply for funds to be disbursed next academic year. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 for currently enrolled students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

Here is an overview of the scholarships and grants:

  • David Mudry Memorial Scholarship: David Mudry was an alumnus of the University of Kentucky. In life, David was an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ* people. While a student at UK, David worked at the University Bookstore. This experience showed him, up close, that many students struggled to pay for their books and course materials. He always went out of his way to help those students. This scholarship is intended to help fill that, and other, student needs. One $500 scholarship will be awarded. 
  • Tuesday Meadows Endowed Scholarship: Tuesday Meadows, UK alumna and Kentucky native, is still actively involved with the university community and the Office of LGBTQ* Resources. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
  • UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources Scholarships: These awards will be made to help defray the cost of tuition, room and board, books, education abroad and other expenses related to the recipient’s academic pursuits at the university. Multiple awards of up to $2,000 will be granted.
  • Graduate and Professional Student Inclusive Research Grants: These one-time grants will be awarded to currently enrolled full-time graduate and professional students to support research and/or professional development related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or intersectional approaches to identity. 

More information is available on the Office of LGBTQ* Resources’ webpage.  

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.